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Working As A Staff Developer

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Staff Developer Do

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Duties

Training and development specialists typically do the following:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Deliver training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate training programs to ensure they are current and effective
  • Select and assign instructors or vendors to conduct training
  • Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment

Training and development specialists create, administer, and deliver training programs for businesses and organizations. To do this, they must first assess the needs of an organization. Once those needs are determined, specialists develop custom training programs that take place in classrooms or training facilities. Training programs are increasingly delivered through computers, tablets, or other hand-held electronic devices.

Training and development specialists organize or deliver training sessions using lectures, group discussions, team exercises, hands-on examples, and other formats. Training can be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application. Training also may be collaborative, which allows employees to connect informally with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through the use of technology.

Training and development specialists may monitor instructors, guide employees through media-based programs, or facilitate informal or collaborative learning programs.

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How To Become A Staff Developer

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational psychology.

In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Related work experience is important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Advancement

Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

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Staff Developer Career Paths

Staff Developer
Adjunct Instructor Department Chairperson
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Senior Software Engineer Senior Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Program Coordinator Event Manager
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Clinical Coordinator Program Director
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Educator Account Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resource Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Educator Program Coordinator Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer
Manager, Learning & Development
10 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Principal Adjunct Instructor Instructor
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Faculty Attorney Human Resources Manager
Organizational Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Principal Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Case Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Clinical Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Instructor Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Co-Owner Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Case Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Instructor Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Special Education Teacher Trainer Training Manager
Senior Training Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Staff Developer Demographics

Gender

Female

69.9%

Male

28.1%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

79.9%

Hispanic or Latino

10.4%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

1.7%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.5%

French

7.1%

Japanese

4.7%

Arabic

3.5%

Portuguese

2.4%

Italian

2.4%

Swedish

1.2%

Samoan

1.2%

Hawaiian

1.2%

Cayuga

1.2%

Bosnian

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Hebrew

1.2%

Coptic

1.2%

Carrier

1.2%

Bengali

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Hmong

1.2%

Cheyenne

1.2%

Swahili

1.2%
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Staff Developer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.5%

Walden University

9.0%

Grand Canyon University

7.6%

Nova Southeastern University

6.3%

Capella University

5.4%

University of Connecticut

4.9%

Teachers College of Columbia University

4.5%

University of Kentucky

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Liberty University

4.0%

New York University

3.6%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.6%

University of Texas at Austin

3.6%

Ball State University

3.6%

Syracuse University

3.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.1%

George Washington University

3.1%

University of Arizona

3.1%

Saint Cloud State University

3.1%

Ashford University

2.7%
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Majors

Nursing

34.7%

Business

11.9%

Educational Leadership

9.1%

Education

7.0%

Elementary Education

5.5%

Psychology

4.0%

Computer Science

2.6%

Curriculum And Instruction

2.3%

Social Work

2.0%

Management

2.0%

English

2.0%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

School Counseling

1.9%

Counseling Psychology

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

Special Education

1.9%

Communication

1.8%

Educational Technology

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.5%
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Degrees

Masters

36.1%

Bachelors

26.0%

Other

17.5%

Doctorate

7.7%

Associate

7.6%

Certificate

3.0%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.8%
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Real Staff Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Algorithm Developer Audience, Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 24, 2015 $165,000
IT Staff Developer Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 10, 2016 $157,477
Literacy Staff Developer Mondo Publishing New York, NY Aug 13, 2012 $156,525
Staff Data Developer Think Big Analytics, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 21, 2013 $145,000
Staff UX Developer Visa USA San Francisco, CA Dec 28, 2015 $144,997 -
$164,000
Staff UX Developer Visa USA San Francisco, CA Nov 18, 2015 $135,000 -
$155,000
Staff UX Developer Visa U.S.A. Inc. Foster City, CA Apr 07, 2014 $126,430 -
$153,123
Senior Staff Developer Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 03, 2016 $120,349 -
$153,500
SR. Staff Data Developer Myspace, Inc. Beverly Hills, CA Mar 24, 2011 $120,166
Staff Developer, Business Information Solutions Edwards Lifesciences LLC Irvine, CA Nov 05, 2016 $120,000
Staff Developer Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 10, 2016 $119,350 -
$134,000
Staff Data Developer Think Big Analytics, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 11, 2013 $115,000
Staff Data Developer Think Big Analytics, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 06, 2012 $115,000
Staff UX Developer Visa U.S.A. Inc. Foster City, CA Mar 17, 2014 $111,049 -
$153,123
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Jan 08, 2015 $108,430
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Sep 20, 2016 $105,581
Senior Staff, Developer Portfolio Management Charles Schwab and Company, Inc. Lone Tree, CO Dec 27, 2016 $104,333
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Sep 20, 2013 $103,584
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Feb 23, 2013 $103,584 -
$105,016
Senior Staff Developer Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2009 $102,149 -
$138,000
SR. Staff-Identity Management, OIM Developer Charles Schwab and Company, Inc. Austin, TX Nov 07, 2016 $95,846 -
$130,500
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Sep 15, 2010 $94,000
Staff Developer Seagate Us LLC Bloomington, MN Mar 16, 2013 $91,187 -
$103,583
Staff Developer Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Rockville, MD Aug 12, 2016 $90,688 -
$111,363
Staff Developer Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. Rockville, MD May 06, 2015 $89,428 -
$106,541
Staff Developer Collaborative Consulting, LLC Burlington, MA Oct 14, 2014 $88,296
Functional Optimization Project: Technical Staff Developer Oncore Consulting LLC Sacramento, CA Jul 25, 2016 $86,000
Staff Data Developer Teradata Operations, Inc. Chicago, IL Aug 29, 2014 $85,000
Staff Data Developer Teradata Operations, Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 19, 2014 $85,000

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Top Skills for A Staff Developer

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Top Staff Developer Skills

  1. Staff Development Programs
  2. Procedures
  3. Curriculum
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Established metrics and objectives for staff development programs through keen analysis of employee needs.
  • Created scripts, stored procedures, triggers, views for data access and manipulation.
  • Supervised the training and progress of new employees in facilitating a 30 hour curriculum.
  • Supervised nursing care that is delivered to a 120 bed facility.
  • Model and ensure instructor participation in staff development and training programs.

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