Best Friends Animal Society
  • 327 - Learning & Development
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts, Best Friends Wellness Center, and Flex Work Policy. Further, we also have some very unique perks, such as discounted veterinary care and the opportunity to bring pets to work. Our onsite cafeteria serves healthy vegetarian food.

Location:  Kanab, Utah

Position Summary:  Best Friends is recruiting for an experienced Learning and Development Facilitator who will create and deliver learning content to on-site and remote employees. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Learning and Development, this role performs duties of developing materials with an emphasis on facilitating learning and development training programs for leaders and staff.  Instructor-led and e-learning solutions are included. The role requires a passion for helping people learn and grow. The ideal candidate will possess dynamic interpersonal skills and should be able to connect and communicate with all levels of the organization.  In this role, the primary objective is to enhance the organization's performance, productivity, and sustainability.   

Only applicants who are living, or willing to relocate to Kanab, UT will be considered for this position.


  • Implement organizational-wide training programs that align Best Friends staff development needs with organizational strategies with the highest level of effectiveness and impact
  • Be a team member in facilitating a Leadership Development Program
  • Keep informed of best-in-class and current trends in training and development and make recommendations to improve or better align offerings with the goals of the organization
  • Ability to coach managers and other staff
  • Leverage learning industry trends to foster greater efficiency and deliver innovation along with positive learning experiences
  • Seeks and incorporates feedback from internal stakeholders and builds organizational awareness of learning and development capabilities and capacities
  • Leverages data and evaluation findings to help inform training and development efforts

 Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in adult learning, training/instructional design, communications or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience managing, directing and monitoring performance of a team of direct reports
  • 5+ years of experience in a corporate or non-profit learning capacity
  • Ability to coach managers through performance matters regarding staff; coaching certification is a plus.
  • Design and facilitation of e-learning, virtual, classroom and experiential courseware or delivery tactics for developing soft skills
  • Experience with learning measurement strategy, tactics, and training performance ROI is desirable
  • Competency in project management with the ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Understanding of employment law and HR world
  • Employee Relations experience/knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of learning management systems preferred but not required
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Travel required 5-10%

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition. 

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