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Specialist, Project


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  9588

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Specialist, Project to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.


The Learning and Development Learning Project Specialist will assist with projects from a management and logistical execution standpoint. This position will report into the Sr. Mgr. Learning Projects. This role’s responsibilities include (but do not limit) providing a project lead “go to” person for all program/project management logistics, timelines, coordinating SME and other L&D team engagement, etc. for all audience focuses (Franchised, Managed, Team Member).

This role will be multi-tasking the management of a variety of projects, working with the Instructional Design Manager and Learning Program Delivery Director to coordinate project resources and maintain consistency in project management, support the L&D team with SME relationships, management/monitoring of program budgets to be measured against overall L&D budget, working with the areas within L&D for program execution (as needed), providing needed communication across the L&D team, engaging with the facilitators, acting as webinar host, providing feedback on content, etc. The overall goal of this position is to help manage projects from start to finish while supporting all L&D personnel that are involved and managing SME/project stakeholder engagement.

Job Summary

1.    Program Management/Execution:
•    Provide “go-to” expertise in all assigned projects
•    Continually look at existing processes for areas of improvement in efficiency
•    Work with the L&D team as well as engage in program execution
o    Setting rooms and/or work with facilities to set room for training events
o    Coordinating training session needed materials to send to regional locations or printers
o    Coordinating materials needed (tags, tents, technology, etc.)
o    Etc.
•    Work with L&D team members to get evaluation reports to show participant metrics and feedback on training sessions
•    Plan, organize, execute and provide follow up on all meetings as necessary.
•    Main lead on management of project plan document(s)
•    Provide recommendations for learning logistics and project management outcomes
•    Assist in the planning stage of training projects by setting up timelines, share meetings notes and schedule project meetings.    

    •    Monitor project enrollment levels and communicate often through a summary report and email participant information out to L&D personnel as needed
•    Awareness of all L&D programs and/or programs L&D supports and their schedules in order to continue to promote our value proposition as well as avoid overlap
•    Work with the Instructional Design Manager to coordinate project resources
•    Management/monitoring of program budgets to be measured against overall budget
•    Continuous management of the program logistics and execution
o    Regional location contracts
o    Work with Director of Learning Program Delivery to schedule trainer assignments
o    Etc.
•    Set up and hosting and/or facilitation of webinars/training classes as necessary
•    Have an understanding and high level usage capabilities of the LMS system for program engagement and management as needed
•    Think strategic about long term project effects and impacts
•    Engage/partner/recommend International engagement of project along with impacts    

Job Summary Continued

2.    Content Engagement:
•    Support overall L&D content by providing high level editing and proofreading to existing content.
•    Engage in high level content of projects by providing feedback, verifying objectives are true to project goals, and connecting the content back to other L&D programs and/or other function departments within the business
•    Engage with legal team for review of content (as needed)    

3.    Instructional Designer and Facilitator Support Person:
•    Support ID’s in providing project management to their project in terms of (but not limited to)
o    Scheduling project meetings
o    Keeping meeting notes and managing team communications
o    Keeping project on task
o    Handling logistical planning and administration
o    Set up debrief meetings to understand learnings and areas of opportunity
•    Support Facilitators in providing project management and updates to their project in terms of (but not limited to)
o    Updates to brand/SME schedules
o    Update changes to facilitator resources
o    Sharing overall brand/SME expectations and/or program details
o    Set up debrief meetings to understand learnings and areas of opportunity    

4.    Senior Manager Support Person:
•    SME/brand/team member relationships
•    Providing update on project status
•    Project management support on various other projects that come into L&D (as needed)

Education & Experience

•    Results Driven, self-starter.
•    Highly adaptable to accommodate changing priorities and demands
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills.
•    Professional demeanor.
•    Ability to multi-task and work independently.
•    Self-motivated.
•    Detailed oriented.
•    Be proactive in the planning process.
•    Ability to prioritize on own tasks and projects according to the needs of the operation.
•    Strong follow-up abilities.
•    Strong ability in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
•    Ability to work within MS Project a plus.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
•    HS Diploma; BA in business or related field.
•    3-5 years in hotel or franchising business.

Fundamental Requirements

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark