Training and Development Specialist

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the Training and Development Specialist, Office of Human Resources [R0125563].



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The Training and Development Specialist at the University of Nevada Las Vegas designs and conducts training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance as well as assess training needs for the organization, to measure effectiveness and support of Top Tier goals.

Reporting to the director of organizational development, the specialist thrives in a fast-paced and complex environment, and has the ability to support the translation of strategy, goals and objectives for training into business needs and priorities.  The specialist is a strong collaborator, has excellent communication skills, and the ability to influence and develop productive partnerships, as well as creative, innovative solutions. The incumbent is experienced, results-oriented, innovative, proactive, and an outstanding facilitator of learning and change.  

The duties of this position will include, but will not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

Program planning and execution

  • Strategically create, plan, and organize training for employees based on organizational goals and needs.
  • Oversee and ensure blended learning and other effective and active training methods utilizing a variety of instructional techniques and activities such as simulations, team or group exercises, group discussions, and lectures.
  • Present in-person and online training sessions or select and manage resources, including working with both internal employees who train and external training vendors to develop and deliver training.
  • Obtain, organize and develop course materials and training manuals to meet training needs. Ensure these are up-to-date and make updates as necessary.
  • Effectively communicate with team members, trainers, and management.
  • Drive UNLV values and philosophy through all training activities.


Program administration

  • Effectively manage the training budget.
  • Preliminary negotiation of third party training providers.
  • Schedule training sessions, venues, and manage course registration and enrollment.
  • Manage the technologies (e.g. a/v and other equipment) and technical personnel required to develop, manage and deliver training.


Program evaluation

  • Based on feedback, resolve any specific problems and evaluate and revise training programs as necessary.
  • Review and evaluate training materials produced by third parties to determine appropriateness and relevance.
  • Ensure training is meeting business needs and improving performance.


Professional development

  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of new training techniques and methods.



This position requires a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Education, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' experience in training management and delivery. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



5+ years in training management and delivery



  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superb track record in developing and executing successful training programs.
  • Critical thinker with innovative problem solving skills.
  • Highly computer literate with proficiency in MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Knowledgeable about traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, e-learning, workshops, simulations, etc.).
  • Proven organization and time management skills.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Creative mindset.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Erin Collier, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0125563” in the search box.


If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.