OnDeck is hiring a

Learning Specialist

New York, United States

What excites us at OnDeck? Technology. Innovation. Small businesses. We believe in our employees and power their growth through being challenged every day and offering careers that inspire. We’re all about teamwork, passion and making an impact. Oh and having fun – Whether it’s a game of Ping-Pong, team get-togethers or weekly happy hours in the office.

OnDeck (ONDK) uses data aggregation and electronic payment technology to evaluate the financial health of small and medium-sized businesses to efficiently deliver capital to a market underserved by banks. Through the OnDeck platform, millions of small businesses can obtain affordable loans. We are changing the way small businesses borrow money by combining our passion for Main Street with cutting-edge technology. We evaluate businesses based on their actual performance, not personal credit, and that’s enabled us to say “yes” more often and faster than traditional lenders.

Department overview:

The People Operations team is committed to OnDeck’s rapid growth by being proactive and nimble and building high-quality partnerships that delight the OnDeck community. Our passion is people, and we are singularly focused on finding and retaining stars. And we always take our jobs seriously, but never ourselves.

As an established and valued partner to the business, the People & Organizational Development (POD) Team sits within People Ops and has the unique opportunity to affect change throughout the organization. We are passionate about helping our team members be the absolute best they can be. What drives us? Increasing the level of team member happiness and success through learning, culture, communication and development.

As the Learning Specialist we will look to you for adult learning subject matter expertise, providing thought leadership to OnDeck’s learning model and community. This role will work closely with the Manager of Learning and Development, members of People Operations, as well as key business partners, to create, launch, and maintain OnDeck’s cross-functional and team specific learning experiences. 

In this role you will: 

  • Build partnerships with divisional leaders, individual team members, and People Operations to establish a dynamic learning community which supports OnDeck’s business goals
  • Design and enhance OnDeck’s blended learning approach and solutions which include: classroom training, 1:1 sessions, action learning, and e-learning
  • Facilitate L&D programs using skillful application of adult learning theory to accomplish learning outcomes
  • Research and draw from industry best practices and apply these concepts and techniques to foster cutting edge development initiatives
  • Perform ongoing business needs assessments to ensure learning programs are meeting learners' objectives and challenges
  • Lead the recommendation of third-party partners, products, and training materials

What you offer us: 

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in a related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in a training or learning and development role
  • Fluent in adult learning principles including curriculum development, instructional design, and facilitation
  • Able to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Ability to influence, enlist, and inspire key stakeholders, team members, and business leaders
  • A keen sense of culture and ability to build programs that fit
  • A love of information, data, and research to help influence new thinking
  • Flawless communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Strong focus on organizing information and driving initiatives to achieve intended outcomes
  • Ability to develop strategies and interventions that are practical and realistic and produce measurable impact
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

What we offer you: 

  • Have a meaningful impact on the company's future, and share in the rewards accordingly
  • Work in a fun, fast-paced start up environment with some really cool and brilliant people
  • Be on a motivated team that gets a lot done
  • An open minded, collaborative culture of enthusiastic technologists
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k matching program, flex spending plan and life insurance
  • Smart colleagues who you can learn from
  • Paid/flexible vacations and holidays
  • If you’re sick just stay home and feel better
  • Quarterly outings with the entire office!
  • Happy hour every Wednesday
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks

OnDeck provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OnDeck complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OnDeck expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OnDeck’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
**No recruiters or agencies, please.**


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