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eSpark Learning – Professional Learning & Support Coordinator – Remote

About The Opportunity

At eSpark Learning, we build next generation curriculum and tools that help students succeed in school and in life. Using teacher insight and empirical data, we leverage the best content resources to create amazing, differentiated learning experiences for each student. As a company we believe in innovation and efficacy and deliver validated, meaningful achievement results to students from all backgrounds.

As a member of the PLS team, you will be a key contributor on a creative team that strives to improve the quality, effectiveness, and enjoyability of the teacher experience with eSpark. We support teachers through their entire eSpark lifecycle – from signing up to use eSpark, to getting started on their first day of eSpark, to developing a healthy and high fidelity implementation of eSpark, and ultimately, to purchasing eSpark. We are on the front lines of providing support and training to teachers and administrators.

As a PLS Coordinator, you play an active role in supporting and training teachers throughout the school year, including providing customer support to our teachers, designing and delivering training sessions, crafting engaging email content, and more. You play an influential role in the education of a million students across the nation!

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Customer Support (40% of your time): You provide front line support to teachers and school administrators via Intercom (our system for managing questions & issues) and phone. You troubleshoot student- and teacher-facing issues and support our partners in real time, bringing a true sense of empathy, solutions-orientedness, and strong communication skills to each interaction.
  • Professional Learning (40% of your time): You develop and create professional learning opportunities for teachers – including self-service PD, email content, and live sessions. You deliver professional learning sessions both virtually and in person, maintaining a high level of teacher satisfaction and supporting our company goals for classroom usage.*
  • Lifecycle Marketing to support teachers (20% of your time): You collaborate with the PLS team (and cross-functionally) to support the lifecycle of teachers using eSpark. You craft email campaigns, develop video & printable resources to support teachers, and experiment with new ideas to support our teachers.

*Some travel possible post-COVID.

Required Qualifications

  • Empathy & Mission Driven: You have a passion for education and are empathetic to the challenges in schools & districts. You bring a sincere sense of empathy as you support teachers through issues and questions, and you show an understanding for the experience of our teachers.
  • Strong Communication Skills: You have strong written and verbal communication skills (including email), and you apply these both internally (with eSpark teammates) and externally (with our customers). Your written and verbal communication presents credibly to teachers.
  • Tenacity/Persistence: You show tenacity and are willing to do what it takes to get something done well. You persist even in the face of difficult situations and challenges. You have a track record of working hard, and you’re willing to put in the hours to get the job done. The PLS team is on the frontline of hearing (and working to solve) teacher issues, so optimism and tenacity are essential to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Solutions-orientedness: You take responsibility for the experience of our customers. You look for solutions, even when you feel frustrated. You take ownership of quickly identifying issues and being part of the solution. You don’t wait for someone else to bring up an issue.
    • Quick Learner: You exhibit a growth mindset and learn quickly. You are able to quickly and effectively understand and absorb new material, and you show initiative in independently learning new skills. You recognize opportunities for process improvements, and you learn from your mistakes.
  • Education experience/passion: You have a bachelor’s degree in Education (or a similar field) and you have a strong desire to use your skills to positively impact education. Teaching experience (including student teaching) is a plus!

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Judicial Branch: Office of Illinois Courts – Learning and Development Manager

About The Opportunity

The Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College was established January 1, 2016 by Order of the Illinois Supreme Court to provide comprehensive continuing education to Illinois judges and judicial branch justice partners including, adult, juvenile and detention officers, circuit court clerks and deputy clerks, trial court administrators, Guardians ad Litem appointed by the Court in abuse and neglect matters, and legal and administrative judicial branch staff. The Judicial College is comprised of six Standing Committees and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Supreme Court of Illinois.

This position is expected to provide leadership and managerial oversight of Illinois Judicial College continuing education on behalf of the Judicial College Division and in support of the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees. This includes, but is not limited to, administrative and technical oversight of all aspects of curriculum and course administration, including the design, development, delivery, evaluation, review and reporting of Judicial College curricula, courses, projects, programs and professional development.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Directs and prioritizes workflow consistent with the purpose stated above; responsible for all curriculum and course project management;
  • Coordinates workflow throughout the Administrative Office and Judicial College Standing Committees; including eLearning and Learning Management System (LMS) and IT coordination;
  • Supervision and management of staff responsible for supportive learning and development activities, and eLearning course administration; oversight of MCLE (minimum continuing legal education) provider requirements;
  • Directs and manages multiple learning projects in size and complexity for a wide array of judicial branch professionals in coordination with Judicial College Committees;
  • Ability to engage in strategic planning and analyze data;
  • Utilizes adult learning principles to develop courses and all instructional materials;
  • Knowledgeable of techniques that will enhance learner engagement and professional competencies;
  • Directs activities related to the management and oversight of LMS event management and technology and staff;
  • Coordinates and attends project staff meetings and provides status updates on Judicial College Committee activities; develops and prepares required reports as necessary;
  • Has budget oversight responsibilities for activities related to the development and delivery of curricula and courses, including but not limited to event location and LMS expenses, faculty honorarium, technology, meeting support, and supplies;
  • Manages and monitors contracts and exercises budget oversight of expenditures related to authorized Judicial College activities;
  • Recommends, develops, and implements standard operating procedures, and tools and templates;
  • Maintain files and databases of Judicial College Committee plans, calendars, curricula and courses, and provides timely updates/reports;
  • Researches and recommends software and learning management platforms;
  • Coordinates Judicial College professional development and staff development; oversees implementation of instructional innovations;
  • Knowledge and proficiency with collection, analysis and reporting of data;
  • Flexible and open to personal professional development;
  • Ability to commit to core principles of diversity, inclusion, procedural fairness, access to justice, and the mitigation of bias in decision making; assist Judicial College Committees in the incorporation of these principles into curricula and courses;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while producing high-quality deliverables;
  • Other duties and responsibilities reasonably within the scope of duties and responsibilities noted herein;
  • Statewide travel required; considerations given to travel restrictions due to pandemic.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of five years of experience in a post with emphasis in curriculum and development, teaching and learning, learning and development, instructional design, or the administration of education programs, preferred. A minimum of two years experience as a manager or supervisor, preferred. Masters degree in curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, instructional design, or equivalent area highly preferred; applicants with a J.D., Ed.D. or Ph.D., and related experience, are welcome to apply; Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, will be considered. Experience with live/face-to-face and online learning experiences as an instructor, presenter or planner; higher education teaching experience at the Community College or University/College/Law School level, a plus; working knowledge of blended learning and eLearning course designs, strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Mastery of tools and instructional strategies effective for adult learners, eLearning and in-person courses and programs.
  • Proficient in design and development within Articulate Storyline.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar, Google products (Docs, Sites, Drive, et al.), audience responses systems, Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis, related instructional technologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems, online course design, maintenance, and registration.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong business acumen, communication, decision making and problem-solving skills.

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Heartland Alliance – Training Specialist (Still Open as of 1/27/21)

About The Opportunity

The Training Specialist reports to the Managing Director and collaborates with the Quality Assurance Specialist to support the Home Study and Post Release Services (HSPRS) program by conducting and developing trainings in accordance with ORR and HHCS policy.  This position serves the Chicago headquarters HSPRS team and the Alliance of Partners Offering Youth Advocacy and Support (A.P.O.Y.A.S.) national network, who assess the appropriateness of placements and provides comprehensive case management and support to unaccompanied children (UC) and their families.  The Training Specialist is responsible for developing and updating curricula, conducting and tracking new-hire orientation and assisting with other tasks as needed.

Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Researches and serves as a subject matter expert on relevant topics including organizational rules and processes, new laws (e.g. PREA), industry knowledge, and current training materials, techniques, and strategies.
  • Conducts and analyzes training needs assessments with the programs and develops/updates annual training calendar, lesson plans, and curriculum based on results.
  • Ensures all SAFEty staff is current on trainings and certifications. Responds to the ongoing training needs of the program as identified; including any new policy changes.
  • Helps staff improve upon or enhance existing skills and understand new policy changes.
  • Prepares and conducts training for HSPRS Staff, A.P.O.Y.A.S. network and volunteers.
  • Facilitates orientation for new HSPRS staff, A.P.O.Y.A.S. network andvolunteers.
  • Performs periodic audits and reviews to ensure that polices/documents which are presented in trainings have been consistently implemented and are being utilized appropriately.
  • Collaborates with HA IT Department to design online trainings as needed.
  • Researches and identifies new opportunities and resources for external trainings, workshops or seminars appropriate for professional development of HSPRS staff,, or other individuals/groups as assigned.
  • Collaborates with community providers on a local and national level to coordinate trainings for the HSPRS Program
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with Directors, Managers and staff within all SAFEty programs
  • Demonstrates skills in developing, implementing and evaluating training programs and policy, systems and environmental change interventions designed to support behavior change knowledge transfer.
  • Attends program and agency wide meetings, as requested.
  • Prepares appropriate internal and external reports in a regular and timely manner.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in education or a social services field. Minimum of two (2) years of previous training experience within a juvenile justice, residential care, or detention facility with a. minimum of two (2) years’ experience conducting training/presentations for groups of various sizes. Excellent presentation skills. A resilient personality to handle multiple pressures from a variety of audiences and balance.
  • Language Skills: Bilingual preferred,. Excellent writing skills required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write reports that present data and other information in a logical and cogent manner. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Computer Skills: LMS experience preferred Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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LEARN Behavioral – Director of New Hire Training Operations (Still Open as of 1/27/21)

About The Opportunity

LEARN Behavioral is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and detail oriented individual to lead the training experience for our team of Behavior Technicians. The ideal Director of New Hire Training Operations candidate will have experience building and implementing scalable training strategies across a large organization. You will oversee the development and management of our core training curriculum, as well as manage the ongoing training and development initiatives, assess training needs, and engage in continuous quality improvement.

The Director of New Hire Training Operations will work collaboratively with multiple departments to enhance the training experience for our new hires and thereby help ensure that our team members have a meaningful learning and training experience. You will also have the opportunity to build a training operations team.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Training Technicians and plan for strategic growth.
  • In collaboration with LEARN Behavioral’s leadership team, design and implement comprehensive learning plans, practices, technologies and strategies while determining operational training needs.
  • Responsible for the creation of all onsite and web-based training content.
  • Work in collaboration with subject matter experts to ensure the curriculum meets funder requirements.
  • Be responsible for the functionality of the learning management system (LMS).
  • Utilize LMS reporting functions to generation data to reflect training status and compliance metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, prioritize time, and manage implementation of plans in fast-moving, changeable environments.
  • Provide excellent instruction demonstrating well-honed adult training techniques.
  • Maintain personnel training records to ensure compliance requirements are maintained.
  • Responsible for developing continuous learning and training needs for internal teams across national brands.
  • Assist in coordinating Continuing Education and coaching for clinical staff population.
  • Deliver trainings remotely and support training delivery across LEARN Behavioral’s national brands.
  • Participate in and/or lead team or enterprise-wide initiatives as requested.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (i.e. Education, Leadership Development); Master’s degree preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience developing curriculum and designing trainings for adult learners, via virtual and online learning platforms.
  • Strong training and facilitation skills, including a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and effective training methodologies.
  • Proven ability to build and leverage relationships with diverse audiences and partners
  • Effective communication skills across multiple media platforms.
  • Experience in building and developing a successful team.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated success in managing and operating data systems.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective communication across a complex organizational structure.
  • Ability to analyze data and identify useful metrics and trends to inform strategy, content, and delivery.

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago – Learning and Talent Development Manager 

(Still Open as of 1/27/21)

About The Opportunity

We are seeking an individual to serve as our Learning and Talent Development Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and establish talent development programs. The Learning and Talent Development Manager reports to the Senior Director of Talent Management and is responsible for creating, developing, implementing, and conducting training and development programs for all agency employees (individual contributors, managers and leaders).  This position assesses organization-wide developmental needs to drive training and development initiatives and identifies and implements best-in-class training and development solutions for employees across levels. This position actively searches, creatively designs and implements effective methods to educate and enhance performance and professional development. The Learning and Talent Development Manager is a member of the Operations team, which includes the areas of Human Resources and Talent Management (HR/TM), Information Technology, and general office oversight. The Operations team works together to provide high quality and timely support to the work of the organization, with a focus on providing excellent client service to its internal customers while maintaining excellent relations with external contacts.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain ongoing productive relationships across the department and the agency;
  • Conduct ongoing training and development needs assessment through surveys, interviews, focus groups, and communication with managers, and instructors;
  • Establish and manage in-house training and development programs based on identified needs and in alignment with AFC’s strategic goals;
  • Design, organize, plan, and present various development tools and training courses ( instructor-led, e-learning) for staff and leadership;
  • Provide guidance to and collaborate with other staff who design, organize, plan and present AFC training courses;
  • Co-develop and implement training budget; maintain record and reports of expenses;
  • Obtain and/or develop effective training materials utilizing a variety of media; design and/or acquire training procedure manuals, guides, and course materials;
  • Identify and secure learning vendors and trainers to build and deliver training courses; manage vendor relationships;
  • Review and assess training materials prepared by internal and external instructors;
  • Train and provide development-related guidance to managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts;
  • Create awareness of available learning and development resources; collaborate with the Communications team to develop and maintain organizational communications such as intranet bulletin boards, newsletters, learning campaigns;
  • Conduct follow-up assessments of all completed trainings and modify programs as needed;
  • Plan, organize, facilitate and order supplies for employee development and training events.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field AND 3 or more year’s experience designing and implementing employee development programs


1 year of Project Management experience

1 year of Instructional Design experience

Preferred Qualifications

1 or more years’ experience managing and/or working with a learning management system (LMS)

