Requisition ID
Ameristar Casino Hotel - East Chicago, IN
Human Resources
Position Type

Be the Best You

Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) is a dynamic and growing casino entertainment company with more than 15,000 team members working at 16 casinos and racetracks located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Ohio - and PNK has a management contract for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

At PNK, we are guided by our team member promise - Be the Best You. Through this promise we strive to support our team members in living their best lives by offering them challenging and rewarding work, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to build lasting relationships.

Property Details

Photo - East Chicago

Ameristar East Chicago is known for its high-quality guest service, superior dining and luxurious hotel rooms, which won a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor in 2013. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates, this property has one of the largest selections of games in northwest Indiana.


Ameristar East Chicago

777 Ameristar Blvd.

East Chicago, IN 46312


Pinnacle Entertainment is seeking a highly skilled and passionate professional to join us in our mission to become the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World through the delivery of high impact, business aligned Learning & Development Solutions. Reporting directly to [PROPERTY NAMES’S] Learning & Development Business Partner, the Learning & Development (L&D) Specialist will facilitate programs aimed at the development of front-line Team Members and Supervisors, as well as provide coaching and feedback to enhance individual performance and maximize service excellence. The L&D Specialist will also act as the property’s primary learning management system administrator and participate in the development and maintenance of program materials as needed.  


  • Plan and facilitate PNK L&D Programs, including but not limited to Team Member Orientation, service-related skills development programs, PNK’s Onboarding (peer) Coach Workshops and Supervisor-level Leadership Development Programs.
  • Support the development of department trainers and Onboarding Coaches relative to L&D best practices as needed.
  • Act as the primary property LMS administrator, handling session planning, scheduling, record keeping, tracking and reporting.
  • Monitor and elevate concerns regarding the completion of required learning assignments.
  • Ensure the availability of program materials and other resources needed for effective program delivery.
  • Support the maintenance of learning program materials.
  • Participate in program development and other L&D projects as needed.


The skills required to effectively execute these job responsibilities are outlined in Pinnacle’s Success Profile for L&D Specialists.  


 L&D Specialist Success Profile


Job Qualifications

  • Hands-on professional with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively facilitate Learning & Development Programs.
  • Well-versed in Learning & Development best practices.
  • Experience with providing effective, engaging coaching and feedback for a diverse workforce; experience supervising others preferred.
  • Superior computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a sense of urgency in exceeding goals.
  • Experience in hospitality, retail, entertainment or other consumer-driven service business is highly preferred.
  • L&D certifications and/or affiliations a plus.
  • The capabilities necessary to perform the job are typically acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1-2 years of experience in the Learning & Development field or an equivalent combination of training, education and professional experience.


Key Competencies

  • Build Trust – Gain the respect, confidence and trust of others by following through on commitments and actively demonstrating the highest standards of honesty, integrity and authenticity.
  • Develop Talent – Proactively help others to do their best work through teaching, coaching and mentoring. Provide effective feedback to enable continuous performance improvement and the achievement of business objectives.
  • Drive Engagement – Create an environment that inspires everyone to go above and beyond, strive for excellence and take ownership. Champion personal accountability, recognize accomplishments and reward exemplary work.
  • Inspire Others – Convey the significance of others and instill a strong sense of purpose in team members to inspire truly magical, memorable moments for our guests and motivate extraordinary results for our company.
  • Be Kind – Show care and compassion for guests, team members and the community. Demonstrate empathy, active listening skills and a desire to understand what matters to others.
  • Communicate with Influence – Practice open, honest and clear communication with all team members. Tailor communication style, approach and content based on the situation and audience needs or concerns.
  • Know the Business – Take an active role in understanding how the business operates and continuously pursue new knowledge to make informed business decisions and maintain functional expertise.


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