Learning and Development Consultant

Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 2/20/2024

Learning and Development Consultant


Finance & Administration

Human Resources

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Learning and Development, the Learning & Development (L&D) Consultant is responsible for furthering learning and organization development initiatives to advance RIT’s strategic goals and objectives. In partnership with HR Colleagues, this position will analyze development needs across the university population and design, develop, deliver, and assess employee, leadership, and organizational development programs to meet those needs and enhance the employee experience at RIT.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, deliver, and assess employee and leadership development programs aligned with overarching university development objectives throughout the employee lifecycle. Track and measure ongoing progress and success, adjusting methods/content as appropriate to ensure maximum impact. May be assigned responsibility for certain programs.
  • In collaboration with leaders from across the university, support HR colleagues in conducting needs analyses, defining performance and operational objectives and understanding challenges and development gaps. Recommend talent development/skill building and organization development solutions that meet the colleges’ and divisions’ goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate ad-hoc interventions (e.g., talent development, learning programs, individual coaching) in a credible, influential, logical, and engaging manner appropriate to the audience and the subject matter.
  • Use multiple instructional design options and learning methodologies (e.g., classroom, online, blended, distance learning methods, individual coaching, team/group learning) to deliver creative and innovative development solutions.
  • Collect and analyze talent development data, synthesize themes and trends, and summarize and present data in formats appropriate for the audience, relative to development needs and initiatives.
  • Remain current, and advise HR Colleagues as needed, with regard to developments in employee training, instructional methodologies and instructional technology applications.
  • Provide input to and assist with setting departmental goals and objectives

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (HR, training/instructional design, organizational psychology, or related field preferred)
  • 4 years’ experience leading and deploying workplace training/e-learning efforts on various topics, using various methods to various audiences (all employee levels). Instructional design certification preferred.
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts (experience leading change management efforts preferred)
  • Experience with technology associated with learning and development, e.g. Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Highly effective presentation/training delivery skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to manage ambiguity
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Problem-solving and root-cause identification skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and work collaboratively with and through others
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Comfort with and ability to learn, use and recommend technology applications related to instruction (i.e., LMS, Captivate, Adobe) and general office technology (Microsoft Office)
  • Maintain confidentiality and high standard of ethics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree
  • 2 years’ experience in leadership development and coaching
  • Related certifications

Work Location

Hybrid — Remote/On-campus

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Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to hr@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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