Technical Writer at University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

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Type of Position:

Professional Staff (Non-Classified)

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Technical Writer position is responsible for developing and maintaining training materials, creating and editing publications, writing special reports, and other customer deliverables. This position has regular contact with university personnel, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and other public agencies, community professionals, and the public. The Technical Writer is directly responsible to the Curriculum Lead. This position is governed by state and federal laws as well as agency and institution policy.



Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Technical Writing, or Master's Degree in Learning Systems Technology, or Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field

  • Two (2) years of experience in developing and writing training curricula.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Professional experience working with children and families and/or in child maltreatment investigations;

  • Experience developing, writing, and presenting training or teaching materials in a traditional or online classroom setting;

  • Experience in designing online training as well as traditional classroom training materials;

  • Experience with Adobe desktop publishing software including Adobe Acrobat Pro, Captivate, InDesign, or equivalent products.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain written training materials, publications, special reports, or other customer deliverables;

  • Lead large development or curriculum maintenance projects with minimal direction;

  • Work closely with training teams in development, revision, and maintenance of curricula;

  • Independently research and review literature for the development of curricula;

  • Meet with subject matter experts for the development of curricula;

  • Synthesize large amounts of detailed information;

  • Organize and prioritize tasks with the assistance of the Communication and Development Director;

  • Communicate with a wide range of professionals both inside and outside the unit and organization during the development of materials;

  • Responsible for daily maintenance of a contact reporting spreadsheet;

  • Represent MidSOUTH and work collaboratively within the community, committees, meetings, and workgroups pertaining to the development of child welfare training materials;

  • Train newly developed materials to refine before release;

  • Research and write grants for funding of the organization's conferences;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles of adult learning;

  • Proficient in MS Word;

  • The ability to travel in-state and out-of-state occasionally is required;

  • The ability to work outside normal office hours will be required;

  • The ability to adapt to organizational change and handle multiple tasks;

  • The ability to work under tight deadlines;

  • The ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Excellent interviewing skills;

  • Excellent time management skills;

  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s), Writing Sample

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the Section for attachments, to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Mary Tillman, Admin Support Manager,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible: