Learning and Development Manager
Learning & Development Manager
Fully Remote • Must be located in Colorado
OMNI Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, government agencies, and social ventures to accelerate positive social change toward a more equitable society. We provide research, evaluation, and capacity-building services through a 100% fee-for-service project-based consulting model. We have 45 staff located in ten states. Our primary areas of focus include Community Health, Behavioral Health, Adult & Juvenile Justice, Economic Security, and Children & Families.
OMNI Institute seeks candidates for one open position as Learning and Development Manager within our Learning & Development (L&D) practice, and we strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this position (our Diversity and Inclusion statement is included at the end of this posting and more is available at). The L&D Manager will lead coaching, training, planning, capacity building, and facilitation projects with community groups, nonprofit organizations, and other clients in various community-led, equity-centric processes. These processes will include community and partner engagement, training design, development and facilitation, community assessments, capacity building, strategic planning, logic model design, professional coaching, and other organization/coalition development areas. This fully remote position must be based in Colorado, with a preference for frontier and rural areas. This role will manage client relationships, lead projects with small teams of OMNI staff, and build deep community relationships in their local region of Colorado. The L&D Manager will work closely and collaboratively with OMNI’s research and evaluation teams, alongside the L&D team members, across multiple projects.
- Ability to design and lead diverse groups through complex processes, such as strategic planning.
- Strong group facilitation skills, with an ability to navigate challenging group dynamics.
- Deep knowledge of and experience in centering equity, especially health equity, in coaching, training, planning, capacity building, and facilitation projects, including the ability and desire to lead trainings on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Skilled in designing, developing, and facilitating in-person, hybrid, virtual, and asynchronous (self-guided online) trainings with primarily adult audiences.
- Experience leading and collaborating with small project teams whose members depend on each other for interdependent workstreams.
- A passion for and experience in helping people, communities, and organizations through community-led processes, especially in the public health and adjacent fields.
- Excellent communication and relationship management skills, the ability to clearly communicate and lead teams, experience and understanding of the unique strengths and community planning dynamics in rural and remote communities.
- A passion for solving pressing social challenges.
- Innate curiosity with a desire to ask more questions, look at information from a different perspective, and question how you can make something better; an interest and willingness to work on new projects, explore new content areas, and desire to take on and learn new tasks and methods.
- The ability to adapt, learn, and grow through your work; to hold your work and methods to high standards with both a big-picture perspective and strong attention to detail.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
- Colorado Prevention Specialist Certification preferred.
What this role will look like
In 90-days you will have:
- Completed our onboarding process and have a foundational understanding of the work we do, the role you will be expected to play on projects and have a working knowledge of the systems and processes we use in our work.
- Built meaningful connections with your project team members and the broader OMNI team.
- Received your first project assignments, met with the project teams that you are leading and the project oversight who is overseeing your work, and have developed a clear understanding of the role you will play and specific expectations for each project.
- Met with your community partners across Colorado and have developed an understanding of their unique challenges and local context.
- Started making meaningful contributions to projects at OMNI and with your local community partners.
- Begun the Colorado Prevention Specialist II Certification training.
Some of what you may do during your first year at OMNI:
OMNI’s work is primarily organized into small project teams that complete the work in a specific scope of work for a client. Examples include providing coaching and capacity-building support for grantees with the client being the funder, developing a series of customized trainings for a local health department to increase their organizational capacity, or leading a coalition through a needs assessment and strategic planning process. OMNI team members work on 4-8 projects at one time, but this number can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. As an L&D Manager, you will both lead projects and contribute significantly to completing project work.
Contribute to project work across our topic and content areas and with different teams and staff. Some of your work may include:
- Lead assessments of the needs, resources and readiness of agencies, communities and regions while applying and adapt different models/frameworks for assessments.
- Facilitate data-driven planning and decision-making processes based on assessment findings.
- Facilitate different phases of strategic planning, implementation and organizational enhancements.
- Design and execute evaluation infrastructure through logic model development.
- Develop and deliver content-specific trainings,
Leading small project teams:
- Lead small internal project teams (typically 3-8 people), including coordinating project-related meetings, developing workplans and delegating work to team members, and supporting team members in completing their assigned work.
- This will include developing meeting agendas, note-taking, follow-up on project tasks, and management of project communication. Monitor workplans, timelines, budget, and staffing needs to ensure that project tasks are progressing as needed to accomplish overall goals on schedule and navigate adjustments as needed.
- Serve as the primary client contact for project, including conducting client meetings, maintaining strong relationships, and being the primary liaison between the client and internal project teams. This includes having conversations with clients around budget, timelines, and navigating changes to the project.
Internal OMNI work:
- Lead resource development and/or training/brown bag for a the internal L&D best practice team, to support OMNI staff in building their capacity in specific L&D skills.
- Coordinate among, and provide guidance, mentorship, and support to, team members working on the project/components
- Support business development efforts through developing new scopes of work for services, support in the development of content for proposals as related to one’s methodological/content strengths (e.g., write a section on effectively engaging community members).
- Identify key learnings and improvements from projects and contribute new and improved approaches to our knowledge management and best practice teams.
- With OMNI’s support, completion of Colorado Prevention Specialist II certifications
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first generation immigrants, those who were first in their families to attend college, and people who are from marginalized income backgrounds.
As a proud equal opportunity workplace, we believe that a diverse team is fundamental to living our core values. The inclusion of diverse perspectives provides new ways of asking questions (Inquiry), fresh approaches to tackling challenges (Agility), inspiration to produce better work (Excellence), and contribute to a greater shared understanding of our community and sense of connection among our staff and to our clients (Connection).
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time position with a starting annual salary of $73,164 plus benefits, which include:
- 100% employer paid health premiums
- Vision, dental, supplemental insurance
- 401k with company match
- Flexible working schedules and remote work consideration
- PTO that begins with 3 weeks of PTO, 11 floating holidays, and an annual office closure from Dec 24-Jan 1.
This position is based in Colorado. Candidates need to be located in Colorado with a preference for someone located in the southeast region or one of the following CO Counties: El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Custer, Alamosa, Saguache, Gunnison, or a neighboring county.
$73,164 plus benefits