Learning and Development Specialist

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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New York City, NY, United States

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24 days ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Learning and Development Specialist to work with the Human Resources team in our New York City office. The Learning and Development Specialist will be planning and scheduling training sessions, organizing resources for effective delivery, and will be an important point of contact for the talent development function at NRDC.
  • Facilitates learning sessions in in-class, virtual and online formats.
  • Researches, compiles, and recommends best practices in talent development, leadership development and online learning.
  • Develops learning curricula for onboarding, employee, and manager effectiveness trainings.
  • Undertakes needs analysis at the individual and team levels to find out learning needs of leaders, employees, and teams.
  • Works with employees and people leaders to recommend learning events, learning paths, and talent development interventions based on needs.
  • Acts as a thought partner in developing an effective organizational learning and development plan.
  • Coaches course participants on best practices of skill and learning acquisition and application at work.
  • Promotes a learning culture at NRDC through creative ways to maximize learning and engagement.
  • Leads and partakes in talent development projects as assigned by the Director of Talent Development.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a learning and development practitioner.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, I/O Psychology or related discipline.
  • HR and/or learning & development certifications highly welcomed.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.

NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. Hiring range is $90,000 - $110,000. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity considerations taken into account.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be attached to the New York office, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support staff with remote working arrangements. Should you relocate from your current location in the future, we will review any change to your compensation, and relocation assistance, at that time.

To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications NRDC receives, we will only contact candidates we would like to progress through the search process. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes, or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, or if you are a person with a disability and you need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.

For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org.