LOCATION: The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide organization with offices in every parish of Louisiana.The administrative headquarters, including the Human Resource Management Office, are located in Baton Rouge.
About the LSU Agricultural Center: The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish.For more information, visit the AgCenter’s website at www.lsuagcenter.com. Administratively aligned with the AgCenter is the LSU A&M campus’s College of Agriculture which oversees the teaching function. Many AgCenter faculty hold joint appointments with the College of Agriculture so coordination is important.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Training Specialist will serve as the training program administrator and as a resource for internal learning and development opportunities for employees in all units of the LSU AgCenter.
The position will split time between serving as a training facilitator for other units that provide technical training for AgCenter faculty and staff and serving as an internal trainer who develops and provides learning and development opportunities. The Training Specialist will prepare, develop, manage, coordinate and conduct training for the AgCenter. The Training Specialist will be responsible for communicating with unit heads to identify subjects or areas that would benefit from training and suggesting training solutions appropriate for the identified needs.
This position will also evaluate and document training activities and be responsible for ensuring that employees are notified and have the information necessary to complete mandatory training. The incumbent will work with Communications and Information Technology departments to ensure that messaging is consistent with AgCenter projects and initiatives and compatible with AgCenter technology platforms.
The incumbent will also develop and/or revise AgCenter policy and procedures related to training and development. Performs related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The Training Specialist is required to have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, education, or a related field followed by 3 years of relevant work experience with a track record of conducting successful training programs. Candidates with a master’s degree in these fields may be given priority. Previous work experience as a Training Coordinator, Training Facilitator, Trainer or a similar role in a higher education environment is beneficial.
The incumbent must possess excellent time management skills, public speaking skills, problem solving skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must also be proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Ability to operate media equipment such as computers and projectors. Knowledge of traditional and modern training methods and techniques. Experience with e-learning platforms preferred. Ability and willingness to develop knowledge of learning management systems, instructional design, and AgCenter initiatives. Ability to handle multiple assignments and analyze data.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is located.
DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.For more information contact:
Ashley Gautreaux, Assistant Vice President for HRM
Human Resource Management
103A N. Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.