Learning and Development Associate - People and Culture (MF)

About Us

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.

MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the training curriculum design and content development
  • Create and maintain training dashboards and reports to evaluate program effectiveness
  • Support the design and review of new-hire training programs
  • Administer tools, surveys and registration systems to support programs
  • Assist in strategic planning of Learning & Development programs
  • Manage and coordinate registration for training programs through Workday Learning
  • Handle queries from stakeholders, facilitators and participants
  • Maintain training records for all staff via Workday Learning
  • Prepare learning reports and collate learning information
  • Liaise with facilitators and external vendors
  • Draft, review, and revise People and Culture-related and Foundation-wide communications
  • SharePoint site content management
  • Conduct and synthesize industry research to spur innovation of the L&D practice
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree; organizational development, learning & development, human resources or related field is valued
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in a similar role 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to consult with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated success in a team-oriented atmosphere, ability to work both independently and as part of a team on tight deadlines, with multiple concurrent priorities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory, e-Learning courses, and/or facilitation is a plus
  • A highly agile, self-motivated team player
  • Familiar with HR-related functions and a desire to contribute broadly to the People and Culture team

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