Check out these opportunities to work for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy!

Community Trainer for Domestic Violence Course

This Community Trainer position (Temp/Casual, 0001) is a University of Minnesota employee positioned in the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the School of Social Work. The Training Academy seeks Community Trainers who have at least ten (10) years of professional experience in the field of domestic violence advocacy and substantial experience providing interactive training to adult learners. Preferred qualifications include experience in domestic violence advocacy and training through an intersectional lens that emphasizes the needs and barriers faced by BIPOC families and children; experience working with government agencies to advance institutional change; and/or experience working on macro-level systems change to improve responses to gender-based violence. Experience working with child welfare agencies is beneficial but not required. This non-benefits eligible position will work a variety of hours (typically a few days each month) over the course of the year and will fill out timesheets for the hours worked. Currently all classes are being held over Zoom, using your personal technology. Once COVID restrictions are lifted, travel throughout Minnesota will resume.

Click here to apply. Select if you are an external candidate or a U of M employee, then search using Job ID 331879. Please specify that you are applying for the Domestic Violence position in your cover letter.

Research and Evaluation Supervisor

The Research and Evaluation Supervisor (Researcher 6, 9742R6) is a 100% FTE University of Minnesota employee. This position is responsible for all evaluation: curriculum delivery/activities, learner knowledge/skill acquisition, and trainers, related to the Academy. This position also oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of a statewide credentialing program in collaboration with the Tribal Training and Certification Partnership (TTCP), while also publishing research findings to advance generalizable knowledge within the field of child welfare.

Click here to apply. Select if you are an external candidate or a U of M employee, then search using Job ID 337528.

Training Academy Staff Trainer

This individual will provide support, direction, and coordination for the delivery of new worker and new supervisor foundation training, and as needed, specialized social worker, and resource family training. The trainer will: consult on development and delivery of social worker, supervisor and resource family curricula content that reflects department policy, state and federal laws and regulations, and best practice standards consistent with the Child Welfare Practice Model and the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA) Trainer Competencies; participate in personal development through the MNCWTA Trainer Academy; and participate in development and delivery of the MNCWTA Trainer Academy. Responsibilities include providing Minnesota Child Welfare Foundation Training and New Supervisor Training to county and tribal staff, ensuring that social worker/supervisor/resource family training delivery is using the latest information on adult learning, transfer of learning theories, meeting MNCWTA Trainer Competencies and are delivered using a variety of training modalities, including technology-based delivery methods, and providing consultation and subject matter expertise to MNCWTA Curriculum Development and Research and Evaluation Teams.

How to Apply
Click here to learn more and apply. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to If you have questions about the position, contact Kia Moua at If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@State.MN.US by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or for assistance.​ Applications must be received by ​3/2/2021.