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Learning & Development Specialist

  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Full-time/Flex

Higher education institute is looking for a full-time Learning and Development specialist to curate and drive execution of in-person and virtual learning and OD programs for college departments and employees. 

Hours/Schedule:  Full-time


Job Type: Direct


Location Requirements: Hybrid – mostly remote with requirement of 1 to 3 days in office each month in Metro West, MA area.   

Salary: $76,000

Job Description: Reporting to and working with the Director, Learning & Development (L&D), design, roll-out and manage various learning and development functions for the college departments and employees. Responsible 
for curating and creating learning and development pathways for employee success within college's learning management system; managing learning resources in support of a learning culture; and facilitating professional development workshops for teams and coaching as necessary.  Responsibilities include:

  • Create, curate, and assess learning and development tracks for employees in Learning Management System (LMS) to upskill, reskill, and develop new skills within their roles including microlearning options
  • Partner with the L&D team to create visually appealing, engaging, and easily digestible content that reflects college branding.
  • Design courses as well as develop resources and training guides for various levels of the employee journey and in support of a hybrid working environment.
  • In collaboration with HRIS, coordinate, and manage the registration, reporting and assessment process for online courses such as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Partner with HRIS and talent teams to leverage the learning platform with managers and their teams.
  • Manage L&D vendors and internal stakeholders/subject matter experts for learning content creation and program implementation.
  • Explore a variety of potential learning technologies that can be leveraged to drive learning impact.
  • Uncover and recommend approaches to better engage and, in some cases, automate our L&D processes.
  • Manage digital resources available for learning and promote to campus community to support our learning culture.
  • Serve as an LMS resource to the community to leverage and adopt the tool.
  • Maintain the L&D section of the HR website that provides overview of practices and services.
  • Provide coaching and organizational support as facilitator of general workshops such as conflict resolution, goal setting, communication, and others as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of successful related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to break down complex topics to make them easier for others to understand and apply
  • Experience creating, designing, and implementing learning and educational programs digitally and in person
  • Working knowledge of a Learning Management System platform
  • Strong research, technological, and organizational skills
  • Experience facilitating and training employees at various levels
  • Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills to work with and influence team members and stakeholders
  • Work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse staff and faculty
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through on commitments and meet deadlines
  • Leverage data for informed decision-making
  • Effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Highly independent; take initiative; and challenges self to be and do one's best
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office or Google products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as an overall high level of technological savviness



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