Professional Learning Consultant

US-MN-Maple Grove
2 months ago(11/8/2017 4:18 PM)
Job ID
Project Management (non-IS) - Education



The major responsibility of this position is to strategize, plan, create and coordinate the professional development efforts to stakeholder groups regarding assessments, data, technology and instructional practices. This includes creating professional development materials and trainings for educators, education organizations, and other stakeholder groups to promote understanding and usability. You will always be thinking about new ways to help others grow by collaborating with program managers and subject matter experts to design and produce both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. You’ll also be a consultant to others across the company, helping them to identify potential learning opportunities and the best options for solutions.



  • Conduct training needs analysis to determine training needs, objectives, instructional strategies, and project scope.
  • Leverage tools, technology, and innovative formats to scale learning and support to ensure stakeholders have access to the resources they need.
  • Design and develop a range of learning experiences for DRC clients, including: Instructor-led training (ILT) design, elearning and blended learning solutions, Online learning solutions, including websites, and social, peer, distributed and other innovative learning initiatives.
  • Provide professional development opportunities that enhances the customer experience.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts in a variety of fields to help translate their knowledge into an effective learning experience for others.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders to set and manage expectations, create project plans, and regularly communicate project update and status.
  • Interact with internal teams to share updates on professional development efforts, benefits, financial updates, messaging, demos, and trainings.
  • Define priorities related to professional development and client deliverable.
  • Monitor training effectiveness and conceptualize future professional development needs and enhancements for current and future clients.






  • BA/BS degree in Learning Design, Education, Adult Education, or other related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience designing and developing learning solutions for a variety of formats and audiences (e.g. instructor-led training, e-learning, micro-learning etc.)
  • Strong consulting and relationship management skills, and a track record of delivery and impact.
  • Knowledge of learning format options and tradeoffs, particularly in the education marketplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and clearly.
  • Ability to deliver in a climate of ambiguity and with changing tools and technical limitations.
  • Quickly able to learn new concepts, systems and processes.
  • Comfortable with flexibility in a fast paced environment, working across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must have the desire to constantly learn and explore new, innovative technologies.


  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet product goals and initiatives
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed


Reporting to this position:  TBD


Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hour periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor, utilize a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary


DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


DRC is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer (M/F/D/V)


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