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Program Development Specialist: 3 Positions-- TULSA CAMPUS at University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) at the University of Oklahoma - OUTREACH has been improving the effectiveness of human services for more than 40 years, providing training and technical assistance to programs in Oklahoma and nationally. Specializing in training, consultation and direct service, NRCYS is a leader in youth service philosophy, best practices, youth engagement, and child welfare resource family services.


Position Summary
Program Development Specialist will plan, coordinate and deliver training and capacity building technical assistance services for individuals and organizations serving children, youth and families that support state and national initiatives of the National Resource Center for Youth Services. Position will design, develop, and evaluate curriculum, online training, workshops and other learning opportunities.

  • Train professionals working with children, youth, and families to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.

  • Design and development of curriculum, workshops, online training and other learning opportunities families to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.

  • Develop and deliver capacity-building technical assistance for individuals and organizations working with children, youth, and families.

  • Plan and coordinate projects, meetings, and events.

  • Identify, facilitate, and participate in internal and external collaborations on current trends, best practices and program development through meetings, telephone, and email correspondence.

  • Create and develop best practice tools, activities, and resources to support service delivery and understanding.

  • Maintain knowledge and skills pertaining to legislation, best practices, and trends related to child, youth and family services.

  • Utilize data to guide work-related decisions.

  • Plan and attend internal and external meetings.

  • Write reports, professional correspondence, and other project related documents.

  • Uphold, safeguard, and engage in activities to support the University mission, NRCYS vision, mission, values, and core principles of NRCYS.

Education:  Bachelor's degree in human services, education or closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience.
Experience:  18-36 months to include: 

  • Youth work (children welfare, child/youth/family services, juvenile justice, education, treatment services).

  • Understanding of service systems (mental health, community-based services, child welfare, education, etc.).

  • Training presentation and group facilitation.

  • Technical assistance and consultation.

  • Event planning and coordination.

  • Youth development and leadership activities.

  • Trauma responsive service provision.

  • Services to foster healthy youth development.

  • Services to foster healthy life span development.

  • Supporting children and youth in successful transition to adulthood.

  • Evidence-based and research-informed practices.

 Required Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Cultural humility and responsiveness knowledge and skills including understanding of its relevance to training.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to provide high-quality services while managing multiple projects under strict deadlines.

  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development (including knowledge of how to access child welfare legislation and continuing education resources).

  • Ability to think critically, problem-solve, and exercise professional judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including ability to deliver high-quality customer service and participate on cross-departmental work teams).

  • Working knowledge and skills with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.


  •  Valid State of Oklahoma driver's license at time of hire. 

Advertised Physical Requirements: 

  • Standard administrative office environment and exposure, including frequent keyboarding.  This position requires mobility, such as being able to move between floors or between buildings on campus. as well as mobility required by travel, up to 25%. May be required to lift and carry up to 25 lbs in the function of carrying training materials. 

Assets for Hiring: 

  • Master's degree in human services, education or closely related field.

  •  Curriculum design, development, and evaluation (e.g., instructional design, adult learning principles).

  • Experience with online and blended learning development and delivery.

  • Experience collaborating with public and private child welfare and/or child and youth-serving organizations.

  • Knowledge regarding environmental and relational permanency.

  • Data collection and management.

  • Regional or national conference planning and/or workshop presentation.

  • National child welfare federal legislation, practices, policies and initiatives.

  • Program assessment and evaluation.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit