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  • October 04, 2018 3:22 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Washington Federal is hiring.  Here are some opportunities in Seattle.

  • October 04, 2018 3:21 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    The Sr. Talent Management Director will partner with senior leaders to understand business and talent prioirities, assess industry trends and create a global talent strategy which will include: Talent management, Learning & Development (for leaders, managers and employees), Change management, Performance management, Culture and OD.

    At F5, our mission is based on the fact that businesses depend on apps. Whether it’s apps that help connect businesses to their customers or apps that help employees do their jobs—we make sure apps are always available and secure, anywhere. The world’s largest enterprises, service providers, financial and educational institutions, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of security, cloud, and mobility trends

    Responsibilities

    As the Sr. Talent Management Director, you will be responsible for partnering with the HR generalist organization, the COE organizations (GTA, D&I, Comp & Benefits, etc), as well as key business leaders to:

    · Analyze and translate F5's strategic objectives into people priorities while driving the following key areas:

    o Talent management and Learning & Development

    o Change management

    o Performance management

    o Culture

    o OD

    · Define and land organization, talent, leadership, culture and change management initiatives (e.g. F5 Cultural evolution, Leadership framework and philosophy, Management Excellence strategy, Talent Management Rhythm of the Business, Change management strategies, etc)

    · Harmonize end-to-end quarterly and annual talent processes to include assessment of senior talent and org capability, strengths and gaps, identification of themes, succession planning and recommendations

    · Embed leadership and management capability-building and development initiatives, and track results

    · Define performance management strategy and approach

    · Execute a data driven approach to drive large scale talent initiatives, organization interventions and change management efforts

    · Analyze internal/external data, identify trends, implications and possible solutions

    · Build and implement progressive and innovative methods for career development

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    · Deep talent and change management experience with demonstrated strategic planning, portfolio management, and execution skills in a global enterprise environment (ideally both Corporate and Consulting)

    · Adaptability, flexibility and the ability to deal with ambiguity associated with working in a fast paced and changing environment

    · Demonstrated excellent analytical, critical thinking, problem resolution & decision-making skills

    · Strong oral and written communication skills

    · Ability to work effectively throughout the organization, from executives to individual contributors and with internal and external partners

    · Ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities and to work effectively under pressure with multiple deliverables

    · Strong Executive presentation skills including building meaningful materials and presenting successfully

    · Demonstrated business acumen, curiosity and learner mindset

    · Ability to assess and translate business strategies & workforce implications, and identify relevant solutions

    · Amazing people and org leader who is a strong assessor of talent & able to coach for development, with impressive consultative and facilitation skills

    · Proven ability to influence senior leaders

    · Strong knowledge of talent analytics, organizational design and development principles, strategic planning and change management methodologies

    · Large scale project management skills

    · Experience evolving a performance management approach at scale

    Qualifications

    · 12+ years in related Human Resources roles, with prior experience working in Talent Management, Change management, Culture, OD and Performance management

    · Both Generalist and Center experience is a plus

    · Related BS/BA degree and Masters in HR or OD or MBA strongly preferred

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  • October 04, 2018 3:14 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    R.D. Merrill is committed to creating a culture of learning. We are looking for an experienced Instructional Designer to help us enter the age of engagement by creating a Best in Class training program.

    Our Instructional Designer will apply adult learning theories and instructional design methodology to research, recommend, produce and edit training materials for a variety of delivery methods and audiences. They will work closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) to identify training needs and provide viable solutions. This position must have a strong understanding of how to leverage available technologies and other modern methods used for curriculum design and delivery, while supporting our development standards and organizational initiatives.

    Requirements

    B.A. or B.S. Degree in Education or Instructional Design, or equivalent work experience.

    3+ years of instructional design and training program development experience.

    2+ years of experience working with or using an LMS.

    Knowledge of learning development software and learning management systems.

    Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an eye for detail, and high level of personal accountability.

    Strong listening skills and ability to ask clarifying questions.

    A desire to maintain consistency but willing to challenge the status quo with new innovative ideas.

    Enjoy splitting time working in both a team environment and independently.

    We offer some of the best benefits and compensation in the industry including medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401 (k), life insurance, PTO, holidays, and an EAP program. Apply now to join one of the most respected companies in the country!

    R.D. Merrill is a privately held, 5th generation family company with a proud history of success.

    Through innovative programs and a determined commitment to residents and team members, Merrill Gardens and Pillar Properties are exceptional places to build your career.

    Learn more at www.merrillgardens.com and www.pillarproperties.com


  • September 04, 2018 9:52 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Invista is seeking a Project Manager to support an ERP software implementation at a state agency in the Tacoma area. Required: prior ERP software experience in PM role, excellent communication skills, ability to work with variety of stakeholders, fluent in MS Project and the MS Suite. Approximately 24/hours per week and up to 18 months of project work.

    Please send resume. Interviews will be held immediately for approved and qualified candidates.

    253-583-8860

    dsosnowski@invistaperforms.org


  • September 04, 2018 9:51 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Status: FTE

    Career Level: Experienced

    Relevant Work Experience: 3-5 years’ experience

    Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

    Travel Requirements: None

    Industry: Telecommunications/Wireless

    Location: Kirkland, WA

    Bluetooth SIG is seeking a fulltime Instructional Designer with a particular emphasis on building elearning/virtual learning experiences. Use your instructional design skills and demonstrated best practices in adult learning to become an integral part of exciting training initiatives for a multi-national, multi-cultural audience.

    Please provide a resume and link to a portfolio or samples of work when applying. A portfolio or samples of work containing proprietary information will not be considered.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Instructional Design

    Applies knowledge of instructional design theory and adult learning best practices to advocate for and design course content, working with subject matter experts as an eLearning specialist

    In collaboration with the Director of Training and Development, develop quality instructional design standards to be applied to projects for a global audience. Applies these quality standards to every project.

    Establish templates and style guides, driving the look and feel of Bluetooth SIG’s virtual learning experiences.

    Develop storyboards, virtual learning experiences, job aids, scripts, videos, and other instructional materials that achieve business and performance goals

    Training Department Support

    Collaborates with Director of Training and Development on an overall program for asynchronous training within the Bluetooth SIG

    Displays professionalism at all times when consulting and collaborating across the organization and with global membership

    Provides timely feedback to internal customers on the performance of training courses, recommends changes and enhancements, develops plans to address performance gaps, and ensures transparency and communication to all the appropriate parties

    Maintains and updates course, job aid or video content as per identified need.

    Performs other related duties, tasks, and responsibilities as required, assigned, and directed

    Project Management

    Organizes projects appropriately to accomplish deliverables while adhering to scope and timeline

    Acts with an owner mentality throughout the entire project cycle, including: facilitating needs intake sessions, making recommendations based on adult learning and effectiveness best practices, developing prototypes, storyboards, scripts, job aids, Knowledge Base articles, eLearning module and video creation, facilitating timely and managing effective SME and user feedback cycles within the agreed-upon timelines.

    Modifies existing training curriculum, content, materials, job aids, etc. to meet learning needs by reviewing program evaluations, test results, and participant and manager feedback on training effectiveness

    Designs, implements, and reports back on evaluation strategies and tools to determine whether desired learning and performance outcomes are achieved.

    Skills and Requirements

    Experience working with complex content and designing eLearning or asynchronous learning experiences for a global audience

    Demonstrates ability to use judgement in advocating for and selecting learning solutions to address behavior change.

    Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Ability to give and receive constructive feedback; experience with making judicious decisions regarding SME and user feedback.

    Demonstrates strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

    Knowledge of instructional technologies and is demonstrably proficient in the use of eLearning tools such as video editing software, Captivate, Storyline and Camtasia

    Demonstrated proficiency of instructional systems design and adult learning principals

    Experience with implementation and testing of adult learning principals

    Demonstrates proficiency in implementing best practices in adult learning into design

    Self-motivated, organized and meticulous attention to detail; has an owner mentality of the work

    Accountable team player

    Familiar with agile development methodology

    Preferred Skills and Requirements

    Experience developing training in the technology industry or persons with a technical background

    Experience working with complex content and designing training for multiple delivery modalities (traditional classroom, online classroom, and self-paced eLearning modules) for a global audience

    Instructional designers with experience publishing to a HTML5 output, using JavaScript in design and/or xAPI in tracking

    https://www.bluetooth.com/careers#instructionaldesigner

  • August 21, 2018 6:52 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Are you a learning and development professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for contributing to the success of others success through their professional development? If you thrive in a collaborative team environment and are motivated to help us make a difference at Washington Federal, this position may be for you!

    The Learning and Development Coordinator is responsible for the execution of program excellence through organizational skills and a strong attention to detail. This role supports a team of 12 in the delivery of courses across Washington Federal’s regional footprint (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah). The L&D Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Learning and Development and other team members to ensure seamless execution of programs that are delivered by the Learning and Development team.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Works closely with Director of Learning and Development Manager to ensure flawless delivery of all classes, programs and projects.
    • Takes ownership for identifying the details of each class, program ad project.
    • Plans for onsite and virtual trainings.
    • Looks ahead so that classes and virtual classes are ready for delivery.
    • Supports a highly performing team in being even better!
    • Schedules events and communications as necessary
    • Produces reports on scheduled events.
    • Improves process efficiencies.
    • Supports facilitators in live and virtual classroom delivery.
    • Stays current on all assigned eLearning courses.

    Key Competencies for Success

    • Ability to manage the details of projects, schedules and deliverables.
    • Works well independently or with minimum direction.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Desire to be a part of and support a high performing team.
    • Strong understanding and appreciation of Washington Federal’s policies, procedures, and compliance requirements.

    Required Qualifications

    • Experience for managing detailed projects, preferably in a learning and development environment but not necessary.
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Travel less than 10% of the time.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Financial industry or retail banking experience preferred but not necessary.
    • Learning and Development experience preferred but not necessary.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and in teams, with minimal supervision.
    • Tech savvy, and able to independently problem solve or troubleshoot.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn programs, software and systems and effectively train others.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize a complex workload and aggressive schedules in order to meet deadlines.
    • Self-motivated with solid organizational, time management and administrative skills.


  • August 21, 2018 6:50 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Are you a learning and development professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for contributing to the success of others success through their professional development? If you thrive in a collaborative team environment and are motivated to help us make a difference at Washington Federal, this position may be for you!

    The Learning and Development Specialist is a role that is transforming Washington Federal through professional development at all levels throughout the company. This dynamic role involves equal parts curriculum development and facilitation (live and live virtual) with some project management. The L&D Specialist will work closely with the Director of Learning and Development and other team members to develop a wide range of courses that will cover soft skills, technical skills and internal policies and procedures.

    As a “Company ambassador” and role model, the Learning and Development Specialist will lead by example in upholding our core values and helping others to “Love what you do. Make a difference.” We aspire to achieve the vision to be “the most trusted and highly recommended regional bank in the markets we serve.”

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Works closely with Director of Learning and Development Manager and team to develop appropriate curriculum for audience needs. Develops and delivers effective and consistent training across the organization.
    • Takes ownership of assigned learning projects, ensuring content is approved, documented, maintained, customized, updated, and completed to a specified schedule.
    • Participates in needs assessments as necessary.
    • Develops certification exams as assigned.
    • Design content according to a specified design model.
    • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of course content, delivery methods and materials prior to training.
    • Demonstrates an effort to understand and anticipate audience needs; gathers information to adjust or customize for specific audience.
    • Communicates regional needs to Director of Learning and Development.
    • Conducts training sessions in an open, friendly, and professional environment in order to maximize participant engagement and learning.
    • Employs Adult Learning theory in order to impart learning for maximum impact.
    • Provides suggestions for ongoing improvement to courses, with the help of classroom experience, evaluations, and participant feedback.
    • Responsibly uses and maintains classroom facilities, equipment, supplies, and other related materials including the virtual learning platform.
    • Provides exemplary internal customer service through a strong commitment to excellence, professional conduct and team collaboration.
    • Participates fully with other team members; supporting one another’s success.
    • Undertakes approximately 25% travel to provide face-to-face training and meet with stakeholders in various locations across Washington Federal’s regional footprint ((Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah).
    • Stays current on all assigned eLearning courses.

