Staff Development Manager – Dayton Metro Library (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Metro Library
Staff Development Manager

Job Information
Dayton, Ohio, 45402, United States
Job ID:
September 2, 2021
Position Title:
Staff Development Manager
Company Name:
Dayton Metro Library
Library or Company Type:
Public Library
Job Category:
Other/Not Listed
Entry Level:
Job Type:
Job Duration:
Min Education:
Master’s Degree
Min Experience:
3-5 Years
Required Travel:
$51,267.00 (Yearly Salary)
About Dayton Metro Library
The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Staff Development Manager. This position reports to the Human Resources 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 provides training for staff as our newly built/remodeled branches open and as new technology is unveiled. Join our team today!

Why Dayton? From the community’s vast outdoor recreation opportunities to its wide variety of housing choices, to abundant amenities usually found in much larger cities, no matter what your interests, you can build a life filled with purpose, opportunity and joy. The City of Dayton was recently designated the first official “Welcoming City,” but our region’s efforts to embrace newcomers extends beyond the title. Vast immigrant resources, a vibrant LGBTQIA network, and supportive young professional organizations ensure that there is a welcome spot for everyone.

Experience all four seasons at hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. Hike, bike, camp and explore in the destination National Geographic called the “Outdoor Adventure Capital in the Midwest.” Dayton Dragons Baseball (a Cincinnati Reds Single A affiliate) and great collegiate sports will keep any sports fan busy. All this, plus a great location nestled just an hour from Cincinnati or Columbus, if you seek a change of scenery.

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.
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.
Application Process: For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at by September 14, 2021.

The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Dayton Metro Library Is a Place for Discovery! Informing, inspiring, and enriching our community. The Dayton Metro Library brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other. Within our Branches and beyond our walls, we are advocates for exploration, champions of literacy, and active facilitators of empowerment, inclusion, and positive change.

Since the founding of the Library in 1888, we’ve consistently met the changing needs of our diverse and growing community. Our materials, programs, and initiatives cover countless topics for all ages. We are unwavering in our focus on excellence, and we are passionate about providing consistent, quality service in our six outcomes. Explore the Annual Report at to see our impact.


Dayton Metro Library is working hard to meet the evolving needs of our community, and we need bright and motivated staff to help us out. We want people on our team who bring unique perspectives, experiences, and talents to the diverse aspirations of the people we serve.

YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. Our staff is the heart of our organization.