Learning & Development Specialist/ Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
You will create and deliver strategic learning solutions that align to the business’ strategy, close performance gaps, and appeal to a diverse group of learners, including remote learners. This is an opportunity to build the L&D function in a hyper growth, entrepreneurial environment.

What you'll do in the role:

  • Design experiences that are accessible to in person and remote learners, and offer scalable solution to support Home Chef’s growth.
  • Create, implement, and iterate on engaging learning activities for employees at varying stages of their development.
  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts (SMEs) and key stakeholders to ensure quality and accuracy of content.
  • Design and deliver an onboarding program that equips each new hire with the tools they need to be successful.
  • Create outstanding learning material and lesson plans that leverage a variety of mediums to engage different learning styles.
  • Proactively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyze performance gaps and learning needs. 
  • Manage daily logistics of running training programs including communication with trainees, coordinating classroom details such as space requirements, materials etc. and track employee training
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a strategy to further build inclusion and diversity into our culture.
  • When needed, source and manage partners to assist with leadership programs
  • Partner with business leaders to determine best solutions for employee development and learning 
  • Assess, analyze, design, develop, deploy and measure learning and development programs and processes. 
  • Develop communication mechanisms to inform leaders and employees on educational programs, training resources and opportunities, etc.
  • Strives to measure results of learning and development programs to demonstrate impact on the business

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Communications, Education or relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in Learning
  • Knowledge of instructional design models and adult learning principles with the ability to apply course design techniques and facilitation for various audiences
  • Knowledge of course development software and experience maintaining a Learning Management System (including wikis and other similar applications)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write instructional material, including audio/video scripts
  • Passionate about learning and utilizing new technologies and learning theories to design and deliver effective training
  • Ability to conduct training needs analysis, interpret and communicate the data, and deliver solutions to address the gaps
  • Manage multiple priorities /projects effectively 
  • Anticipate the needs of the business and exhibit a bias for action 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

If you like to make a difference and thrive in a fast paced environment, come join us! Perks and Benefits:- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance- Generous paid time off (PTO) policy- 401k program - Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses- Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees- Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge- Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits- Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day- Casual dress Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.
400 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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