Learning and Development Specialist

Washington D.C., United States
Jan 18, 2014
Job Location 2100 M Street - 2100 M St NW - FB0132
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (DEV)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003120
Working Title: Learning and Development Specialist
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Flexible
Total Hours Per Week: 40+
Pay Grade: 16
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 01/17/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3-4 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in a fundraising environment.

Prefer experience creating, proposing, and delivering customized staff, manager, and team training.

Exceptional presentation and facilitation skills.

Experience with process improvement initiatives.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Manages the collection, organization, assessment and analysis of data to identify development needs of the Division. Serves as an internal consultant and collaborates with HR Client Partners, senior leadership, managers and supervisors to recommend learning experiences to employees of all levels and organize programs to address these needs.

  • Leads efforts to develop creative learning solutions that improve performance, learning and development, and retention within DAR. Develops content and coordinates the delivery of a range of tailored professional development learning programs. Identifies and develops training and related learning opportunities that provides and enhances skills for all DAR staff.

  • Identifies available learning and development opportunities, provides guidance to departments and individual employees in meeting their learning/professional development needs, and establishes metrics for reporting back on the learning from classes, seminars and other learning opportunities. Manages ongoing tracking of training attendance and follows-up with management for missed classes.

  • Acts as a liaison between DAR and Organizational Development and Effectiveness to promote GW training and learning opportunities as appropriate.

  • Manages programs and DAR specific initiatives that support DAR Culture, including DAR Orientation.

  • Proactively identifies professional development needs and themes by working with DAR HR and supervisors.

  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.