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Job Req ID:  14392

Lead Trainer

Classified Title: Sr. Instructional Technologist 
Working Title: Lead Trainer ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $51,975 to $71,497 per year
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 5/37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001377-Sociology 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

General Summary/Purpose:

The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is seeking a Lead Trainer responsible for the development and delivery of trainings to build data skills in the public sector. The Lead Trainer delivers high-quality training in both online and in-person formats, while working across all GovEx programs to ensure consistent and training content and delivery. With deep knowledge of data issues in the public sector, the Lead Trainer focuses GovEx’s training work on meeting the needs of our unique learners.

GovEx  is dedicated to teaching data and other leading edge skills to anyone who works in the public sphere. The goal is to empower public sector employees to make data-informed decisions by providing training that meets their present and future needs. Training is an essential element in creating sustainable 21st century practices for governments everywhere. GovEx is developing a full suite of online and in-person trainings to grow and deepen capacity among civil servants - from executive leaders to frontline staff.

The Lead Trainer works individually and collaboratively to develop and deliver trainings in content areas aligned to GovEx’s training delivery model including data management, analytics, and community engagement. The Lead Trainer has experience delivering training for public sector employees and will often be working hand in hand with those employees to design and deliver content. The Lead Trainer’s primary focus is on sustaining and scaling GovEx trainings to ensure we meet the demand for data services for public sector employees. Our ideal Lead Trainer has at least four years of experience working with dynamic teams, is comfortable teaching both in-person and online, possesses subject matter expertise in data and government, and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

The Lead Trainer position requires a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a results-oriented and entrepreneurial organization. While GovEx offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working at the GovEx office on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University.  Occasional travel is also required (20-30%). This position reports to the Director of Training and Education.

Specific Responsibilities for a Community of Practice Manager Include:

As GovEx its programs, we are rapidly growing our ability to deliver training in both online and in-person formats for participants around the world. Specific responsibilities for the Lead Trainer include:

  • Deliver online and in-person quality training to public sector employees focusing on data management, analytics, and community engagement
  • Develop media products for use in courses and websites including video, audio podcasts, and graphics
  • Create online teaching certificate modules including development of advanced modules
  • Develop successful working relationships with internal and experts to develop cutting edge content
  • Collaborate with staff on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and to improve teaching and learning in any delivery mode
  • Consult with GovEx subject matter experts to ensure instructional integrity of course development projects
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for students
  • Support implementation, administration, and evaluation of day-to-day activities of online education programs
  • Continuously gather stakeholder feedback on training programs and make adjustments accordingly
  • Support the GovEx team to tailor existing learning materials and content to meet general market as well as specific client/funder needs
  • Support GovEx’s efforts to gradually incorporate new techniques and learning modalities for instructional design and learning
  • Function as a staff resource and consultant for internal GovEx education

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
  • Five years related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, and additional experience may substitute required education to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree, with a preference for public administration, education, or related field
  • Experience specifically delivering training, particularly for public sector employees

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

GovEx’s Lead Trainer is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding technical and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with project management software and applications, such as Asana or Basecamp
  • Familiarity with TalentLMS
  • Proficiency in using learning management systems
  • Proficiency in using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or similar software
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
  • A commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about data and education

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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