Sr. Specialist Learning & Development

Working from home
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Position Overview:

Chemonics International seeks a Sr Specialist, Learning & Development. Chemonics' enterprise learning and development function is focused on ensuring our learning initiatives and systems are intuitive, designed for a global audience, and drive skills adoption that support our key results, mission, and values. The Learning and Development Sr. Specialist works with the Learning & Development team to design and maintain curriculum, ensuring that existing and future training content directly supports global workforce learning needs. This position collaborates with stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) from business lines, support divisions, and around the world to assess learning needs, design and implement content, and review learning outcomes. Focusing on human-centered design and translating business needs into scalable learning initiatives, the Specialist helps SMEs integrate e-learning into training initiatives to reach corporate and global staff, bolster learning objectives and evaluation, manage programmatic success across a breadth of learning initiatives, and facilitate learning sessions as needed.


• Manages planning, maintenance, development, and implementation of our enterprise curricula, using best practices in adult learning and technical expertise in learning management.

• With the director, develops overall strategy for developing, adjusting, and disseminating training programs to a global audience.

• Through e-learning software such as Vyond, Storyline, Rise, and Adobe, designs and develops independent and integrated e-learning modules to allow increased reach and availability of materials for a remote or global workforce.

• Leads meetings with subject matter experts to help identify and prioritize new training content pipeline.

• Manages relationships with relevant SMEs around all aspects of the learning program including needs identification, training content design and development, implementation, and evaluation, as well as informal learning and knowledge sharing.

• Supports overall training project plan including timeline and coordination of training content.

• In collaboration with director, sets processes, structure, and resources for virtual and in-person instructor-led training including instructor support and preparation.

• Builds and maintains personal technical knowledge in adult learning, instructional design, instructional technology, and training delivery by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

• Designs and delivers team development sessions and mentors junior department staff in designing and delivering these sessions.
  • Oversees delivery of Arizona State University (ASU) mini-masters programming.
  • Supports the day-to-day management of the learning IT systems .
  • Utilizes the Performance Learning Management System and other learning platforms to support e-learning and virtual or in-person instructor-led training activity planning and implementation.

• Actively participates in new business activities, including proposal teams, in increasingly difficult roles and providing technical input related to training and development proposal efforts.

• If appropriate, supervises direct report, delegating and managing workload while supporting their professional development.

• Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


• Minimum 5 years of technically relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required, Master's degree or equivalent work experience in relevant field preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles and instructional design.
  • Knowledge and experience with e-learning design and implementation.
  • Experience supporting the implementation of broad scale training programs required; experience with asynchronous delivery preferred.
  • Knowledge/awareness of best practices in adult learning, blended training program design and management in developing country contexts preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute to the team's overall vision of a globally accessible training platform.
  • Flexibility and an ability to adjust to changing priorities and targets preferred.
  • Willingness to adapt to the changing needs and pressures of the team with composure and ingenuity.
  • Ability to liaise with global stakeholders across the company from all levels, executive to entry-level.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience managing workflow with minimal oversight, in a fast-paced environment with multiple partners and evolving priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Apply by June 16th, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is continuously monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff and potential candidates is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to offer virtual interviews for all on-going recruits. On-boarding for new staff is offered in hybrid format through our Washington, D.C. and London, UK offices to accommodate remote workers.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chemonics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated.

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $84,320 - $105,400.

An employee's pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit to find out more about the benefits this position is eligible for.

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