    Key Competencies for Success

    • Ability to manage projects, schedules and deliverables to a specified time frame.
    • Exceptional facilitation skills for effective classroom training both live and live virtual.
    • Ability and/or interest in curriculum design.
    • An ability to develop strong relationships across the organization and within the region as a part of the Learning and Development team.
    • Desire to be a part of a high performing team
    • Strong understanding and appreciation of Washington Federal’s policies, procedures, and compliance requirements.

    Required Qualifications

    • A minimum of 3 to 5 years in learning and development with at least 2 years of experience in facilitation or curriculum design.
    • Proven classroom management skills with experience in training groups of 12 or more.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Willingness to travel 25% of the time.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Financial industry or retail banking experience preferred but not necessary.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
    • Excellent platform presence.
    • Ability to work both independently and in teams, with minimal supervision.
    • Tech savvy, with the ability to independently problem solve or troubleshoot.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn material and/or systems and effectively train others.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize a complex workload and aggressive schedules in order to meet deadlines.
    • Self-motivated with solid organizational, time management and administrative skills.


  • August 21, 2018 6:48 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER - CLOUD SERVICES

    TEMPORARY ( 6 MONTHS STARTING; OPEN-ENDED )

    AGENT: RACHEL FLETCHER

    JOB ID #136845

    Virtual / Remote / Telecommute

    Starting 08/31/2018

    DESCRIPTION

    Our client, an e-commerce and cloud service giant, is looking for a motivated Instructional Designer who possesses a unique balance of technical depth, business knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills. This role will be responsible for designing and guiding the development of new courses, for business partners working with cloud services.

    Our Client's business partners require unique training to develop the skills and insights required to help customers rapidly adopt and succeed with the service. Our partners require sales education and in-depth technical training to build scalable and cost-effective web and IT solutions. They are developing highly technical courses with extensive hands-on labs (ILT), e-learning courses that can be accessed 24x7, and digital self-paced labs to help our partners achieve the competencies required to be successful in the marketplace.

    The ideal candidate for this position is an innovative, driven, problem solving Instructional Designer with experience working across multiple instructional delivery modalities to create high quality, learning experiences. The Instructional Designer will curate and design learning solutions that align with the needs of our partner community.

    The curriculum may include structured, formal classroom learning, online synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with subject matter experts and program managers to plan and design the program offerings. The role requires an individual who is knowledgeable in adult learning and instructional design strategies, who can innovate, move quickly, and not be constrained by how things have been done before.

    This position can be virtual/remote/telecommute.

    Responsibilities:

    · Lead projects through the design lifecycle, and manage the development of instructional materials (tutorials, digital interactives, user guides, audio and video scripts, story boards, navigational text, tests, etc.) that transform technical information into professionally written, engaging instruction

    · Work with audience representatives to understand our business partner community's training needs

    · Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (including Developers, Support Engineers, Professional Services, and Solutions Architects) to build technically accurate training that meets the learning objectives for the partner community

    · Build relationships with service teams to understand roadmaps and plan for content updates or new training offerings

    · Facilitate requirements gathering meetings with curriculum stakeholders to define the appropriate learning objectives, modalities and expectations

    · Direct and guide learning design for internal and/or external subject matter experts enlisted to produce and publish technical content

    · Manage program deliverables within budgetary, resource and scheduling requirements against defined project milestones and deadlines

    LEARN MORE


  • July 05, 2018 9:31 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Application and details

    DESCRIPTION

    Amazon’s Shipping & Delivery Support Knowledge Management team develops and maintains training for contact center associates around the world. We are seeking a creative, tech-savvy Instructional Designer with experience building performance-based learning solutions for new hire and cross-skill training. If you are passionate about learning and an expert with application simulation tools – then this job is for you!

