Training Coordinator

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Classification:Training & Development 4
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

UAA College of Health, Center for Human Development is seeking a professional Training Coordinator with content expertise in mental health/behavioral health areas.


10Design and conduct evaluation activities to measure effectiveness and drive the continuous improvement of programs and trainings; prepare project reports for funding agencies. Write proposals to secure external funding.Essential
10Identify, recruit, and enlist content experts including development and management of personal services contracts.Essential
10Responsible for fiscal and program management of multiple funding sources including grants and the contracts related to a multi-faceted, collaborative programs including partnership with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and members of the Direct Services Professional Workforce Workgroup.Essential
15Provide and/or facilitate multi-disciplinary training workshops and statewide conferences for Direct Service Providers and professionals across Alaska in collaboration with disability services providers, AK Alliance for Direct Service Professionals, Center for Independent Living, Association for Assisted Living Homes, AK Commission in Aging, Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education, AK State Division of Senior and Disabilities services, Division of Behavioral Health, AGENet, and the AK Mental Health Trust Authority.Essential
20Plan and administer program activities specific to disabilities training and education including developing objectives and timelines for work completion (involves multiple funding sources and extensive involvement of DD, behavioral health, and senior services providers statewide).Essential
20Responsible for training and/or coordinating training for the Long-term care workforce statewide who provide an array of services and support to beneficiaries and the AK Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA). This training requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including disabilities, aging, and behavioral health, and the use of a learning management system.Essential
5Coordinate training with other trainers and faculty from other University of Alaska MAUs in behavioral health and social science disciplines. This position will be responsible to work with a variety of faculty and other training professionals representing several disciplines to embed best practices into existing curriculum and new curriculum.Essential
5Develop materials for distance and asynchronous training formats. This position will be responsible to develop a variety of curriculum materials, such recorded and web-based curriculum.Essential
5Supervise students and staff.Essential

About Center for Human Development:
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and
Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, which form an Association of UCEDD's ( Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.

The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:

  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Community training and technical assistance
  • Research Information dissemination

These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. CHD’s projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues.

Position Summary:
This position will provide coordination and facilitate non-academic training instruction for the professional/licensed behavioral health service provider workforce and support career development opportunities for direct service professionals serving people with disabilities and their families. This position will also be a training team member and serve as the lead for both in-person and distance delivered program training activities focused on collaborating with Alaskan communities to train rural behavioral health care providers by blending best practices with traditional wisdom.  Knowledge of aging/gerontology professional services background and understanding of/experience in rural Alaska beneficial.

This position will work under the supervision of the Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) Director at the UAA Center for Human Development.

The grant funded AKTC program mission is to promote career development opportunities for direct service professionals, supervisors and professionals in the field engaged with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries, by ensuring that training technical assistance and workforce training is accessible and coordinated statewide.


  • Knowledge of best practices in person centered care, positive behavioral support, supported living, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. 
  • Knowledge of disabilities related to aging and of intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to design training/instructional materials and deliver training content to the provider service workforce supporting people with disabilities related to aging and of intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to communicate with the public, stakeholders, colleagues and supervisor(s).
  • Demonstrated written communication skills.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two years experience working in the fields of disability with experience as an education coordinator and/or staff development coordinator.
  • Experience in managing complex projects.

Four years working of progressively responsible experience in disabilities with preference for gerontology/aging field and/or for training/certification in Positive Approach to Care model of care for people with dementia.

Typical Education or Training:
Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, psychology, human services, and/or specialty in gerontology/geriatric focus or related field or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

Master's degree in nursing, social work, psychology, human services services and/or gerontology/geriatric specialty .

Application Procedure:
To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Review Date: Review of applications will begin December 10.

Assignment Information:
Term-Funded, Exempt (salary), Grade 79, Full-Time, 12 months per year

Salary:  Salary will be based upon level of education, training and experience

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees, and those positions designated by the presidents as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Tobacco Free Campus:
UAA Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at

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