Human Resources Employment Opportunities

Training Associate II

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Institute Community Inclusion
Pay Grade: 31
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

The Training Associate II will provide field-based and administrative support on a project and initiative focused on building the capacity of organizations providing integrated employment and community supports for individuals with disabilities. The incumbent will develop and support online and face-to-face (direct) training programs and technical assistance to human service professionals, and provider agency personnel on services and supports for individuals with disabilities.  S/he will promote options and awareness in integrated employment, collaborating with the project team.  The Training Associate II is responsible for the dissemination of training information through multiple formats, including online management systems, conference presentations, individual seminars, and distance education; will work with a team in the development of products addressing the issues related to supporting improved employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Design and develop curriculum and conduct face-to-face training and online training for integrated employment of individuals with disabilities;           
  • Manage project-related notes, documents, tasks, objectives, and goals using an online management system and field-based technologies;           
  • Identify needs and develop specific training curricula and plans for technical assistance for community organizations and professionals;           
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation services to a wide range of community organizations and state agencies with a focus on improving policies and practices related to employment and community supports for individuals with disabilities;           
  • Conduct outreach activities in order to build partnerships and collaborations to address project goals;           
  • Work with the project coordinator and principal investigators to develop universally designed products such as manuals, training materials, web pages, and other materials; work with the project team to develop dissemination strategies;           
  • Work in collaboration with ICI evaluation team and consultants to develop and implement plans for project evaluation;
  • Develop and implement strategies and products that are accessible and responsive to a wide range of audiences, including individuals with disabilities, individuals from diverse linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and family members of individuals with disabilities;
  • Stay abreast of any changes in the field related to employment and community supports for individuals with disabilities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation, Special Education or related field preferred, and a minimum of three-five (3-5) years of work experience directly working with individuals with disabilities to become successfully employed in the community required. Knowledge of best practices in the employment of persons with significant disabilities on an individual and organizational level required. Local, state and national travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with provider transformation and the provision of training and technical assistance preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations;
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently work in a team capacity to accomplish goals related to project work;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Grant funded until 06/30/2019; contingent on renewal. 

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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