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Education/Training Specialist

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Education/Training Spec II

Job Description:
UF Information Technology (UFIT) is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace. We are seeking an Education Specialist to join the Center for Instructional Technology and Training, a unit within UFIT.

Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with a diverse community and staff who are dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida.

Become a part of the UFIT Training team in the Center for Instructional Technology & Training.

A successful Education/Training Specialist must be able to:

  • Implement appropriate pedagogy, develop and deliver interactive face to face and Online training for faculty and staff.
  • Proficiency with technology and ability to train users on multiple platforms.
  • Manage training projects successfully, communicate effectively with stakeholders and prioritize tasks
  • Adapt to rapidly changing technological learning environment.
  • Have a working knowledge of Storyline or Articulate Rise a plus.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Ability to interpret and implement the technical training required to address the needs of staff and the diverse community UF serves
  • Knowledgeable of content management systems such as Canvas
  • Able to articulate stakeholders needs and able to prioritize tasks
  • Apply quality assurance methods for training modules to ensure that digital content is accessible to all individuals
  • Update UFIT Training Web pages and evaluating and documenting internal procedure

About UF Information Technology

UF Information Technology is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable work environment that actively engages and includes all staff, encourages the full participation and success of all staff and is responsive to the needs of the increasingly diverse staff population

The UF Information Technology division is comprised of seven departments reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information Officer. The departments reporting directly to the VP & CIO are: Academic Technology, Research Computing, Infrastructure & Communication Technology, Enterprise Systems, Information Security Office, and the UFIT Business Center. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit: .

Learn more about UFIT at and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community. Plus, UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience. Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with different backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution. We welcome applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s vision and mission. Expected Salary:

$50,000 – $55,000 commensurate based on education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience but does not negate the minimum degree requirement(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and skills:

  • Working knowledge of Storyline or Articulate Rise a plus.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse populations

Preferred skills, expertise, and experience:

  • Knowledge of Canvas LMS
  • Provide technical user support or training in a higher education or business
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the experience of higher education or Training or Adult Learning
  • Developing, delivering, and evaluating training and /or working with adult learners
  • Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning models, training models, training technology and pedagogy
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are requested to submit with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References (Minimum of 3)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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