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Learning and Development Specialist

Company: West Coast University
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Job Description:

American Career College and West Coast University are industry leaders in helping individuals pursue their educational and professional goals. We are currently seeking a Learning and Development Specialist for our Administration Office in Irvine, California. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional individual to join a growing organization.

Reporting to the Vice President, Human

Resources, the Learning and Development Specialist designs, develops, implements

and maintains learning and employee development training programs that meet

quality standards for both American Career College and West Coast University. Works closely with subject matter experts in

various disciplines to develop instructional content and supporting materials

for new course development, course maintenance and course revisions.

Responsibilities include:

Designs and facilitates training programs for American

Career College and West Coast University that offer faculty and associates

opportunities for development, growth and advancement. Responsible for all

aspects of program development including definition of learning outcomes,

organization of content and creation of materials.

Responsible for the design and

delivery of our new associate orientation program aimed to improve alignment

with the organization's mission, values and culture and to accelerate new associates

speed to ramp up and improve retention.

Plays a critical role in the Performance Review process to

include manager/associate training and process guides.

Conceptualizes and

produces a wide variety of instructional elements to develop and/or enhance

course content and instructional material for Elearning and development

programs. Plans the overall

instructional flow of the course to ensure the content is appropriate, clearly

communicated and technically accurate.

Assess training needs through surveys,

interviews with associates, focus groups or consultation with management

and subject matter experts.

Uses instructional design theory, instructional design

principles, learning theory, instructional technology and adult learning

principles in the development of training and courseware solutions.

Continuously reviews training course curriculum. Monitors

and evaluates training activities and program effectiveness. Collaborates with

subject matter experts in various disciplines to translate complex information

and concepts into easy-to-understand presentations and learning materials that

are technically accurate.
Researches best practices and trends to make

recommendations on company training and development initiatives. These will vary, but may include performance

review, management development, succession planning and employee engagement.

Ensures courses are compliant

with American Career College and West Coast University standards and meet all

quality assurance and accreditation standards.


school diploma required.


degree in Education, Human

Resources, Instructional Design or related field preferred.


Myers-Briggs certification a plus.

Minimum three to five years of relevant

experience in learning and development required.


experience developing creative and engaging training materials in a variety of

formats and media.


working knowledge of eLearning software such as: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,

Dreamweaver, Flash, Captivate, Audacity, Adobe Premiere, SoftChalk, Web

Conferencing tools, Brainshark, HTML, Articulate, Captivate Adobe, SnagIt,

Microsoft Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint).


experience in curriculum development, emphasizing competency-based



of transferring documents from various browsers, software (i.e. FireFox,

Microsoft) into Learning Management System (LMS).


of highly effective training approaches and experiences.


of higher education and regulatory issues and how these impact online learning.


  • Health, dental and vision plan
  • Vacation, sick and holiday schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long/short term disability and more.

    To learn more and apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our websites: OR www.westcoastuniversity.eduAmerican Career College and West Coast University are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Keywords: West Coast University, Newport Beach , Learning and Development Specialist, Other , Irvine, California

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