Training Specialist


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Teacher Education (10000910)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position develops and coordinates departmental training, develops and oversees grant initiatives related to programs, and serves as a professional resource to external agencies. The incumbent uses specialized knowledge and experience to perform job duties and make independent decisions. The incumbent may supervise subordinate staff and works under limited supervision.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops and coordinates sponsored professional training programs.
  • Conducts needs assessments for training.
  • Oversees development of training curriculum and recruits, assigns, and evaluates instructors.
  • Collaborates with various agencies to determine training needs.
  • Coordinates registration of training programs.
  • Screens and selects candidates to participate in specialized and/or certifying training programs.
  • Creates and submits required reports as needed.
  • Monitors program related expenses related to programs.
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates grant initiatives and researches possible funding sources.
  • Serves as liaison to funding agencies.
  • Oversees grant development, submission, and performance of requirements as mandated by the grant.
  • Ensures compliance with external funding agencies.
  • Regularly make presentations and speaks at sponsored professional training.
  • Serves as a professional resource to faculty, staff, and external agencies.
  • Serves as liaison between external agencies and/or boards to represent the University and department related to programs.
  • Develops support plans to assist external agencies.
  • Stays abreast of professional developments related to the training programs through research and attending seminars and/or conferences.
  • May serve on various external and University committees.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Develops, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates department sponsored professional training.
  2. Oversees grant development efforts. Researches possible funding opportunities. Oversees grant management related to programs.
  3. Regularly presents and speaks at sponsored professional training.
  4. Serve as primary liaison between department and external agencies and boards.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.




Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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