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  • January 23, 2019 10:10 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Marketing Specialist

    Author-it is the leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based enterprise authoring platforms for technical, training, and operations content, and pharmaceutical information.

    Our platforms are component authoring solutions to enable different groups within an enterprise to create content components that are reused and assembled into a wide range of high value outputs, including documents, websites and portals, training and elearning, presentations, mobile applica-tions, and ecommerce platforms.

    Component authoring is embraced by Fortune 500 companies for reducing cost and improving quality and compliance, and our clients include Samsung, John Deere, Eli Lilly, Philips, and USDA.

    We are looking for a full-stack marketer, based in Seattle WA, to take a strategic role to drive demand generation and create content to support the communications for Author-it products and services.This position would suit a self-starter with full-stack marketing experience, used to working as the single marketing specialist within a cross functional team based in Seattle, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

    This is a key position and reports to Director of Business Development.

    Job Requirements

    Strategic planning of and content creation for demand generation activities

    Set and report against measurable goals for marketing activities

    Designing and executing marketing campaigns, digital advertising and events, and webinars

    Develop messaging and positioning for Author-it products

    Research and write case studies, white papers, articles, blog posts, social media

    Represent Author-it at industry events, tradeshows and partner events

    Analyst and media relations

    Manage external vendors for brand development, SEO and other specialist activities

    Willing to travel domestically and internationally, work odd hours, and be very available

    Education & Work Experience:

    Full stack experience across all marketing disciplines, with emphasis on demand generation and content creation

    Familiarity with enterprise software and communications to enterprises

    Experience operating as a single marketing representative within a cross functional team

    University degree in relevant field. MBA or post-graduate qualification preferred

    Author-it is a New Zealand company with offices in the USA and Europe. We offer excellent salary, options and benefits. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


  • January 10, 2019 10:27 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is looking for a communications trainer to participate in its Women is Business and Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) event taking place on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 12 – 1:30 pm at the Columbia Tower Club.

    The theme of this event is “Women Doing the Unexpected” where we will explore how women are navigating and thriving in industries (media, construction and architecture) that are traditionally male dominated. The keynote for the event is Caryn Mathes, President and General Manager of KUOW.

    Specifically, we are looking for someone who can conduct a short training (around 40 minutes) on the different styles of communication. Unfortunately, our budget does not allow for us to pay our trainers and speakers, but we can always give comp tickets to some of our networking events. If interested, contact Terrence Woodson at terrencew@seattlechamber.com.


  • January 10, 2019 10:26 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Avista is seeking candidates passionate about technology and lifelong learning to support the company’s Learning Management Systems. The Learning Systems Administrator takes ownership of technologies, programs, and processes that are critical to the efficiency, innovation and success of the Avista Learning Network. This role is the subject matter expert and point person for all learning system questions and fosters a center of excellence for learning across the company. This position will collaborate with Corporate Learning and Development team to design and implement programs on a company-wide basis. Join a team of people motivated by continuous learning and help Avista move our training technologies into the future.



  • December 10, 2018 11:18 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)


    Location: Beacon Hill and First Hill – Seattle, WA

    Part-Time Employee Salaried or Independent Contractor (Average 20 hours per week)

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for people to support themselves and their families through living wage careers. All of our work is designed to eliminate barriers to well-paid, long-term work. We creatively align support services like housing, childcare, transportation, and counseling, with job skills training and job placement assistance.

    SJI seeks to make change. Everything we do is fueled by critical thinking, innovation and collaboration.

    As the Instructor, what will you do?

    The Instructor for the Swedish “Grow Hire” Program will conduct training for program participants, reviewing and refining curriculum, as needed. This position will collaborate with SJI and Swedish staff to deliver competency-based training to program participants developing the skills necessary for participants to achieve their desired outcomes. In addition, the Instructor will continually assess and improve service delivery of the program through monitoring and benchmarking.

    If these areas ring true to your experience, skills and passions, we’d love to hear from you.

    What qualifications and experience will our Instructor bring to this program and position?

    · VALUES:

    o A commitment to fulfilling SJI’s mission and exhibiting a high level of professionalism in all aspects of their work. This includes our staff values: Excellent communication, professional and gracious behavior, collaboration, respect, promoting equity through racial and social justice, and leadership behavior.

    · EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education or related field. Will consider equivalent combination of education and experience.


    o Three (3) plus years’ experience teaching and facilitating course material with students/program participants in a community college setting, worker re-training program, or skill readiness program.

    o Prior experience with experiential learning methodology and facilitation of experiential leadership and team development activities for groups of up to 20 participants.

    o Experience managing participation of multiple content experts who will present various modules throughout the course.


    o Proven ability to deliver course content through robust facilitation skills, consultation, and inquiry skills.

    o Adept at developing positive working relationships with project partners, monitoring training compliance, facilitate trainee assessments, scheduling employer speakers, and substituting as needed.

    o Demonstrates an effort to understand and anticipate audience needs; gathers information to adjust or customize content.

    o Aptitude for providing individualized feedback and coaching to program participants to ensure successful course completion.

    o Strong cultural competency and understanding of the issues surrounding equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, institutional racism, and other systemic oppressions.

    o Ability to work independently.

    o Customer service orientation and ability to adapt/respond to a diverse customer base. Knowledge of customer services ethics, principles and procedures.

    o Flexibility and adaptability to train in various locations and situations.

    o Local candidates only.


    o Core one (1)-month classes held quarterly.

    o Classes are 9 AM to 1 PM Monday through Friday.

    o Core classes begin January 28, 2019 and last four (4) weeks, followed by individualized and small group learning activities for students who need further learning.

    lineTO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to kmichelclark@seattlejobsinit.com

  • November 07, 2018 3:51 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Washington State University (WSU) Human Resource Services (HRS) seeks a dynamic, innovative and strategic thinking Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) Human Resource Consultant to join our customer oriented HRS team. The L&OD Consultant plays a key role supporting and advancing best practices for the WSU system, as a strategic HR partner.

    The L&OD Consultant will actively seek out, creatively develop, design, and implement new programs and find increasingly effective approaches to deliver successful employee learning opportunities for WSU system-wide. The L&OD Consultant will utilize their excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional business and operations acumen, and strong interpersonal, collaborative, and project management skills to facilitate employee and organizational development. The L&OD Consultant will be responsible for the logistics and coordination of learning programs.

    Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington, WSU is Washington’s land-grant university. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. More than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,800 faculty and staff are located on WSU’s five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), online through its Global Campus, in extension offices in each of the 39 counties, and regionally based Research and Extension Centers in the state’s key agricultural areas.

    This is a full-time, benefit eligible position located in beautiful Pullman, WA. Open until filled. Information on WSU and to apply: hrs.wsu.edu/jobs (Position #128469). WSU is an EEO/AA education and employer.

  • November 07, 2018 3:34 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Details and Application

    Job Description

    Learning Facilitator

    Position Type: Non-exempt

    Hours: FT – 40 hr/week, 8am-5pm onsite in Redmond, WA

    Job Description

    Position Overview:

    As the Learning Facilitator, you will help empower our team onsite at Microsoft in Redmond to aspire to and achieve a high level of performance and personal job/career fulfillment. We are seeking a team player who is passionate about learning and able to play an integral role in supporting and advancing our strategic vision through training solutions.

    Partnering with the Learning & Development Specialist, you will coordinate, schedule, and execute training programs and systems supporting our employees. With a life-long learning approach, you will be primarily responsible for the education and evaluation of our new team members as well as deliver workshops to support our continuing education efforts for the rest of our team.

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


    Provide professional and engaging classroom instruction and facilitation using a variety of training methodologies including powerpoint, e-learning, storytelling, social learning, and gamification.

    Inspire and motivate our new team members through clear and consistent messaging of the core job responsibilities and our company vision.

    Provide instruction on various technologies, websites and software that are specific to the employee’s role.

    Deliver continuing education workshops on soft skills and job-specific skills.

    Ensure a variety of learning styles and learning pace can be met by selecting appropriate methods for classroom instruction.

    Advocate and encourage employees to access learning on our internal online university.

    Provide voice-over and video training for e-learning courses, online workshops and how-to-videos.


    Handle all logistics of classroom training sessions including: coordinating rooms, calendars, class schedules, and job-shadowing.

    Plan and schedule guest speakers/trainers to enhance the classroom training experience.

    Organize learning events such as train-the-trainer.

    Ensure each training has the necessary materials, supplies and working technology.

    Work with other leaders to schedule on-the-job visits for new hires.

    Work with L&D Specialist on design of online curriculum and assignments.


    Collect and analyze feedback to improve programs before, during, and after implementation.

    Maintain employee learning and development records (paper and electronic) and share information with stakeholders and L&D Manager.

    Monitor learner progress and instructional program effectiveness; establish and maintain a learning environment that actively promotes learning engagement and participation.

    Provide feedback to trainee’s supervisor and closely communicate transition plan from new hire training to the job.

    Regularly identify and adjust classroom content as policies and procedures change. Keep L&D team and documentation up-to-date regarding training and content.

    Solicit feedback from participants, peers, and L&D Manager in order to grow and evolve as an expert facilitator.


    Assist with design or sourcing effective instructor-led programs

    Participate in collaborative brainstorming sessions, contributing input as well as receiving feedback and suggestions

    Provide suggestions to improve new and existing curricula.

    Create job aides and assist in creating other “how-to” items to fulfill learning objectives and close performance gaps.

    Serve as a resource to L&D Specialist for new e-learning content and provide feedback on existing courses.

    Assist with creation of manuals and resources guides.

    Research and identify ways to use technology effectively in development design.

    Work with L&D Team as well as Subject Matter Experts to identify new training opportunities.

    Personal Development:

    Consciously and consistently seek opportunities to further own professional education.

    Research, assess appropriateness, and utilize latest learning industry trends and knowledge to achieve learning objectives.

    Seek constructive feedback to gain perspective on personal development needs.

    Identify and establish solid working relationships with key site personnel and customers.

    Adjust to the ever-evolving needs of the business and the team. Embrace change.

    Go “behind the scenes” and learn basic functions of LMS administration and e-learning design.

    Minimum Requirements:

    1-2 years of experience in training, learning and development, consulting, or similar program development and implementation

    1-2 years of face-to-face training or facilitation experience

    Demonstrated effective training, facilitation, and communication skills, including writing, listening, speaking, and delivering engaging presentations and learning

    Experience with various learning methodologies.

    Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer)

    Demonstrated strong customer-focused communications and actions

    Excellent written/verbal communications skills; time and project management skills, ability to keep the mission in view while attending to details

    Highly motivated, optimistic and curious

    Flexible and adaptable; embraces change

    Empathetic and driven to help people learn, grow and succeed

    Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

    Preferred Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in human resources, education, instructional design, business, psychology or relevant degree program

    Experience with skill assessment and learner evaluation

    Experience working with learning management systems and Articulate

    Strong base of knowledge around adult learning theory and instructional design theory/implementation, including models such as ADDIE, Kirkpatrick

    Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)

    Physical Requirements:

    Regular talking, hearing and communicating, in both one-on-one and group settings, in person, by phone and electronically. Frequent walking, reaching with hands and arms, and lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 40 pounds in set-up for and delivery of training programs. Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Sit, stand and walk/or walk for long periods of time. Travel (e.g. walking, taking a shuttle etc.) from building to building. Bend, reach, and squat frequently to perform necessary job functions.

    This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Job Type: Full-time


    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

  • October 30, 2018 4:47 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    National Trainer – Kirkland, WA

    Weidner Apartment Homes is seeking an enthusiastic & experienced National Trainer to support our associates, and grow along with them, to increase their skills, knowledge, performance and enhance their careers.

    This individual will teach and administer Weidner approved training in each of our regions and participate as a member of the company wide training team. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality and professional integrity. This position is located in Kirkland, WA.


    · Deliver in-person and/or live-online training classes

    · Prepare, augment and enhance in-house training content

    · Schedule and conduct monthly software training classes for Yardi and other applications

    · Facilitate New Hire training classes for beginners

    · Facilitate Web-based classes for best practices for current users

    · Teach workshops for advanced functions for current users and back to the basics

    · Assist in the development and execution of web-based training videos

    · Deliver week long associate training, which includes operations, leasing, CRM software and company culture training

    · Training fundamental Property Management Basics

    · Customer service training

    · Leasing applications – demonstration, qualifying, closing, follow-up

    · Plan for emerging training trends and technologies; prepare for new classes on an on-going basis

    · Able to work independently and in a team environment

    · Integrate fully into Weidner’s Team-based culture

    · Assist in creating new or revised training programs with the goal of maintaining updated and relevant industry capability


    · Training certification(s) and/or Education Degree

    · 3+ years of training experience

    · Successful Instructor-led and Virtual Lead Delivery

    · Strong Course Development Skill set

    · Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal

    · Excellent facilitation and presentation skills

    · Experience with Adobe Captivate or video software desired

    · Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    · Instructional Design desired

    · Property Management Experience desired

    · Approximately 55% Travel

    Apply now! https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oP6I8fwv&s=atdpugetsound or weidnercareers.com

  • October 23, 2018 8:47 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The Learning + Development Specialist at GLY is responsible for driving the success of our world class training initiatives and programs. In this role, the Specialist identifies, analyzes and fulfills ongoing training and developmental needs across the company, from the field to the office and beyond. The Learning + Development Specialist is a member of the HR Team, and reports to the Director of Human Resources.


