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Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
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Learning and Development Manager
Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University

Updated Position Announcement: May 16, 2013


Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Learning and Development Manager in the Division of Human Resources. This position is responsible for the design and delivery of learning and development programs for the evolving needs of the university workforce, which is comprised of over 5000 full-time faculty, professional/non-faculty and support staff.

The Manager plans, designs, develops, and presents formal educational and staff development programs, using multiple delivery methods such as traditional classroom training, workshops, on-line, train-the-trainer, coaching and self-directed learning opportunities. The Manager identifies and assigns subject matter experts to deliver many of the learning and development offerings. The incumbent assesses the effectiveness of the courses, instructors and delivery methods, providing recommendations for improvement.

The Manager establishes partnerships and coordinates with university directors and managers to diagnose and develop recommendations to support targeted learning, staff development, leadership development, and performance-related needs. Participation in a university-wide learning and development advisory committee is critical to the identification of educational needs and priorities, resources, and delivery methods in order to develop new learning and development programs or modify and improve existing programs.

The Manager markets all learning and development programs and supervises the registration process and other logistics in order to ensure smooth delivery of educational programs.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Education, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Psychology, or a related discipline as well as a minimum of four years of experience in curriculum and training design in an educational or business environment, including some experience in development and delivery of online or video conference-based training. Strong interpersonal skills are required, including clear and concise English language verbal communication, presentation, business writing and active listening skills. Excellent facilitation and collaboration skills are also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include learning and development coordination experience in a higher education environment or experience in other human resource-related functions. Also preferred is HR-related certification such as PHR/SPHR or Professional in Learning and Performance Certification (CPLP.)

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three current professional references to Search Committee, Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Screening of applicants begins May 13, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.

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Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A Background Check is required.