Los Angeles Community College District

Professional Development Coordinator (#5043)

$50.23-$62.23 hourly / $8,706.94-$10,786.37 monthly / $104,483.28-$129,436.44 annual


Develops, implements, manages, and evaluates professional development programs, events, and activities for various groups and individuals at a college or the District Office. Policies and content for faculty professional development activities, however, remain within the purview of the Academic Senate as provided in State law and District policy.

Typical Duties

Evaluates professional development needs for classified, unclassified, management, and administrative employees through assessment, needs analysis, surveying, and consultation with appropriate parties.

Facilitates collaboration and communication among participatory governance committees, the Academic Senate, ad hoc groups, and administrators relating to the development of professional development priorities, plans and programs.

Facilitates the use of a broad range of traditional and technology approaches such as formal group and individual training, coaching, web-based programs, e-Learning systems, pod casts, and interactive video into the professional development program.

In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, creates and maintains a master calendar of professional development opportunities, training sessions, and events.

Publicizes, promotes, and markets professional development programs and opportunities by using a broad range of methods and tools and maintaining a consistent presence.

In consultation with presenting parties including the Academic Senate, coordinates, develops, schedules, and assesses New Employee Orientation programs.

Coordinates, organizes, and promotes employee engagement opportunities and activities such as social events, team-building sessions, and employee recognition.

Collaborates and coordinates with other professional development efforts both on campus and District-wide such as training in the area of business and contract processes, hiring processes, performance management, diversity, and sexual harassment training; ensures required trainings are completed by staff and that participation thresholds are met.

Develops methods and tools, collects data, and evaluates the effectiveness of professional development activities and participation; prepares reports and recommendations related to outcomes and possible improvements.

Oversees the logistical requirements associated with professional development events and activities including schedules, staffing, publicity, rooms, supplies, and equipment.

Researches and disseminates information regarding new and emerging technologies that support organizational development and professional development and learning.

Develops and maintains the college or District Office professional development website in collaboration with the public relations and information technology departments.

Represents the college or District Office at local, regional, state, and national meetings and conferences related to professional development.

Identifies sources and evaluates consultant and vendor-available professional development courses and materials; recommends purchases designed to meet the needs of the college or District Office; processes required business, contract, and legal procurement documents in accordance with District policy.

Prepares unit budget requests and manages expenditures in a manner consistent with college and District policies and priorities.

Selects, trains, and evaluates the work of consultants and staff.

Oversees the processing of tuition reimbursement applications and documentation for staff development participants.

May develop content and materials and present professional development workshops to groups of varying sizes on a variety of soft skills topics such as effective communication, collaboration, professionalism, creative problem solving, coaching and mentoring, adapting to change, and customer service.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Professional Development Coordinator develops, implements, manages, and evaluates customized professional development programs and activities for various groups and individuals at a college or the District Office. Policies and content for faculty professional development activities, however, remain within the purview of the Academic Senate as provided in State law and District policy.

A Technical Training Coordinator plans, develops, implements, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates technical training programs focused on specialized technology skills required by ERP systems such as SAP, Peoplesoft, and related systems and technologies.


General supervision is received from a classified or academic administrator. Functional supervision is exercised over college staff, consultants, and vendors providing professional development programs and activities for staff. Immediate supervision is exercised over lower-level professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to the unit.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, and tools for formal and on-the-job professional development and training

Theories, strategies, and methodologies of adult learning

Teaching and facilitation skills

Basic principles of promotion, publicity, marketing, and advertising

Current trends and developments in professional development

Community resources and programs complimentary to professional development activities

Research methods and techniques used in the professional development field

Professional competencies related to a variety of occupational fields

Methods and techniques of writing, composition, layout and production of professional development and training materials

District and college organizational structure, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

Principles and techniques of budgeting and financial management

Principles of supervision

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware related to the development and delivery of professional development and training materials

Skill in:

Making effective, informational, and motivational presentations to diverse audiences

Ability to:

Manage a professional development program in a manner consistent with management objectives and employee needs and interests

Effectively assess, target, and align professional development needs with individual, departmental and college and District goals

Design, develop, implement, promote, and evaluate professional development programs and activities that are responsive to broad levels of professional need and diverse audiences

Collect and evaluate data related to professional development

Manage multiple projects and effectively meet deadlines

Work independently and with minimal supervision

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software applications used to support the development and delivery o f classroom and on-line training courses and materials

Motivate, supervise, and develop others

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Plan and execute the logistical aspects of professional development events and activities

Prepare effective and comprehensive oral and written communications, reports, publications, and presentations

Travel to offsite meetings and events

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. Coursework in education, teaching, workforce education, adult education, occupational training, or a related field is desirable.


Four years of full-time, paid, professional-level experience in designing, managing, and coordinating training and development programs, course content, and activities which included responsibility for assessing the needs of the targeted population group. Experience in a higher education setting with an employee development focus is desirable.


A valid California Class “C” driver’s license.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5043; EST: 5/24/2016; REV: 11/6/2019;