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Learning and Development Specialist Job Description

Learning and Development Specialists are central to an organization's growth. They identify training needs, devise tailored learning strategies, and assess the effectiveness of these initiatives. Their expertise shapes an adaptable, competent workforce aligned with the organization's objectives. The template below will help you craft a robust job description to attract the most talented candidates. 

Job Overview

We invite applications for the position of Learning and Development Specialist. In this role, you'll contribute directly to our team's professional development, aligning individual growth with our organizational goals. Apply now to join us in fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 


  • Assess organizational training needs through surveys, interviews, and focus groups
  • Design and develop customized training materials, including e-learning modules, instructor-led training, and job aids
  • Deliver engaging and effective training programs to employees, both in-person and virtually
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training initiatives and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure training programs align with organizational goals and objectives
  • Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in learning and development
  • {{Add any other responsibilities specific to your organization}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Resources, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Learning and Development Specialist, preferably in a corporate setting
  • Strong understanding of adult learning principles and instructional design techniques
  • Proficiency in e-learning authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • {{List any additional qualifications or certifications specific to your organization}}

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    Karanveer S.
    Learning and Development Specialist
    • 5.0
    • (6 jobs)
    Bathinda, PUNJAB
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    An android developer who learnt development without any book, sources, website or youtube tutorials etc. Learnt complete development my self! wondering how? At starting I went to a block programming website, where with visual blocks we can create logic. I was curious how this works. Then by comparing blocks and generated source code, I started understanding what code they are generating behind the scenes. Then in 2017, I tried to create a simple android app which shows a toast. I wrote the code, ran it and it crashed! I spent around 4-5 hours on this, matched my code with the generated source code by that website, it was 100% match. I was very much confused. Then I came across logcat and learnt basic of it while exploring the Android Studio. I want to mention that during all this, I googled about this problem not even a single time. It took me some time to understand the logcat and then I found that I was getting a NullPointerException. At this time, I was very much frustrated and finally did a google search “How to solve NullPointerException in Android Studio” ( I was very noob, so didn’t searched the problem correctly ). I found a lot of stack overflow answers at the top and most of them were saying “NullPointerException is a headache” and since I didn’t searched my issue correctly, I didn’t found any solution. Then after so many tries, I finally found it! That block programming website was using a utility class, which provides wrapper for various functions and my function which should eventually return a Context, was returning null. I know making a toast in android app is single liner code but at that time I didn’t knew anything. This is how my android application development journey started. Now I have learnt so many things and have knowledge of various technologies. After some time, from Android app development, I shifted to web development and can create full stack web applications. My full stack set includes the MERN Stack mainly, however have some knowledge of AngularJS ( The first version of angular ) but didn’t made any real world projects with that. My main proficiency is in MERN Stack. I can also work with both SQL and NoSQL Databases. For SQL, I have experience in MySQL and NoSQL includes Firebase Realtime Database ( My first database that I learnt, during android app development, however realtime database is no more used now), Firebase Cloud Firestore and MongoDB. For desktop application development, I have experience in JavaFX and ElectronJS. Although I created UWP windows apps, Made applications with Swift for MacOS but those are not my proficiencies. There are many other areas or technologies where or with which I can work but mentioning them here in profile is not worth according to me because maybe I don’t have much knowledge about those. I submit proposals only for the jobs for which I feel 100% confident, as I also don’t want to waste my precious “connects”.
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    Douglas Michael M.
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    • 4.9
    • (188 jobs)
    Manchester, CT
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    "Very responsive to our specific needs....great academic editor." "Solid understanding of academic publishing norms...significantly improved the paper...helped me get published in a great journal." "Keen eye for simplifying language...easy, and enjoyable, to communicate with...experienced and efficient." "Just the right level of edits." "Good knowledge of the medical scientific literature...Best experience with a copyeditor" "So lucky to have my first hire be Michael." “Outstanding service!" "Beyond excellent." "He's awesome." Published/credited as Douglas Michael Massing (1996—2017): Alliance Health, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Continuum International, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. Other (2011—2020): Am. J. Medicine, Anesthesiology, BJA (Oxford), Center for Medical Education, Comparative Political Studies, Dabo Health for Mayo Clinic, Int. J. Environmental Research and Public Health, Mediterranean Politics, Null Publishing Group, Political Geography, UNICEF. Services include copy editing, substantive and developmental editing, manuscript evaluation, and helping authors submit manuscripts that meet peer-reviewed journal submission standards—across fields ranging from medicine and social science to business, the arts, and the humanities. I also edit fiction. I write on science-based medicine for both professional and lay audiences. Research services include evaluating, annotating, and digitizing archival material. The hourly rate posted is a midpoint for a range of services that bill higher and lower depending on the work required.
  • $40 hourly
    Pedro A.
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    • 0.0
    • (1 job)
    La Paz, L
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    Hello, I am an Engineer formed as Security Systems Administrator with knowledge in different areas related to Pen-testing and Environments under GNU/Linux and Windows Server working with Companies where their Security Organization was null or at least pretty basic. I have experience in the next Fields: - GNU/Linux System Administration: Kali Linux, RedHat, Debian - Programming API Services with Python and NodeJS - Real-Time traffic Analysis and packet dissection using Wireshark - Crisis Management Specialist - Hardware and Software troubleshooting - Network Vulnerability Scan and Pen-testing - Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Framework implementation
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