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  • 09 Mar 2016 11:53 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Position Title: Senior Instructional Designer

    Client: 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2014 revenue.

    As of December 31, 2014, the company had $124.3 billion in consolidated assets, $104.0 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $39.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
    Client employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world, and we offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, individual life and annuity products.

    Work Location: Onsite work - Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA)

    Contract  only – W2

    Start: September 1st or so

    Duration: TBD

    Description

    This position works with a training manager to review needs assessment information to determine training goals as well as reviews and updates existing training programs using content provided by subject matter experts. The Instructional Designer uses template oriented e-Learning software applications to update or develop online courses and creates program evaluations and tests based on course objectives.

    ·         Assists in conducting in-depth job-task analysis and/or needs assessment to identify learning objectives, and to determine training solutions and other performance enhancement solutions (e.g. management reinforcement, rewards, role clarity, job aids, etc.)

    ·         Consults with managers and reviews needs assessment and/or job-task analysis information to determine focus of training content, and to ensure training is focused on increasing the capability of employees to perform in their job

    ·         Applies knowledge of instructional design theory to design course content, working with subject matter experts, management, trainers, etc.; at this level, design efforts are targeted on individual modules within larger programs or are standalone products focused on a narrow topic

    ·         Applies knowledge of adult learning theory to identify appropriate training media and methodologies based on audience learning styles, course content, audience location, point within the learning process, etc.; training methodologies may include group lecture, role play, simulation exercises, self-study, on-the-job training, computer-based training, etc.

    ·         Researches, selects, and modifies existing training curriculum, content, materials, job aids, etc. to meet learning needs

    ·         Reviews program evaluations, test results, and participant and manager feedback on training effectiveness to make recommendations for program improvement

    ·         Creates program evaluations and tools to measure program effectiveness, to assist in determining whether desired learning and performance outcomes are achieved

    ·         Identifies needs for outside resources, and sources vendors, as appropriate

    ·         Handles vendor management, to include coordination of resources and ensuring quality of product and service levels delivered

    General Qualifications

    ·         Must have completed formal courses in learning design and adult learning theory, and reflect clear ability to translate that knowledge into developing quality training solutions

    ·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

    ·         Solid project management skills

    ·         Knowledge of common e-Learning software applications required, including creating new modules

    Experience / Education

    ·         Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, in addition to 3 to 5 years of experience in delivering training or supporting the development of training materials

    http://www.smdiversity.com/s/Sr-Instructional-Designer-Seattle-WA-Contract-only.docx

  • 09 Mar 2016 11:52 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Job Title:  Director, CareWorks

     

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a seasoned start-up leader to build CareWorks – a learning experience organization that will bring expert training solutions to the fast growing home care marketplace. Powered by lean start-up and design thinking methods, CareWorks will ramp up to fill a critical training gap in the home care workforce nationwide and prevent the coming care crisis. Over the next decade, demand for home care workers will grow to more than 2 million making home care America’s “top job.” Yet, this “top job” is largely characterized by limited or no training leading to high on-the-job injury rates and compromises to quality of care. CareWorks is on a mission to fill this gap with high value, evidence based learning experiences designed for busy home care workers who want to build knowledge and skills to provide safe, quality care with empathy and compassion. Powered by new and experimental learning science and technology solutions, CareWorks will offer solutions that are easy to access, fun, and relevant. This leadership position will drive all aspects of start-up. If you have hands-on start-up experience in long-term care, healthcare, or education and want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the older adults and people with disabilities they care for, we want to hear from you!

    Responsibilities

    ·          Building service design and leading experiments to test design features using lean start-up and service design methods

    ·          Developing home care industry partnerships

    ·          Conducting customer insight and competitive research

    ·          Developing and managing brand strategy including message testing

    ·          Building technology partnerships

    ·          Developing and managing pricing strategy

    ·          Building growth strategy including investment partnerships

    ·          Managing brand strategy

    ·          Leading product adaptation

    ·          Building and managing all aspects of operations capacity including budget, contracts, people

     

    Education & Experience

    ·          Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business development, innovation, or similar field

    ·          5 years of progressive, hands-on experience related to this position.

    ·          Experience in long-term care, healthcare, or education preferred.

    ·          Demonstrated track record of building new businesses or incubating services within an existing business

    ·          Strong track record and enthusiasm for deploying new technology to optimize service delivery design

    ·          Strong financial aptitude and savvy

    ·          Solid partnership development skills

    ·          Strong ability to clearly communicate logic verbally and through writing and sketching

    ·          Sense of humor

    ·          Strong connection to improving home care jobs to benefit workers, consumers, and society

     

    Application Process

    ·          Please submit the following to:  info@cobosgroup.com

    o    Resume

    o    Cover Letter

    o    Examples of service design of new products

     


  • 09 Mar 2016 11:51 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Clarified Concepts

    Soft Skills Contract Trainer -- Writing, Presenting, Communicating

    What We Look for in a Trainer:

    Clarified Concepts is searching for soft skill trainers with whom to contract. This is a part-time, contract position with good pay for the right candidates.  We are growing, and searching for quality experts whose experience, expertise, and dynamic presentation skills give them the unique ability to educate, motivate, and inspire in an entertaining way.  In particular, we are looking for trainers who have experience teaching any or all of the following:  writing, presenting, communication and/or TTT skills.

