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Learning Technology Specialist

NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association 15 days ago
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Learning Technology Specialist (Remote Full-Time Position)
Human Resources United States

Job ID #1402
Learning Technology Specialist

Position summary
The Learning Technology Specialist provides ongoing enterprise support of NWEA’s internal learning platforms and helps lead efforts in the continuing development, implementation, and oversight of learning & development best practices throughout the organization. This position provides support to course builders regarding the creation and publishing of internal eLearning content, as well as designing eLearning courses as needed to support People & Culture efforts and our strategic priorities. The Learning Technology Specialist also provides data support and analytics for enterprise-wide learning metrics and reporting. This position reports to the Director, Learning & Development.


  • Design, monitor, manage and support internal learning management systems (LMSs) and other learning platforms (including Docebo, LearnUpon, SharePoint, and LinkedIn Learning) to ensure smooth daily operation
  • Help create and maintain LMS configuration (user interface, business rules, reporting, etc.) with an attention to user experience
  • Document, track, and coordinate the enterprise learning catalog
  • Work with team leads, subject matter experts, and other key stakeholders; conduct research and apply knowledge of industry trends, and use multimedia and eLearning authoring tools to design effective learning experiences that advance our strategic initiatives
  • Intervene with teams who do not have a designated training function and create/publish/update eLearning courses based on team need
  • Maintain all People & Culture course materials and provide support related to version control
  • Work with Sr LMS Administrator, Business Technology team, and IT Services team to support LMS upgrades and the integration of the LMS with other enterprise applications (e.g., Active Directory, Ring Central, LinkedIn Learning, Paylocity)
  • Work with enterprise-wide course builders and trainers to “train the trainer” and certify competency in learning & development best practices and established standards to ensure consistent methodology in course design and delivery
  • Coordinate with the Internal Learning Council (ILC) to uphold the established ILC standards and processes across the enterprise
  • Work with enterprise-wide course builders and trainers to ensure proper setup for complex learning activities within the LMSs
  • Design learning plans at the enterprise and team level in both LearnUpon and Linkedin Learning
  • Support, develop and maintain strong vendor relationships to accomplish a variety of objectives, including escalation of critical issues and troubleshooting of critical learning platform functionality
  • Manage LMS functions which include monitoring course content, course approvals, and evaluation processes, ensuring processes are completed within given timeframes
  • Establish and maintain appropriate processes for tracking and certifying learning completions for compliance and accountability
  • Effectively integrate quality assurance feedback and evaluation into the ongoing revisions of L&D products and services

Skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of best practices for design (e.g., ADDIE/SAM/Agile) and publishing (e.g., SCORM compliance)
  • Deep understanding of the issues pertinent to content, curriculum, delivery modalities, and instruction as they relate to professional learning & development
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to employ a variety of instructional design tools and interactive training and presentation tools to create engaging eLearning experiences
  • Demonstrated skill in administering and supporting eLearning systems, LMSs, and other web-based applications
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of learning & development, particularly adult learning theory
  • Capability of understanding of data integration and its related processes
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to organize time effectively, determine priorities, and move work forward independently
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication (including the ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms and document business processes to both non-technical and technical audiences
  • Ability to effectively gather input, synthesize information, apply insights, and present data and analysis, as appropriate
  • Ability to provide exceptional internal customer service
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of internal and external partners, including executives, managers, staff, and vendors
  • Ability to work effectively and manage the development of multiple projects in a fast-paced, growing organization
  • Ability to recognize and work from an enterprise/systems perspective


  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communication that conveys a clear understanding
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently
  • Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real-time to match the shifting demands of different situations
  • Tech Savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications
  • Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Learning & Development, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience with supporting eLearning platforms or similar systems
  • Enterprise business system implementation experience
  • Experience with eLearning authoring technology with a variety of tools
  • Experience with SharePoint 365 is strongly preferred

About Us
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For over 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K–12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.

What we can offer you…
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry-leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization’s mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.

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