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Learning and Development Specialist

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, Maryland 21701
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


Do you desire to support and help create a strong, innovative learning culture and develop others in order to improve human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases?

Do you value accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility as a guidepost for how you do your work every day in serving the public's interest?

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Learning & Development Specialist who is passionate about helping develop others and support our HR/L&D strategy and growing learning and development offer.  The L&D Specialist will work across the entire organization and will be a key L&D leader who must foster trust and build relationships effectively to embody the shared mission, vision and values of The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and Human Resources Directorate priorities.

The Human Resources Directorate, located in Frederick, MD, provides support to 2000+ employees in the areas of recruitment and staffing, employee relations and counseling, learning and development, wage and salary administration, Affirmative Action and employee benefits. The Talent Acquisition staff partners with managers and their teams to attract and hire a highly qualified and diverse workforce in a timely and cost-efficient manner.  This includes policy guidance, sourcing strategy development and administration of all steps in the hiring process. Our core services and competencies include recruitment and staffing (including internal transfer and employee referral program), relocation assistance, immigration and visa administration, guest researchers, temporary agency staffing and vendor management.


The Learning & Development Specialist is responsible for:

  • Main point of contact for HR Learning & Development (L&D) for staff and stakeholders needing assistance, understanding and knowledge of L&D offer, tools, resources and class/event registration
  • Organizing, facilitating and helping with design and evaluation of New Employee Orientation (NEO) program
  • Assisting and helping with webinar session set-up and facilitation
  • Communicating with participants, stakeholders and speakers/facilitators logistics prior to actual activities/events date and follow up
  • Assisting and supporting department and trainers/facilitators/speakers and sessions with communications and logistics
  • Coordinating and supporting L&D activities including: scheduling, room reservations and set-up, preparing and updating materials and facilitator notes, creating class rosters and evaluations and clean up
  • Registering participants for L&D classes/events and tracking completions
  • Configuring, entering, maintaining, organizing and updating L&D training records, classes/events, tools and resources on Learning Management System (LMS) and databases
  • Keeping L&D webpages and outlets updated with innovative, creative and accurate L&D/HR news, information and resources
  • Managing the use of L&D equipment and resources, monitoring and updating records of equipment, books and other resources and track their movement
  • Assisting with preparation of reports, metrics, certifications, and other administrative functions and documentation
  • Assisting with gathering of feedback/evaluation on sessions for potential improvements
  • Building effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders to understand L&D needs and communicate L&D strategy, resources and events
  • Collaborating and partnering with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver on projects to meet strategic and operational HR and L&D priorities
  • Assisting with L&D budget
  • Other related activities as assigned


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Organizational Development or related area, and less than 2 years’ experience.  Additional qualifying experience or relevant certifications may be substituted for the required education. 
  • Administrative/coordinator experience within a high-volume environment.
  • Experience facilitating face to face and/or teaching, instructing or presenting in front of groups.
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office Suite; strong abilities with Excel including areas such as: advanced formulas, tables & formatting, conditional formatting, advanced charting, pivot tables & pivot reporting.
  • Experience managing records and reports preferably working with learning management systems and or a high-volume environment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with staff and stakeholders.
  • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to operate independently.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


  • Desire to help and develop employees.
  • Experience working in a HR and L&D environment or related setting.
  • Experience with modern workplace learning methods including social learning, online training and webinars.
  • Experience working in a scientific, pharmaceutical, clinical or biopharmaceutical industry. 

Please note that relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.


Posted: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2019-11-20

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