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Zovio People Development Specialist in Chandler, Arizona

At Zovio, we’re doing something different, and we want you to be a part of it. To put it simply, we’re all here to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether that’s by helping them get a college degree or by providing them specific, focused training, we’re all about making it possible for people to achieve their aspirations and dreams. We partner with higher education institutions and employers to make that happen.

With our mission to innovate and take bold steps forward in education as a leading education technology services provider, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization looking to the future—but with more than a decade of experience and resources backing us up! We have a culture of Passion , Innovation and Teamwork , and are full of ambitious people that, like you, support our commitment to putting people first. If you want to know more about us, be sure to check out Zovio.com.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The People Development Specialist must be a passionate, creative, collaborative Zovion who brings experience in end-to-end learning and development activities. As a member of the People Development and Engagement team, this hands-on role will foster our “people-first” culture by creating state-of-the-art content, digital learning, and Learning Management System management. This newly created role will report to and support the Director, People Development and Engagement, driving key initiatives that ensure we develop, retain, and advance diverse talent across all business areas.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with teams and subject matter experts to identify the target audience(s) learning needs, select appropriate learning instructional methods by applying modern instructional design theories, practices, and methods

  • Develop strategies for integrating classroom-based and digital learning methodologies, providing a blended learning environment

  • Create, develop, and deploy innovative blended learning related to new hire onboarding, new leader onboarding, leadership development, legal, regulatory, and compliance training that supports learner-centric experiences

  • Design, develop and deploy digital learning solutions using a combination of media, text, graphics, animation, audio, video, and interactive content to maximize engagement and drive positive business outcomes

  • Create learning that reflects a diverse audience, including sensitivities around cultural differences and ADA accessibility

  • Participate in efforts to select, evaluate, and manage eLearning vendors and platforms

  • Manage all aspects of our internal Learning Management System – Workday – which includes uploading and assigning courses, providing necessary reporting, supporting team members, troubleshooting issues, and regularly maintaining all courses

Preferred Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in instructional design, eLearning development, and LMS management

  • Experience with a wide range of learning technologies, including content development software platforms (Articulate Rise and Storyline, iSpring, Camtasia, Adobe Creative Cloud, Elucidat)

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and emerging trends in instructional design

  • Familiarity with Graphics/Photo Imaging/Video Software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro)

  • Experience with SharePoint administration and design, including HTML and Java experience

  • Ability to work independently, cross-functionally with subject matter experts, and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization

  • Savvy in navigating ambiguity and working under tight timelines

  • Highly collaborative, low ego approach in working with colleagues; leverage emotional intelligence to achieve positive outcomes

  • Knowledge of MS office, including Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology or equivalent preferred

Education Requirements:

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

Who you are:

  • You want to share what you know and learn what you don’t

  • You don’t settle for good , you strive for great

  • You crave change, you embrace it

  • You are bold and challenge the traditional way of thinking, bring new ideas to the table

Why Us?

  • We’re an organization changing and shaping the lives of learnings across the country. Whether directly or indirectly, you’ll be helping make a real difference in the world.

  • Our environment and culture encourages collaboration, requires communication and rewards risk-taking.

  • We try hard to provide a good work life balance. We think we’re a great place to work that also allows you to have down time with friends and family.

  • We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In fact, we offer 16 hours of paid time off for you to volunteer, in addition to your vacation days and company holidays.

  • We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and offer wellness programs, fitness centers, and onsite health clinics.

  • Zovio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity of thought, culture, identity, and experience are important for what we’re doing. If everyone here thought alike, we’d never come up with anything new, much less anything bold or innovative. We want you to be your whole self here, and appreciate the unique nature of the people around you, too.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.


Zovio is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. Zovio leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.

Our Commitments

Truly Personalized

Using data and analytics to power radically innovative experiences that are simple, predictive, and tailored to every individual.

At Life Speed

In tune with real life, creating platforms that are accessible, convenient, and that meet people where they are.

Activating Ambition

Helping people make progress in their lives by solving the problems that matter with empathy and intelligence.

Our Culture

We are ambitious individuals coming together to create bold solutions for a brighter future. We put our people first, and value different ways of thinking.

Passion | Bring it.

We take pride in what we do and have fun doing it.

Innovation | Ignite bold ideas.

We challenge the traditional way of thinking.

Teamwork | Our teams work.

We share knowledge to get the best solutions.