Learning & Development Resource Manager
Description:  Summary Description
Manage the staffing and training process for Academy and Staff Development personnel onboard Mercy Ships vessels in collaboration with Human Resources and the Learning & Development team. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Review applications for Learning & Development volunteer positions, including Academy and Staff Development, and using review tools and processes.
Verify education, qualifications, references, and language competency levels.
Facilitate and coordinate interviews with applicants and key constituents.
Maintain and update applicant portal notes and interview notes.
Coordinate child safety review process, including verifying background checks, contacting references, conducting child safety interviews, and monitoring completion of child safety training.
Maintain an understanding of the current Talent Community for Learning and Development
Work closely with stakeholders at all locations to understand the workforce needs of each team.
Maintain staffing forecasts for 2 years in advance.
Collaborate with the Talent Management team and advocate for the needs of the onboard. Academy and Staff Development teams, partnering in targeted recruiting events.
Centrally manage PTO & LOA requests for the operating teams and work with the Talent Management team to fill any staffing gaps.
Facilitate pre-arrival orientation to Academy and ACSI certification applications.
Prepare teacher welcome packs and maintain regular contact with incoming teachers.
Maintain teachers’ professional development records.
Support teachers renewing licenses and certifications in their home countries.
Build bench strength for the team and collaborate with Learning & Development on training. 
Conduct Academy exit interviews.
Visit key locations, as needed, to maintain and develop relationships.
Maintain current knowled