Senior Technology Learning & Development Specialist

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Senior Technology Learning & Development Specialist. As a member of the Technology Learning & Development (“TL&D”) team, the Senior Technology Learning & Development Specialist's primary role is to develop and deliver live training for attorneys and professional staff on Firm-supported applications.  Additionally, this position:

  • Provides a consistent and high level of customer service.
  • Prepares, organizes, conducts, and promotes oneSkadden training programs.
  • Delivers supported Firm software and hardware training.
  • Works on special technology projects, providing workflow analysis and training resources.
  • Participates in the development of TL&D content, including: documentation, videos, and eLearning packages for the Firm’s LMS.
  • Collaborates with the Global TL&D Manager and Global TL&D Supervisor to ensure availability and timely access to Firm-provided programs, new training initiatives, handouts, class syllabi, etc.
  • Identifies training needs and communicates with the Global TL&D Manager and Global TL&D Supervisor to develop uniform global training offerings.
  • Provides weekly training reports.
  • Coordinates with department heads, Human Resources, end users and attorneys to assess training needs and promote in-house training resources.
  • Presents Technology Orientations to new arrivals, ensuring a professional "Day One" training experience.
  • Provides customized training in accordance to specific needs of individuals or groups.
  • Provides feedback to management and recommends further training, assessment and follow-ups accordingly.
  • Provides global training in accordance with the needs of the Firm.
  • Monitors "Work Strategies" SharePoint for TL&D content.
  • Monitors ITSM/ISM to identify TL&D opportunities.
  • Provides continuing education training as requested.
  • Demonstrates logic, reasoning skills, analysis, and interpretation to resolve problems.
  • Develops uniform learning content and instructional materials in collaboration with key subject matter experts, stakeholders and TL&D team.
  • Works with TL&D specialists to maintain and improve the standardization of oneSkadden offerings.
  • Assesses existing instructional lesson plans to conform with global standards for hardware, software and other Firm processes.
  • Schedules core technology training classes via the Professional Development & Events calendar.
  • Tests and evaluates core and compliance-based training modules within Firm’s LMS.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective.
  • work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Maintains a regular and reliable physical presence in order to use on-site equipment and conduct in-person training consistent with the needs of the position.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience in providing training on Office applications
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in delivering live training
  • Consistent demonstration of excellent presentation skills and preparedness
  • Understands technical aspects of Firm applications while delivering associated trainings
  • Demonstrated proficiency in relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power PDF, etc.) with the ability to learn additional software and operating systems
  • Thorough working knowledge of Firm systems, including: Citrix, eDOCS DM, mobile device technology and apps, Webex, Zoom, Cisco Jabber, DTE Axiom, Aderant Expert Time, Chrome River, Litera Change-Pro & Metadact, Power PDF, Snagit, Windows and macOS operating environments, Legal Technology systems and other relevant legal applications
  • A broad knowledge of IT, telecommunications and network systems
  • Able to adapt to different situations, and is capable of covering activities ranging from basic first-line support to assisting with global projects and communications to management
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Must be able to operate independently and understand when to escalate issues
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise sound judgment
  • Provides excellent customer service through effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Flexibility to travel


  • Bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree
  • A minimum of five years of experience in technology training
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