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  • Senior Organizational Learning and Development Specialist

    Posted: 11/11/2021

    Our Story

    We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways. 

    Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

    As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives.  We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009!  But there’s more…

    TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more. 

    Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

    About You

    As a Senior Organizational Learning and Development Specialist, you will champion Association-wide strategic recommendations for learning and development initiatives, including content and delivery of training, that enable individual and collective success. You will ensure effectiveness by providing continuous improvement of learning opportunities, as well as measure and effectively communicate the impact of L&D solutions.

    A Typical Day 

    • Manage the design and implementation of customized organizational change management initiatives, development of curriculum for employees and leaders, including continuous improvement and on-going learning opportunities. 
    • Design ongoing needs assessment aligned with organization goals to identify best practices and priorities that are inclusive of programs leveraging a blend of delivery methods (classroom, eLearning, distant-learning, instructor-led training, self-directed toolkits). 
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    How You’ll Make an Impact

    • Identify and manage timelines and delivery of projects and programs of high quality and within deadlines.
    • Develop and maintain internal communications for organizational wide training program and offerings, including new and existing programs: TASB U Culture & Competencies 8-week program, TASB U Managers 10-week program and TASB U Alumni Group, TASB T-Day. 
    • Manage all aspects of the training partner relationship, vendor selection and management. 
    • Lead the organization's performance review process, with a focus on actionable feedback and employee development. 
    • Responsible for ensuring that annual compliance training, including harassment training, is provided, and tracked for all staff. 
    • Manage Tuition Reimbursement program. 
    • Partner with leaders and HR team members to co-own the employee engagement and best place to work surveys, analysis and design strategies.
    • Consistently evaluate training needs based on metrics and participant/management feedback for maximum efficiency and engagement. Make recommendations for future modifications and iterations, and report progress and impact to our key stakeholders.
    • Develop and provide input for budget needed for training needs. 

    Skills For Success

    • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Education, Adult Education, Instructional Design, Communication, Business, or related field. 
    • 3-5 years of experience in managing organizational wide learning programs, instructional/curriculum design and Learning Management Systems (LMS).
    • Master’s degree preferred. 
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, prioritize, and deliver training programs that promote professional development and a culture that supports an exceptional employee experience.  
    • Excellent organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, presentation, facilitation, interpersonal and influencing skills.
    • Highly computer literate with in-depth knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), MS office and web-based systems. Ability to develop and facilitate in person, remote or hybrid training. 
    • Ability to effectively mentor/coach teams and employees. 
    • Ability to build rapport and trust among all employees and management.

    The TASB Difference

    • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
    • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren. 
    • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.  
    • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more. 
    • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
    • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

    Posting Notices

    • The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies. 
    • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.  
    • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship. 
    • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check.

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