Professional Development Associate (New York)

The Company:

Regularly ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world (The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Crain’s List, Inc 5000), AlphaSights was founded in 2008 and now has a worldwide team of over 300 professionals based across our offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong.

The Role:

AlphaSights is looking for an ambitious and thoughtful individual to join the Professional Development team. Professional Development at AlphaSights provides opportunities for our employees to continuously grow their skills and, ultimately, to achieve their personal and professional goals. We are committed to supporting the learning and development of AlphaSights’ most valuable resource: its people. You will work with the Vice President of Professional Development to execute training and development programs for AlphaSights team members. A successful candidate will be excited about doing whatever it takes to support and enable coworkers to unlock their full potential. You will be involved in everything from onboarding to senior leader development.

The mission of the Professional Development Team:

  • Cultivating our workforce’s commercial, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Facilitating the goal setting and performance management process
  • Bolstering AlphaSights’ organizational effectiveness by increasing employees’ abilities to maximize performance
  • Improving the quality of work life and job satisfaction for employees

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Vice President of Professional Development to design and implement training experiences for AlphaSights staff
  • Focus on making the learner experience as seamless as possible by extensively preparing for Professional Development programs:
  • Enroll team members in training programs and disseminate agendas, pre-readings, assessments, and other materials to participants
  • Collaborate with trainers and presenters to prepare their course materials
  • Field questions from colleagues about program availability and eligibility criteria
  • Negotiate and sign agreements with facilities and external trainers, and arrange transportation, meals, and other logistics as necessary
  • Constantly improve and innovate Professional Development programming by soliciting feedback from participants, measuring learning outcomes, researching industry best practices, and endeavoring to make sessions as interactive and engaging as possible
  • Build relationships throughout the organization
  • Manage internal communications related to Professional Development
  • Collaborate closely with the recruiting team and the talent marketing team to present a seamless talent narrative for candidates and employees

What We Look For:

  • 0-2 years of experience in Learning & Development
  • Attained bachelor’s degree by June 2017, demonstrating strong academic credentials in any field and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
  • Fluency in English
  • To be successful in this role, you should display:
  • Career maturity and alignment – clarity of direction, commitment to getting there and awareness of how Professional Development at AlphaSights fits with your journey
  • Innate personal confidence – ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Rigorous attention to detail – ability to execute on numerous workstreams within the same timeframe
  • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team player – ability to de-escalate situations patiently and calmly, yet quickly and effectively

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