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Senior Learning and Organizational Development Specialist - Hybrid at State of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Senior Learning and Organizational Development Specialist - Hybrid



Supervisory Organization

DMHSAS-Central Administration

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

March 06, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)


Full time

Job Type



$61,350.00 per year / $29.495192 per hour

Job Description

Senior Learning & Organizational Development Specialist

About the Position:

The Learning & Organizational Development Specialist is responsible for driving employee performance and agency results through collaborative discovery, design, development, and implementation of custom-made learning solutions for ODMHSAS employee and agency needs. Working directly with leaders, the Learning Partner will work to find and lead efficiencies in the new hire programs and continued education and development; all to drive measurable results for the agency. The role requires the exercise of critical thinking, discretion, and independent judgment to collaborate with senior leaders, project stakeholders, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to understand learning requirements, translate those requirements into deliverable and effective learning experiences, and to deliver instruction, coaching, and strategic support to drive agency improvement through learning. In addition, this person interacts as an agency ambassador of ODMHSAS and an advocate of services in increasing employee engagement and agency effectiveness.

Learn about us:

Job Type/Salary:

Application period: 2/2/2023 – 3/6/2023


Vacancies: 1

Annual Salary is $61,350.00

Primary Working Hours are M-F; 8-5

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

NOTE: Alternate hiring at a lower level available based on experience

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Agency, Communication, Marketing, Education, Human Resources, or related field and two years experience;

  • Or, one year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

Preference may be given to those with one or more of the following:

  • Advanced degree or certification in instructional design, adult learning, organizational psychology, or related field.

  • Training experience in a behavioral health-setting.

Special Requirements:

  • Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill any job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Benefit Highlights:

ODMHSAS is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.   Our benefits include:

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums

  • A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations

  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs

  • 11 paid holidays

  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year

  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match

  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

  • Student Loan repayment options

  • Training opportunities for CEU requirements

About us: The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services serves (ODMHSAS) as the state’s safety net mental health and substance use treatment services system. ODMHSAS is the authority and leading expert in Oklahoma for all mental health and addiction efforts, including education, prevention, treatment & recovery support services, and operates eleven (11) treatment provider organizations across Oklahoma.

This team works to promote and support mental health and substance use services and providers across the state to ensure all Oklahomans have access to the highest quality care, and that directive shapes all we do. Our team strives to create an inclusive environment where every team member is seen, valued, and appreciated. We are collaborative and supportive and care deeply about innovation, leadership, excellence, organizational culture, public service, and developing strong working relationships with all those we serve.

PIN: 4520-1637

Announcement #: 2023-51 CO

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request. An Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Understand the agency objectives of the assigned work unit by working with leaders to understand current performance metrics, target goals and outcomes, agency services and imperatives, and serve as a strategic partner to develop learning strategies to support agency improvement.

  • Utilize adult learning principles to design learning programs and ensure effective knowledge transfer, retention, and skill proficiency in areas of critical performance; design and implement measures to evaluate effectiveness, ensure continual improvement, and monitor for opportunities for improvement.

  • Design and conduct thorough, data-driven, and actionable needs assessments to determine appropriate learning methodology to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Create and deploy training materials, in support of the appropriate learning methodology, such as agency process guides, learning courses, and leader performance support resources in a variety of appropriate media.

  • Develops learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides, and lesson plans.

  • Assist with organizing and managing a variety of training programs, participants, and schedules.

  • Facilitate instructional presentations, with clear and concise communication.

  • Maintain a continuous understanding of the primary employee functions, and objectives of the roles, within the agency.

  • Model role-specific skills at a high-level of proficiency both in the classroom and during live, on-the-job coaching sessions, and with partner and teams.

  • Using expert level knowledge of the agency unit to coach employees directly to accelerate their development and drive increased agency results.

  • Design analysis of, aggregate, and present performance results to employees’ direct leaders; using this carefully designed performance result, collaborate with agency unit leaders on appropriate next steps for development and improved performance to increase performance.

  • Execute Learning & Organizational Development training programs through a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, PowerPoint, ODMHSAS Learning Management System, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams

  • Partner with members of HRD and other SMEs within the departments for content creation and maintenance.

  • Reviews evaluations of training courses and applies appropriate suggestions.

  • Makes assessments of effectiveness of training in terms of employee accomplishments and performance.

  • Assists with needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the company.


  • Strategic thinking.

  • Change management.

  • Persuasion and Influence.

  • Project Management.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Learning analytics and data analysis techniques.

  • Content curation.

  • Ability to make clear and concise presentations of complex material.

  • Professional verbal and written communication.

  • Experience and ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, demonstrating high emotional intelligence.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and people management skills.

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently with aggressive deadlines.

  • Design learning solutions with a high degree of creativity.

  • Adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Strong work ethic, be willing to work flexible hours including evening and weekend, overnight travel to events.

  • Proficient in Zoom and the Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Required Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to organize projects and follow through to completion.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and virtual meeting software.

  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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