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Estimated Pay $31 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Vienna, Virginia

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Senior Training and Development Specialist

AArete is one-of-a-kind when it comes to consulting firm culture.

Why AArete?

We are a global, innovative management and technology consulting firm, with offices in the U.S., India, and the U.K. Our name comes from the Greek word for excellence: "Arete." And excellence is exactly what we strive for.

Our success starts with enriching and empowering our people. From robust career development planning to competitive life and wellness benefits, AArete's "Culture of Care" takes a holistic approach to the employee experience. At AArete, we encourage you to unlock your full potential by directly contributing to our mission and prioritizing space for personal development and fulfillment.

The Role

As a Senior Training and Development Specialist at AArete, you will work closely with the Director of Learning & Development (L&D) as well as Operations and leadership teams to develop and deploy trainings for:

1. Project teams in the field

2. Technology and shared services teams

3. Operations departments

The Training and Development Specialist will also manage all new content and training material to ensure effective and relevant training, which includes owning AArete's Learning Management System (LMS), Docebo. This position will also oversee and execute AArete's New Hire onboarding program. Candidates must be detail- oriented, organized, and strong communicators. The Training and Development Specialist will be responsible for understanding the development needs of our people and executing various training programs to improve their ability to perform.

Work You'll Do

  • Align training with the organization's strategic goals and employees' development needs
  • Evaluate AArete's training needs by assessing employee knowledge and capabilities, understanding gaps, and identifying where training is needed
  • Provide recommendations to leadership based on aforementioned evaluations
  • Work with AArete leadership to create training content and plans, including coordinating and execution of all training sessions, events, and ongoing workshops focused on applied learning, business communications and technology
  • Assess employees' needs for training through employee surveys and leadership feedback
  • Evaluate and coach to improve the effectiveness of trainings and training instructors
  • Own and manage AArete's LMS, Docebo, including organization, identification, and development of content available on the platform
  • Regular tracking and analysis of training metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs), including monthly reporting to key leadership
  • Manage the design and execution of all L&D elements related to AArete's New Hire Onboarding program
  • Drive all L&D communication including L&D training sessions and event invites
  • Facilitate and lead various trainings and meetings for L&D over time, e.g., Strengths training for New Hire Onboarding

Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of formal experience supporting a training function or experience working for a professional services firm as a consultant
  • Strong healthcare background with experience in applying technology and an appetite for innovation
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience supporting training programs and leading trainings
  • Experience working with a LMS platform (Docebo experience a plus)
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills, task and detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with all levels of the organization
  • Strong presentation skills required. Ability to effectively articulate and communicate in a way that retains engagement
  • Applicants must be based in Chicago and flexible to work from our Chicago office as needed based on training programs and activities

Compensation & Benefits

* Flexible PTO, monthly half-day refuels, volunteer time off, 10 paid holidays

* Own Your Day flexible work policy

* Competitive majority employer-paid benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match

* Employee Stock Ownership Plan

* Generous maternity/paternity leave options

* Completely employer paid Life Insurance, STD, LTD

* Charitable contribution matching program

* New client commission opportunities and referral bonus program

* Video-free Fridays

* Bike share discount program

* Home office allowance

About AArete

AArete is a global management and technology consulting firm specializing in strategic profitability improvement, digital transformation, and advisory services. Our cross-industry solutions are powered by modern technology, market intelligence, and big data to drive purposeful change and actionable outcomes.

AArete is guided by our deeply embedded principles: Excellence, Passion, Loyalty to Clients, Stewardship, Family, Community, Sustainability, and Inclusion.

We are proud to have earned a Great Place to Work Certification and named one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes, Vault's Top 50 Firms to Work For, Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50, Inc 5000's Fastest Growing Firms, Consulting Magazine's Fastest Growing Firms.

AAP/EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.