    As an Instructional Designer on the Shipping & Delivery Support Knowledge Management team, you will:

    · Perform needs and task analysis to create performance-based training that blends instructor-led, virtual classroom, and other modalities as appropriate.

    · Re-design existing training materials to improve training effectiveness.

    · Create assessments and evaluations to measure learning effectiveness.

    · Help to define a learner-centered, performance-based training model that is flexible, adaptable, and scales gracefully.

    · Manage multiple, complex projects with tight deadlines and time-critical deliverables through their entire life cycle.

    · Effectively communicate training strategies to senior-level leaders.

    · Build and maintain relationships with global stakeholders including business and operations teams.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · Bachelor’s Degree in instructional technology, instructional design or a relevant field.

    · Three years relevant experience in instructional design.

    · Demonstrated skills in needs analysis and developing performance-based training.

    · Experience designing and developing application and customer simulations.

    · Experience with publishing and tracking learning objects in an LMS.

    · Proficiency with application simulation tools like Captivate or Storyline.

    · Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · Master’s Degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Learning Technology, or a related field.

    · Experience working on projects with a geographically dispersed team.

    · Experience in instructor-led, virtual classroom, and other learning modalities.

    · Demonstrated skills in analysis and evaluation using standard contact center metrics.

    · Familiar with the Amazon brand and shopping experience.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


  • July 02, 2018 11:53 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Manager – Learning & Development, WE Communications


    Apply here.

    Overview

    The Learning & Development Manager will be overseeing and managing the L&D team as well as developing and delivering management and leadership skills training. This role will need to be globally-minded and have a vision, creativity, and presence required to consistently demonstrate critical thinking, effective communication skills, sound judgment, and maintain partnerships with stakeholders regardless of level or geographic location across North America.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

    · Partner with HR leadership and organizational management to meet organizational Learning & Development goals. This role will set, define, and measure metrics for the Learning & Development team.

    · Assess organizational landscape and identify skill gaps to inform, management/ leadership and functional training priorities.

    · Credibly develop and deliver content against training priorities related to management/ leadership and functional skills to employees locally, regionally, and globally.

    · Evaluate and recommend channel engagement strategies – which may include e-learning tools and techniques or social learning platforms – to help centralize, store, disseminate and track training content and data.

    · Develop and facilitate a train the trainer model to support the distribution of management/ leadership and functional training content.

    · Demonstrate a willingness to mentor or coach teammates across the Human Resources organization as appropriate without direct supervisory authority.

    · Research vendors to provide services; managing and reviewing vendor proposals, monitoring quality of material, managing costs and assessing program effectiveness.

    · Develop budget/utilization management and resourcing skills

    · Oversee resource allocation across team including staffing, hiring, and onboarding new talent

    · Manage career development and performance of direct reports, managing up to senior staff on crisis issues, and client/team satisfaction while holding the team accountable to demonstrating agency values

    · Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    · BS/BA degree in Instructional design, education, Business, or related field is preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required

    · 6-8 years training or project/program management experience and 1-3 years of managing a team

    · Experience in the design and delivery of management and leadership skills training

    · Significant experience in delivering training to audiences of more junior/mid-level managers to leaders.

    · Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel); knowledge of Learning Management Systems.

    Additional Requirements:

    · Knowledge of web and mobile based training and using technology in the classroom

    · Proven track record of supporting training programs and courses from gap analysis to facilitation/delivery.

    · Experience developing a team from the ground up

    · Credible presence, professional maturity, sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion.

    · Ability to negotiate fees and schedules, effectively persuading and coaching presenters to meet agency expectations.

    · Executes with the highest level/ standards of customer service.

    · Ability to communicate with tact and professionalism with senior leaders and executives both internal and external to the agency

    · Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations

    · Faced paced team environment (frequent tight deadlines, multitasking, etc)

    · Strong presentation and consulting skills along with the ability to read, write and speak English

    · Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion; ability to travel

    · Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

    SARAH SCHULTZ

    Learning & Development Program Manager | #WELearnDev


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