1 or more years’ experience managing a budget and/or project resources

Experience supporting or implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential (or similar credential)

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential

Master’s Degree in Organizational Development or related field

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Strategic Education, Inc. – Learning Technology Specialist – Remote

(Still Open as of 1/27/21)

About The Opportunity

Learning technology specialists are change agents and champions of new educational technologies who provide thought leadership for innovative ways to support our students. This role supports faculty through the use of video, cutting-edge technologies, and data-driven teaching strategies that ensure that they deliver engaging, relevant, and scaffolded learning experiences. Responsible for providing insights and recommendations, interacting with stakeholders and collaborating to find scalable solutions to student needs.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Acts as a leader, mentor, and change agent to promote the best use of technologies, user experience, and content.
  • Serves as a primary technical support provider to instructors, with an emphasis on instructional design, learning management systems and their uses, and vendor-specific tools that will enhance and individualize the course content delivery for each specific subject and course.
  • Troubleshoots issues within courses and is able to implement appropriate solutions. Explores the problems and complexities of each unique course and project in order to provide appropriate guidance and advice.
  • Explores the larger program and student life-cycle experience from an instructional technology view and makes recommendations.
  • With key departments, creates engaging, interactive, and easy to navigate courses. W Implements design thinking approaches to enhance the user experience of our courses and to improve the overall course development process.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders, various departments, LMS administrators, external vendors, and other technology teams to optimize the learning experience.
  • Creates content and documentation to assist with implementing educational technologies, tools, and workflows. Creates content using a variety of multimedia, including infographics, video and audio editing, and interactive modules.
  • Evaluates courses and educational tools for effectiveness and finds areas of opportunity.
  • Works in the Blackboard Learning Management System to construct seamless learning experiences.
  • Stays up-to-date on emerging learning technologies.
  • Must be able to travel 5% of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Typical office setting.
  • Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor.
  • Travel via plane, car, and metro may be required to perform this job.
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when business needs warrant
  • Access information using a computer.
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain.
  • Effectively cope with stressful situations
  • Strong mental acuity
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job.
  • Other essential functions and marginal job functions are subject to modification.                                                          Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s degree in Instructional Technology or equivalent in Adult Education or Courseware Design or Learning and Development preferred
  • Three to five years of related work experience

Apply at:–Nationwide/Learning-Technology-Specialist_R11628-1

Metropolitan Family Service – Academy Training Manager

(Still open as of 1/27/21) 

About The Opportunity

Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 93,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the academy training operations, through service delivery, delivery partners, and implementation of evaluation/CQI programs.  Effectively develop and administer academy, program, staff, volunteers and other budgets in all area(s) of responsibility.
  • Foster an environment of open communications and collaboration, which builds a student-centered, community-focused team among all academy staff and partners.
  • Cultivate funding opportunities and assists in securing public and funds, in collaboration with executive leadership, External Affairs, Public Resources, and local expert staff.
  • Manage relationships with selected public funding agencies as needed.
  • Coordinate a range of training programs for violence intervention, law enforcement, and other stakeholders to advance a comprehensive violence reduction strategy including development of training schedules, identification and preparation of trainers, and development of visual aids, collection and analysis of evaluation data, and review of classroom assignments.
  • Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder tables focused on violence reduction, training methodology and improvement, and strategic development.
  • Collaborate with a broad array of stakeholders including community-based organizations, violence intervention leaders, law enforcement, academics, and other subject matter experts to inform training curriculum and delivery.
  • Coordinate the development of the training curriculum and instructors to cultivate leadership in the field of violence reduction.
  • Train on issues of violence reduction that may include community organizing and engagement, cultural competence and humility, multi-sector collaboration, etc.
  • Actively participate in forums, meetings, and strategy sessions with community members, public officials, law enforcement, and other subject matter experts.
  • Provide technical support to the field in implementing new strategies that demonstrate program model fidelity, golden thread documentation, collaboration across communities and use of evaluation feedback to inform practice.
  •  Perform literature reviews, analysis, and online research on various policy topics.
  • Track national, state and local developments in policy forums including legislative activity.
  • Provide research support for violence reduction strategies, curriculum development, public safety plans, violence intervention, violence prevention, prison re-entry, criminal and juvenile justice.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in relevant field of study including education, public policy, criminology, sociology, political science, or public health 
  • Seven years of experience in developing curriculum, coordinating trainings, providing policy analysis
  • Must be an entrepreneurial, collaborative and a continuous learner and committed to social justice.
  • Ability to organize and cultivate leadership among a myriad of stakeholder groups, facilitate group meetings is required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.

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