Education - Distance Learning Coordinator


September 21, 2022


Judicial Education






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$64,988 – $76,891


The Judicial Education Department’s 7-person team provides continuing education to Pennsylvania’s 1100+ jurists by designing programs that address new and emerging areas of law and issues of importance and interest to judges. Since transitioning to curriculum-based planning, the trial judge curriculum and the manner in which it is used has become a national model. For trial court judges, staff facilitate the development and delivery of nearly 100 hours of education programs annually for more than 450 trial judges statewide. The team is also responsible for managing and administering the judicial education program that includes facilitating accreditation processes, developing new educational offerings, and ensuring judges’ compliance with educational requirements. The department provides 32 hours of mandated continuing legal education and ethics training annually to more than 500 incumbent Magisterial District Judges and Arraignment Court Magistrates. In addition, they provide training to prospective judicial officers and certify those individuals who meet their high standards. It also conducts a one-week practicum, or orientation course, for newly elected or appointed Magisterial District Judges.

Primary Duties

  • Designs and develops skill-based curriculum using current educational practices and established adult learning theories for delivery to trial judges statewide.
  • Identifies content experts, facilitates content development, designs program plans, identifies, and recruits faculty.
  • Researches skill-based topics in various publications and electronic databases; identifies trends and events that may be of interest to the Judiciary.
  • Directs/manages the preparation for programs.
  • Interacts/collaborates with judges, faculty, and institutional partners regarding programs and content. Customizes approach to meet participants' needs.
  • Responsible for ensuring all program logistics are satisfied and course details are communicated to participants.
  • Conducts pre- and post-assessments, and refreshes course content at regular intervals.
  • Remains current with training concepts, trends, and technology.
  • Provides reports on training effectiveness to include evaluation, analysis and recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience creating educational programs.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and / or experience may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania preferred.
  • Occasional overnight statewide travel required. Valid driver’s license required.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

Additional Information

Unified Judicial System Hiring Policy

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