The Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA) is seeking a Professional Development and Training Director to direct the design, planning and implementation of education and training programs aligned with the objectives and strategies of the Association.
Essential Functions of this position include:
Manage, schedule, promote, and coordinate water and wastewater operator license classroom training and workshops at locations throughout Texas.
Develop and update online and classroom course curriculum, lesson plans, and training materials.
Recommend new training initiatives and assess effectiveness of established training programs.
Apply for operator certification credit for all TRWA conferences, training courses, and workshops.
Develop and oversee workforce development programs, which may include writing grant proposals and seeking other funding sources.
Manage budget and department staff.
Other Accountabilities include:
Ensure all TRWA manuals and training materials are kept up to date.
Represent TRWA at stakeholder meetings pertaining to training, licensing and other industry related areas.
Present at TRWA conferences and write articles for TRWA’s magazine.
Oversee and participate in the process of planning educational programming for conferences.
Coordinate with the National Rural Water Association for the Utility Management Certification Program, including developing updates.
Participate on relevant staff committees.
Ensure that strategic goals relating to the Training Department are met.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Five or more years’ experience in program and project management, including managing a budget and supervising technical, professional, and administrative employees.
Bachelor’s degree in education, business, engineering, government, finance, natural sciences or other related discipline. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of relevant experience.
Experience as a training department director or manager, including organizing trainings and designing educational curriculum.
Five (5) or more years’ work experience in the water and wastewater utility industry.
Experience writing successful grant proposals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Proficiency with personal computers and standard office applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
Proficiency with desktop publishing and design applications, such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Understanding of traditional and modern training methods (including classroom training, workshops, and e-learning).
General understanding of online training software including Articulate Storyline.
Understanding of state and federal laws and regulations that apply to public water and wastewater systems or ability to acquire this knowledge.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent leadership and management skills.
To apply, please submit cover letter with salary requirement, resume and a writing sample to be considered.
About Texas Rural Water Association
Texas Rural Water Association (TRWA) is a statewide nonprofit trade association established in 1969 with an active membership consisting of more than 750 utility system and individual members. In addition, approximately 200 water industry suppliers participate in TRWA activities as associate members. TRWA members provide water and wastewater service to 3 million customers throughout Texas.
TRWA is dedicated to helping directors, managers and operators provide efficient service and clean, safe drinking water to their customers. Through on-site technical assistance, education and information exchange, TRWA helps its members better meet their needs as well as the needs of their customers.