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Professional Development and Training Specialist

Fort Lewis College
Job Location:
Durango, Colorado
Human Resources
Position Summary
This is a new position that will be a strategic leader in our professional development and training initiatives. The Professional Development and Training Specialist is responsible for the overall vision of professional learning and determining a method of evaluating effectiveness of learning outcomes. The Specialist will be responsible for the facilitation, planning, implementation, and monitoring of professional learning and training opportunities for faculty and staff. The position will coordinate with other campus divisions to enhance the competencies of faculty and staff by designing and organizing training programs.
Minimum Qualifications
  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of experience with instructional design theory and learning principles
  • 2 or more years of hands on experience coordinating multiple training events in a higher education or corporate setting
  • Recent work experience with learning management systems and web delivery tools
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Training and Development or a related field
  • Master’s degree
  • Prior experience in Human Resources or employee development planning
  • Experience working directly in developing professional development or a training program within higher education
  • 2 or more years of experience analyzing data and measuring a training program success
  • 2 or more years of supervisory experience
  • Certification with a training and development association such as the Association for Talent Development or the International Society for Performance Improvement
Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible for developing a professional development program that enhances faculty and staff efficacy in putting students at the center and realizing other institutional goals
  • Partner with other key committees and training stakeholders
  • Work with the State of Colorado to coordinate classified training opportunities
  • Develop and oversee a new employee onboarding program
  • Implement and lead on-going supervisory and leadership training
  • Enhance faculty professional development to achieve greater student engagement, retention and achievement
  • Establish and cultivate a positive culture supporting ongoing training and professional development
  • Provide primary user support and identify course offerings within the learning management system
  • Assess program alignment with employee engagement and evaluate the correlation to student success
  • Conduct institutional wide training needs assessment to identify skill or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed
  • Design, develop, lead and monitor completion of campus-wide training initiatives and evaluate training outcomes
  • Present on-going faculty and staff skills, career development, leadership and supervisory trainings
  • Identify and develop individual division and job specific training
  • Support other strategic training initiatives such as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) employee development and digital accessibility initiatives
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Work Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in an office setting.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
Salary range is $52,500 to $58,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
Application materials received on or before July 5, 2021, will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.

The College and the Community
Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? Office of the Title 9 Coordinator

Molly Wieser

230 Skyhawk Station

1000 Rim Drive

Durango, Colorado 81301

(970) 247-7241

Other discrimination questions?

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator David Pirrone

192 Education Business Hall 1000 Rim Drive

Durango, Colorado 81301

(970) 247-7182

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.eduat least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
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