     Partner with HR and Senior Management to identify and establish strategies for meeting GLY’s Learning + Development program objectives.

     Conduct annual Training Needs Analysis and participate in annual Business Planning to track and manage all training related initiatives. Track measurable goals and objectives based on the results of comprehensive analysis of individual, project, department, and overall business based needs.

     Oversee and support curriculum development and / or facilitate training in support of the training priorities, initiatives and objectives established year over year [such as LEAN, Sustainability, VDC, Safety, engineering competencies, leadership development, and other soft & technical skills training]. Coordinate content approval as needed by key stakeholders.

     Design and create virtual training content, including appropriate “knowledge management” sites and other live feed, web-based, e-learning and mobile learning resources.

     Continuously identify and engage SMEs and potential trainers / consultants [internal and external] for all existing and emerging training and development programs. Provide content, presentation, and materials development as needed.

     Develop career maps and learning paths for each position, and relate those to a variety of professional opportunities within the organization. Continuously asses and monitor training needs for each position to keep learning paths up to date.

     Proactively work on individual career path planning. Assist employees and their managers in identifying training and development goals as part of the annual appraisal and goal setting processes.

     Support the R&D of new technology on projects, and if successful, lead company wide implementation training.

     Develop and manage the training budget, and chair the Curriculum Coommittee.

     Leverage the Learning Management System [Saba] in service of streamlining learning and development to the greatest degree possible. Ensure that accurate documentation of employee training, requirements,and progress takes place. Track all professional accreditations and licensures, and keep all accredited / licensed employees up to date on credentialing requirements.

     Oversee the scheduling and coordination of all training events; develop, maintain, update and distribute the training calendar. Work with Administrators to complete external conference and course enrollment/registration, and any associated travel and lodging.

     Source speakers for training component of various corporate events including offsite retreats, management and departmental meetings, and other programs as required.

     Support other Human Resource department functions as needed and assigned.


     Five or more years experience in an instructional design, training and development role, preferably within the AEC industry.

     Experience in full-spectrum curriculum development [including digital, video, e-learning, live facilitation, etc.]; knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and practices as well as Instructional Design and curriculum development.

     Excellent facilitation and presentation skills. Demonstrated capability to engage, inspire and teach adult learners at all levels.

     Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Education, Communication, Instructional Design, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Development or related field preferred.

     Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills; ability to write clearly for publications and presentations. Extremely well organized, focused and self-starting.


    Please visit GLY L + D

  • October 17, 2018 9:58 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)


    This is a 3 mo contract with the potential to convert to perm.

    This position is for a local non-profit medical client of Sublime Media located in Bellevue, WA. You will be working onsite with our client’s L&D team. The position is fully onsite to start with potentially for some remote work once ramped up. This role may extend and/or be offered as a perm position if it’s a good fit all around. You may work with internal subject matter experts/clinicians, and source materials to create compelling training materials for both instructor-led and online courses. One initiative for this role is to move some existing ILT's to OLT’s. Knowledge of Adult learning theory and strong Instructional Design skills needed.


    • 3-5 years instructional design experience and experience developing courses in Articulate 360/Storyline
    • Advanced writing skills with strong attention to detail
    • Excellent consulting and presentation skills
    • Ability to adapt to shifting deadlines and manage your time and priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to learn new programs and medical terminology as required
    • Solid research skills and computer/technology literacy along with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

    This is a fulltime onsite contract position for 3 mos with the potential to become perm. Hours worked will not exceed 40 per week without written approval from client manager and Sublime Media.

    NEXT STEPS: Please respond with a cover letter addressing your qualifications based on the requirements above, as well as a resume and salary expectations.

    Local candidates only and no recruiters or outsourcing offers.

