Senior Talent Development Manager

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Truluck Center
  • Experienced

Title:                         Senior Talent Development Manager

Reports to:             Director, Truluck Center for leadership Development

Job Summary:  The Senior Talent Development Manager provides development and training programs for The Heritage Foundation’s staff members.  He/she serves as the primary resource for shaping and delivering Heritage’s learning and staff development strategy in alignment with organizational objectives and goals. Training content includes but is not limited to: leadership/management instruction, individual effectiveness, communications, IT, fundraising, operations, research, and time and project/program management.  Programs are both third-party curated and customized.  Delivery is traditional classroom (instructor-led), web-based, and blended learning.

Job Duties:

  • Execute annual training needs assessment and analysis to determine resource requirements and allocation.
  • Develop annual organization-wide training budget, to include organizational learning, tuition assistance, and traditional and online program offerings.
  • Balancing Heritage’s needs and resources, recommend prioritization for the development and delivery of programs and offerings.
  • Oversee the design, development, and delivery of all learning resources for staff ranging from entry-level to executive leadership.
  • Lead content development meetings with internal clients, collaboratively identifying learning objectives and outcomes for all training initiatives.
  • Design program evaluation processes and measurements to monitor and report upon the effectiveness of program offerings and ROI.
  • Maintain skill competencies for select career tracks and provide corresponding learning.
  • Develop and maintain Heritage instructor network.  Ensure all trainers are properly vetted and contracted. 
  • Oversee management of the Heritage tuition assistance program.
  • Supervise maintenance of training sections on internal share sites.
  • Supervise maintenance of the training collection.
  • Oversee maintenance of staff training records and prepare periodic training reports.


Education:             Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:           5-10 years of relevant experience

Communication:    Mastery of English language and composition; strong public speaking skills.

Technology:            Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Access.

Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, organizational strategy and objectives, and the department's alignment with larger priorities.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate frequent training on-site, off-site, and overnight events.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent strategic, organizational, planning, interpersonal, customer service skills.
  • Basic knowledge of policy issues.
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