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Learning and Development Specialist - MN Department of Revenue

Job Summary

As a Learning and Development Specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to use both the technical and creative sides of learning and development.  You'll work with systems and with people, with detail and with the big picture, and you'll be able to apply an organizational development and continuous improvement mindset in the work that you do.

This position will have a primary focus on three main areas of learning and development functions (listed in the order of priority): 

    1. Coordinate compliance training for all employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors. This includes partnering with the Human Resource Management Division and division training leads to design and develop a new employee onboarding program.
    2. Serve as the agency's learning management system administrator.
    3. Provide interpersonal and technical learning opportunities for employees through various delivery methods including classroom, blended, and e-learning courses.

Minimum Qualifications

2 years of professional training development experience that demonstrates the areas bulleted below.

A Bachelor’s degree in Training & Development, Learning Management, Human Resource Development (HRD), Organizational Development, Education, Communications or other closely related field may substitute for 1 year of professional training development experience.

    • Experience designing and creating training content
    • Experience delivering trainings using blended learning, e-learning, and/or micro-learning approaches
    • Experience administering learning management systems (e.g. Absorb, Docebo, Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system, e-Logic, Canvas, Moodle, etc.).
    • Experience facilitating and presenting trainings to various audiences.
    • Knowledge of adult learning methodology and techniques sufficient to provide expert consultation to supervisors/managers on organizational needs, evaluation of learning effectiveness, and performance improvement solutions.
    • Knowledge of project management theory and practice.
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create training materials

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience coordinating compliance trainings
    • Experience designing and coordinating new employee onboarding programs

Additional Requirements

Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.


 Date Posted:

03/11/2020


Instructional Designer - Ascentis

Description 
Centered around our cultural norms, the Ascentis HR team is made up of driven HR Professionals who came to Ascentis to make an impact and help Ascentis grow by bringing in exceptional talent, creating an unsurpassed onboarding experience and building an engaging culture for all employees.
As an Instructional Designer, you will develop learning program content for internal and external audiences including new employee onboarding, manager, leader, department-specific and client training.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design (Human Resource Development, Industrial and Organizational Psychology) or a related discipline (e.g. education) with a minimum of 3-5 years of instructional design and/or eLearning experience; or a combination of education and experience 
  • Experience with curriculum development, deployment, and delivery of manager, employee and/or customer training 
  • Familiarity with instructional design methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory and blended learning strategies 
  • Experience successfully collaborating with subject matter experts to design learning and development programs and initiatives 
  • Familiarity with content formats such as microlearning, self-paced learning, guided learning, and live virtual events 
  • Experience with learning management systems 
  • Familiarity with eLearning course development software tools 
  • Strong skill using Microsoft PowerPoint and Word 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and communicate effectively with remote learners 
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills 
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 
  • Confident, pro-active, self-starter 
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Proactive work style—you’re driven and considered a self-starter 
  • Passionate about creating a great employee experience 
  • Experience managing confidential information with tact and diplomacy 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Ability to learn quickly and passion for continuous growth 
  • Flexibility and eagerness to participate in and/or lead ad hoc projects, as needed 
  • Scrappiness, creativity, and a high level of personal integrity 


About the Organization

The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

Date Posted: 

02/27/2020         

Learning Experience Specialist - Ecolab

Job Summary

Ecolab’s Institutional business is seeking a creative instructional designer to join our Learning Experience Design team to design and develop innovative, learner-centered, and impactful learning experiences that enable the achievement of strategic business objectives. This role requires expertise and skill in adult learning, instructional design, learning technology, and multimedia development.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Enable our salespeople to provide our customers with world class service, sales, and support as well as onsite employee training and surveys through an innovative learning curriculum.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in instructional design, development processes, tools, strategies, delivery, and evaluation methods to enable best in class sales and service.
  • Design and develop all types of solutions using a variety of development tools that exemplify good practices in instructional design.
  • Collaborate across the department, functions and businesses we support by leveraging strong interpersonal skills to discern individual needs that result in the best outcome for all parties involved.
  • Communicate effectively through active listening to understand our customer needs, and clearly articulate your intent based on those needs and the style preferences of individual customers.
  • Demonstrate strong project management and ability to lead, design and develop large-scale projects with tight deadlines.
  • Be nimble, resilient and adaptable to the ever-changing environment of learning and offer creative solutions based on both experience and industry trends.
  • Stay current on learning theory, instructional design, delivery methods, and best practices with a focus on sales enablement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3+ years of experience directly related to instructional design; competency-based program design; innovative classroom design; complex, multi-media-rich e-learning experience design; hands-on digital and experience design; and/or instructional technology.
  • Understanding of current and emerging instructional design principles and learner-centered design methodologies with a demonstrated application through innovative learning experiences.
  • Ability and passion for creating modern, visually appealing content for today’s learners that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to consume including PowerPoint, job aids, digital content, eBooks, eLearning, etc.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Adobe Suite, Articulate eLearning tools, WebEx Training Center, SharePoint, Workday, Learning Management Systems, and/or other related talent technology and social collaboration tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree completed.
  • Professional certification in learning, organizational development, human resources or leadership development.
  • Experience working in a global organization where interaction across geographies, functions, and business units is key to success, including managing the creation of learning solutions in multiple languages.