    Jen Swalwell mobile: 206.909.1031 :: sublime media

  • October 09, 2018 10:19 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Hey Technical Recruiter (or future Technical Recruiter), how does this sound?:

    Work from your Home Office, Minimal Local Travel, On-The-Job Training & Education, a Collaborative & Supportive work environment with a Growth-minded company, a Boss & Colleagues that you will actually describe as “FUN”. This is your next job? Read on: 

    We are DyNexus Recruiting (www.DyNexusGroup.com), an Enterprise Software/Solution technical recruiting firm with a nationwideretained-model recruiting practice.  We fill positions in IT, Sales, Accounting/Finance and Executive/Management, and have a particular focus on the ERP/CRM industry (especially cloud-based solutions such as Sage, Acumatica and Microsoft D365 ERP).  We are now expanding our practice.


    We are looking for a highly motivated professional who is interested in taking on the role of Technical Recruiter. You may have experience in the ERP/CRM world or not, you may have a background in recruiting or not. You may have a professional background in technology and you may not. We'd like to have someone with a true desire to join an established, experienced, and highly collaborative recruiting team. You must live in the Greater Seattle area (Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Bothell, or South of Seattle). You will run a full recruiting & sales desk from a home-based office, utilizing collaborative Internet-based tools, including state-of-the-art web-based recruiting and CRM systems.


    The compensation package includes a base salary, a personal bonus program, expense reimbursement, vacation, holidays, and a second-to-none training and support program.  We work as a team, really, and the team is truly greater than the sum of its parts.


    If you’re looking to take your recruiting career to the next level, and do so from your own home, check out our website, and give me a call.





    • Perform the functions customary to a full-desk (recruiting and business development) agency recruiter.
    • Participate actively in team meetings, seek whatever help you may need, and take whatever extra steps it takes to help your teammates, and to be helped by your teammates in return.
    • Work effectively and responsibly in our team recruiting environment.


    • Take responsibility for the successful execution of searches for our clients.
    • Work closely with clients to develop job descriptions for specific searches to be conducted.
    • With support from existing marketing and sourcing teams, perform all sourcing activities:
      • Job postings (major job boards & social networks)
      • Candidate sourcing (resume DBs, search engines, Social networks)
      • Develop proficiency in searching for passive candidates on the internet (Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
      • Calling, networking (headhunting)
    • Screen, interview and qualify candidates.
    • Prepare candidates for presentation.
    • Present candidates to clients.
    • Actively shepherd the entire client hiring process (interview, job offer, negotiation, acceptance, logistics), providing assistance as needed.
    • Constantly re-think search strategies, re-focus as needed.


    • With the team, establish personal objectives, and take responsibility for developing new clients, and new business with existing/previous clients.
    • Nurture your existing network to bring new business to DyNexus.
    • Participate in marketing and sales initiatives.
    • Help manage existing clients, with an eye to getting new search assignments (account management).
    • Participate in social media activities which promote DyNexus.




    • Must have current authorization to work in the US.
    • A BS/BA in just about anything, showing a serious course of study, and the tenacity to stay with it; significant other experience may show this as well.
    • Smart and articulate, evidenced in conversation.
    • Some experience as a recruiter would be a plus, (preferably in an agency, and preferably full-desk responsibilities - recruiting and sales).
    • Experience with the ERP/CRM world would be a plus.
    • A high level of Internet search skills.
    • A high level of skill and interest in utilizing social networks.
    • An understanding and appreciation for business processes and systems.
    • An understanding and appreciation for computer technology.
    • A strong work ethic, competitive, a drive for success.
    • Ability to perform all of the tasks above (Responsibilities) at a consistently high level.
    • Ability to work with little supervision, in a disbursed environment.
    • Ability to work on a team; take this seriously; it's different here.
    • Ability to take responsibility for solving problems, making things happen, no excuses.
    • A professional manner and demeanor, and excellent communication skills.
    • A team player, a pick-up-where-the-other-guy-leaves-off kind of person.
    • A disciplined and responsible attitude.
    • A considerate and cooperative manner.


    Compensation & Training:


    • Competitive Base + personal performance bonus and other discretionary bonus (bonus target to be 25% - 50% of base!).
    • If Full-time/W2: Paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave.
    • Work from home environment; freedom, with responsibility.

    Reach out to me, and send a resume!

    Julian Schrenzel | President & CEO | DyNexus Recruiting & Staffing
    julians@dynexusgroup.com | P 206-466-1342 https://www.linkedin.com/in/schrenzel



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