Learning and Development Specialist

Human Resources St. Louis, Missouri


Learning and Development Specialist 



Full-time employment opportunity with a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region. 


About Us 


Since 1950, we have partnered with private and public organizations on hundreds of projects that have created thousands of jobs on both sides of the Mississippi River. 


BSD operates with a focus on making a positive impact on the region and the nation, better connecting the Bi-State area to the rest of the world. We are impacting neighborhoods, large and small, in Illinois and in Missouri, with investments that are shaped by our unique perspective of the region and its potential. 


Why Work Here 


  • Work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in the region
  • Earn competitive salary
  • Gym Discounts with Club Fitness and OneLife Fitness at Ballpark Village
  • 24 hour access to our 9 onsite gyms
  • Wellness program that provides free health screenings
  • Discounted Cell Phone service
  • Free MetroLink and MetroBus access
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage effective on your 1st day
  • 4 weeks earned PTO
  • Your Birthday is a floating holiday
  • Company sponsored 401k plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Bi-State Development is an eligible employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Available


The Role 


The Learning and Development Specialist will support continuous career development and culture initiatives     in accordance with Bi-State Development’s (BSD) best practices and organizational strategic plan and goals. 


This individual will ensure all training content is relevant and in compliance, to improve the internal and external customer experience across BSD by creating an empowered and collaborative culture, placing the physical, mental and emotional safety of our team members and customers above all else.   This will be done strategically and tactically through career development activities, curriculum/content design, and course tracking/measurement/reporting.  This role includes handling interactive learning materials and utilizing multiple systems to serve the learning and cultural needs of the organization. 



  • Models our Core Values:  Accountability; Team Member Focus; Customer Centric; Fiscal Responsibility; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Safety & Security. 
  • Partner in the consultation, design, development, implementation, evaluation, editing and facilitation of Metro and office training courses, utilizing a wide variety of learning methods including Instructor Led Training (ILT), Video Instructor Led Training (VILT) computer based training (CBT), hands-on and other methods appropriate for adult learners to ensure a relevant and measurable transfer of knowledge.
  • Confers with management, supervisors, and team members positively and professionally to gain knowledge of work situations requiring training and to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, business initiatives and technologies. 
  • Utilize process improvement techniques to develop, evaluate, propose and implement modifications to existing development initiatives and programs.
  • Develop procedures, participant manuals and facilitation guides for ILT training and processes within the Learning and Development team.
  • Gathers information and prepare learning and development reports and analytics.
  • Collaborate with learning and development teammates to develop and facilitate training & culture initiatives; also support them as a back-up.
  • Support and enhance employee career growth utilizing assessments and creating individual development plans (IDP).
  • Demonstrate high level of confidentiality.
  • Regular and reliable attendance in the office is required.

Knowledge, Skill, & Abilities 


  • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively influence and drive ground-breaking change; manage change effectively gaining buy-in and commitment quickly
  • Track record of planning and managing projects and/or multiple priorities in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Partners effectively and builds strong relationships with credibility and trust
  • Results-oriented thought partner with the ability to proactively manage issues, risks, challenges and barriers; knows when to raise issues
  • Stays current with industry trends to ensure relevant delivery and timely content
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, and the ability to interact with diverse audiences
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia platforms and methods
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives
  • Skilled in balancing collaboration with individual decisiveness



Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or) 5+ years of equivalent experience in Talent Development, Instructional Design, Organizational Development or a related field. 


CPLP, PHR/SHRM-CP, or other training certifications preferred 


Years: 5+ years supporting corporate learning 


Field: Talent Development, Instructional Design, Organizational Development or a related field. 

Field: Two or more years of e-learning authoring and management software experience preferred. (LMS: CSOD, SkillPort, etc.;    Authoring:  Articulate 360, Easy Generator, etc.) 

Experience with web conferencing tools preferred. 

E-learning/Video course development using common authoring tools preferred. 

Experience with a Learning Management System is preferred. 

Experience with graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction preferred. 



Bi-State Development is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity experience for all employees, applicants, vendors and customers with an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.