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MTAS Training and Development Consultant

Regular Full-time | Pay Grade 42  | Job Location: Memphis, TN

The MTAS Training & Development Consultant provides program design and curriculum development for all aspects of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) training efforts. This position designs new programs, revises old programs, conducts and markets programs, and continually looks for ways to innovatively distribute knowledge and improve skills for the municipal appointed and elected officials of Tennessee. This includes statewide, supervisory, customized training modules, retreats, organizational development and web-based courses for the MTAS client base, which covers all municipalities and their various departments within the state of Tennessee. Performs other special project work as assigned. 
Duties and Responsibilities: 

Curriculum Development: Conducts formal and informal needs assessments, meets with customers and subject matter experts to develop course content and determines the best methodology for delivery of courses to appointed and elected municipal officials throughout the State of Tennessee. Creates training classes from conception by conducting research; exploring resources; developing exercises, course content, PowerPoint presentations, and student manuals. Curriculum development includes classroom versions and web-based versions. 

Curriculum Review and Implementation: Ensures quality control of all curriculum developed by implementing standard formats for lesson plans and course material. Meets with MTAS subject matter experts to ensure standards are understood and met. Extensive teaching of training classes and conducting training programs. 
 Administration and Professional Development: Includes team meetings, agency meetings and retreats, maintaining records on all relevant activities including the agency databases for work products from projects and questions for use by MTAS consultants and for references by cities. Includes time spent to remain current in fields of expertise. This involves time at professional meetings, conferences, seminars, and training classes, and professional reading.
Required Qualifications: 
Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, HR Development, Organizational Development, MPA or a related field is preferred. 


 A minimum of four years of experience in adult education, education, training or a related field is required. Prefer experience in an adult educational or governmental environment. 
Job Announcement: MTAS Training & Development Consultant 


Requires ability to write clearly and concisely. Requires ability to use teaching aids and techniques. Requires ability to speak effectively before groups. Requires the skill of independent planning and ability to process requests. Work is both in the field, as well as, in the office, and as such, requires ability to constantly schedule and update work activities. Computer software knowledge in Microsoft Office applications (MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Word, etc.) is required. Requires knowledge of adult instructional theory and principals. Knowledge of instructional design and training methodologies is required. Requires ability to obtain certifications through the Association for Talent Development or other related professional organizations. 

Knowledge of and ability to use Lotus Notes, a learning management system, and basic web-content editing is preferred. Training certifications are preferred. 


Requires ability to work effectively with colleagues, city officials and university staff. 

Location: Memphis, TN 


Each employee that drives a vehicle for work-related business must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. 

Applicants are encouraged to review all position requirements prior to applying. Salary is based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications. 

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by August 26, 2019. Applicants should apply electronically at https://hr.utk.edu. Applicants must submit a resume with a minimum of three references. Position is open until filled. 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.