HRIS Trainer - University of Human Resources

Washington D.C.
May 04, 2018
Jul 06, 2018
Full Time
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HRIS Trainer, Training and Documentation - University Human Resources

The HRIS Trainer develops and executes high-quality, frequently presented technical training programs, curriculum and content.  S/he analyzes the training needs of the expert and user communities, and provides demonstration, orientation, and training classes to all types of stakeholders. The HRIS Trainer collaborates among a wide range of stakeholders on training and user documentation for the HR, Benefits and Payroll system (Georgetown Management Systems - GMS). Reporting to the HRIS Manager, the HRIS Trainer has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Works collaboratively with the GMS CORE team leads, project members, and the SMEs in the functional HR areas regarding the training and documentation needs, including those associated with the 2/year regularly scheduled Workday upgrades.
  • Writes training programs, including objectives, outlines, text, handouts, tests, exercises, job and teaching aids, user guides, frequently asked questions, WIKIs, process flow diagrams, and graphics.
  • Provides demonstration, orientation and training classes - taught by both the Trainer and the Subject Matter Experts - to all types of stakeholders and system users.
  • Completes system and procedural documentation for a wide range of system users - from expert users to novices - and executes Demonstration, Orientation and Training Classes to all types of system users and stakeholders.
  • Provides system user support for upgrades, to include answering user questions about the system/process, and triages user error from system error.
  • Coordinates the communication of all upcoming system changes, training opportunities, and upcoming courses, to include maintenance of the associated training websites and calendars.
  • As assigned, leads and directs the work of other trainers and consultants.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 4 years - preferably six - of technical experience (technical writing, training, instructional design, course development, and training resource coordination)
  • Experience conducting HRIS/technical training in a college or university setting preferred
  • Experience training large groups and conducting face-to-face training strongly preferred
  • Experience with applications such as Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP, and Cognos
  • Proficiency in creating web-based training, classroom, and instructional materials, devices, teaching aids, user guides, and technical/troubleshooting manuals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Superior skills in organizational, coordination, and verbal, written, and interpersonal communications with the ability to produce high quality deliverables on time
  • Superior diagnostic, communication, presentation, and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate complex material in a straight forward manner to diverse HRIS users with different needs and different levels of expertise in the system communities, to include senior executives, faculty, administrators, students, and IT professionals
  • Ability to work collaboratively among a broad range of HR and IT professionals - to include instructors, managers, and clients - to identify training needs

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EEO Statement:

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