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Personnel Associate, Learning & Development

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Local Title: Personnel Associate, Learning & Development
Budget Title: Personnel Associate
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative, Human Resources


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Human Resources at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Learning and Development Personnel Associate. The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for assisting in the shaping and executing of the Learning and Development strategy to meet the short and long-term business objectives of the organization.
  • Provide guidance to the learning functions, processes, and practices within the organization, focusing on driving growth and maximizing employee performance.
  • Be responsible for identifying training opportunities, and building and implementing effective solutions to educate, develop and recognize employee performance.
  • Demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to designing and implementing training solutions that meet the unique needs of our employee population.
  • In partnership with organization leadership, develop and implement comprehensive learning and development strategies that align with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Conduct regular assessments of the company's learning and development needs and identify training opportunities to improve employee performance.
  • Develop and implement effective training programs and objectives, including creating training materials and using various media.
  • Coach and train managers, supervisors, and other stakeholders involved in employee development efforts.
  • Conduct follow-up studies of completed training programs to evaluate their effectiveness and make modifications as needed.
  • Lead by example and embody the desired culture and values of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the management team and HR staff to ensure consistency and alignment across the organization's functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in designing and delivering leadership development programs, lifelong learning initiatives, or a related field.
  • Strong project management, and team-building skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex information to various audiences.
  • Experience with learning management systems and e-learning platforms and a strong understanding of the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • $97,000 to $108,000 Base Salary

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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