At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.
Urban’s Human Resources Office seeks a senior specialist, talent development, responsible for the administration, management, facilitation, and record-keeping of Urban-wide learning and development programs, in particular Urban’s Onboarding Programs and the organization-wide Mentoring Program.
The Senior Specialist will report directly to the senior director, talent development and will be responsible for delivering and implementing trainings as well as supporting Urban’s performance management processes. Successful candidates will have demonstrated their ability with training program management and facilitation by working collaboratively, being meticulous, and demonstrating an understanding of organizational needs.
The successful candidate will possess or demonstrate:
Note: as part of the interviewing process, candidates will be asked to demonstrate their facilitation skills
Working in the Nation’s Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters, and enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage. Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan and reimbursable commuting expense program.
The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.
The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.