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Dec 19 2023

Administrative Specialist, Training, Human Resources

University of Nevada, Reno Reno, Nevada, United States

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

Join the Learning & Development team at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) in supporting professional and technical skill development for UNR employees! As a full-time Training Specialist, you will collaborate with the Human Resources Learning & Development team to coordinate, develop, deliver, and execute university-wide on-line and in-person training programs and professional development activities in the areas of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), employee orientations, competency skill development, and manager/supervisor development.

The Specialist coordinates scheduling, execution, and tracking of learning and development training materials and experiences, analyzes end-user needs, designs learning content and modules, and identifies appropriate learner delivery modalities to optimize the learner experience. In addition, this position assists in testing HRIS system functionality and identifies process changes to optimize HRIS system effectiveness.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develops and delivers on-line and in-person training program courses and materials in accordance UNR policies & procedures.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for HRIS (Workday) training facilitation
  • Identifies, develops, and leverages appropriate resources to meet support and/or training needs (e.g., Learning Management System (LMS), job aides, etc.).
  • Establishes and maintains training calendars with special attention to tracking, attendance and employee completion rosters.
  • Ensures technology is available and functional for on-line or recorded training delivery
  • Provides administrative oversight to the UNR HR Learning and Development training function including scheduling and tracking
  • Creates and administers feedback systems to improve training delivery
  • Acts as the LMS administrator for HR and Finance HRIS learning programs
  • Coordinates training for HR and cross-functional needs, including professional development. Provides consistent content, format, and delivery across all trainings
  • Coordinates and moderates monthly UNR HR Network meetings for campus
  • Creates Knowledge Base articles
  • Problem solves user issues and coordinates the execution of solutions
  • Participates in HRIS system testing of new functionality and testing associated with content development
  • Partners with college and school HR and finance contacts to provide specific HRIS departmental training as requested
  • Creates effective training materials including but not limited to activities, case studies, flyers, FAQs, informational emails, newsletters, etc.
  • Creates spreadsheets and/or various reports as needed/directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have previous experience training in both on-line and in-person modalities, have experience working with and training on HRIS systems, preferably Workday, excellent technical (Excel, PowerPoint, Office) and problem-solving skills, be self-driven, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable driving change and influencing campus leaders to drive effective learning and development experiences and outcomes.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Graduation and four (4) years of related work experience; OR
  • Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of related work experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related experience; OR
  • Master’s Degree and one (1) year of related experience.

Related Experience: Technical (HRIS) and professional human resources training experience or related.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Workday
  • Experience creating forms, surveys, reports, presentations and performing analysis with Microsoft Excel, Office, and Power Point
  • Excellent presentation, time management, organizational, technical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality

Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual “A” or “B” contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

Perks of Working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision – Health Insurance
  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance – Faculty Benefits
  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life’s difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

Grants-in-Aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits but, in order to be eligible, children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for three professional references
  4. Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 (“Very High Research”) university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best National Universities” and “Best National Public Universities.” It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times’ “Top Colleges for Economic Diversity.”

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada’s first medical school – the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine – and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education – comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute – the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that’s transforming Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the University’s website.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, 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, or religion.


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