Learning & Development (L&D) Project Manager

Learning & Development (L&D) Project Manager

Learning & Development (L&D) Project Manager 150 150 Bacote
The American Physical Society
March 15, 2023
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Learning & Development (L&D) Project Manager 

Who we are:

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Summary:

Do you like designing and implementing employee development programs like e-learning courses, workshops, and other training styles? Do you enjoy being the subject matter expert acting as the first point of contact coordinating with internal colleagues or external partners? Do you have experience supporting Learning Management Systems activities, inquiries, and management? Then come to work as the temporary part-time Learning & Development (L&D) Project Manager for the American Physical Society (APS)! Impact APS in a temporary part-time role that will lead the development, implementation, and execution of the roadmap for APS training programs. Join us at APS, a 123-year-old non-profit membership organization with a diverse team of professionals who truly enjoy what they do!

This role is a temporary part-time position and is expected to be a nine-month term or less. Ideal candidates will also be considered for future consulting opportunities.

The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.


Learning Management:

  • Act as L&D subject matter expert in the development and deployment of our new Learning and Development roadmap
  • Gather feedback following the deployment of the L&D projects and propose future improvements/ enhancements.
  • In-house, act as the point of contact for system or process issues/enhancements and coordinate with internal colleagues or partners to rapidly find solutions
  • Implement various learning methods organization-wide (e.g., coaching, job shadowing, online training)
  • Design and deliver e-learning courses, workshops, and other training
  • Support content development and content design, and facilitate L&D course offerings when needed
  • Obtains and /or develops effective training materials utilizing a variety of media.
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts.
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results
  • Facilitates Train-the-Trainers (TTT) sessions

Project Management:

  • Manage and lead all aspects of employee L&D projects, including initial scope, design, development, implementation, budget, and resources management.
  • Administers spending against the departmental budget
  • Plans, organize, facilitate, and order supplies for employee development and training events
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management and the HR staff

Communications Coordinator:

  • Develops and maintains organizational communications such as intranet bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the APS
  • Develops applicable training collaterals (e.g., how-to-guides, reference guides), including Train-the-Trainers (TTT)
  • Facilitates Train-the-Trainers (TTT) sessions

Education:  Bachelor's degree in relevant field. In lieu of a degree, 4 years of relevant experience may be accepted.

Certifications: Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential preferred.  SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • A minimum of four years of experience designing and implementing employee development programs, including train-the-trainer models required
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training sessions in a hybrid setting and audience management
  • Experience with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods
  • Experience evaluating and researching training options and alternatives
  • Experience designing and implementing effective training and development
  • Experience with vendor management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training sessions in a hybrid setting and audience management


  • Familiarity with Slack & Asana
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace & Zoom
  • Familiarity with Mac OS Computers
  • Knowledge of Adult learning theory and best practices


Travel: Position may require some business travel to other APS offices and to attend meetings, events, and conferences as directed by the supervisor.

Work Environment:

Our physical offices are located in College Park, MD, Washington D.C and Hauppauge, N.Y. We are operational in most US states. We are not operational in all 50 states. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access within the United States, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. APS allows flexible work hours; responsiveness is required, however, during the core 9 am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time workday.

Our Core Values:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning


The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of American Physical Society not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of race, religious creed, alienage or citizenship, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, protected military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, ancestry, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at APS. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact APS Human Resources at hr@aps.org.

All APS Employees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination via our secured vaccination portal upon hire, unless they have an HR approved medical or religious exemption. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. We welcome you to apply today!