Learning and Development Specialist

Location: Fort Worth, TX 
Type Of Employment: 
Full Time

Position summary:

The Learning and Development Specialist assists the Employee Development Manager in designing, developing, coordinating and facilitating District training and development programs, materials, and marketing. Additionally, this position assists the Employee Development Manager in coordinating the District Wellness Program and maintaining internal communication functions such as monthly newsletters and the Intranet home page.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years of learning and development experience
  • Knowledge of adult instructional learning theory and principles
  • Knowledge of instructional design and training methodologies
  • Proven success as self-starter who takes ownership of projects
  • Must have good analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software and platforms
  • High degree of dependability, motivation, adaptability, and flexibility
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to troubleshoot and recognize errors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid Texas Driver License

Qualifications desired:

  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Captivate, and Final Cut Pro
  • Experience managing health promotion and/or health management programsconducting wellness initiatives, educational and member/group activities, and handling multiple complex, concurrent projects
  • Basic knowledge of printing and fulfillment processes, design principles, web design, photography and video production concepts. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus. If applicable, please provide samples of work performed.
  • Bilingual

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design, development, sourcing and delivery of in-house training that incorporates a blended approach to learning & development, including, but not limited to, one-on-one coaching, classroom/workshop training, and online training
  • Compile handbooks, manuals, guides, and other materials so training programs are delivered with high quality resources
  • Work cross functionally within the organization to organize, coordinate and manage wellness initiatives to promote employee engagement
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of the monthly company and training newsletters
  • Perform administrative functions associated with the platforms unique to this role (BizLibrary LMS, Vitality, Service Now, and SharePoint)
  • Evaluate and measure program success (short and long term), year over year engagement, and make recommendations for enhancements and improvement
  • Responsive, accountable, strong employee focus, passionate about people and comfortable with frequent changes and change management
  • Willing to travel up to two (2) times per month to company locations to perform outreach functions
  • Acquire and obtain knowledge of the District’s wellness facilities to include locations, equipment inventory, and on site fitness class schedules.

Nonessential functions, skills and experience:

  • Perform other duties as required

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Listen and respond constructively to others ideas
  • Acknowledge employees for job well done
  • Align personal goals with the strategic direction of the District
  • Seek performance feedback from management and team members
  • Professionalism
  • Confidentiality
  • Positive and encouraging approach to Wellness

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.