Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$100,000 - $117,000/year
Hybrid Remote
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#130346 Training Lead

Filing Deadline: Mon 6/24/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This is a 100% Contract position for one year. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.


Academic Affairs is the largest of the vice chancellor areas at UC San Diego. Led by the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), it is comprised of seven academic divisions and schools, seven undergraduate colleges, the University Libraries and University Extension. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units, as well as the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs and Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Academic Affairs annually manages expenditures in excess of $1.5B, 4.0M ASF of space and employs over 13,500 academic, staff and research employees. The Office of the EVC is responsible for policy and procedure communication and implementation, resource administration, training and guidance, and program development for administrators, faculty, and staff within the EVC areas.

Within Academic Affairs, the Office for Educational Innovation (EI) is here to help our Campus research, develop, and ultimately implement innovative curriculum and educational programs, whether that takes the form of new courses, new teaching modalities, finding ways to reach new audiences, or whole new program types altogether. EI works with individual faculty, departments, or entire divisions. EI provides trainings, workshops and opportunities to share and shape ideas at an early stage. EI can provide competitive analyses, market research, survey constituents, identify and bring together both internal and external partners, provide project management, budget analysis, and help with identifying funding and support options.

As a member of the organizational change management (OCM) team, this position serves as the Training Lead for the Student Information System (SIS) Project. In collaboration with Staff Learning and Development, the Center for Operational Excellence in Academic Affairs, project implementation partners, and other key stakeholders and subject matter experts, the Training Lead is responsible for designing, developing, and overseeing the execution of training plans for the SIS Project, from assessing training needs to evaluating the effectiveness of delivered training.

The Training Lead demonstrates a high degree of knowledge with advanced technical expertise, professional training and development concepts, and organization objectives to resolve complex training issues and needs assessment initiatives. Works on highly complex performance and /or training issues, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation and understanding of organization strategies and business objectives. Exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for performance improvement. Serves as "lead" trainer and subject matter expert to develop training staff personnel.

The incumbent functions with a high degree of autonomy and uses their experience in instructional design, curriculum design, training design, and delivery and/or adult learning principles to understand stakeholder, project, and university needs and priorities; evaluate the existing student services landscapes to identify processes, roles and tasks; define training goals and outcomes; create comprehensive training plans and obtain key stakeholder sign-off on plans; design, develop and implement training according to agreed-upon plans; and evaluate the effectiveness of all training components and make adjustments as needed based on feedback and outcomes.

  • Please submit a cover letter along with a resume for a complete application.


  • Proven experience and expertise projecting, anticipating, and assessing training needs and designing, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing innovative programs to meet identified needs. Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis, organization, and business strategies.

  • Experience with current trends and directions in the field of training and organizational development. Advanced knowledge of functional area and advanced understanding of how work impacts other areas in human resources and the organization.

  • Evidence of the ability to design, develop, and lead professional development activities and present engaging workshops and seminar discussions with educators at the university level. Advanced knowledge of training and development, performance management and workplace learning. Ability to apply knowledge to achieve successful organizational outcomes.

  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and advanced presentation skills. Excellent skill and experience designing and developing user-friendly and easy to understand training resources for audiences of varying skill levels and knowledge.

  • Advanced knowledge of organizational policies and procedures.

  • Advanced skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective training delivery.

  • Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across cross-functional teams and build effective working relationships.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.

  • Advanced knowledge of applying adult learning theories and education methodologies in creative ways.


  • Background check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $82,500 - $151,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $39.51 - $72.56

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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