• Learning & Organizational Development Specialist

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary
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  • Overview

    Germany SAS



    Our SAS Global Organizational and Leadership Development (GOLD) team vision is to transform the way the world works, by inspiring and equipping leaders at SAS and beyond to reach their full potential.  We are working towards this vision by building global, programmatic, and scalable talent and leadership development programs.


    To fulfill our vision we need someone who embodies a “how might we” mindset and radiates a solution orientation – someone who can get curious and try things.  We also have a responsibility to bring rigor to our talent programs and development programs for leaders at SAS .  That means we’re looking for someone who can balance the academic with the pragmatic – distilling complex constructs, ideas, and frameworks into learning programs delivered across a variety of channels (i.e., from bite-sized online content, to 90 minute webex sessions, to full day workshops). 

    Sometimes we partner with best-in-class training vendors, more often we will build.  This means we need someone who can ideate then act.  Someone who has experience building learning programs.


    Are you someone who is curious about the changing nature of work in the 21st century?  Are you continually inspired by helping leaders learn new skills and seeing the results of that learning in how they perform? Do you have the curiosity to ask difficult questions, the compassion to do so in a caring and collaborative way, and the courage to try things (even before they’re perfect)?  Are you looking for an opportunity to creatively apply your strengths in learning design, team development, program management, and facilitation in an environment that’s evolving and changing to meet the demands of the future?  If these are true for you, this L&D Specialist opportunity may be the right fit for your next role.


    We are hiring a Learning and Development Specialist in our Cary, NC headquarters to diagnose, design, and deliver leadership development programs.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Drives complete life cycle for leadership development offerings from diagnosing (needs assessment) to designing (instructional design) to delivering (facilitation) in a variety of formats.
    • Partner with HR Business Partners and business leaders to understand needs, research and recommend learning interventions, and prioritize learning investments to support overall business strategy.
    • Create learning products; including web based training, on-line help, reference tools, interactive media resource venues, and user manuals.
    • Ensure all learning and development deliverables accurately reflect the identified needs and reflect the culture and core values of the company.
    • Provides both formal and informal learning and development offerings to managers and leaders across geographies and departments.
    • Provides performance consulting to support managers in improving workplace performance and organization effectiveness.
    • Evaluates the impact of learning programs to demonstrate return on investment
    • Researches and evaluates learning and development programs, identify benchmarks and recommends appropriate offerings for internal resources.
    • Expands professional field of expertise through proactive research and cultivation of relationships both inside and outside the organization.
    • Represents SAS externally in professional organizations
    • Participates on and may lead special project teams


    • Experience in the learning and development field
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
    • Experience designing and delivering learning programs to reflect knowledge in adult learning principles, both inside and outside of traditional classroom environments
    • Facilitation skills, with demonstrated self-confidence and an ability to adapt content and conversations to meet the needs of your audience


    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified  applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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