Learning and Development Specialist

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American Career College and West Coast University are industry leaders in helping individuals pursue their educational and professional goals. We are currently seeking a Learning and Development Specialist for our Administration Office in Irvine, California. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional individual to join a growing organization.


Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the Learning and Development Specialist designs, develops, implements and maintains learning and employee development training programs that meet quality standards for both American Career College and West Coast University.  Works closely with subject matter experts in various disciplines to develop instructional content and supporting materials for new course development, course maintenance and course revisions.

Responsibilities include:

Designs and facilitates training programs for American Career College and West Coast University that offer faculty and associates opportunities for development, growth and advancement. Responsible for all aspects of program development including definition of learning outcomes, organization of content and creation of materials.


Responsible for the design and delivery of our new associate orientation program aimed to improve alignment with the organization’s mission, values and culture and to accelerate new associates speed to ramp up and improve retention.

Plays a critical role in the Performance Review process to include manager/associate training and process guides.


Conceptualizes and produces a wide variety of instructional elements to develop and/or enhance course content and instructional material for Elearning and development programs.  Plans the overall instructional flow of the course to ensure the content is appropriate, clearly communicated and technically accurate. 


Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with associates, focus groups or consultation with management and subject matter experts.


Uses instructional design theory, instructional design principles, learning theory, instructional technology and adult learning principles in the development of training and courseware solutions. 


Continuously reviews training course curriculum. Monitors and evaluates training activities and program effectiveness. Collaborates with subject matter experts in various disciplines to translate complex information and concepts into easy-to-understand presentations and learning materials that are technically accurate.

Researches best practices and trends to make recommendations on company training and development initiatives.  These will vary, but may include performance review, management development, succession planning and employee engagement.


Ensures courses are compliant with American Career College and West Coast University standards and meet all quality assurance and accreditation standards.  


High school diploma required.


Bachelors’ degree in Education, Human Resources, Instructional Design or related field preferred.

Myers-Briggs certification a plus.


Minimum three to five years of relevant experience in learning and development required.


Demonstrated experience developing creative and engaging training materials in a variety of formats and media.


Strong working knowledge of eLearning software  such as: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Captivate, Audacity, Adobe Premiere, SoftChalk, Web Conferencing tools, Brainshark, HTML, Articulate, Captivate Adobe, SnagIt, Microsoft Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint).


Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, emphasizing competency-based instruction. 


Understanding of transferring documents from various browsers, software (i.e. FireFox, Microsoft) into Learning Management System (LMS).


Evidence of highly effective training approaches and experiences.


Understanding of higher education and regulatory issues and how these impact online learning.

  • Health, dental and vision plan
  • Vacation, sick and holiday schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long/short term disability and more.
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American Career College and West Coast University are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

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