The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.
The People and Culture team focuses on all aspects of the talent lifecycle and the employee experience at the Aspen Institute. We ensure that the organization has people in the right roles, with the right tools and resources to accomplish the organization's mission. Additionally, we partner with employees at all levels across the organization to ensure a culture of inclusion, valuing diversity, collaboration, equity, and personal development to ensure a healthy environment in which to grow and contribute. The People and Culture team facilitates all aspects of traditional human resources, as well as talent management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and organizational learning and development.
The Learning and Development Manager will design and develop learning programs that increase organizational effectiveness, capabilities and capacity. She/he/they will be responsible for facilitating the continuous process of assessing learning needs at all staff levels across the Aspen Institute; designing and developing programs to support and elevate the employee experience and diversity and inclusion throughout the organization; implementing these programs and initiatives; and evaluating learning impact. She/he/they will partner with People, Culture & Equity leadership, specifically the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director in alignment with executive management/directors, on priority and future capability development, and support strategic talent development processes throughout the employee lifecycle, including leadership development and DEI initiatives.
Key objectives for this role include:
As the ideal candidate you will bring expert level understanding in learning processes, systems, and methodologies as well as multi-dimensional experience in instructional design. You will be motivated by creating learning experiences for individuals and establishing a learning culture and communities of practice within an organization. You will be creative in applying effective learning methods; and exhibit an infectious enthusiasm for professional development.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a learning and development professional, particularly one with instructional design expertise, who seeks to drive meaningful change within a mission-driven, complex organization and contribute to fostering a culture with an increased focused on learning and growth.
This role reports to the VP, People and Culture and will partner with the DEI Director, and the People, Culture & Equity team. The role is based in the Washington, DC metro area, and can be a hybrid work arrangement. We anticipate minor/periodic travel to other locations a couple times a year.
SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $95,000
Organizational Learning, Development, and Engagement 50%
Organizational Effectiveness 20%
Report and Data Analysis 15%
Knowledge Management & Learning Technologies 10%
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE
Visit our career page at Work at the Aspen Institute | The Aspen Institute and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter, a sample of your work, and resume. Interested applicants must submit all 3 required documents for consideration. The cover letter should highlight applicant's qualifications and share why this opportunity is a strong fit.
The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. The Aspen Institute is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels of the organization. We recognize the importance of not viewing individuals based on a single identity, and we thrive on being equitable in our recruitment process as well as in our efforts to be inclusive of all employees. We encourage all applicants regardless of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other social identity.
The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and…