Professional Development Specialist

Our Professional Development Specialists lead the assessment, coaching and development planning of individuals in client and The Next Step, Inc. organization.

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If you are looking for a position that allows you to help people find their true calling, then you are in the right place.  The Next Step Inc. serves a host of manufacturers and their channel partners globally.  You would be a good fit for the role if you align with our core values, enjoy assessing and coaching the gifts of others, and desire to build a thriving culture.

Who We Are

Quite simply, we are built to bring clarity and make the lives of our clients easier. Many of them are C-Suite executives who have enough problems on their plate. They just need us to remove as many of them as possible and get things done. We are very dedicated to this mission. If you are looking for a 9-5 job, this probably is not going to be a good fit for you. With that said, we are an international team with international clients. If you are looking to work across cultures, in international business, and gain organizational best practice knowledge very quickly, then I would strongly suggest applying.

Our intimate client approach is centered around our 4 core values.

Build Trust - We display character and competence, building long-term relationships through transparency, mutual respect, and our consistent ability to deliver results.

Be Selfless - We exhibit adaptability, flexibility, and a willingness to take on the challenges of others and guide them to positive outcomes. To always do the right thing even if we suffer in the process. To put others first.

Always Improve - We exude a bias for “Yes” with a desire to make things better. It is the courage and bravery to forge new paths and try new things, knowing failure is only a bump on the path to growth.

Fight for Others - We lead the charge and are dauntless in our approach to accomplishing our clients’ goals. Tirelessly elevating our own skills to support our team members and clients. Always prepared to answer the call.

Job Summary

Our Professional Development Specialists lead the assessment, coaching and development planning of individuals in client and The Next Step, Inc. organization.  They develop training programs and education content to develop individuals on job related skills.  They work cross functionally with other departments on professional development-related projects.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to recruit Right People to Right Seats
  • Build position profile by interviewing current seat-holder, manager, and writing position desc.
  • Conducting assessments (4D DISC,6 Working Genius Types (6WGT), Core Values)  
  • Building interview questionnaires
  • Conducting interviews for cultural fit and individual growth targets
  • Keeping databases, etc. up to date (HR info, interview notes, assessment results)
  • Develop Core Values Training/Coaching (individual and team) (Videos, Written, Website)
  • Core Values development, visibility, and action
  • Workshop Development (individual and team)  
  • Team Building exercises (Building Agile Teams, Trust/Vulnerability, Mindset)
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a client-service related role or industry  
  • Excellent customer service presence and growth mindset
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Capacity to service multiple clients from diverse industries
  • Ability to work independently, but also contribute to a collaborative team environment
  • Working knowledge of learning management systems
  • Experience in conducting and hosting virtual training sessions
  • A consultative mindset and approach to client service
  • An eye toward continuous improvement
  • A team-player mentality
  • Flexible, patient and calm working demeanor
  • Potential for some travel as client events require

Digital Tool Experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite (required)
  • Media Valet (preferred)
  • Wrike (preferred)
  • Adobe Sign (preferred)


  • Remote

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