Professional Development Coordinator

Madison Area Technical College - Madison, WI4.5

Madison Area Technical College

Posting Date: 09/04/2018

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled: No

Salary: $74,017-$92,521 C44

Location: Madison-Truax

Department: Human Resources

Employment Conditions:
The Human Resources Department at Madison College invites applications for the position of Professional Development Coordinator. We are seeking an individual who is able to demonstrate a commitment to the College’s employee and leadership development through technical training sessions, facilitation, new employee onboarding. The ideal candidate will exhibit a background in learning management systems and HRIS programs. If you are excited to take Madison College’s professional development program to the next level, apply now!

This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers’ Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

Madison College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from under represented people in this area.

This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of September 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This posting may be used to fill similar vacancies that occur within six months of the closing date.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
The Professional Development Coordinator identifies, designs and supports effective professional development practices focusing on learning and professional development for staff, leadership development, employee onboarding, group facilitation, performance management, goal management, and employee engagement. This role will collaborate with Human Resources, staff and management to delivery programs that build key organizational and leadership competencies. This position supports the learning management systen (LMS), instructional design and curriculum development, and HRIS programs related to talent development and performance management.

This position reports to the Director of Professional Development.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Develops curriculum content and instructional design for a variety of training topics via formal and informal methods - instructor led, eLearning, role-play, virtual learning, case studies and simulations.

2. Conducts ongoing needs and gap analyses of resources, tools, programs and departments to ensure the achievement of program learning objectives and performance goals. Recommends solutions to close gaps.

3. Develops and facilitates programming for new employee onboarding, development, engagement and leadership programs. Serves as a “train the trainer” in broad deployment strategies.

4. Promotes learning programs and co-manages LMS.

5. Works in partnership with HR Business Partners to ensure interventions aligns with professional development strategy, are of consistent quality, and meets organizational needs.

6. Facilitates and tracks the career development/individual development plan and performance management process within Workday.

7. Co-manage Employee Scholars and Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program (Tuition reimbursement programs).

8. Manages HRIS faculty professional development plans and teaching requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of professional development theories and practices, including training principles and methodologies.

2. Knowledge of HR and modern business principles, theories and practices and related laws and regulations.

3. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes setting and meeting quality standards for services, improving internal customer loyalty, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

4. Ability to evaluate the best method of research and then exercise appropriate judgement in establishing priorities and resolving routing matters. Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

5. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as facilitation skills.

6. Knowledge of learning authoring tools and learning applications.

7. Skilled and proficient in Microsoft Office.

8. Experience in the integration of leadership development and talent management.

9. Ability to assume role as project lead and to manage entire change process; experience leading multiple projects simultaneously.

10. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication, coaching and consulting skills. Ability to assess needs, influence, collaborate, deliver and collaborate at all levels of the organization.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education or closely related field from an accredited institution.

2. Seven (7) years of progressively related professional work experience which must include:
  • Five (5) years of experience in professional development or training
  • Two (2) years of experience using virtual classroom technology
  • Three (3) years of experience in the design and delivery of education programs and/or curriculum
  • Three (3) years HRIS application administrative and business processes experience. Workday HCM is preferred.
Special Instructions:
For all internal candidates who are interested in transferring or promoting to this position please review the transfer and promotion policy located in the Madison College Employee Handbook
For application troubleshooting or general questions, please call the Human Resources Department (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Employment and Employee Relations
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6900

Position Type: Administrative

Posting Number: 20160603049

FLSA: Exempt

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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.