Learning and Development Program Design Consultant

Amnesty International USA
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 28

Position description

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the global organization’s presence in the United States. We engage people in the U.S. to fight injustice all around the world, while we also work to protect people’s human rights here in the U.S. Amnesty International USA has more than one million members and activists in all 50 states, who are part of a larger global movement of 10 million people in 150 countries. We are a democratically governed, grassroots membership organization, which means that our members vote on key policy issues and elect our Board of Directors. Amnesty International USA’s elected Board members, staff, and members work together to lead the organization.


Job Summary

AIUSA is searching for an experienced learning and development subject matter expert to lead the design and development of a new learning and development program, ensuring a culture of continuous learning and growth for AIUSA’s staff and member leaders (volunteers). 


Key Deliverables


1.   Develop a learning strategy that supports AIUSA + department objectives

a.    Clarify the process for gathering input from key stakeholders across departments to ensure the learning strategy is aligned with overall organizational goals.

b.    Include a timeline for the development and implementation of the learning strategy, including key milestones and deliverables.

2.   Develop a framework for training program design that incorporates adult learning principles and best practices in instructional design

a.   Include guidelines for incorporating various learning modalities (e.g., online courses, workshops, etc.) to cater to diverse learning preferences and needs within the organization.

b.    Incorporate an accessibility check to ensure the framework is inclusive of diverse learning styles and visual and audio formats.

c.    Provide standard templates for presentations, training plans, surveys, facilitator guides, and handouts. 

3.   Develop a framework to assess development needs across the organization

a.    Specify the methodologies and tools that will be used to conduct the assessment, such as surveys, interviews, or competency assessments.

b.    Define the criteria for prioritizing development needs to ensure that resources are allocated effectively.

c.    If able, execute the inaugural assessment. 

4.   Develop a framework for learning effectiveness monitoring and tracking

a.    Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the impact of learning initiatives on employee performance and organizational outcomes.

b.    Include mechanisms for gathering feedback from participants and stakeholders to continuously improve learning programs.

5.   Develop a framework that marries individual professional development objectives with learning paths

a.    Provide guidance on how employees can align their professional development goals with available learning opportunities within the organization.

b.    Develop a method for students to track progress and plan multi-year coursework (101, 201, 301), and work towards specific skill development areas such as leadership, training facilitation, public speaking.

6.   Conduct a needs assessment and scope learning management system (LMS) options, to help AIUSA secure an LMS in 2025

a.    Outline the criteria for evaluating LMS options, such as scalability, user-friendliness, and integration capabilities with existing systems.

b.    Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to assess the return on investment (ROI) of implementing an LMS and ensure it aligns with the organization's budgetary constraints. 

c.    Include appropriate estimated cost per pupil goal for various stakeholder groups across the organization leadership, such as staff, people leader, member leader (volunteer), Board member.


Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Expert-level knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional design, and evaluation methodologies required.
  • Expert-level knowledge of current trends and best practices in Learning and Development, to include incorporating DEI best practices into the design of learning and development programs required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required. 
  • Fully remote, but must be available for calls in US Central and Eastern Time.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in program design, specifically in a Learning and Development context required.

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  • Fully remote, but must be available for calls in US Central and Eastern Time

Application instructions

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and one sample training or training guide to Heather

Bordner at [email protected] by Friday, April 26, 5pm EST. The cover letter should include the following: 


1.    Timeline and cost proposal for completing the work, including any fees and anticipated types of

expenses not covered under the general cost proposal. 

2.    Two professional references, either clients or supervisors, for whom you have consulted for or

worked with in a learning and development program design context. 

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