Learning and Development Associate

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(1/12/2024 1:16 PM)
Job Locations
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Human Resources
Additional Location : State/Province


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The National Audubon Society seeks a Learning and Development Associate to support and coordinate Audubon’s Learning and Development programming. Reporting to the Director of Learning and Development, this is a new position. The Learning and Development Associate will play a critical role in the growing portfolio of professional development work for the entire organization, with a specific focus on onboarding and continuous learning and development activities. The ideal candidate will be a person that is organized, adept with systems and processes, looking to grow and develop skills as a learning and development professional, as well as someone who enjoys collaboration and creative problem solving in a dynamic environment.


This is a hybrid position with ability to work from our office location in Washington, DC.



$28.00-$32.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Provide administrative and planning support to Director of Learning and Development for learning and development projects, including those tied to Audubon’s values and overall strategic plan.
  • Provide support to Audubon’s onboarding learning and development activities, including customized delivery of orientation programming for permanent and seasonal staff, as well as for internship programming, in partnership with Talent Acquisition.
  • Assist in creation of mentorship programming for the organization with guidance from Director of Learning and Development.
  • Assist Director of Learning and Development to deliver continuous learning and development activities.
  • Support cross-department collaboration for continuous learning and development activities.
  • Enrollment and tracking of compliance-based trainings for entire organization utilizing learning management system and eventually HRIS system integration.
  • Support ongoing training needs through management of learning management system and eventual integration with Workday Learning.
  • Support in partnership with members of People and Culture team the implementation of HRIS training as needed across the organization, including updating learning resources as needed.
  • Conduct research as needed for Learning and Development initiatives.
  • Assist in development and roll out of learning resources and content (online and in-person).
  • Assist in drafting learning and development-related communications for newsletters, internal organizational website (the Perch) and emails.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities to track results and impact of Learning and Development activities and support quarterly reporting.
  • Work with and build positive relationships internally and with external vendors.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least two years of relevant work experience in education, training or learning and development fields with adult learners. Associate degree or higher preferred but not required. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will also be considered.
  • Experience with learning management systems and course content-authoring tools.
  • Experience facilitating virtual and in-person trainings.
  • Knowledge of creating learning content (presentations, resource guides, job aids, etc.).
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation for measuring learning outcomes and outputs.
  • Aptitude for technology and navigating various systems, such as HRIS, LMS, or similar systems.
  • Experience cultivating positive relationships with team members, including the ability to actively listen and offer proactive and practical solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral).
  • Keen interest in working with staff and members to ensure a workplace that celebrates equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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