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Training Coordinator

Dept. of Public Instruction

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping increase the diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

The DPI is currently seeking applicants for a Training Coordinator for the Human Resource Services team within the Division for Finance and Management. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI, in the heart of Madison, one block off the Capitol Square, near plentiful restaurants and food carts; or enjoy the Wednesday farmer’s markets and take a stroll around the Capitol, along State Street, or to the deck of Monona Terrace. The office has convenient access by bicycle and bus. For general information about the selection process visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Director, this position is responsible for professional development of Department of Public Instruction employees. The person in this position is responsible for identifying, assessing, and analyzing agency training and professional development needs. The Training & Development Specialist – Senior develops and presents formal training programs as well as researches and procures appropriate training programs from vendors. The person in the position also manages the agency Employee Assistance Program and the agency Wellness Program.

Special Notes  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, a non-resident authorized to work in the U.S. without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.


Please address the following in your cover letter and/or resume:

A minimally qualified applicant must have experience in the following:

  • Developing and presenting professional development training methods (e.g., face-to-face, e-course, webinar, etc.) to adult learners
  • Serving as a facilitator for a group
  • Conducting and evaluating training needs assessments

Well qualified candidates will have experience with a training/learning management system (e.g., ELM, Cornerstone, etc.); implementing a training program; training facilitator techniques to others; managing an employee assistance program and/or wellness program; and/or providing consultation and delivering training specifically to upper management.

How To Apply: 

Please click “Log In to Apply” and follow the prompts to copy and paste your cover letter describing your experience related to the minimum qualifications listed above. You will be asked to provide your personal information and upload a resume to this job announcement (not just to your job cart).

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process.

Applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion or former permanent classified employees should complete the online application process to apply.

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Date Posted
October 22, 2019
Job Type
Madison, WI
Human Resources

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