Dec 14, 2020

L&D Specialist (Contract)



✓ Cause-Driven


The Learning and Development (L & D) team ensures that our people are equipped with the mindsets and skills required to engage with the complex challenges before us through leadership development and staff training, fostering a culture of healthy performance where we support and challenge each other in pursuit of our mission.

The Learning and Development Specialist will be instrumental in our organization’s future success. The Specialist will partner closely with L & D leadership to support the evolution of the Wikimedia Foundation’s learning & development programs, including the design, implementation, and rollout of the Wikimedia Foundation’s online learning programming.


Select, implement, configure, administer, and deploy a learning management system for the Wikimedia Foundation.
Develop content partnerships with training content providers that align with the Wikimedia Foundation goals and values
Create custom training content as needed in line with organizational values and leadership philosophy across the employee experience, including: New manager trainings, onboarding & orientation content,
Deliver trainings in a variety of formats, as needed
Develop and track success metrics for learning
Contribute to building the L & D function, including evolving our programs, metrics, and tooling in line with the business needs of the organization
The above job duties are not exhaustive. You will have the opportunity to shape the future of the role.


Bachelor’s + 2 years Learning & Development experience, Master’s, or equivalent work experience, ideally for an international organization.
Ability to work in an open, transparent, and collaborative environment, while respecting HR confidentiality
Creative thinker with the ability to take ideas into implementation
Demonstrated experience with learning management systems, processes, and approaches
Deep experience delivering engaging, interactive, and impactful in-person and virtual trainings and workshops to a wide variety of audiences (international audiences, varying skill levels, varying professional experience levels)
Familiarity with Diversity & Inclusion best practices
Experience creating engaging custom training content suitable for a global workforce
Strong facilitation experience with large and small groups in in-person and online settings
Experience with learning and training metrics and evaluation
Strong collaboration skills and ability to work on a distributed team
Ability to listen with true curiosity to understand others’ perspectives, and communicate your own perspective clearly and non-judgmentally
Passion for learning and supporting people's growth
Balance of detail-orientation (logistics and implementation work) and ability to see the bigger picture and contribute to team goals and quarterly plans
Ability to laugh at yourself
This will set you apart
Experience working on a remote team
Leadership development experience
Experience with employee engagement
Coaching experience
Working knowledge of adult development and deliberately developmental organizations

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Wikimedia Foundation

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