Associate Specialist, Learning and Development
Rust-Oleum Corporation

Vernon Hills, Illinois

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Vernon Hills, IL

Department: Learning & Development

Reports To: Consumer Group Director of Learning and Development

Direct Reports/Manages others: No

Hybrid Schedule: Our hybrid work environment includes two (2) remote days/week.

Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. We offer a wide range of products including decorative fashion paints, durable industrial roof repair coatings and, of course, our famous rust-fighting formula that started it all.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Associate Specialist of Learning & Development plays an instrumental role in helping RPM Consumer Group and its operating companies (Rust-Oleum and DAP Global) attract, retain, develop, and promote top talent. This position works within the Learning & Development team to support all Consumer Group training programs and their effective coordination. This position coordinates multiple Learning & Development projects and serves as a learning liaison across the Consumer Group.

This individual is a strong communicator and brings a high level of attention to detail. They assist in communicating training needs to outside vendors/learning partners and can effectively coordinate multiple training programs. This person is a team player that brings a willingness to grow and learn.

This position is based out of Rust-Oleum's corporate headquarters in Vernon Hills, IL.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordination:
    • Coordinate logistics for training sessions, including scheduling, booking venues, travel and arranging necessary equipment.
    • Assist in managing vendor partner relations, licensing, training requirements, and executive reporting.
    • Manage requests for training with the appropriate stake holders.
    • Track and project-plan team milestones and deadlines, to ensure timely delivery and execution.
    • Coordinate the intake of tuition reimbursement applications.
    • Manage training facilitator needs in preparation for training and at the training event.
  • Communications:
    • Communicate training schedules and details to participants and ensure timely reminders.
    • Assist in executing the overall communication strategy.
    • Promote Learning & Development events and course schedules; draft announcements / features and update course schedule on a regular basis.
  • Learning and Development Administration:
    • Assist in the administration of training evaluations, consolidate participant insights, survey feedback and other program success metrics for evaluation.
    • Assist in designing and developing training programs and materials tailored to meet organizational goals and employee development needs.
    • Manage training-related documentation, including attendance records, evaluations, and feedback, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
    • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in learning and development to recommend improvements and innovative solutions.
    • Support the best practices and methodology in each phase of the training lifecycle: assessment, design, develop, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Learning Management System Administration:
    • Provide support of corporate learning management system (LMS), course catalogs, hierarchy, and data integrity, as well as seek and implement platform features that enhance user experience.
    • Assist in monitoring active corporate learning management system (LMS) sessions and troubleshoot user issues. Escalate technical issues for the corporate learning management system (LMS) as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Learning and Development, Education, Marketing, HR, Administration, or related discipline (or equivalent experience & background).
  • 1-3 years professional experience in Learning & Development coordination or similar experience.
  • Business mindset with proven experience managing effective learning and development solutions that address business needs.
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS). Oracle Learning a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories is desirable.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in project management skills.
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment, have fun and drive impactful change.
From big benefits to small, we take care of our associates! After 30 days of employment, you will be eligible for a benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, disability and business travel insurance, flexible spending accounts, EAP, stock purchases and vacation/sick days/parental leave.

We also offer a 401(k) plan after three months of employment. Associates are vested in the RPM Pension plan after completing five years of service. Rust-Oleum offers 9 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year. You are also eligible to earn three weeks of vacation on an annualized basis.

Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.


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