Requisition Number: 2022-01-01261-0171-001
Job Title: Specialist, Learning & Development
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Specialist, Learning & Development

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Description/Job Summary

The Learning and Development Specialist will be responsible for supporting learning solutions for the professional staff population, and driving learning experiences across the curriculum. This individual will report to and work closely with the Director of Learning & Development to execute the L&D  agenda; including onboarding, training, manager effectiveness, leadership development, employee engagement, and coaching.   


  • Design and develop high quality technical and leadership development programs, tools, and resources
  • Curate learning content, creating tailored learning experiences contextualized for various learning audiences
  • Project manage end-to-end learning experiences and solutions (from design to delivery)
  • Facilitate learning solutions for the development of professional staff, conduct andanalyze program evaluations
  • Implement learning experiences, including but not limited to scheduling, registration, set-up, monitoring, communications, and reporting
  • Identify opportunities for use of new technology and efficient/high impact blended learning
  • Support and liaise with vendors for program execution
  • Work on firm-wide HR initiatives as required

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of learning and development experience in a professional services firm or comparable environment
  • Working knowledge of adult learning theory and/or instructional design, including instructional design tools and technology desired
  • Knowledge of learning management systems, experience with learning management systems desired
  • Working knowledge of project management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Facilitation skills desired
  • Creative problem-solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work autonomously

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Training/Development, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent years of experience required
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