• Learning & Development Manager, Administration

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(12/12/2018 11:30 AM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview


    The Associate Director manages learning and organizational development functions for the 270+ member Division of Philanthropy and will be responsible for developing robust training programs to ensure employee engagement through targeted professional development sessions. The Associate Director will ensure that all employees have a thorough understanding of their role, how it fits into their team, and how their responsibilities impact the entire division to help achieve the goals. The Associate Director will be a resource for the entire staff and will conduct ongoing training for all skill levels.


    Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 


    Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



    • Partner with managers to determine needs and provide customized training for individual teams;
    • Assess training needs for all staffing levels across the Division and design and coordinate training policies, programs and schedules based on needs;
    • Deliver customized training sessions including reading simulations, practice exercises, videos and lectures focusing on related topics;
    • Develop a core leadership and management development strategy that equips managers with the basic tools, skills and knowledge required to effectively manage their team;
    • In conjunction with Assistant Vice President, budget for, monitor and evaluate training activities;
    • Work with Assistant Vice President to oversee vendor selection for third-party training needs, if necessary;
    • Develop and roll out training manuals;
    • Participate in the design, development and delivery of on boarding experiences and career development plans for employees;
    • Oversee annual Division-wide retreat for all staff;
    • Coordinate and facilitate monthly all-staff meetings;
    • Keep up to date and continue to learn and identify best practices to promote to the Division;
    • Serve as general staff resource for entire Division and other special projects as assigned by Assistant Vice President, Administration;



    Reports to Assistant Vice President of Administration. Shared supervision of one Officer and one Assistant. Possibility for supervision of various interns and temporary employees.




    Bachelor’s degree required; 6-8 years progressively responsible management experience in non-profit setting.  Background and/or training in learning and development a plus.



    Excellent written and effective verbal communications skills; presentation experience; strong organizational and managerial capabilities. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work collaboratively with a variety of personalities. Significant computer skills including but not limited to all Microsoft Office Suite products. Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.  Must be able to handle all situations and documentation in a highly confidential manner. Passion and enthusiasm for learning and development’s role and impact to the Division.






    Workstation located in typical office setting.


    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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