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Training and Development Specialist

Company Overview

Greenleaf Integrative Strategies (www.greenleaf-is.com) provides training and support services to humanitarian and development organizations to enhance the resiliency and performance of professionals working in demanding/overseas environments.

All hires will serve as full-time members of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau.  They will be members of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).  Each trainer will be a valued contributor guiding the learning strategy and curriculum development that supports USAID/OFDA staff based in Washington, DC and around the world. Training topics include, but are not limited to the following subjects: new employee orientation, technical sectors (e.g. shelters and settlements, food assistance, economic recovery), grants management, safety and security overseas, and operational stress mitigation. 

Job Summary

The training and development specialist will be a valued contributor guiding the learning strategy and curriculum development that supports USAID/OFDA staff based in Washington, DC and around the world. Training topics include, but are not limited to the following subjects: new employee orientation, technical sectors (e.g. shelters and settlements, food assistance, economic recovery), grants management, safety and security overseas, and operational stress mitigation. 

Responsibilities and Duties

Position description:
• FSLA Exempt
• Full time
• Based in Washington DC
• Salary commensurate to experience, and a benefits package

Job duties:
• Maintain training records and create reports utilizing the learning management system (LMS) and other record keeping systems
• Respond to inquiries and provide outstanding customer service to internal and external training participants (e.g. create new user logins, assist learners with problems)
• Create, follow and improve upon standard operating procedures for the activities of the training unit 
• Prepare classroom deliveries (prepare materials, room setup, registration sheets)
• Work with external vendors to deliver courses
• Post course processing (tabulate evaluations, final data entry, filing, course updates)
• Organize, design, and host brown bags
• Maintain collaborative relationships with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
• Conduct needs assessments
• Design & develop courses using the latest learning theory and strategies appropriate to learners’ needs 
• Facilitate trainings along with SMEs, and support SMEs in the classroom
• Support other competency-building and performance support learning interventions to extend learning beyond the classroom event
• Position may require occasional local and international travel 
• Collaborate with and support other team members
• Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Requirements
• Minimum years relevant experience (varies by highest degree):
      - Training & Development Specialist (8-yrs w/Bachelors degree, 6-yrs w/Masters degree, 4-yrs w/PhD)
• US Citizenship
• Ability to obtain an interim and final Secret security clearance 

Required Experience:

• Developing training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, instructor guides, handouts and activities, in a professional setting 
• Designing and facilitating instructor-led training that engages participants in active learning experiences
• Providing coaching and feedback to SMEs 
• Experience with learning theory-based design strategies
• Experience with online instructional development tools, especially Articulate Storyline 2 and Captivate

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with:
      - USAID/DCHA
      - International humanitarian and disaster relief
      - food aid non-governmental organizations
      - military industry
      - federal civilian agencies
• Work in fast paced, demanding environments


Required Skills:
• Superior computer skills; high skill level with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) in a network environment; ability to learn new software and databases quickly
• Produces error-free work; maintains a high degree of accuracy even when working quickly
• Highly responsive to client requests 
• Collaborates and builds relationships enthusiastically within team and the client organizations
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing client needs
• Self-motivated (i.e., drives projects independently)
• Able to self-manage and multi-task
• Strong at solving problems 
• Eager to grow and learn 
• Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to produce high-quality course materials and speaker’s notes 
• Creates high level of engagement in an adult learning context 
• Provides feedback to subject-matter-experts respectfully and constructively 

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Employee may be required to stand for several hours during training deliveries. 

This position description reflects Greenleaf’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company's latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Benefits and Perks

Annual bonus

  • annual 3% COLA
  • health care
  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • 8 annual holidays
  • 2 all-staff planning days
  • professional development
  • weekly mindfulness session
  • personal development plan
  • personal development stipend
  • business casual dress code. 

 

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