Additional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Employees may be required to assume other related duties as assigned.

About Ecolab's Global Institutional Division

Ecolab’s Global Institutional business offers comprehensive products and programs that meet the needs of our customers – from restaurants, hotels and long-term care facilities to schools, commercial buildings and military facilities. We help our customers delight their guests, protect their reputations, and optimize their operations. Our training team supports the education and professional development of our team of 8500 associates with focus on improving capabilities in service, sales, and leadership.

**Ecolab is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

Date Posted: 

02/03/2020

Manager, Learning Experience Architect - Ecolab

Job Summary

Ecolab’s Institutional business is seeking an accomplished professional to join our Learning Experience Design team to design and develop innovative, learner-centered, and impactful learning experiences that enable the achievement of strategic business objectives. This role requires expertise and skill in adult learning, instructional design, learning technology, and multimedia development, with an innate ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with customers and partners. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Enable our salespeople to provide our customers with world class service, sales, and support as well as onsite employee training and surveys through an innovative learning curriculum.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in instructional design, development processes, tools, strategies, delivery, and evaluation methods to enable best in class sales and service.
  • Design and develop all types of learning solutions and experiences using a variety of development tools that exemplify good practices in instructional design (classroom, experiential, on the job, virtual, digital, gamification, video, etc.).
  • Collaborate across the department, functions and businesses we support by leveraging strong interpersonal skills to discern individual needs that result in the best outcome for all parties involved.
  • Communicate effectively through active listening to understand our customer needs, and clearly articulate your intent based on those needs and the style preferences of individual customers.
  • Work with subject matter experts and colleagues to identify the root cause of organizational talent gaps that limit the achievement of the business strategy and help them to think creatively about learning solutions.
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills and ability to lead, design and develop largescale projects with tight deadlines and communicate project updates.
  • Effectively promote and market training as a strong business partner by demonstrating strong business acumen and helping to solve business problems.
  • Be nimble, resilient and adaptable to the ever-changing environment of learning and offer creative solutions based on both experience and industry trends.
  • Stay current on learning theory, instructional design, delivery methods, and best practices with a focus on sales enablement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5+ years of experience directly related to instructional design; competency-based program design; innovative classroom design; complex, multi-media-rich e-learning experience design; hands-on digital and experience design; and instructional technology.
  • Experience applying behavioral, performance, and learning best practices and theories.
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for creating modern, visually appealing content for today’s learners that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to consume including PowerPoint, job aids, digital content, eBooks, eLearning, etc.
  • Expert proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Suite, Articulate eLearning tools, WebEx Training Center, SharePoint, Workday, Learning Management Systems, and/or other related talent technology and social collaboration tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree
  • Professional certification in learning, organizational development, human resources or leadership development
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging instructional design principles and learnercentered design methodologies with a demonstrated application through innovative learning experiences.
  • Experience working in a global organization where interaction across geographies, functions, and business units is key to success, including managing the creation of learning solutions in multiple languages.

Additional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Employees may be required to assume other related duties as assigned.

About Ecolab's Global Institutional Division

Ecolab’s Global Institutional business offers comprehensive products and programs that meet the needs of our customers – from restaurants, hotels and long-term care facilities to schools, commercial buildings and military facilities. We help our customers delight their guests, protect their reputations, and optimize their operations. Our training team supports the education and professional development of our team of 8500 associates with focus on improving capabilities in service, sales, and leadership. 

