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Strategy & Leadership

Learning and Development Manager

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range $80K/yr  

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced Learning & Development Manager responsible for supporting professional development of the organization’s employees in the following ways:

Perform company-wide developmental needs assessments to identify appropriate learning solutions for employees across the organization

Design, develop, and implement training and education to enhance performance

Drive learning initiatives to help create a culture of continuous learning and engagement

The Learning and Development Manager is responsible for improving the engagement and productivity of the organization’s employees. This position assesses the organization’s developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. This position actively searches, creatively designs, and implements effective communication methods to inform, educate, enhance, and recognize performance.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience in developing and managing internal communications, managing the day-to-day operations of a learning and development program, design, develop and facilitate course content, and support other employee engagement and development initiatives. This position will report to the Vice President, Organization Development.


  • Conduct annual training and development needs assessment
  • Design, develop, and deliver best-in-class talent development initiatives through innovative learning products and experiences focused on business goals and professional growth skills (leadership development, communication, emotional intelligence)
  • Design, develop, and deliver Human Resources training initiatives and programming (performance management)
  • Build upon existing content to enhance training and development
  • Curate LinkedIn eLearning content and create blended learning experiences 
  • Work with Human Resources and other organizational leaders to develop and maintain organizational communications to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources, as well as other employee communications, talking points, FAQs, memos and more
  • Successfully manage complex, fast-moving, and unexpected communications challenges and be able to deal with ambiguity
  • Continually assess learning products and programs to ensure content is up-to-date, relevant, and strategically aligned with business needs and priorities
  • Report on key metrics, gather and analyze feedback, and modify programs as needed 
  • Support VEDP’s internship program
  • Exemplify the desired culture and values of the organization

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives
  • Ability to design and implement effective training and development
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and organize a schedule to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and engage in effective working relationships with employees across the organization
  • Maintain confidentiality


  • At least three years’ experience designing and implementing employee development programs 
  • Instructional design and facilitation experience across various modalities
  • Project management, working with internal cross-functional teams

Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. VEDP uses the E-Verify system and does not provide sponsorship.

All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/careers. Applicants must provide a résumé and a short cover letter. Work samples may be requested of short-listed applicants. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary minimum: $80,000. Application deadline: January 19, 2024.

 VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@VEDP.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120.

About Organization

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), a state authority created by the Virginia General Assembly to better serve existing and new companies, to expand, locate, or increase trade opportunities, by providing confidential site selection, workforce solutions, and international trade services.

Site Selection and Business Development:
The team at VEDP understands the complicated demands of the site selection process and offer years of experience to help make your site selection project for new and expanding businesses run smoothly. The Partnership consists of several divisions whose combined expertise confidentially provides the resources you need to make the most informed location decision with the least amount of your time and effort.

VEDP's Division of International Trade and Investment:
The division works with existing Virginia companies interested in pursuing, or increasing, foreign sales opportunities, and international companies seeking a prime business location to expand or relocate their operations.