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Training and Development Specialist

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


The Training and Development Specialist is responsible for identifying training needs within the University and developing a variety of training programs.  This position reports to the Director of Human Resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct needs assessment to identify learning needs and skill development opportunities. Then recommend training curriculum that meets business needs and aligns with strategic goals.
  • Determine training program priorities, training plan roll-outs and ROI analytics.
  • Research, creatively design, and implement effective training programs that educate and enhance employee performance.
  • Create leadership development program to build and develop management leadership skills.
  • Create mentorship program for all new employees.
  • Obtain and/or develop effective training materials utilizing a variety of media such as job aids, guides, and tutorials for employees and departments.
  • Deliver training programs for all levels of employees, including faculty and staff, in areas such as human resources, supervisory skills, administrative support, recruitment and onboarding best practices, sexual misconduct training (Title IX), ADA compliance and cultural awareness.
  • Coordinate monthly HR In-Service faculty and staff training program.
  • Measure and analyze effectiveness of the education programs and track participation.
  • Conduct annual compliance training to meet federal and state requirements.
  • Maintain and administer EVERFI training database which includes annual anti-harassment, new hire compliance, HIPAA, FERPA, and diversity training.
  • Facilitate annual drug awareness program.
  • Maintain a training knowledge database of all current and proposed training and development programs.
  • Coach and support managers in employee training and development efforts.
  • Participate in faculty development committee, staff development committee and diversity committee.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                   

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Training and Development, Human Resources Management, Business Administration or Organizational Development.  Must have at least 4 years of overall human resources experience with at least 2 years of experience developing and delivering training programs using various training methods (in-person delivery, eLearning, employee development and compliance programs).  Previous experience analyzing and measuring effectiveness of training programs.  PHR or training related certifications preferred. 

Demonstrated history of identifying training gaps and develop solutions through training programs.  Demonstrated success in creating quality training programs and materials. Must be customer service orientated, self-motivated and proactive to work.  Excellent communication and organization skills.  Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities.  Ability to communicate professionally with all internal and external customers.  Ability to build strong rapport with all internal and external customers.  20% travel to the Glendale, AZ campus will be required. 

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).  Experience with UltiPro HRIS products desired.  Experience with learning management software is required. 

Language Skills                                                

Intermediate skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability

Intermediate skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Intermediate skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to routinely lift 10 lbs.; vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye, hearing correctable to normal, ability to tolerate prolonged sitting; ability to stoop, stand, use of fingers, hands and arms; ability to tolerate repeated routine tasks.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University Complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


Posted: 2020-01-23 Expires: 2020-02-22

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