The Director of Training reports to the President and is responsible for design, development and coordination of the delivery of all employee training programs in partnership with the HR and Program Specialists in this hands-on position. The purpose of this position is to ensure that KCAA and its employees are in compliance with all State training requirements, are aligned with accreditation standards and that, in addition, the training and professional development opportunities offered reflect best/promising practices in the subject matter and support program quality.
Scope and Impact
The responsibility of the Director of Training is to:
Design, develop and deliver both online training modules and face-to-face trainings that provide
employees with a clear understanding of all mandatory topics as defined by all applicable federal and state agencies in the areas of human resources, child care licensing, and accreditation as well as specific to KCAA Policies and procedures.
Develop and manage a process and related systems to effectively operate the Learning Management System (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime Learning Management System, currently utilized for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of training courses provided to KCAA employees and developed by KCAA as well as pre-approved trainings or education courses offered by external entities.
Serve as the point of contact and host for all grant-funded courses/workshops offered at KCAA’s technologically-enabled training facility, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Early Education and Development (CEED). This currently includes 2 year-long hybrid courses offered by Erikson Institute which include 4 Saturday weblabs and 2 full-day Saturday sessions per course. Session design and content is determined by Erikson and funded by the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation. Offerings and partners may change and include both public and private pre-k teachers from 4 islands.
Training modules/workshops/development programs should use a variety of delivery modes, both online and on campus, and should maximize the use of technology to increase KCAA employee participant numbers to the greatest extent possible.
Minimum 3 years in any of various early education roles-Teacher, Director, Program Specialist, Education Coordinator or equivalent
Minimum 3-5 years of professional adult education/training facilitation experience with a focus on early education required.
Master’s degree in related field required
Knowledge of Instructional Systems Design (needs assessment, program design and
development, platform facilitation, program evaluation) preferred.
Technical Skills Required
• Excellent written communication skills including proper grammar and professional writing.
Ability to connect and communicate effectively with audience of all levels. Experience in managing data bases.
Experience with Adobe Captivate Prime Learning Management Systems preferred. Extensive experience with design and delivery of training sessions. Experience designing and delivering online courses preferred. Experience and comfort level with communication via VTC.
Strong computer and internet research skills. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiarity with Gmail is beneficial. Ability to operate an LCD projector and various devices (tablet, smart phone etc.) required. Must have an effective command of the English language to be able to effectively communicate in both writing and verbally both internal and external customers Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with a safe and responsible driving record. Must successfully pass DHS Criminal History Check and all subsequent annual checks, as required.
Refer to job description on KCAA's website for complete list of job requirements.
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