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The IRD for this job is: 08-31-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Staff Human Resources (SHR) is dedicated to building a strong and healthy university by propelling the university mission, engaging and developing people, empowering our campus partners, building trust and teamwork and providing excellent Human Resource services. SHR is responsible for providing leadership to the campus and Staff Human resources (SHR), in the areas of Benefits, Business Administration, Compensation/Classification, HR Business systems, Talent Acquisition, Employee & Labor Relations and Learning & Development.
Learning & Development's vision is to excel as leaders in people management, partnership and strategy, seek to foster the skills and competencies of the UC Santa Cruz workforce, and support the retention of highly qualified, diverse, and engaged employees. Our services include a comprehensive offering of innovative programs, workshops, and tools that prepare staff and academic employees to perform successfully in their jobs.
The Learning & Development Organizational Communication Consultant uses advanced technical expertise, professional training, facilitation, and organizational design experience to resolve complex organizational issues and needs assessments where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation and understanding of organization business strategies and objectives. The incumbent will apply expertise in organizational and instructional design, group facilitation, and training to support units and departments to build organizational capacity and health. The Organizational Communication Consultant implements the vision for a talent and succession planning strategy, and develops new training initiatives, in addition to administering campus and system wide professional development opportunities. The Learning & Development Organizational Consultant, provides consultation and advising on training courses of diverse scope to impact an increasingly diverse and multi-generational workforce. The incumbent initiates and designs highly complex training studies, needs analysis and metrics to ensure effectiveness of current and new training initiatives. The incumbent works collaboratively with the L&D Manager, Training Consultant and Coordinator to ensure alignment and consistency across the programs and initiatives sponsored by Learning & Development. Works collaboratively with the L&D Manager in assessing and evaluating the impact of training programs and professional development opportunities provided by the Unit.
Budgeted Salary:$99,000 - $115,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: Scotts Valley Campus in Scotts Valley, CA
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 004164 (TRAINER 4)
Travel: Never or Rarely
50% - Training & Initiatives
Applies advanced professional training and organizational development skills to resolve highly complex training issues and needs assessment initiatives.
Develops content for instructor-led training and asynchronous training, to address departmental assessment results, as well overall industry trends reflecting the general needs and interests of the university.
Works collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment with others across the organization, important external contacts, and members of organization management at all levels to resolve highly complex training issues, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation and understanding of organization strategies and business objectives.
Initiates and designs highly complex training studies, needs analysis and evaluation metrics to ensure effectiveness of current and new training initiatives. Applies knowledge of campus culture to implement complex training initiatives, projects and programs.
40% - Evaluation and Improvements of Training Programs
Selects methods and techniques for training improvements.
Provides facilitation expertise and training support to senior leaders and management teams to resolve complex organizational problems.
Establishes evaluation criteria and metrics for measuring desired results and impact.
Determine methods and procedures for new training assignments and initiatives.
Prioritizes own work assignments, conducts extremely complex and varied analysis of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendations.
10% - Unit Support
Provide guidance to other staff members in the Learning & development unit, other organization units and / or project team participants.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience and / or training.
Significant experience designing metrics for evaluating effectiveness of training and organizational interventions/
Advanced skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective training delivery.
Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis, organization and business strategies and advanced understanding of how work impacts other areas in human resources and the organization.
Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills with the proven ability to provide solutions.
Demonstrated political acumen to successfully navigate organizational culture.
Advanced presentation skills.
Advanced verbal communication skills.
Advanced written communication skills.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse and multi-generational workforce.
Advanced cultural competency skills with ability to deliver trainings and assessments that support diversity and inclusion
Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems: i.e. Word, Excel, Google Suite, PowerPoint
Demonstrated proficiency in creating training content suitable for adult learners in a higher education environment
Coaching, facilitation or other training industry related certifications.
English-Spanish bi-lingual professional experience with the ability to provide facilitation, training and workshops in Spanish language
Knowledge of training related skills, including tools for instructional design, survey design and best practices for adult education.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhere.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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