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Sr. Learning amp Development Specialist

Company name
YMCA of Greater Seattle

Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type

Hr, Bluecollar

Posted on
Oct 06,2019

Valid Through
Jan 19,2020

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The Sr. Learning & Development Specialist a key member of the Learning & Development team and is responsible for the development, delivery, administration and assessment of staff development programs that enable the YMCA of Greater Seattle to meet its goals and objectives. The Sr. Learning & Development Specialist will lead leadership development programs using diverse delivery methods and incorporating adult learning & instructional design principles. This role will partner with other HR functional teams, YGS leaders and external partners to design best-in-class, innovative learning and development experiences, tools and materials. This role will also be responsible for taking ownership in key HR learning technology implementations, sourcing new learning technologies, change management initiatives, staff experience and talent management processes, as needed.


End-to-end management and instructional design of leadership development solutions using a variety of modalities.

Facilitate learning solutions in either a physical classroom or virtual setting. Serve as a role model for excellent instructional facilitation and develop those capabilities in others.

Assess learners’ needs, help design scalable learning solutions, ensure effective delivery of solutions, and continuously improve to address the organizational talent needs.

Consult with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of solutions with in-business needs and constraints.

Continually evaluate solutions not only for quality and business impact, but scalability.

Develop and create learning modules and curricula from concept to implementation to measurement; including synthesizing complex information into key learning points, and developing all learning material including slide decks, instructor guides, workbooks, handouts, eLearning scripts, knowledge checks, and other measurements

Work with the customer to identify training needs and identify content to purchase or content to build using mixed technologies and proven approaches to instructional design.

Design and implement strategies and processes by gathering, synthesizing and shaping data to influence the development needs of operating, business and functional units within YGS.

Maintain online Learning & Development intranet page.

Support performance management and review process education and support for supervisors and staff.

Develop L&D metrics and present on findings as it relates to growth and learning goals as well as meeting L&D objectives for the organization.

Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Business Acumen.


Critical Evaluation.

Relationship Management.

Ethical Practice.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.


Bachelor's degree (in Education, OD, Business, or other related field) or an equivalent combination of education and highly relevant experience required.

4 years of organizational/corporate learning and development and/or learning facilitation experience

Participation in talent development professional field (e.g., ATD membership) a plus

Significant experience with training delivery, facilitation and coaching in a corporate learning environment

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally in a heavily matrixed organization.

Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.

Experience measuring and reporting on business impact of learning solutions.

Familiar with assessment-for-development tools and processes and use of psychometric assessment tools.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Passionate about creating highly-interactive and engaging learning environments.

Knowledge of and application of adult learning development methodologies.

Excellent oral and written communication skills including active listening.

Highly-engaging presentation skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to learn new concepts quickly and become the educator.


Other Training and development certifications preferred.

Y-USA Training Certification preferred.

2 or more years collaborating, overseeing or delivering learning content at Y-USA level, highly preferred

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana

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Association Office


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909 4th Avenue

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