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Staff Training & Development Assistant

Staff Training & Development Assistant

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Human Resources

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The Staff Training and Development Assistant will work closely with the Director of Staff Training and Development, Staff Training & Development Manager and other professionals in the Human Resources department to implement the staff training curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with HR teams in all the US offices to implement the staff training curriculum which includes but is not limited to scheduling rooms, ordering and shipping training materials, setting up and breaking down the training room and tracking participants via the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Schedule and attend planning meetings and conference calls between Staff Training & Development, HR in the local offices, other internal colleagues such as Lawyer Training or Technology Training and vendors.
  • Proofread training materials such as the Participant Guides, PowerPoint presentations and Helpful Hints.
  • Assist with writing and editing of training communications. Compile email distribution lists to send training communications on behalf of Staff Training and Development.
  • Collaborate with invested parties to create and update Firm wide training communications.
  • Proofread all work with attention to detail and accuracy and make all necessary changes.
  • Manage specific eLearning programs for new supervisors, including scheduling follow-up sessions for participants following completion of various programs.
  • Maintain and update staff training files, records and reports when using the LMS and PeopleSoft. Work closely with the HRIS and the Technology Training team to manage and track staff training programs and participants.
  • Attend staff training programs to monitor program setup, attendance and quality of training materials.
  • Maintain the Manager's Toolkit and the Staff Training and Development email account.
  • Create evaluation summaries after each training program and assist in other metric development and reporting activities.
  • Assist with writing of Staff Training updates and communications for internal HR monthly newsletter and quarterly manager newsletter.
  • Research new trends or best practices within the Learning & Development field.
  • Demonstrate initiative by providing recommendations and feedback to processes and procedures.
  • Manage projects as assigned.
  • Participate in team meetings and perform other substantive and administrative duties as needed.



Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint    



  • Project management skills and/or experience
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and evaluation strategies
  • Experience coordinating programs and initiatives
  • Experience working in an internal training/learning department

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities



Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.