Learning and Development Manager

Committee for Children - Seattle, Washington - Full time

Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979 we’ve championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and programs in social-emotional learning (SEL), and child safety.

In our pursuit of positively transforming the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028, Committee for Children is looking for an experienced learning and development manager to join our team! In this role, the learning and development manager will work closely with Human Resources, the chief of staff, and key stakeholders to design and deploy learning and development solutions in support of our people goals and in an effort to achieve our audacious goal. This position will be responsible for creating meaningful programs to develop the capacities and capabilities of our employees, improve engagement, create a sense of belonging, and increase retention. These programs will also support Committee for Children’s values and growth initiative and reinforce role competencies.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to assess organizationwide training and development needs. Developing a multiyear road map based on company training needs.
  • Managing end-to-end ownership of both development and implementation of learning strategies and programs.
  • Collaborating with the chief of staff and stakeholders to design and implement learning opportunities to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Supporting and educating leaders and employees on learning best practices and equipping them with relevant training, accessible tools, and resources.
  • Facilitating training programs.
  • Leveraging existing technology solutions and external platforms to foster and promote innovative learning, in classroom, e-learning, or blended environments.
  • Planning, designing, developing, and maintaining training materials and other collateral to ensure that our learning solutions meet the needs of learners.
  • Continually evaluating training progress and procedures to monitor and analyze effectiveness and recommend updates to programs as needed.


  • BA required; MA and/or advanced degree a plus
  • 5+ years of professional experience in the organizational learning and development field, or other relevant experience
  • Proven success in designing, developing, and deploying company learning solutions for employees at all levels in both classroom and virtual environments
  • Experience developing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning opportunities (preferred)


  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant concepts in adult learning theory, organizational culture change, and leadership
  • Able to influence and motivate others and work collaboratively with all levels of employees
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Talented facilitator and trainer
  • Able to create an engaging and effective learning environment
  • Able to measure the impact of learning initiatives and use data to make recommendations
  • Strong initiative, ability to solve problems, and ability to navigate in an environment of rapid growth and change

Experience and knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and culturally relevant practices

Experience in developing relationships at all levels of an organization, with an ability to influence outcomes without authority

Experience with team building in a dynamic environment, as well as strategy, systems thinking, design thinking, and competency models

Strong project management, process, organizational, and complex problem-solving skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to make public presentations and prepare concise and effective written content

About Committee for Children

For 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We call it the Empathy Effect, and it’s what we’ve worked toward since 1979. We believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkers. That’s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints—from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialists.Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

We have excellent employee tenure because we take great care of our most valued assets—our employees. This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, professional development opportunities, and work/life balance. Committee for Children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with employer match. We also offer subsidies for commuting, wellness, and staff development.

Committee for Children is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, gender identity, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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