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Training Manager - Tastefully Simple

Tastefully Simple is conducting a search for an excellent Training Manager to develop a strategy and create trainings, primarily for our direct sales consultants. This is a full-time employment opportunity; however, we are open to a contract for hire. 

Critical Performance Areas

  • Create training strategy
  • Develop training content 
  • Design training tools and materials
  • Oversee conference experience
  • Deliver soft skill training

Competencies and Qualities 

  • Strategic
  • A strong verbal and written communicator; simplifier, concise 
  • Customer focused
  • Creative
  • Proactive; take the initiative
  • Highly productive
  • Strong eye for detail
  • A culture fit
      • Abundant Desire to achieve highest levels of excellence
      • Celebratory
      • Real

Experience and Education


  • BA or BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • Training strategy development: Five years
  • Instructional design: five years
  • Online Training, including video and webinar creation: Five years
  • Content development: Scripts, storyboards, creative concepts
  • Development of best practices
  • Metric creation, reporting and analysis
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook Powerpoint


  • Sales Experience

Role Details

Create training strategy

      • Serve as a champion for consultant portal content
      • Collaborate with Marketing Team to ensure excellent user experience
      • Provide training analytics to make recommendations for improvements
      • Identify opportunities to drive sales through training strategies

Develop training content

          • Work with HQ Sales Team and consultants to create trainings for direct sales consultants to sell, sponsor and lead
          • Make recommendations on training enhancements

Design training tools and materials

          • Develop training modules, user guides, multimedia visual aids and handouts

Create and deliver soft skill training

          • Determine skill gaps and build appropriate training
          • Facilitate as needed
          • Devote less than 5% of time to HQ team training

Oversee conference experience

      • Develop training agenda for annual conferences Party Palooza and Lead Strong Conference.
      • Execute conference vision, from theme to music to overall experience
      • Manage rehearsal process, including content , outlines, rehearsals, audio visuals

If interested, please apply by clicking HERE.

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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.

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Instructional Designer - Ascentis

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.

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