**Ecolab is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

Date Posted: 

02/03/2020

Director, Training, Institutional Global and Corporate Accounts -Ecolab

Job Summary

Ecolab’s Institutional business is seeking an accomplished professional who will lead our divisional Global and Corporate Account training efforts. This learning leader will lead the development of the Global and Corporate Account sales training strategy in collaboration with Enterprise and Institutional Division HR. This position will partner with sales leaders and other stakeholders to define competencies, understand capability gaps, and ensure learning and development solutions achieve desired objectives. They will be responsible for delivering world-class onboarding, professional development, and sales enablement for the Institutional Global and Corporate Account audience.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with sales leadership to formulate the strategy, curriculum roadmap, and performance support tools required to accelerate the performance of Global and Corporate Account salespeople in the Institutional division.
  • Execute a needs assessment to identify the greatest knowledge and skill building opportunities within our Corporate Account teams.
  • Partner both internally and externally to define the competencies for successful Institutional Global and Corporate Account salespeople. Once defined, incorporate these competencies into the Institutional Global and Corporate Account learning and development strategy to assess and develop these critical knowledge and skills of all CAMs globally.
  • Once the strategy and roadmap are clearly defined, design a robust and sustainable onboarding and continuous learning curriculum for Institutional Global and Corporate Account Managers to drive growth in Ecolab’s business through this critical audience.
  • Collaborate with internal and external learner experience design and development experts to implement effective learning solutions which are learner-centered, scalable, and sustainable.
  • Expertise in cutting edge learning and development ideas, protocols, and technology to provide a world-class learning experience that purposefully leverages much more than classroom training.
  • Oversee the execution of the Institutional Global and Corporate Account learning strategy in the most effective and efficient way. Most likely this will be done by regional partners to help scale this solution.
  • Measure the effectiveness and business impact of learning solutions through robust measurement solutions. Engage a mindset of continuous improvement for all Institutional Global and Corporate Account learning programs.
  • Understand the Corporate Account learner’s journey to embed learning into the learner’s workflow to ensure they have what they need, when they need it – at the point of need.
  • Stay current on learning theory, instructional design, delivery methods, and best practices with a focus on sales enablement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years’ experience in a sales training and/or sales leadership development directly as a learning and development professional or indirectly as a sales leader.5+ years of experience in a leadership role overseeing, developing, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% and collaborate with global and regional stakeholders outside of regular business hours. 
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in applying behavioral, performance, and learning best practices and theories. 
  • Exceptional drive for results, customer service, problem solving, and cross-functional partnership skills. Highly skilled in project management, stakeholder management, juggling competing priorities, and delivering within a budget. Experience in using learning technology including MS Office, Adobe Suite, Articulate eLearning tools, WebEx Training Center, SharePoint, Workday, Learning Management Systems, and/or other related talent technology and social collaboration tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree or MBA
  • Professional certification in learning, organizational development, human resources or leadership development
  • Experience with sales enablement learning and/or Wilson Learning’s Counselor Salesperson or Versatile Salesperson suite
  • Experience working in a global organization where interaction across geographies, functions, and business units is key to success, including managing the creation of learning solutions in multiple languages.

About Ecolab’s Global Institutional Division

Ecolab’s Global Institutional business offers comprehensive products and programs that meet the needs of our customers – from restaurants, hotels and long-term care facilities to schools, commercial buildings and military facilities. We help our customers delight their guests, protect their reputations, and optimize their operations. Our training team supports the education and professional development of our team of 8500 associates with focus on improving capabilities in service, sales, and leadership.

About Ecolab’s Institutional Global and Corporate Account Sales Teams

The Global and Corporate Accounts teams play an integral role in the Institutional division’s strategy to grow our business, predominantly in the Food Service, Lodging and Facility Care segments. Account Managers are responsible for leading and collaborating with assigned customers and prospects to merchandise and deliver the value of Ecolab’s comprehensive model linking technology and service expertise with training and information. Account Managers are responsible for prospecting new customers and interfacing with existing customers to ensure an on-going partnership is developed and continuously strengthened while maximizing Ecolab’s overall offerings for our customers’ benefits. As such, Account Managers must possess an understanding of our customer businesses, the industry and industry trends, and a working knowledge of customer contracts.

