Training and Development Graduate Assistantship

Training and Development Graduate Assistantship

Basic Function

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Training and Development’s primary function is a half-time assistantship within REHS, reporting to the Training Program Developer for REHS. This position’s responsibilities are to support and assist the Training Program Developer with a variety of functions of departmental training and learning opportunities, including creation and review of materials, maintenance of departmental learning and development website, development and distribution of e-learning modules, accessibility and access analysis, data analysis, and program evaluation. 

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  • Collaborate and communicate with team members, units and programs within REHS to review/enhance current, or create new training methods, materials and practices 
  • Research best practices for providing training and implementing adult learning practices into the workplace 
  • Develop effective and measurable e-learning modules 
  • Review current materials to improve accessibility and access 
  • Assist with preparing engaging presentations, reports, and learning opportunities using a variety of softwares and resources 
  • Assist with the maintenance and development of departmental learning and development website stored in SharePoint 
  • Assist in the creation of alternative training methods (i.e. podcasts, microlearning, push notifications, gamification, etc.) to support ongoing learning and onboarding for the department 
  • Explore concept of microlearning within the workplace and identify areas to implement within department 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Conditions of Employment 

  • A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process 
  • The appointment is contingent upon a completed BA/BS and acceptance into a degree-granting graduate program at Michigan State University 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong training skills, prior experience or coursework in education, and familiarity with adult learning principles 


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