University Risk Management & Insurance Association
Type: Full Time (Remote & In Office)
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
Project Management/Program Development
Applicants who meet the requirements should apply by sending an email to email@example.com with a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and salary requirement. No phone calls please.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is searching for a Learning Specialist. URMIA is the higher education risk management association located in Bloomington, IN. We have a small and nimble staff that gets a lot done. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan.
If you are passionate about lifelong learning and want to help others with risk management expertise deliver excellent programs, please keep reading. The Learning Specialist, a new position, will join a team ensuring that URMIA professional development is delivered at the highest level of excellence. The Learning Specialist will interact with staff and directly with URMIA members, who are knowledgeable and friendly. If you like work that demands a high level of initiative, please apply.
As a staff position in URMIA, the Learning Specialist is responsible for directing, managing, and providing strategic oversight and continually evaluating the development and implementation of a comprehensive education content plan, and all related professional development activities.
The content plan will include e-learning, webcasts/podcasts, written education documents, and in-person learning. A successful plan will provide curriculum development and delivery of various learning opportunities for URMIA members to develop their skills in the identified core competencies and their technical knowledge of topics outlined in the URMIA education plan.
The Learning Specialist will work collaboratively with the Education Manager, who develops the education plan and regularly reviews the core competencies and sub-competencies, and with the Meetings Director, who manages the logistics for programming.
Create and maintain processes to ensure all established core competencies and technical skills are evaluated and represented in URMIA’s educational portfolio.
Work with the Education Manager and Resource Manager to identify and develop topics for in-person and virtual presentations, along with other delivery methods, which address not only URMIA's education plan, but also emerging risks on campuses and timely topical issues.
Evaluate URMIA’s learning initiatives, assess and identify gaps, and design plans to address those gaps.
Conduct research on member needs for training, education, and information (this includes being familiar with the most recent Needs Assessment Report).
Oversee the planning of content for all URMIA education programs:
Manage all aspects of regional and annual call for presentations.
Identify appropriate delivery methods for the training, education and information.
Work with volunteers and staff to develop and deliver education products.
Assist lead staff with curriculum development and speaker recruitment.
Manage conference speakers and moderators including working on the editing of all sessions and biographies for conference presenters.
Manage speaker evaluations for conferences and provide evaluation feedback to speakers and conference planning committees as required.
Assist in the selection of online learning presenters and conduct training for those presenters.
Manage speakers and volunteers (including subject matter experts, consultants, and affiliate members) to ensure effective working relationships.
Coordinate an annual calendar of URMIA learning programs from start to finish (in coordination with the Meeting Planner) including scheduling, presenter preparation, implementation, evaluation, and archival.
Proactively foresee and immediately address problems or issues related to educational content.
Manage and lead searches for new technology related to online programming.
Develop and implement a process to track and monitor educational program participation, attendance, and feedback.
Administrative - estimated 10% of time
Office administration and administrative support to the board of directors and committees
Assist in the day-to-day operation of the association.
Answer URMIA phone lines, provide information to members and prospective members, and refer inquires as necessary.
Assist the executive director on assigned tasks and projects and other duties that may be assigned.
Correspond efficiently and effectively with members on a daily basis.
Supports all activities of URMIA’s mission and strategic plan.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicants who meet the requirements should apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and salary requirement. No phone calls, please.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of three years professional experience in either collegiate level programming, adult education, or extension learning.
Master’s in education, adult learning experience.
Previous experience in curriculum development, delivery, and assessment. Experience working with volunteer-driven committees and the ability to effectively plan and communicate. Must exhibit strong organizational skills and be self-motivated. Troubleshooting and communications skills also required as this job may require onsite leadership.
Association or similar non-profit experience.
Licenses or Certifications
Continuing education courses and workshops.
Word processing and knowledge of Microsoft Suite as well as experience in Adobe. Presentation software experience and expertise. Knowledge of adult learning styles, evaluation of programs, cataloging of material for on-demand viewing.
Understanding of and/or experience in the risk management field, preferably in the higher education industry.
Able to think like an educator, intuitively understanding what the audience needs to know and how they want to learn it. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-departmentally and to supervise or advise staff and volunteers.
A good driving record is required in order to conduct business on the job through travel, etc.
Collaborative, flexible, and committed team player who is a strong relationship builder. Ability to manage others including groups of volunteers.
About University Risk Management & Insurance Association
The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities located in Bloomington, Indiana. Our core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. Our membership includes thousands of professionals at more than 600 institutions of higher education and 100 companies supporting those institutions.
The mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to advance the discipline of risk management in higher education.
URMIA is the preeminent source of innovative and effective risk management ideas and solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in the pursuit of their academic, social, and economic goals.
URMIA is pledged to the advancement of higher education risk management and the professional growth of our members. Our conduct is guided by the highest ethical standards. All interactions are characterized by trust, accessibility, diversity, innovation and camaraderie.