**Ecolab is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

Date Posted: 

02/03/2020


Manager, Creative Lead: Training - Ecolab 

Job Summary

Within Ecolab Institutional business, we are on a mission to empower our salespeople with world class learning experiences so they can do what they do best: powering our customer’s performance to delight their guests, protect their reputations, and optimize their operations. To do this, we believe it is critical to design user-centric learning solutions that are impactful, contemporary, and visually stunning to keep the attention of the modern learner. We must meet our learner at their point of need, crossing over mainstream content design into a corporate environment. To help us on this journey, we are seeking a highly creative individual to lead our internal creative team as part of the Global Institutional Training organization. This multi-skilled creative will be responsible for the inspiration, design, and execution of omnichannel learning content including print, digital, social media, blogs, video, podcasts, and more.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Bring creative expertise to our learning team to champion how we can bring our classroom, digital, print, and other learning experiences to the next level.
  • Develop internal learning campaigns that translate learning objectives into content that resonates with the learner and drives Associate performance.
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling learner experiences.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives.
  • Inspire, educate, and develop the members of the creative team to be a best in class inhouse creative team.
  • Demonstrate technical skills including copywriting, graphic design, photography, video production, motion graphics, and/or radio/podcasts.
  • Collaborate across the Institutional Training team and business functions to align on strategies and deliverables with a passion for user experience and customer service.
  • Prioritize work and resources across projects based on short- and long-term needs, establishing production schedules by collaborating with various partners.
  • Review and approve digital, print, video, and copy developed by the team, ensuring deliverables effectively address learning goals and challenges.
  • Present, or oversee presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 7+ years of related experience with 5+ years of creative direction in agency or corporate setting.
  • 5+ years of experience creating marketing/advertising campaigns from developing vision and the message platform to overseeing production on time and budget. 1 Ecolab Place St Paul, MN 55102
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role overseeing, developing, coaching, and mentoring a team of creative talent.
  • Experience creating integrated content across various channels from video, digital, social media, mobile, but also understand offline and print.
  • Proven experience with concept development.
  • Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives.
  • Prior experience with copywriting, design, or production. • Prior project management experience, with a focus on creative direction.
  • Expert with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SharePoint, WordPress, video capture and editing.
  • Experience in workflow, intake tools, review tools, vetted technology, and/or project management tools.
  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating graphic design, visual branding, graphic design guidelines, videography and user-centered design solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree.
  •  Understanding of current and emerging instructional design principles and learner-centered design methodologies with a demonstrated application through innovative learning experiences. 
  • Expert with learning technology tools including Articulate 360. 
  • Experience working in a global organization where interaction across geographies, functions, and business units is key to success, including managing the creation of learning solutions in multiple languages. 
  • Experience videography or photography with hands-on experience with photo and video shoots.

Additional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Employees may be required to assume other related duties as assigned.

**Ecolab is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

 Date Posted: 

02/03/2020


Training Manager, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Ryan Companies has an exciting new opportunity for a Training Manager! Do you have a passion for the growth and development of employees? Are you an experienced trainer and facilitator with instructional design ability? If so, join a growing company and play a key role in shaping the learning experience of over 1,400 employees.

In this role, you will assist in the creation of new blended learning opportunities, refresh existing materials and programs, coordinate learning events, deliver content and evaluate existing programs to align training, enhance sustainability and increase impact.

You would also:

  • Facilitate and/or co-facilitate existing professional development training sessions.
  • Collaborate with our Director of L&D to evaluate current curriculums and programs and determine ways to increase the effectiveness of all established training efforts.
  • Partner with departmental subject matter experts to support their training needs.
  • Create engaging learning activities and course content for in-room and online curricula, and other programs as needed.
  • Research learning industry trends, methodologies, and best practices and integrate those into professional application.
  • Evaluate and prioritize tasks in a constantly changing environment.

To be a successful candidate, you must have at least 7 years’ experience in both instructor-led training and instructional design. You must have excellent presentation and public speaking skills. You will especially stand out if you:

  • Are an enterprising, diplomatic, and proactive problem solver.
  • Can partner with subject matter experts and interpret customer needs, and translate into learning.
  • Are skilled in building and maintaining solid relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Have experience with learning management platforms and visual development tools (Captivate) and SCORM files.
  • Have excellent communication skills and can present ideas concisely, clearly, and effectively.
  • Have strong organizational skills, creative thinking skills, and curriculum planning ability.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in organizational development (preferred) or equivalent work experience.

Candidates must provide examples of created content or materials and a video demonstrating presentation skills upon request.

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

Date posted:

1/3/2020


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