Senior Leadership & Development Specialist


Boston, MA, USA Remote 1 day in office

Full time

$83-92k (annually)

People Operations / Mid/Senior level

Nov 8

Job description

Our client is hiring a Senior Leadership & Development Specialist responsible for curating and creating both in person and virtual learning and organizational development programs in alignment with HR and College strategy; performing management and development coaching; and administrating the performance management and learning management system in Workday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult with stakeholders to determine individual, departmental, and institutional learning and development needs; and strategize, problem solve, design, and implement appropriate activities or interventions.
  • Create and curate learning modules on management and professional skills including diversity, equity, and inclusion; and manage the learning registration process.
  • Execute the Manager Essentials program to support new manager development and collaborate with the Director in facilitating Leadership development experiences for employee growth and progression.
  • Collect and analyze feedback on continuous learning activities on a college wide basis to identify programs to rerun, alter, or create from scratch.
  • Plan and execute community wide event programming to foster a Learning campus.
  • Partner with other learning providers across campus to maintain one learning calendar and on demand learning resource library.
  • Assess current state of learning and adoption of key skills and tools across campus.
  • Complete needs analysis and evaluation of vendors and training programs as needed.
  • Benchmark best-practice employee learning systems/processes externally.
  • Maintain the L&D section of the HR website that provides overview of practices and services.
  • Continuously improve all programs and offerings based on participant feedback and best practices.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.
  • Supervises: N/A Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of successful related experience
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to break down complex topics to make them easier for others to understand and apply
  • Expert presentation and facilitation skills for in person, virtual, or hybrid environments
  • Superior trust building, coaching and listening skills, and the ability to protect confidences, when appropriate
  • Strong technological skills for Microsoft Office or Google products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as an overall high level of technological savviness
  • Must have knowledge of various assessments with the ability to debrief with individuals or groups
  • Learning management platform implementation and management experience
  • Excellent creative problem solving, objectivity, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse staff and faculty
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through on commitments and meet deadlines
  • Motivated, independent learner with a passion for learning and OD topics
  • Keeps up-to-date with information and trends relevant to the role, the organization, and in the industry
  • Works independently to solve problems; looks for opportunities to take on responsibility; takes thoughtful risks; and effectively acts on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results
  • Anticipates and effectively handles change; demonstrates willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions
  • Embraces ideas and changes created by all community members; seeks and appreciates constructive thoughts, ideas, and feedback from others
  • Effectively handles multiple tasks and priorities
  • Highly independent; takes initiative; and challenges self to be and do one’s best

Skills & Abilities:

  • Workday Learning Management experience a plus
  • Certification from ICF or other credible source preferred
  • Instructional design experience a plus
  • Certifications such as coaching, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, Myers-Briggs, Clifton Strengths, DISC etc. strongly preferred

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