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Learning & Development (L&D) Consultant

Date Posted:  Oct 6, 2021
Requisition ID:  269942

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role


About the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD):
As an agency operating a shared services model, we provide the executive branch of state government with top-notch HR services. INSPD has a dedicated team of human resources professionals working in many capacities, including director-level, generalists, and specialists in each discipline of human resources. Joining our team will open the door to many opportunities for lateral and upward mobility.


Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

This position serves as an Indiana State Personnel Department’s (INSPD) Learning & Development (L&D) Consultant and L&D subject matter expert. This role is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and measurement of programs which serve to improve the productivity and performance of State of Indiana (SOI) employees. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Design and execute relevant and effective L&D material by consulting with SOI agency leaders and employees, INSPD Executive Staff, and INSPD field staff to consider the unique needs of each individual organization;
  • Develops and facilitates creative and effective L&D initiatives for INSPD and SOI employees based on the SOI’s Adult Learning Model and through the utilization of a variety of media and modern techniques; serves as a lead facilitator and train-the-trainer of all SOI L&D material;
  • Leads the design, administration, and promotion of the SOI’s High Potential Talent Development Programs and related initiatives; maintains a system of record of engagement in these programs for consultative succession planning & SOI talent calibration purposes;
  • Develops recommendations for communications material related to L&D matters;
  • Develops the communication of L&D initiatives and serves as a key contributor to the L&D strategy and goals for INSPD and statewide;
  • Assists with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a high performing workforce and brand for the SOI;
  • Assists in the development of metrics for measuring the effectiveness of L&D initiatives implemented and contributes data for quarterly reports to the Deputy Director of Talent Management and others as requested;
  • Functions as a Senior Learning Administrator for the SOI Learning Portal
  • Serves as the resident L&D subject matter expert and consultant for INSPD and SOI agencies;
  • Participates in an internal L&D network of SOI L&D experts and specialists;
  • Participates in an external network of relevant professionals to stay current and future L&D matters to ensure the SOI is a strong partner in the development of a 21st century skilled and ready workforce (e.g., WorkOne leaders, higher education & trade/technical school professionals, L&D, associations with educational groups, etc.);
  • Coordinates, integrates, and promotes internal L&D best practices within INSPD;
  • Works with the INSPD Communications Director, SOI wellness vendor, L&D staff, and others to coordinate the publication of all L&D communication and materials, including, but not limited to internet, intranet, PeopleSoft ELM, and L&D related employee communications;
  • Partners with functional leadership in the development of L&D strategies and statewide L&D material;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowledge of human resources administration, learning & development, employee relations, and organizational development; 
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills;
  • Thorough knowledge of INSPD’s policies and procedures;
  • Extensive knowledge of adult learning theories and models;
  • Strong organizational skills, meticulous, and effective at public speaking and moderating large groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels;
  • Advanced writing skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of SuccessFactors Learning
  • Familiarity with social media channels and strategies;
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions of INSPD and the ability to incorporate and administer L&D programs adhering to mission and goals of the SOI;
  • Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions;
  • Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations;
  • Ability to work with customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations;
  • Ability to recommend and develop new policies and procedures and discern any far-reaching implications.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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