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Training & Development Leader in Oak Brook, IL at Athletico

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Mission Statement and Core Values

Athletico Physical Therapy is seeking a results-oriented training and development leader who will work in alignment with the Athletico’s Executive Team, human resources, field operations and company leaders to deliver solutions that build organizational capability in support of business strategies and priorities.

Position Summary

The Training and Development Leader will have a successful track record of building and executing training and development programs that drive a high-performance culture. This position will focus on: assessing organizational training needs & capability gaps, designing & delivery training programs that leverage best-in-class solutions to create sustained learning and engagement. This position reports to the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity for a Training and Development leader to make an immediate impact to the business by optimizing existing learning programs and identifying new, innovative and relevant strategies for further support talent capability development at Athletico.

  • Assess current organizational training & development needs, existing programs and solutions across the talent life-cycle: onboarding, mentoring, individual contributor, new leader development, leader and executive development, high-potential talent development, succession and engagement.
  • Diagnose and prioritize opportunities in collaboration with company leaders that impact organizational effectiveness and business priorities, including: developing a deep understanding of the patient, the market, the competition and emerging trends to create leading and relevant training program and offerings
  • Provide leadership and management of training, learning and development priorities along with a vision for near and long-term value creation for Athletico
  • Design innovative learning and development programs to strengthen individual and organizational skills and competencies that drive a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement
  • Ensure learning and development programs and offerings align to organizational values and culture and in support of business performance and growth
  • Create content and learning programs that are engaging, effective, facilitate organizational capability growth and sustainability
  • Design and deliver training content and courses in a variety of learning formats, including: instructor led, virtual instructor led, train the trainer, e-learning, web-based, virtual classroom, mobile and other considerations to support a variety of learning styles and preferences
  • Identify opportunities to streamline, simplify and improve the employee / user experience and training effectiveness, including optimizing learning management systems and solutions
  • Develop methods to monitor and measure training effectiveness: training tools, systems, vendor partnerships and overall program offerings
  • Proactively stay up-to-date on the latest market offerings, trends, innovation, training solutions and partners
  • Lead by example by creating a culture of customer service, accountability, continuous improvement and teamwork
  • Create and drive a dynamic growth culture by aligning initiatives with the company’s growth strategies and priorities; demonstrate a relentless focus on results
  • Establish immediate credibility, collaboration and rapport with a broad group of stakeholders across Athletico; build trusted relationships and a reputation as a strategic and results-driven leader within the organization and with external partners
  • Help attract and retain top talent; empower, coach, develop and stretch team members for new levels of performance, contribution and engagement


Job Requirements/Specifications

Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience serving in human resources and / or learning & development functions

Essential Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to consistently communicate a clear understanding of patients/clients expectations and adapt as appropriate to exceed their needs
  • Ability to focus attention on determining what can be done to make progress
  • Ability to develop personally and professionally
  • Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation while working with others
  • Ability to understand and determine priorities, effectively manage time and develop work plans in order to accomplish tasks and/or projects
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and mentor staff in order to optimize their performance
  • Ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information


Other Qualifications

  • Successful track record designing and deploying blended learning, training and development programs
  • Experience developing instructional materials (instructor-led course materials, eLearning, content / job aid, tools, solutions, etc.)
  • Prior success analyzing organizational needs, setting and managing expectations
  • Experience with onboarding, mentoring, coaching, development programs (individual contributor, new manager, leadership development, high-potential development)
  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead the implementation of strategic, creative and fiscally sound programs that drive business results and improvement
  • Analytical mind-set with the ability to incorporate data into learning initiatives and programs
  • Strong program and project management skills 
  • Exceptional process, planning and detail orientation
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong relationship building with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • High-level of emotional intelligence
  • Agile, high-energy, high-integrity, self-starter
  • Results-driven, collaborative and curious leader
  • Excellent coaching, teaching and mentoring skills

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands: The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to:  remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds 
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
  • Requires the ability to perform duties for all work shifts
  • Travel required

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Internal office
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low