Training & Devt Consultant

University of New Mexico Remote
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November 22, 2022
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Requisition ID

Working Title
Training & Devt Consultant

Position Grade

Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The CDD Early Childhood Network (ECN) seeks a candidate for the role of Training & Development Consultant to provide statewide specialized training, technical assistance and consultation on evidence-based practices for interdisciplinary professionals working in the NM Early Intervention Family Infant Toddler (FIT) system.

The individual hired for this position will be working with a dynamic team of professionals who are part of the Early Childhood Learning Network Division (ECLN) at the CDD. ECLN provides statewide professional development, interdisciplinary training and individualized technical assistance and consultation for a variety of early childhood programs and practitioners who provide services for young children pre-natal to age five and their families. This position is under ECN, providing support for New Mexico's IDEA Part C Early Intervention FIT programs.

They will work with the ECN team in the development and production of evidence-based training curricula, virtual training modules, and resources. They will deliver training from existing modules and provide follow-up to support implementation.

They will provide targeted and differentiated continuous learning opportunities that include in-person, online and virtual training, on-site and/or virtual technical assistance and consultation through a variety of formats. They will use evidence-based practice, data and federal and state requirements as a guide. They will conduct evaluations on activities, analyze results to determine effectiveness, work towards continuous quality improvement, document efforts, maintain project records and follow reporting requirements.

The ideal candidate for this position has a background, knowledge and experience in early intervention and a strong capacity for working as a team member. They relate well with others, can express themselves well verbally, have strong writing skills, and are able to facilitate discussion and reflection on an individual and group level.

The individual is knowledgeable about adult learning principles, implementation science, strategic planning and capacity building. They are knowledgeable in IDEA Part C and NM Administrative Code addressing requirements for FIT Early Intervention services and supports for families of children ages birth to three who have or are at-risk of a developmental disability or delay. They are knowledgeable about evidence-based early intervention practices, Family Guided Routines Based Intervention, family centered practices, community supports, transdisciplinary team work, evaluation, assessment, individualized planning, early childhood outcomes, transition to schools and other critical aspects of service delivery.

The candidate will work in collaboration with ECLN and FIT team members and cross sector partners. They will facilitate and/or participate in statewide interagency committees, advisory groups, regional meetings, and coach early intervention/public school transition teams.

This position requires statewide travel including overnight stays, participation in reflective practice study and a high comfort level with ambiguity and shifting priorities. This is a term position subject to continuous employment renewed annually. Term end date is subject to change based on annual funding.

This position will be based out of a home office in close proximity to programs in either the southeast or southwest part of the state or will be based in the Albuquerque CDD office with travel to those communities. Applicants in the metro southeast and southwest parts of the state are encouraged to apply.

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See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**

Degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or a related field with emphasis on early childhood development and specialized instruction


  • working in NM FIT early intervention system delivering or having oversite of family centered, relationship-based, transdisciplinary services to young children and their families;

  • in delivering training, technical assistance, consultation and meeting facilitation in-person and virtually;

  • designing and developing in-person, virtual, and on-line training modules, resources and materials;

  • working in collaboration with professional development teams, advisory groups, and cross-sector partners.

Knowledge of

  • all aspects of IDEA Part C and NM Administrative Code governing services for young children with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families including evaluation, assessment, individualized planning, natural environments, early childhood outcomes, transition and other critical aspects of service delivery;

  • evidence-based practice in early intervention including Family Guided Routines Based Intervention, family-centered practice, family capacity building, caregiver and practice-based coaching;

  • strategic planning, instructional design, adult learning principles, online learning and implementation science.

Additional Requirements

Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)

Employment Type

Staff Type
Term - Full-Time

Term End Date


$3,386.93 to $4,754.53 Monthly

Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement
Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.

Background Check Required

For Best Consideration Date

Application Instructions

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TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: 1) Complete the official UNMJOBS application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. 2) Attach your Current Resume; listing three Supervisor References, current and former. 3) Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. 4) Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

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The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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