Position title
Professional Development & Learning Specialist


The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is hiring a Professional Development & Learning Specialist to join our System Office’s Human Resources team. We’re looking for someone who is able to see the big picture and obsess about the details when it comes to training adult learners. If you’re looking for an opportunity to be highly creative with your training content creation, we encourage you to apply! CCCS provides generous leave, excellent benefits, and flexible work schedules, including hybrid-remote work within the state of Colorado.

Examples of Duties

In this role, you’ll be responsible for supporting and cultivating a positive culture that encourages ongoing learning and professional development. (You can see our current offerings on our Professional Development page!) The person in this role must build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation across teams with an aim to attract, engage, and develop a diverse staff. You’ll be responsible for the planning, development, coordination, facilitation, and evaluation of professional learning and development opportunities for the CCCS System Office staff. This role also supports and leads efforts on system-wide leadership development and streamlining learning and development initiatives across the System.

  • Use applicable adult learning and organizational behavior theories and models to assess, design, develop, and implement presentations and training materials that are clear, user friendly, professional, and accommodate various adult learning styles.
  • Lead HR personnel and Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the development of training in support of HR initiatives, and system-wide programs and processes.
  • Plan, develop, and provide learning and development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • In conjunction with system stakeholders, design, implement, revise and deliver leadership programs at CCCS with the goal of developing current and potential leaders and incorporating CCCS succession planning tools.
  • Coordinate efforts to implement succession planning strategies at CCCS, including the development of career pathing programs and coaching/mentoring initiatives.
  • Consult with managers to identify gaps in learning and/or performance among their teams and partner with them to determine solutions based on gaps identified.


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business Management, Training, Organization Development, Adult Education, or related. Equivalent professional experience, year for year, may substitute for the degree.
  • Two years of professional experience in teaching, organizational development, training, or adult education that includes experience designing, developing, and/or delivering a variety of learning and development activities.


Supplemental Information

Attributes that will contribute to success in this position:

  • Knowledge of adult learning theory.
  • Proficiency in using learning tools like Camtasia, Articulate360, Yuja, etc.
  • Experience in managing a learning management system (LMS).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of traditional and modern job training methods and techniques.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with an emphasis on collaboration.
  • Adaptability/flexibility.
  • Advanced organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Independence with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Project management skills.

Work Location/Travel Expectations:

  • This position is located at 9101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.
  • Occasional travel within the state as needed.
  • Alternative work arrangements, including flexible schedules and remote work may be available. All work must be completed in the state of Colorado.

The Colorado Community College System is the state’s largest provider of higher education and workforce training, consisting of 13 colleges and over 35 locations across the state, educating approximately 120,000 students annually. In addition, we train more than 4,000 Coloradans each year through customized employer training programs. Our mission is to provide accessible, responsive learning environments where students can achieve their educational, professional and personal goals in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation. We are an organization that encourages individuals to bring their whole selves to work.

CCCS believes when all human qualities are regarded with dignity and respect and when everyone has access to the individualized support they need, all will have the opportunity to thrive. In all aspects of the employment process, decisions are made based on merit, competence, performance and business need without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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Job Location
9101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO, 80230
Job Type
Employment Type
$63,000.00-$65,000.0 Per year
Date posted
October 9, 2023
Valid through
October 24, 2023
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