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Project Manager, Certification Preparation

(ATD) Association for Talent Development
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector.


Manage the instructional design, development, and ongoing maintenance of ATD’s Certification Preparation Product line which includes, Certification Prep Courses, the ATD Learning System, and the ATD Skill Tracker assessment tool. ATD’s current certifications are the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

Duties include:

  • Oversee all aspects of the global preparation program rollout and maintenance. 

  • Collaborate with cross-function teams to develop innovative learning solutions to support certification preparation.

  • Develop, manage and/or oversee the project budget, project plan, financial reporting, and vendor contracts. 

  • Provide technical expertise to ensure successful program content, designs, and materials. 

  • Liaise with the Certification and Marketing team on testing schedules and exam content to ensure alignment with content updates and session schedules. 

  • Create product description information and content to support marketing efforts.

  • Analyze participation and performance data to continuously optimize the product portfolio and user experience.

  • Liaise with the Marketing function to support marketing strategy and execution for the certification product portfolio.

  • Support the Certification, Sales, and Marketing teams in communicating with customers preparing for certification.

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to maintain a learning system, and course products and coordinates updates with learning system vendor and external stakeholders.

  • Coordinates with Facilitator Relations to recruit and manage course facilitators.

  • Oversee customer support tasks and activities. 


  • Related Bachelor’s degree required / Master’s degree desired (Human Resources, Training/Talent Development, Education, I/O Psychology, Organizational Behavior) CPLP certification is desirable.

  • Previous experience working with certification and/or certification prep products (preferred).

  • Previous experience analyzing the financial performance of a certification prep program(preferred).

  • 4 or more years of project management experience in the Training/Talent development (or related) field, ideally with an emphasis in certification or education program management, administration, and/or assessment. 

  • Background in instructional design and/or building highly engaging adult education programs is highly desirable. 

  • Experience working with international volunteers and partners is a plus.

The position is based in our offices in Alexandria, VA. No telecommuting. ATD will not pay for relocation. Some travel is required.

ATD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town Alexandria, ATD helps with transportation costs (parking is free). We appreciate all our applicants, but we are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position.

ATD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Race/Gender/Disabled/Veterans) and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.


Posted: 2019-01-25 Expires: 2019-02-24

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