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Jackson County Library Services - Staff Development Coordinator

Posted: 12/18/2020
Salary: $45,348 - $56,811
Location: Medford, OR

Responsible for identifying, creating, and maintaining staff development training opportunities, from onboarding through ongoing training, to ensure a workforce that remains relevant among emerging and evolving library technologies and trends.


  • Create and execute a broad vision of training needs.
  • Create and maintain a 90-day training schedule for onboarding new staff.
  • Coordinate and facilitate ongoing internal training opportunities for staff.
  • Coordinate and track external training activities for staff.
  • Create and maintain a training schedule/calendar that would include annual trainings that are mandatory each year.
  • Create and lead trainings to staff on soft skills.
  • Work with managers and supervisors to identify training needs.
  • Become an active member of the American Library Association and the Oregon Library Association, keeping an eye on training opportunities for staff.
  • Manage learning management system, including assignment of specific training, tracking of completion, and identifying new training to upload; post internal training videos to the LMS.
  • Lead team to coordinate, plan, and execute annual staff in-service day.
  • Conduct an annual employee survey and needs assessment to assess current training programs and identify future training needs
  • Regular attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to create and lead designated trainings.
  • Ability to create relationships with both internal and external individuals and organization.
  • Technical ability to create and distribute documents and videos that support the training of staff.
  • Knowledge of District procedures.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service under all circumstances.
  • The ability to write and edit documents that will be used District wide.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Ability to write and explain reports to management.
  • Possess analytical, research, and problem-solving skills, and use good judgment when making independent decisions.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Complies with safety requirements of the position and actively promotes safe work practices.
  • Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.


  • Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business administration, public administration, human resources, project management or a related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of experience working with project management, training programs, and coordination of programs.


  • Criminal background check required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and required mandatory insurance when operating a privately-owned vehicle for business purposes.
  • Must be able to travel to other locations to perform work, and/or attend work-related meetings, workshops or conferences.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting. Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc. May infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over [75%] of the work period while operating equipment such as a computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment. High volume environment with high accuracy requirements for numeric and alpha processing. Travel to other district locations and/or to workshops/professional meetings/conferences. This level has a work environment that is well protected, with virtually no hazards or obstacles.  There is very little element of personal risk or hazard. Job conditions are stable, usually well managed, and very comfortable. Conditions may consist of the following:

  • Reading for comprehension and direction, (policies & procedures).
  • Speaking to share/respond, to maintain relationships and to convey instructions and/or direction.
  • Various equipment includes computers with a keyboard and mouse, telephone, and other electronic devices to share documents, information and discussion.
  • Interaction with library customers, Foundation Board, library staff, and the management team.
  • May include stressful situations related to negotiating or resolving problems.
  • Attendance at occasional evening/weekend meetings and/or social/business events.

This position is placed at range L on the JCLS salary schedule, and has a starting salary range of $45,358 to $48,185 per year. The full salary range is $45,358 to $56,811 per year. Placement on the salary schedule is based upon education and experience.

JCLS offers a competitive benefits package including 401(a), medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, JCLS provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited for an initial interview. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. JCLS reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

Employees must satisfy all of the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to; verification of their legal right to work in the United States, and a background check.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or the interview process must notify the Human Resources Department in advance.

JCLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment, of any type, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. The organization employs affirmative personnel measures to ensure the achievement of equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment, and the work environment. These policies of nondiscrimination will prevail throughout every aspect of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, termination, training, and conflict resolution.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a JCLS Application, Cover Letter and Resume. The JCLS Application can be found at These items must be turned in to the Human Resources Department no later than January 11, 2020 at Midnight PST. Materials can be submitted by emailing to Only candidates with complete materials and who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be considered.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2020 – Open Until Filled.