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University of Central Florida Orlando Full-Time
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Working under the administrative direction of the Executive Director for Advancement, Human Resources, the Professional Development Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of comprehensive, on-going training and organization development programs for all Advancement personnel.


  • Develops program objectives, content, and format, either independently or in consultation with subject matter experts. 
  • Conducts training needs assessments for the division; consults with key Advancement personnel regarding training needs, analyzes data, and develops departmental training and organizational development programs to provide potential solutions; evaluates audio-visual materials and training kits for possible use in training programs; evaluates external presenters to deliver training programs; researches area consultants for possible use in training programs; assists in-house subject-matter experts to improve their effectiveness in conveying specialized subjects.
  • Presents and/or facilitates workshops and classes pertaining to team development, supervisory skills, leadership development, and other professional development workshops for Advancement employees.
  • Works with department leads to plan and implement specialized retreats, including content, assessments, SWOT analysis.
  • Assists with the ongoing, long-term improvement of employees' skills, enabling them to fulfill their potential within the organization. Assess the skills and knowledge within the organization to determine what training is needed to grow and retain these skills and provides career guidance and planning.
  • Plans and implements division employee events including regular "all employee" meetings.
  • Plans and facilitates regular supervisory and leadership training sessions.
  • Serves as a member of Advancements Human Resource Advisory Committee.
  • Critical features of this job are described above.  Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  All positions assist in recruiting, training and retaining Advancement employees.

Job #: 497850

Open Date: July 19, 2019

Closing Date: 

Open until filled



Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Additional Minimum Requirements:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Preferences: Selected candidate will be well-organized, thorough and accurate in planning, preparation, and processing of work-related materials and activities.

Please Note:  Applicants MUST apply through www.ucf.edu/jobs .  No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this A&P position.  Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the www.ucf.edu/jobs website.

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated.  The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.

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Estimated Salary: $110K
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UCF is an emerging pre-eminent research university in Florida and one of
the largest universities in the U.S. But we’re not just bigger — we’re
better. We’re one of the best colleges when it comes to quality, access,
impact and value. In fact, Forbes has named UCF one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, while both The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s rank us a best-value university.

Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 212 degrees from UCF’s
main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through its
10 regional locations. The 1,415-acre main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully 
accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

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