ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Learning & Development Specialist II Salary in the United States

How much does a Learning & Development Specialist II make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Learning & Development Specialist II at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $259,227 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $218,598 and $299,856. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Learning & Development Specialist II do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required. 

Work Experiences:

  • 6+ years of related experience required, including at least 3 years of experience in facilitation. 
  • Two or more nationally recognized learning certifications preferred.


  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interface professionally with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to expertly facilitate learning and manage the experience in all methods of delivery for all levels of the organization
  • Excels at learning new skills and adapting to ever changing environments
  • Strong application of adult learning principles and curriculum development
  • Ability to strategically anticipate, plan, and implement solutions in a timely manner by driving results through others
  • Exhibits innovation in instructional design, development, and facilitation strategies
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office applications
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform assigned job duties
  • Flexible to travel and be on the road for periods of time For store related positions:  Available to travel for extended periods of time
  • Ability to remain flexible in job duties as business needs require
  • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed


  • Designs and implements strategic learning and development programs which include multi-faceted learning strategies, creating of internal curriculum using a variety of platforms, and monitoring of internal project teams.
  • Develops cost effective solutions, evaluates alternatives, and collaborates with internal and external business partners and subject matter experts to confirm requirements and acceptance. 
  • Grooms SMEs to deliver knowledge and facilitate learning in their area of expertise, and provides coaching, as needed.
  • Negotiates contracts and pricing with vendors when third party learning solutions are required.
  • Manages program expenses to ensure adherence to budget parameters.
  • Builds and nurtures partnerships and mentors peers by providing coaching to strengthen business acumen, facilitation, and overall professional presence.
  • Applies adopted project management methodologies throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Identifies and uses learning program key metrics and feedback to calculate and maximize the organization’s ROI/ROE and makes recommendations to business leaders accordingly.
  • Learns and follows company policies, procedures, and safety rules.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules.
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Learning & Development Specialist II in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $218,598 to $299,856 with an average total cash compensation of $259,227. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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