Professional Development Associate (New York)

The Company:

AlphaSights is a global leader in knowledge search. Our mission is to make the world's knowledge more accessible and better utilized than ever before. Professionals at investment funds, consultancies, corporations and non-profits engage in one-on-one consultations with knowledgeable experts identified by AlphaSights to enhance their thinking, improve their decisions and drive their business forward. Founded in 2008, AlphaSights has offices around the globe and regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

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 journp>
  • Innate personal confidence – ability to thrive in a dynamic environmep>
  • Rigorous attention to detail – ability to execute on numerous workstreams within the same timefrap>
  • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team player – ability to de-escalate situations patiently and calmly, yet quickly and effectivep>

Meet Some of AlphaSights's Employees

James L.


Together with his team, James is responsible for understanding his consulting clients’ needs, executing a sound search strategy for clients, and connecting them to the industry experts they need.

William L.

Vice President

William is responsible for AlphaSights' largest set of consulting accounts. He is responsible for the continued growth and success of this business unit, which relies on a smart, client-focussed and motivated team.

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