Learning and Development Talent Specialist

  • Human Resources
  • Richmond, United States

Learning and Development Talent Specialist

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Learning and Development Talent Specialist.


Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs almost 600 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org


Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Position Summary: The Learning and Development Team at Great Minds is looking for a colleague who relishes working in an excellence-driven team to support the learning and development needs of a fast-growing mission-focused organization. We are searching for a team member who embodies our organization’s mission, who also has a passion for people development and an eye for organizational improvement.

Essential Duties:

This individual will be responsible for collaborating on and supporting the:

  • Assessment of organizational/departmental/functional training needs.
  • Design and development of training programs and materials (for live, online synchronous, and online asynchronous programs).
  • Evaluation and maintenance of L&D programs and materials.
  • L&D administrative tasks such as class scheduling, course enrollment, etc.
  • Delivery of outstanding customer service to internal Great Minds team members.
  • Delivery of training/facilitation of development discussions/workshops.
  • Assessment of vendors and vendor materials.



  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of relevant business experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid relationship building, consultative, and customer service skills.
  • Creative thinking with the ability to translate abstract ideas into tactical concepts.
  • Attention to detail, with strict adherence to deadlines.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer software skills and a comfort and willingness to develop new skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience working with clients and vendors.

Special Position Requirements:

This individual should:

  • Be able to assess skills and knowledge to determine what development solution is needed.
  • Have experience designing, building, implementing, and evaluating a variety of learning solutions for local and remote employees.
  • Have and maintain their knowledge of L&D trends, innovations, as well as the market of L&D vendors and solutions.
  • Be comfortable with using or learning to use a variety of technical tools, including Learning Management Systems and eLearning development tools.
  • Be highly organized, flexible, adaptive, solutions-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks at one time.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.