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Sr. Leadership & Organizational Development Specialist

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Training & Development


Section 1: Position Summary

Working closely with the Director of Leadership Learning &Development, HR Business Partners and with functional leaders, this position will support the design, implementation, facilitation, and coordination of strategic leadership development, professional development, and talent management/OD initiatives.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a consultative partner to diagnose situations, provide insight, and develop comprehensive solutions to leadership and talent related challenges.
  • Manage leadership and OD projects from start to finish, including determining project goals and scope, defining and securing resources, project implementation, communication, and follow up.
  • Support the implementation of talent review, succession planning, and high potential development processes.
  • Build long term partnerships with external vendors to source leadership and related programs and/or tools; own relationship, including pricing, negotiation, feedback, and course correction.
  • Provide instructional design and facilitation for professional and leadership development content that can be addressed internally by using existing programs or through the development of new programs.
  • Administer and debrief assessments for associates and first line leaders (e.g., 360 tools, DiSC, MBTI).
  • Partner with L&D team members to seek, grow, and promote learning technology that supports both functional and leadership training.
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative feedback on impact of programs and initiatives.
  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned.
  • Travel required up to 25% of the time.


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Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing leadership development programs and talent management/OD initiatives and processes in a corporate environment.
  • Experience in the selection and administration of assessment tools and in providing feedback on individual or group assessment data.
  • Experience in an operations environment is a plus.
  • Experience working with an LMS and authoring tools is a plus.
  • Excellent relationship building and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a changing environment.
  • Ability to organize and accomplish objectives independently and within a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and act with discretion.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of tools.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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