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Job Req ID:  50556

Training Specialist

Training Specialist



General Description

This role, reporting to the DAR Training Manager, is responsible for significant instructional design and operational leadership of the Learning and Development function for Development and Alumni Relations. You will bring to life the vision and strategy designed to build skills, engagement and career advancement for all DAR staff in service of the broader Talent Strategy. Our staff support the mission of building enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for the institution –raising more than $600 million annually from individuals, foundations, and corporations for the university and health system. Our work supports its focus on research, teaching, and patient care, and its role as a Higher Education leader on the global stage.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional Design. (50%) Design learning solutions via all types of modalities that are engaging and tangibly build capabilities. Partnering with subject matter experts within DAR and external vendors as appropriate, you will first focus on the Training Advisory Groups priorities of Fundraising and Constituent Engagement Essentials and Administrative Professionals Pathways.


Delivery and Facilitation. (25%) Create appropriate delivery models for programs including building a cadre of effective internal trainers through facilitation skill building, feedback, and coaching and skillfully facilitating sessions yourself as needed.


Program Management and Marketing (25%)

Build out comprehensive schedule for DAR training, working with the Training Coordinator to implement via the learning management system and DAR specific marketing channels. Lead a project on training evaluation to create consistent, meaningful metrics on DAR training sessions that demonstrate both organizational impact and identify areas for continuous improvement.





Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience required. Master’s degree and at least five years of related experience preferred, including at least some experience leading a learning program and managing a project team in a medium to large organization. Additional experience may substitute for education. Additional education may substitute for experience. Professional certification such as Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or Human Capital Strategist (HCS) a plus.


Desired foundational competencies include the following: business acumen, relationship building, interpersonal skills, technology literacy, managing others, influence, collaboration, communication, innovation, prioritization, analytical skills, and systems thinking.


JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.                              

Classified Title: Training Specialist 
Working Title: Training Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001644-Human Resources 
Personnel area: University Administration


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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


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.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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