Trainer- TULSA

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7104498 (Ref.No. ta221735)
Posted: July 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description




The University of Oklahoma is one of the best places to work in the United States and the No. 1 employer in the state of Oklahoma, according to Forbes!  We provide a positive culture, health/wellbeing benefits, meaningful and purposeful work, flexible work hours, a remote/hybrid option, and more than four weeks of paid leave each year.

For more than 40 years, The University of Oklahoma Outreach, National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) has been improving the effectiveness of human services through training, capacity-building consultation, and other services.

Over the years, our resources have helped support the missions of various human service organizations in Oklahoma and across the nation.

NRCYS is looking for Trainers committed to providing training and consultation grounded in five core principles for working with children, youth, and families (Trauma Responsiveness, Youth Development, Permanent Connections, Cultural Responsiveness, and Collaboration).  

Position Summary

The Trainer position will plan, coordinate, and deliver training.  The position will provide capacity-building technical assistance for individuals and organizations serving children, youth, and families supporting state and national initiatives of the National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS).  The position will design, develop, and evaluate curriculum, online training, workshops, and other learning opportunities.


  1. Train professionals working with children, youth, and families to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.  25%
  2. Design and develop curriculum, workshops, online training, and other learning opportunities to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.  15%
  3. Develop and deliver capacity-building technical assistance for individuals and organizations working with children, youth, and families.  10%
  4. Plan and coordinate projects, meetings, and events.  15%
  5. Identify, facilitate, and participate in internal and external collaborations on current trends, best practices, and program development through meetings, telephone, and email correspondence.  10%
  6. Create and develop best practice tools, activities, and resources to support service delivery and understanding.  5%
  7. Maintain knowledge and skills about legislation, best practices, and child, youth, and family services trends.  5%
  8. Utilize data to guide work-related decisions.  5%
  9. Plan and attend internal and external meetings.  5%
  10. Write reports, professional correspondence, and other project-related documents.  5%
  11. Uphold, safeguard, and engage in activities to support the University's mission, NRCYS vision, mission, values, and core principles of NRCYS.

Job Requirements


Required  Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in human services, education, or closely related field.

Combined Experience:  18-36 months in any of the following areas

  • Youth work (children welfare, child/youth/family services, juvenile justice, education, treatment services).
  • Understanding service systems (mental health, community-based services, child welfare, education, etc.).
  • Training presentation and group facilitation.
  • Technical assistance and consultation.
  • Event planning and coordination.
  • Youth development and leadership activities.
  • Trauma responsive service provision.
  • Services to foster healthy youth development.
  • Services to foster healthy life span development.
  • Supporting children and youth in a successful transition to adulthood.
  • Evidence-based and research-informed practices.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  2. Cultural humility and responsiveness knowledge and skills, including understanding its relevance to training.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Ability to provide high-quality services while managing multiple projects under strict deadlines.
  5. Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development (including knowledge of accessing child welfare legislation and continuing education resources).
  6. Ability to think critically, problem-solve, and exercise professional judgment.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to deliver high-quality customer service and participate in cross-departmental work teams).
  8. Working knowledge and skills with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Departmental Preferences

Master's degree in human services, education, or closely related field.

Preferred Experience and Abilities

  • Curriculum design, development, and evaluation (e.g., instructional design, adult learning principles).
  • Experience with online and blended learning development and delivery.
  • Experience collaborating with public and private child welfare and/or child and youth-serving organizations.
  • Knowledge regarding environmental and relational permanency.
  • Data collection and management.
  • Regional or national conference planning and/or workshop presentation.
  • National child welfare federal legislation, practices, policies, and initiatives.
  • Program assessment and evaluation.

Supervision:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.  

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit


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