The Director of Training reports to the President and is responsible for design, development and coordination of the delivery of all employee training programs in partnership with the HR and Program Specialists in this hands-on position. The purpose of this position is to ensure that KCAA and its employees are in compliance with all State training requirements, are aligned with accreditation standards and that, in addition, the training and professional development opportunities offered reflect best/promising practices in the subject matter and support program quality.
Scope and Impact
The responsibility of the Director of Training is to:
Design, develop and deliver both online training modules and face-to-face trainings that provide
employees with a clear understanding of all mandatory topics as defined by all applicable federal and state agencies in the areas of human resources, child care licensing, and accreditation as well as specific to KCAA Policies and procedures.
Develop and manage a process and related systems to effectively operate the Learning Management System (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime Learning Management System, currently utilized for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of training courses provided to KCAA employees and developed by KCAA as well as pre-approved trainings or education courses offered by external entities.
Serve as the point of contact and host for all grant-funded courses/workshops offered at KCAA’s technologically-enabled training facility, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Early Education and Development (CEED). This currently includes 2 year-long hybrid courses offered by Erikson Institute which include 4 Saturday weblabs and 2 full-day Saturday sessions per course. Session design and content is determined by Erikson and funded by the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation. Offerings and partners may change and include both public and private pre-k teachers from 4 islands.
Training modules/workshops/development programs should use a variety of delivery modes, both online and on campus, and should maximize the use of technology to increase KCAA employee participant numbers to the greatest extent possible.
Minimum 3-5 years proven track record in designing, executing and managing successful training programs required.
* Content focus on early education preferred.
Knowledge of Instructional Systems Design (needs assessment, program design and development, platform facilitation, program evaluation) preferred.
Master’s degree in related field required
Technical Skills Required
Strong track record of project management skills and expertise across medium to large scale projects
Extensive experience with traditional and modern training methods (e-learning, workshops, simulations, on-the-job or in classroom training etc).
Experience in managing databases, learning management systems and e-learning platforms
*Experience with Adobe Captivate Prime Learning Management Systems preferred.
Extensive experience with design and delivery of training sessions.
*Experience with developing courses using Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate preferred.
Experience designing and delivering online courses preferred.
Excellent written communication skills including proper grammar and professional writing.
Ability to connect and communicate effectively with audience of all levels.
Experience and comfort level with communication via VTC.
Strong computer and internet research skills.
Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiarity with Gmail is beneficial.
Ability to operate an LCD projector and various devices (tablet, smart phone etc.) required.
Must have an effective command of the English language to be able to effectively communicate in both writing and verbally both internal and external customers
Refer to job description on KCAA's website for complete list of job requirements.
Additional Salary Information: Refer to website for list of benefits https://kcaapreschools.org/job-announcements/
About KCAA Preschools of Hawaii
Our mission: To build a solid foundation for Hawaii's children through excellent early childhood education programs.
Founded in 1895, KCAA was one of Hawaii's first non-profit organization, and offered the first teacher training and free Kindergartens to all of Hawaii’s children. Originally referred to as Free Kindergarten and Children’s Aid Association, the schools were based on two critical beliefs about early education: That quality early childhood education should be accessible and affordable for all children, and that the teaching of young children required a unique curriculum and highly trained teachers. KCAA led the way in desegregation efforts in Hawaii. In 1897, KCAA’s annual report stated, “It is the growing conviction of those who conduct this work that the expansion must be in the quality of the work done, rather than in the number of children to be taken under our charge”, which remains a guiding principle of our work today. We operate 6 NAEYC accredited preschools on the island of Oahu. With 120 employees, we serve more than 900 children ages 2-5 years annually and over 50% are from low-income families. We are open year-round.