Staff Development Coordinator

Position Announcement

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has a great career opportunity available. We are looking for a Staff Development Coordinator who is enthusiastic, team oriented, organized, an articulate leader and has a passion for Staff Development.

This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing skill development activities, programs and training courses to improve employee and organizational performance and employee retention to ensure the library is a learning organization that focuses on excellence in leadership, planning, customer focus, process management and partner focus.

As the Staff Development Coordinator, you will:

  • Determine current and future training needs for improving employee and organizational performance by analyzing library goals and objectives, technology developments and workforce demographics, and by gathering data from training reports, focus groups, and informal discussions with library employees, managers and directors.
  • Identify and develop strategies to address job related knowledge and skills gaps that may limit employee and organizational performance by comparing current workforce skills and knowledge with those needed in the future.
  • Develop, implement and maintain programs for employee orientation and on-boarding, annual training, and supervisory training.
  • Supervise one Training Professional by providing specific work objectives, completing timely performance appraisals, coaching and counseling, and providing employee development opportunities.
  • Develop effective, well written, and objective specific training curricula.
  • Present training and education programs to library employees.
  • Implement and maintain a Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services provided by gathering and analyzing data provided by course evaluations and staff utilization of information provided.
  • Provide consulting to help managers determine possible training needs for their staff.
  • Develop and recommend training specific policies and guidelines.
  • Serve and actively participate as a member of the Library’s Management Council.

Position Requirements/Preferences


  • Three years of experience developing and presenting training curricula in a professional business environment is required.
  • The ability to talk, hear, speak, grasp, sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, lift up to 30lbs, type, and view a computer monitor.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in organizational development, training, adult education or public or business administration is preferred.
  • Three years managing a training program in a professional business environment is preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of staff development and training.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to plan and direct the activities of the Staff Development Program.
  • Ability to provide guidance on effective staff development programs throughout the organization.
  • Ability to exercise leadership and promote the values set forth in the Library’s mission statement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze information from multiple perspectives and make sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships and interact effectively with Library staff at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively under various circumstances orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare and make effective presentations.
  • Ability to guide, develop and motivate staff.
  • Skill in planning and directing the effective use of department resources.

PAY & BENEFITS: Starting salary will be in the range of $56,576 to $70,720 depending on qualifications. Excellent benefits including health & dental insurance with pre-tax premiums, and a retirement plan (KPERS). Group life, disability coverage and accidental death benefits are also provided. Other optional benefits available at employee’s expense include vision, life and cancer insurance and a deferred compensation plan.

HOW TO APPLY: A completed and signed TSCPL job application is required for consideration for each position along with resume and cover letter.  TSCPL application forms are available online at, or in the Library at the Customer Service Desk or in Human Resources. First review of applications will begin on June 25, 2018. The position will remain posted until filled.

Application materials may be mailed, handed in, faxed, or emailed.

Mail completed and signed job application materials to:
Human Resources
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604

Application materials may also be handed in at the Human Resources Office on the second floor of the library. Human Resource office hours are M-F 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If the HR office is not open, applications may be dropped off at the Customer Service Desk.

Application materials may be faxed to 785-580-4496.

Application materials may be emailed to Please put the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

For more information, please contact Human Resources at: 785-580-4491 or send e-mail to:


Jesse Maddox

Jesse Maddox is the Human Resources Director. He leads the staff responsible for recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce of employees and volunteers, employee compensation and benefits plans, organizational culture, employee engagement, employee relation, and legal compliance. Jesse likes to spend time with his family and attend sporting events.