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A Place For Mom Learning & Development Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas


Join our growing team!

A career with A Place for Mom is an opportunity for you to join a rapidly expanding company committed to making a difference for seniors and their families. A Place for Mom is an online platform connecting families searching for senior care services with a team of experienced advisors providing insight-driven and personalized solutions. Our mission, as the leader in senior care advisory, is to be a trusted destination for families and our community customers. We are a quickly growing organization with over 500 advisors connecting more than 300K families every year to one of our community customers.

Living by our values and working to achieve excellence on behalf of our customers is integral to success at A Place for Mom. Employees who thrive at A Place for Mom live our values every day and are an important part of our hiring practices:

  • Focus on Excellence

  • Act with Integrity & Assume Positive Intent

  • Drive Outcomes Every Day with Passion and A Sense of Mission

  • Make the Lives of our Families and Customers Better, Easier and More Successful

  • Realize the Full Potential in Each Team Member. Work as a Single Supportive Team

The Position:

The Learning and Development Specialist is a member of the L&D Team and is one of the leadtrainers for the Senior Living Advisor (SLA) onboarding program. This individual is a skilled facilitator and coach, helping SLA new hires come up to speed and become productive as quickly as possible. As part of the SLA training team, they are responsible to ensure that SLA training content and methods remain up-to-date, relevant, and aligned with APFM business needs and selling best practices. This individual may also support training for corporate team members. The goal is to equip learners with the tools and resources to realize their full potential and be successful in their respective roles. This position reports directly to the Sr. Manager of Learning and Development.

Who you are:

You are passionate about fostering an environment of continuous learning and excellence, skilled in delivering engaging learner experiences and ensuring that learning objectives are met and connected to improving business outcomes. You have experience developing and delivering virtual instructor-led and classroom based training. You are skilled in creating and maintaining an environment conducive to learning and development.You are askilled facilitator and coach, helping new hires come up to speed and become productive as quickly as possible.


What you will do:

Lead effective and engaging virtual instructor-led training sessions as part of the SLA onboarding program. Including:

  • Effectively delivering all training modules and associated course work included in the SLA onboarding program.

  • Observing and providing effective coaching during rehearsals and throughout onboarding.

  • Observing and providing coaching during live advisor calls.

  • Collaborating with fellow L&D trainers throughout each onboarding program to ensure all new hires are on track and have the support they need to successfully complete the program.

  • Communicating with the hiring manager including keeping them informed in the event of a SLA needing additional support during the onboarding process.

  • Monitoring completion of all pre- and post-coursework assignments.

  • Working with the Senior L&D Specialist and L&D Coordinator on program management.

  • Working with the Senior L&D Specialist and Instructional Designer to ensure learning materials are current, in accordance with field sales procedures and selling best practices.

  • Monitoring training effectiveness through surveys and L&D reporting and making adjustments as needed to ensure training outcomes are met.

  • Working with the New Hire Training Specialist to deliver the Sales Development Series. Including:

  • Ensuring learning materials are current, in accordance with field sales procedures and selling best practices.

  • Tracking attendance and communicating with hiring managers in the event of a SLA needing additional support.

  • Working with the Instructional Designer and the L&D Team to develop and design new and enhanced course materials. Including:

  • Participating in updating and enhancing programs to ensure training objectives are met and the program remains up-to-date, accurate, compliant, aligned with selling best practices and relevant as APFM business needs evolve.

  • Following the established training schedule to deliver effective and engaging webinars and instructor-led training sessions.

  • Troubleshooting technology and assisting with problem solving.

  • Supporting the L&D department as one of the key stakeholders for the Learning Management System.

  • Staying current with APFM policies and procedures and the senior living/senior care industry.

  • Actively participating in L&D team meetings and material review sessions.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Development, Business Communications, Healthcare Administration or a related field from an accredited institution.

  • 3-5 years training, experience or equivalent, preferably formal training.

  • Passion for learning and helping team members realize their full potential while working as a single supportive team.

  • Proactive educator and communicator – skilled in creating and maintaining an environment conducive to learning and development.

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills.

  • Experienced in conducting virtual training, presentations and/or meetings.

  • Communicates effectively – delivers clear, concise and compelling messages, including strong writing, proof reading, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in order to meet internal client demands.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and good follow through.

  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google (Drive and Sites) product suites.


Job Location(s) US-KS-Overland Park

Job ID 2021-5241

# of Openings 1

Category Human Resources