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Training Manager

   Applicant may be required to submit additional materials and/or complete job specific tests for the position.

POSITION: Training Manager PDF form Job Vacancy Announcement
DIVISION: Judicial Education PDF form Judicial Branch Employment Application
SALARY: $62,244 – Commensurate with Experience (fillable application requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat)
BENEFITS: Judicial Branch benefits package offered, including, pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, deferred compensation, sick and vacation leave; and the ability to earn compensatory time.  
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Assistant Director, Judicial Education Division  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Training Manager facilitates, manages, and coordinates all phases of continuing legal education curriculum and course design, planning, content, and resource development. The Training Manager works closely with the Assistant Director of the Judicial Education Division, Division/AOIC staff, Committees/Workgroups, judges, subject matter experts and other Judicial Branch stakeholders.

Duties include:

  • Event agenda development;
  • Evaluation and needs assessment development and analysis;
  • Training of trainers in preparation for presentation and delivery;
  • Manages judicial Committee/Workgroup meetings, including the development of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, identification and coordination of Committee/Workgroup tasks/activities;
  • Collaborates with Conference Coordinator on the identification and management of event sites, meeting set-up, and technology needs;
  • Identification of resources to support curriculum and courses;
  • Draft general and legal correspondence and reports;
  • Identify grants and draft grant proposals;
  • Train judicial and non-judicial faculty on the use of hardware and software used to facilitate the delivery of online and face-to-face courses; and,
  • Facilitate the editing and publication of legal resources, including judicial benchbooks.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:minimum of a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a legal or adult education role or environment are required. Candidates with a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, in addition to other minimum requirements are strongly preferred.

The successful candidate must enjoy teaching and learning, critical thought, teamwork, possess outstanding organizational, project management, oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated working knowledge of technologies and legal research products necessary to facilitate the development and delivery of course content, including, but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google collaboration and productivity applications (Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Sites, etc.). Candidates who have a demonstrated working knowledge of Articulate 360, Storyline, audience response software, the development and management of Webinars, Webcasts, podcasts, use of Learning Management Systems, and online legal research services (LexisNexis and/or Westlaw) are preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability and license necessary to lawfully drive State of Illinois vehicles at the time of employment or within 30 days of employment and throughout. Ability to sit and stand for extended time periods. Ability to bend, lift, carry and transport office equipment, books, binders and other materials, and move/rearrange lightweight furniture (chairs, tables) on-and off-site. The work environment requires extensive use of a computer, telephone copier, printer, scanner, video/teleconference equipment, Learning Management System (LMS) and other technologies and software as noted above. Ability to set-up meeting/training environment, and manage meeting facilities, technologies and software, presenters and participants, required. Applicant must have the ability to work additional hours beyond the posted hours, as needed and anticipated, including travel during the week or weekends, by car or public transportation, early morning and late evening, with overnight stays.

This position will remain open until filled; however, candidates submitting complete application packages (Letter of interest, Judicial Branch Employment Application(fully completed),resume/CV, three references, legal writing sample and/or a brief written sample of correspondence; PowerPoint presentation (max 10 slides on any topic), by Monday, September 9, 2019, will be given first consideration. Interested individuals should submit materials via email to: