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Trainer & Development Specialist

Posting Date

3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Trainer & Development Specialist
UW System Title:  Administrative Program Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of the Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) Department and supports the development and delivery of training to behavioral health and crisis professionals across the state of Wisconsin. Primary position responsibilities include training delivery, coordination of training sessions, training and curriculum development, coordination and management of training and curriculum development projects, transfer of learning, and supporting implementation of best practices related to crisis prevention and intervention.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and update web-based training.
  • Prepare, update, and deliver Crisis Core, Crisis Ongoing, Crisis Planning, and other training topics.
  • Coordinate training logistics, handouts, media resources, and other training tools.
  • Develop evaluations, and facilitate completion and compilation to identify issues.
  • Develop competencies and learning objectives for training.
  • Develop training materials and curricula to meet competencies and learning objectives.
  • Develop on-the-job training aids to enhance pre- and post-training knowledge and skill transfer in participants.
  • Remain current on crisis services, comprehensive community services, integrated services programs, and other behavioral health research, state and national trends, and emerging issues.
  • Ensure the integration of adult learning techniques.
  • Facilitate advanced training sessions, and support trainers during the training sessions.
  • Manage obtaining material permissions.
  • Coordinate annual training plan development.
  • Ensure training fulfills the mission, vision, and purposes of the BHTP.
  • Represent BHTP and present reports at meetings.
  • Manage monthly data collection for crisis grants.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a human-services-related field at time of application
  • Five years of experience in Wisconsin County crisis and behavioral health services
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin Crisis Services State regulations and standards
  • Training delivery experience


  • Master's Degree in counseling or related field
  • BSW, MSW, and social work certification

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Work will be completed at the University, as well as at various locations throughout Wisconsin.  Day and overnight travel, including occasional out of state, are necessary for training sessions, statewide meetings, and conferences.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Salary is $60,320.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14101"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Trainer & Development Specialist"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Anna Maier
Phone: (920) 465-2050

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Note: 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).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.