Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
As part of the Human Resources team, the Learning & Development (L&D) manager has two primary areas of responsibility - professional development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy and programming. The L&D manager closely collaborates with HR leadership and colleagues throughout Brookings to drive a strategy of staff engagement, high performance and a diverse and inclusive culture. Specific responsibilities include: developing, implementing and assessing Brookings professional development and inclusion and diversity (I&D) programming; assessing skills development gaps; developing and conducting trainings, including train the trainer sessions; working with the I&D Committee, develops and implements DEI best practices; developing and coordinating intern learning opportunities. This position reports to and closely collaborates with the Associate Vice President, Human Resources.
Professional Development Program (40%)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (40%)
Centralized Internship Program (10%)
General Human Resources (5%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and education in one of the following disciplines required: organizational development, training and development, human resources, business or adult learning and education, or other similar fields. Minimum five years of related experience including at least three years of experience coordinating, developing, delivering and facilitating trainings and small group discussions. Proven knowledge and experience with training methods and delivery; implementation of adult learning theory; and training evaluation and analysis. Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills and the ability to synthesize abstract concepts into clear and accessible language. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrated knowledge of learning and development strategies, diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, and standard recruiting and employment practices. Strong presentations skills. Excellent written communication skills (including proofreading and editing) that demonstrate a clear expression of ideas, thoughts and concepts with the ability analyze data and design materials and reports. Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and a proactive flexible work style. Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships among internal staff and external contacts. Possess a high degree of emotional intelligence, along with the ability to communicate with diverse audiences and quickly establish credibility. Must exhibit sound judgment and handle confidential, sensitive information. Must successfully perform in a fast-paced department with multiple assignments, shifting priorities and deadline pressures. Demonstrated understanding and application of computer technology to efficiently accomplish work, using Microsoft Office programs and learning management systems. Minimal travel required (note that all travel has been suspended temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.