Job Description

The Professional Development Coordinator will help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge by preparing, facilitating, monitoring, evaluating and documenting training activities for the organization. In addition, the Professional Development Coordinator is responsible for communicating with managers to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, coordinate and oversee organization-wide professional learning programs in alignment with company goals and initiatives through outsourced or in-house resources in accordance with training timelines and departmental needs.

Select and facilitate various training delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual training, on-the-job coaching and other options

Market available training opportunities to employees and provide necessary information

Serve as Chair and facilitate regular meetings of the Professional Development Committee

Conduct organization-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed for new and existing employees.

Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques

Design, prepare and order educational aids and materials

Communicate the goals, plans and progress to department managers and directors.

Maintain updated curriculum database as well as training recording and reporting of Professional Development hours and participation.

Maintain curriculum database and all recorded material. Maintain staff training records.

Research a variety of information (such as courses, materials, training consultants, so forth) to develop new programs that meet staff training needs.

Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment.

Host train-the-trainer sessions for internal subject matter experts.

Handle logistics for training activities including venues and equipment.

Assist in managing assigned training budgets.

Assess program impact by gathering feedback from trainers and trainees after each educational session to ensure they are current and effective and that training activities achieved their intended goals.

Use and train staff in the use of SystemHub software and maximize potential and efficiency for organizational standard operating procedures.

Regularly schedule and monitor general training sessions to ensure that staff receive consistent information and training on organizational policies and animal handling & safety procedures.

Train trainers, schedule classes, and assist in training as needed.

Responsible for keeping training manuals and materials up to date as well as posting updated copies on HSPPR intranet and/or other platforms, as necessary.

Represents the Society in a professional light and promotes HSPPR mission, vision and goals.


Commitment to the mission, values, goals and success of HSPPR.

Appropriately documents observed animal behaviors utilizing objective language as required in relevant procedures and/or policies.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties: None

Skills / Requirements

Our ideal candidate will bring to HSPPR the following combination of skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Education:  

    Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (education, training, human resources, or related field) preferred.

    Proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator or similar role.

    Knowledge of adult instructional and learning theory and principles.

    Knowledge of current trends in curriculum, teaching methods and strategies; best practices in school improvement, leadership development; adult learning theory and professional development; planning and project management; and, collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups.

    Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.

    Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, time-sensitive work environment.

    Superior interpersonal, oral communication and written skills.

    Excellent organizational and facilitation skills.

    Positive attitude and professional demeanor.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office software, data entry and reporting.


    Physical Demands:

    Regularly sits at computer station, often in a shared office environment.

    The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 or more pounds of moving weight and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 or more pounds of moving weight.

    May be occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.

    Regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and is frequently required to stand and walk. May be expected to be on feet for extended periods of time.

    Consistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.

    Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Regularly exposed to noise and potential exposure to hazardous weather conditions.

    Potential exposure to cleaning supplies and/or other substances containing toxic or caustic chemicals.

    Schedule Requirements: Schedule may include weekend and evening work.

NOTE:     The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Important Notes

Who Are We?  The Only AAHA Accredited Shelter in Colorado!

Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado

HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas County and the City of Centennial.  We employ a total of 160 full and part-time employees.  Employees must be 18 years of age, a drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.  In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff members. They include:     

Health Insurance     401K with employer matching at 4% of salary      Dental and vision Insurance     Supplemental Group Insurance*     Short & Long Term disability Insurance      Paid time off      Holidays      Direct Deposit         (*) Employee pays full premium

 The core values of the staff unite and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization and our community. 

HSPPR Operating Values: 

  • Compassion: We believe that kindness and respect toward animals is an essential element in building a more humane and civil society.  We work to elevate empathy and behavior in order to prevent animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect. 
  • Stewardship: We will responsibly manage expenses and revenue, acting for the long-term greater good of the organization, conserving our resources and preserving our environment. 
  • Integrity: We encourage honest dialogue about issues and solutions.  We are willing to explore all options and listen to all perspectives to arrive at the best decisions.  We take responsibility for our behavior –every action counts.   
  • Excellence: We make a difference every day.  We are committed to the safety and protection of people and animals.  We foster a learning environment, encourage new ideas, and care enough to provide constructive feedback. 
  • Collaboration: We are united in the pursuit of our mission.  We will be known as an organization that is inclusive, fair, and transparent. We expand and develop partnerships to further our mission.