Learning and Development Specialist
Learning & Development /
About Kingfish Group
Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm. We have pioneered a new approach to private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives. Our firm comprises two core business segments; our private equity investment business and an advisory business that supports a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors as they identify, invest in and grow businesses. Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate and outperform. In that spirit, we are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantially to firm strategy and goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Learning and Development Specialist who will be responsible for designing, implementing, delivering, and evaluating employee training and development programs. This role requires a deep understanding of instructional design methodologies, and a strong ability to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of training initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a passion for learning and a proven track record in developing and delivering engaging and impactful training programs.
• 4 to 6 years of experience in Learning Design/Operations
• Proven experience as a Learning and Development Specialist or a similar role, preferably in a corporate environment (professional certifications in training and development, instructional design is a bonus)
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization (formal training in writing and/or design would be a bonus)
• Well versed with instructional design methodologies, and training evaluation techniques
• Proficiency in developing instructional design deliverables (design documents, storyboards) and working with learning authoring tools
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage and motivate learners
• Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Creativity and innovation in developing training materials and approaches
Training Program Design and Delivery:
• Training Program Design: Develop engaging and effective training materials, including presentations, e-learning modules (using authoring tools like Camtasia and Articulate suite), instructor-led training materials, and job aids.
• Training Delivery: Deliver high-quality training sessions to employees at all levels, ensuring the content is relevant, engaging, and aligned with the organization's learning objectives.
• Facilitation: Facilitate training sessions, workshops, and interactive learning experiences, fostering a collaborative and participatory atmosphere that encourages active learning and knowledge retention.
Training Needs Assessment and Evaluation:
• Collaborate with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify training needs and develop relevant training curriculums that align with organizational goals
• Conduct thorough training needs assessments to identify skills gaps and development opportunities
• Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through assessments, surveys, and feedback
• Generate reports and summaries to communicate training outcomes to management
Learning Strategy Implementation:
• Assist in the development and implementation of the overall organizational learning and development strategy
• Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in learning and development, and incorporate innovative approaches into training strategies
• Identify and assist in setting up the learning management system (LMS), including course development, deployment, and reporting
Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate, and outperform. In that spirit, we are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantially to firm strategy, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized, and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals.
Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and communications skills. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Kingfish Group is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic characteristics, military service, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management team is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment. The Company’s commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including partners and coworkers, as well as outside third parties including clients and vendors.