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Career Development Consultant

Date: May 25, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 5909 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.


We seek to hire a Career Development Consultant. In this position you will develop, implement, and evaluate early career professional development programs and services.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with EOD team to design, develop, facilitate, and coordinate delivery of early career development programs and services.
  • Utilize project management skills to ensure excellence in execution of programs and services.
  • Manage vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Develop, update, and utilize competency models pertaining to early career staff.
  • Provide consultation to stakeholders on effective development options for early career staff.
  • Provide assessment debriefs to individuals and teams.
  • Consult on development plans for staff members.
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify performance gaps and recommend solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Establish consulting relationships throughout the organization.
  • Identify opportunities to improve ongoing development programs and services.
  • Explore new development opportunities to determine effective solutions and optimal providers, whether internal or external, for programs and services.
  • Evaluate and report the effectiveness of programs and services.


Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in learning and development activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience should include development of materials, instruction, conducting needs assessments to identify gaps, and evaluation methods to assess and improve programs and services.
  • Exceptional presentation skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and excellent communication skills are necessary.
  • The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and function well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Have experience working with information of a business sensitive nature in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, a demonstrated concern for people, and experience dealing with diverse personalities and backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in learning and development, adult education, or equivalent curriculum. 
  • Experience teaching programs requiring vendor certification (e.g., Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, Crucial Conversations).


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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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