Learning and Development Specialist

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 11th, 2019


$2,308.00 to $2,769.60 per Bi-weekly   Calculate


Castle Rock, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Learning and Development department at Douglas County Libraries is focused on delivering a premium employment experience for our staff by offering industry-leading training and development. The person awarded this role will have the chance to identify learning needs and opportunities, author training modules and deliver training to staff. In working with an experienced and dedicated team, s/he will be able to significantly impact global programs at Douglas County Libraries as the district strives to optimize service to staff and community. This is an exciting time for the Learning and Development department! With innovation as a driving core value, Learning and Development staff are taking on the challenges of the modern workplace by employing new technology, blended learning techniques and fresh approaches to curriculum development. Learning and Development Specialists report to the HR Director who, along with other senior leaders, is open to new ideas, loves innovation and believes that professional development is the key to success in a winning organization. If you enjoy significant autonomy, thrive on creating training that positively impacts lives, and are skilled at managing big picture goals and detailed execution, this job may be just for you! This position offices out of the Philip S. Miller Library in downtown Castle Rock and spends time in the various branches throughout Douglas County. Castle Rock is recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. and is recognized for being a great place to work and live. With access to both typical suburban housing and a hip downtown vibe, Douglas County has something for everybody.

Additional Info & Requirements

Requirements: Read, write and speak English. Five or more years of hands-on experience in a Learning/Training Specialist role. Demonstrated history of positive impact on learning and development of a specific group of staff.

The Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our libraries and be amazed!

HR Info

For more information on this position or to view all of our exciting position you can visit: DCL Join Our Team. For questions, you may call Paula Standen 303-688-7632 or e-mail pstanden@dclibraries.org to set up a time to talk. ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY EOE

Posted Oct 16, 2019