Director of Learning and Development

Paradies Lagardere - Atlanta, GA2.6

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $130,000 a year
Duties & Responsibilities

Scope and assess the learning and development needs for the organization, in partnership with functional leaders and members of the HR team
Evaluate the most appropriate and engaging learning vehicles for programs and initiatives (i.e. LMS, Instructor-Led, videos, etc.)
Lead, coach, inspire, and reinforce the performance objectives and expectations for the Learning and Development team
Oversee the design, management, and execution of the Learning Management System; including vendor management
Build, pilot, and test items in the learning management system as part of deployment activities
Oversee and guide third party L&D partners and contractors; to include instructional designers
Act as a true Subject Matter Expert (SME) on learning and development innovation, best practices, and strategies for both corporate and field populations
Support the organization’s business transformation and change efforts through effective design and deployment of learning and change management initiatives
Contribute to the overall design and deployment of the organization’s high potential, succession, and other talent management strategies
Develop and manage the resources and budget for the organization’s learning programs
Clearly and concisely communicate with stakeholders on the progress of programs, program budgets, and design in a timely manner
Support the overall HR strategy and brand by partnering with HR team members to build strong and credible internal relationships with business functions
Manage the workload of the L&D team and external vendors through strong project management
Conduct assessments after the deployment of key programs and initiatives to understand strengths and risks to the solutions over time
Lead by example demonstrating professionalism, self-confidence, energy and enthusiasm

Education, Experience, & Certifications

BA/BS (or equivalent) in instructional design, business, human resources, or related field required
Master’s Degree in business, human resources, or another related field preferred
Retail, Dining, or Hospitality industry experience strongly preferred
7+ years of Learning and Development leadership required
PHR/SPHR or ATD professional certification preferred
Hands-on expertise designing and managing a Learning Management System (LMS) required, Cornerstone experience preferred
Significant instructional design experience required
Strong development experience using key tools, e.g., Enable Now, Articulate, Storyline, Captivate, etc.

Position Qualifications

Knowledge of innovative learning methods (i.e. digital, video, etc.)
Expertise in and knowledge of various adult professional learning strategies and techniques required
Demonstrated success managing multiple projects on time and on budget
Proven ability to work independently with strong negotiation skills and decision quality
Experience successfully engaging with senior business leaders and other key stakeholders within an organization implementing key strategic initiatives and change
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders at varying levels of management with credibility
Comfort with complexity, high levels of ambiguity, and change
Strong presentation/facilitation, content writing ability, oral communication skills, attention to detail and excellent proofing and editing skills