Program Manager - Training & Learning Solutions

DAI - Old Town Alexandria, VA

Posted 880 days ago
  • Experience
  • Job function
    Project Management, Training, Strategy/Planning
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Defense & Space, Program Development, Professional Training & Coaching
  • Job ID
  • Committed to hiring veterans

This is a preview of the Program Manager - Training & Learning Solutions job at DAI. To view the full job listing, join LinkedIn - its free!Join LinkedIn - its free!

About this job

Job description

Dougherty & Associates, Inc. (DAI) is a dynamic, woman-owned consultancy firm based in Old Town, Alexandria.  Our niche is in providing specialized services and solutions centered on three core practice areas: Communications, Human Capital, and Learning Solutions. For over a decade, we have made our mark in these disciplines with work for public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations of all sizes. Our pervasive goal has been to bring meaningful change to the way our clients operate… to help organizations meet evolving challenges in a rapidly changing world.


DAI seeks a full-time Program Manager - Training & Learning Solutions.  This is a full-time, onsite, internal position. The Program Manager is responsible for multi-faceted project management activities related to the entire lifecycle of learning to include needs assessment, gap analysis, content design, development, delivery, and evaluation. The Program Manager will work with the Project Manager and/or Instructional Designer to create online learning modules and live web-based training sessions, instructor-led training guides, and supporting materials following an instructional design process. The Program Manager will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to communicate and educate our clients’ employees, members, customers and other stakeholders.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple federal instructor-led and web-based training projects, including hiring and managing consultants and staff members, forecasting, planning, managing and tracking budgets, creating work breakdown structures, developing and writing project plans, and executing deliverables
  • Provides subject matter expertise, project management and implementation support to business enhancements to existing programs and new programs specifically for Instructional Design
  • This individual will be responsible for interfacing with Federal clients and executive leaders, planning program activities, managing all program milestones and ensuring effective implementation of both long term and short term change initiatives
  • Define project schedules and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Keep track of project tasks and status using online project management software
  • Directs both project managers and instructional designers to develop training development strategies, design training plans and write learning objectives, including identifying appropriate content and sequencing for courses and modules
  • Design and develop instructional/educational courses, including but not limited to facilitator/instructor and participant guides, reference materials, exercises, and supplemental training materials (e.g., posters, job aids, online/web-based content and storyboards, etc.) in adherence with any provided documentation standards
  • Review products for completeness, compliance with standards and consistency with design plans
  • Conduct or participate in train-the-trainer, pilot sessions, and course overviews, as necessary
  • Oversee training evaluation strategies
  • Support the development of internal corporate business proposals designed to obtain additional learning solutions business for the firm 
  • Contribute to project growth by seeking opportunities to expand existing work  
  • Work with clients and the business development team regarding potential opportunities associated with assigned clients
  • Attend client meetings and help present information on content and development 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must have at least seven to ten years of prior experience as an ISD managing federal learning and training projects  
  • Must possess the ability to analyze, strong and solid budgetary and financial experience
  • Ability to understand contracts, consulting services billing and milestone revenue recognition
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information and to look beyond the standard solutions
  • Experience using the ADDIE model, and working with Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Working knowledge of the federal government’s training practices and issues related to learning management required
  • Must be able to work as a leader and/or member of a team of contractors and/or federal employees in a variety of disciplines
  • Consulting experience in a professional services environment strongly preferred 
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance and SCORM requirements preferred
  • MS Project is a must, and familiar with all  other Microsoft Office products


  • Master’s required in Instructional System Design, Education or other related field 
  • PMP certification preferred

About this company


DAI offers a wide range of customized services to public and private sector clients in the areas of Communications, Human Capital and Learning Solutions. Our insight, expertise, experience and proven techniques help guide clients through organizational challenges. For us, transformation hinges on strategic and tactical clarity, common sense analysis and precise execution through the use of collaborative work styles and transparent methodologies. The root is clear, insightful communication—a special part of our design that makes us unique. Whether your goal is improved organizational performance, enhanced communications or pervasive transformation, our team of experts can help you succeed.

Our competent and resourceful professionals not only apply to each assignment many years of practical experience, technical skills and advanced educational knowledge in fields such as strategic communications, change management, human capital and information technology, but even more, offer a high degree of ambition, passion and commitment to diligently serving our clients, creating meaningful work products and achieving desired results. We invite you to consider our experience and the special skills we bring to assignments.

DAI has earned an enviable reputation - particularly among federal government agencies - as a dependable partner in human capital, learning and development, and professional communications. Clients are delighted by the results we achieve and the timely manner in which projects are completed.

DAI offers dynamic career opportunities in an environment that values and rewards excellence, encourages innovation, provides challenging and meaningful assignments, and considers each and every employee an integral member of the team. We look for candidates with the right mix of education and experience, combined with a high degree of ambition, passion and commitment to diligently supporting our clients, creating meaningful work products and achieving results.

Similar jobs

View all jobs like this

This is a preview of the Program Manager - Training & Learning Solutions job at DAI. To view the full job listing, join LinkedIn - its free!Join LinkedIn - its free!

People also viewed