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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Human Resources, Payroll, Instructional Design, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

The Instructional Design & Training Specialist serves as an integral part of the UW-Madison and UW System Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project. This position will work in collaboration with the project team in the design, development and implementation of an integrated, multifaceted training program designed to educate all employees (e.g., human resources community, employees, leadership) and build/sustain exceptional HR practices. The position will ensure the development and delivery of high-quality employee learning.

This position manages training projects, consults with individuals and units as a learning and organizational development specialist. Creates and delivers professional development and educational workshops to employees. Facilitates and coordinates collaborative design team structure to create, develop, and implement online workshops, course and sustained learning communities focused on emerging individual and organizational needs within the TTC Project, as well as creating and implementing new and emerging educational events as the need arises. Develops training materials that can be delivered in a variety of formats including instructor-led classroom and web-based. Communicates regularly with internal and external groups. Additional assignments may be assigned based on departmental needs.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree in education, human resources, or related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required: experience developing, delivering, and managing curriculum processes. Teaching or facilitating experience.

Knowledge and Skills:
1. Knowledge of curriculum development processes (e.g. ADDIE, SAM, backwards design, etc.)
2. Demonstrate facilitation skills at a mastery level
3. Knowledge of adult learning needs in an educational environment (instructional design models, learning theory, multiple modes of training delivery, etc.)
4. Knowledge of and skills in needs assessment
5. Knowledge of organizational development strategies
6. Knowledge of and skills at measurement and program evaluation
7. Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins
8. Knowledge of project management and coordination strategies with an emphasis on group facilitation, managing logistics, assessment and evaluation methods, and effective communication methods
9. Content knowledge in the areas of change management, organizational development, training skills for non-trainers, customer service skills, and continuous planning and improvement tools
10. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
11. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
12. Excellent active listening skills
13. Problem solving and root cause identification skills
14. Strong analytic and decision-making abilities
15. Must be a team player and able to work with and through others; ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
16. Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
17. Ability to occasionally lift and transport up to 25 pounds to and from events (e.g., computer equipment, projector, event materials, etc.)

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,286 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter and resume related to your qualifications in designing and delivering adult learning (including teaching, training, facilitating skills), creating participant-centered training programs, conducting needs assessments, and modelling commitment to respect and diversity.


Kyle Brown
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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