Staff Development Manager

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Staff Development Manager. This position reports to the Human Resources and Organizational Development Director and works in the Operations Center, which is just one block away from the Main Library in downtown Dayton. The selected candidate will be in charge of coordinating the annual Staff Development Day (including lunch arrangements as well as programming) for the 300+ staff in attendance. The incumbent also chairs the Reference Training Committee, which is responsible for providing training workshops on how to perform reference interviews as well as the coordination of reference courses for those staff who would like to become more familiar with the library’s resources. Lastly, this person develops and delivers training for staff on various topics. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Further, we recognize the importance of language diversity on our team as Dayton was the first city in the United States to earn the status of "Certified Welcoming" city. We encourage applications from individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages commonly used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Essential Job Duties

  • Directly hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules Staff Development Assistant. Communicates with Human Resources Director on policy and staffing issues.
  • Identifies training and development needs of staff at all organizational levels through a variety of means including, but not limited to, surveys, personal interviews, and group meetings.
  • Based on identified needs, maps out annual training plan. Develops, designs, and delivers training programs, including a curriculum-based program for staff. Selects appropriate training methods and activities. Works with managers to effectively address performance concerns through group and individual learning plans.
  • Markets training opportunities to encourage participation of targeted audiences. Coordinates scheduled training with appropriate Library and/or contract personnel.
  • Develops and manages a robust new employee orientation and onboarding program in collaboration with the Human Resources Director and the Recruitment and Retention Manager.
  • Assesses instructional effectiveness and determines the impact of training on employees’ skills, knowledge, and abilities. Amends and revises programs to ensure maximum impact on workplace performance.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in Library policies, practices, and technologies and adjusts training curriculum to reflect such changes. Ensures depth of understanding to serve as internal subject matter expert on new technologies which require staff training. May assist with the selection and testing of new software which requires staff training.
  • Organizes material, physical, and human resources needed to carry out the training plan. Produces training materials for in-house courses.
  • Serves as chair of the Staff Day Committee.
  • Serves as chair of the Reference Training Committee.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in training and library services. Researches and applies new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience required with a minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and management experience preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with community members, vendors, organizations, and staff members.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and training handouts clearly and informatively.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, speakers, and vendors individually and in a group setting.
  • Ability to communicate by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed.
  • Knowledge of professional training principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, human relation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to assess training needs. Ability to develop and manage individual learning plans, group training plans, development training programs, correspondence courses, and related educational opportunities to meet employee needs.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is negotiable starting at $55,451 annually. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at This position is open until filled.

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