Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D0025 / Training Project Consultant
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under limited supervision, conducts training/development needs analyses and assessments on a predetermined organizational or demographic group as part of a single, discreet training and development project. Coordinates the development and implementation of specified technical/professional training and development programs and initiatives to meet assessed needs and established project objectives. Typically works on a fixed term basis, as defined by specific project requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts individual, group, and/or organization-based training and development needs analyses and assessments, as defined by the objectives and parameters of the project; identifies minimum operational/performance standards as appropriate to the target constituency.
  2. Based on assessed need, leads and coordinates the design and development of a set of orientation and core training curricula in various formats, to include classroom training, mentoring programs, web-based training, handbooks, and/or other appropriate formats and media.
  3. Develops, fosters, and collaborates with a network of internal and/or external subject matter experts in the design and development of training curricula, media, and materials.
  4. Develops or oversees the development of training curricula; formulates or reviews training outlines, and determines appropriate instructional methodologies and formats; evaluates and recommends incorporation of vendor programs, as appropriate to meet overall training goals and objectives.
  5. Oversees and coordinates the development and preparation of teaching and visual aids, instructional materials, computer tutorials, and reference materials appropriate to specific program objectives.
  6. Provides continuous project leadership, coordination, and review to ensure that objectives, standards, budgets, and timeframes for project completion are met.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or discipline; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles, and of a wide range of training methods, techniques, and formats.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Extensive working knowledge and professional expertise in the relevant subject field.
  • Knowledge of web-based training programs and familiarity with web tools.
  • Ability to interpret and assess training and development needs and to develop appropriate and creative responses.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and preparation procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/22/2020