    General requirements include:

    • Bachelor’s degree, minimum
    • 3 years of relevant business experience
    • 2 years of training/public speaking success
    • Strong interpersonal skills, high-energy personality and the flexibility, adaptability and capability to “think on your feet”
    • Advanced facilitation/presentation skills and experience with all levels of audience
    • Excellent PowerPoint skills; technically savvy
    • Participation in background check
    • Required equipment: laptop
    • Strong verbal communication and writing skills; articulate and persuasive
    • Willingness to travel
    • Excellent problem solver

    A Typical Training Schedule:

    We contract with trainers approximately 1-3 months in advance. The number of training dates a trainer can expect to receive in a month varies for a number of reasons, including total number of programs scheduled in a given month, the number of trainers available, season, expertise level, and personal preference.

    How to Be Considered for a Contract Training Position:

    To be considered for a contract position, please email the following to Karen@clarifiedconcepts.com:

    1. A cover letter and résumé that includes education, work history, professional background, and training background clearly delineated.

    2. A list of Clarified Concepts Training topics that you are qualified to present. 
      To view our list of training topics, visit the Clarified Concepts website.

    3. If you qualify based on your résumé, we’ll want to see a demonstration of your presentation/training skills, either live or video.  


  • 23 Feb 2016 5:16 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    CLOSED

    Learning Architect

    If you are an expert in learning science with a track record of building winning learning experience designs and want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the seniors and people with disabilities they support, we want to hear from you!

    We are seeking a Learning Architect to oversee learning experience design for the nation’s leading home care training organization. Part of a team responsible for content development, occupational competency research, and high fidelity assessment, the Learning Architect will build designs that lead to winning learning experiences for home care workers and quality of care. Using expertise in learning science and technology, the Learning Architect will build overarching architecture for all learning experiences and serves as chief designer for individual experiences.

    At the SEIU 775 Benefits Group we are working with partners in labor, public, and private sectors to lead the nation in changing this picture by offering workforce development solutions across training, health, and retirement services that together are helping to re-invent home care as a good job and prevent the coming care crisis. The Aspen Institute describes us as “one of the country’s most ambitious sector strategy initiatives.” For example,  we operate the nation’s leading educational institution for home care workers training more than 43,000 home care workers annually across 200 locations and online and in 13 languages

    Experience/Qualifications

    ·         Masters or PhD in learning science or similar and 5 years of highly applied and progressive experience related to position

    Application Instructions:

    ·         Please view the full job description and apply online to:   https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oYqw2fwG&s=Website

       The SEIU 775 Benefits Group is an equal opportunity employer and offers an exceptional

  • 23 Feb 2016 5:14 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    CLOSED

    Care Practice Standards Manager

    Do you have a clinical background and experience mapping occupational competencies and want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the seniors and people with disability they support, we want to hear from you!  This position will typically enjoy working normal Monday-Friday business hours also!

    We are seeking a Care Practice Standards Manager to build a new home care workforce competency platform that will fuel the nation’s leading home care training institution. This platform will be used to inform the development of cutting edge learning experiences and assessments for home care workers. This professional understands that the purpose of training is to build competency and that high value training, therefore, must be built on a strong understanding of the job competencies valued by workers, consumers, and employers. Combining clinical and research knowledge and skill, the Care Practice Standards Manager will bring our capacity in this area to the next level.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Conduct insights research including survey, observational, focus group, interviews, and high performer analysis methods to identify home care workforce competencies

    ·         Conduct literature reviews to identify evidence base for competencies

    ·         Conduct federal and state regulatory research to identify scope of practice framework for competencies

    ·         Build and manage database of competencies to reflect consumer, worker, employer needs, in compliance with existing scope of practice regulations

    ·         Work with developers to ensure that competencies are uniformly reflected in course tagging, course content, and assessment content

    ·         Work with psychometrician and web developer team to establish individualized course recommender system for students based on competency gaps

    ·         Create system for continuously updating established competencies in a fast changing industry

    ·         Work with the government and community affairs team to advocate scope of practice changes needed to ensure regulations are consistent with current and best practice

    Experience/Qualifications

    ·         Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or similar with relevant experience including clinical experience (working in home care, rehab, long-term care, community health, or similar) and experience researching occupational competencies.

    ·         5 years related experience with progressive responsibility

    TheSEIU 775 Benefits Group is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and exceptional benefits.

     

  • 23 Feb 2016 4:53 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

      

    Manager, Learning and Development - Core Programs

    Starbucks       

    Job Number:

     150003852)

     

    Primary Location

    : US-WA-Seattle 

    Starbucks - Training and Development

     

     

    Job Summary and Mission

    This position contributes to Starbucks success by leading a team of retail learning content development professionals in the development of training, learning and development materials & programs that will improve the capabilities of partners to enhance the customer experience and support the achievement of business results. This role oversees retail curriculum and content development across all brands and global applications. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.

     

    Summary of Key Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

     

    Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:

     

    - Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.

    - Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.

    - Leads self and others through minor and major change.

    - Sets expectation around innovation and continuous improvement to drive cutting edge learning and development solutions.

    - Promotes strong inter-team collaboration and knowledge sharing.

    - Sets vision and strategy for aligning to business and retail learning content strategy.

     

    Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:

     

    - Prepares, communicates and partners with client groups and team on development of retail content and program management within the organization.

    - Plans and manages business unit and department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.

    - Works with peers to align goals, timelines and quality standards.

     

    Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:

     

    - Effectively consults and contracts with client or business groups to manage problem identification, scope of work and deliverable timeframes.

    - Manages the design and implementation of a performance evaluation and feedback system to measure the effectiveness of learning programs that meet or improve business objectives.

    - Teaches and holds partners accountable to conduct gap analysis between current performance and business goals and requirements.

    - Understands internal and external factors that impact learning and performance in organizations; stays current on trends and anticipates opportunities to innovate and add value to the business.

    Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:

     

    - Challenges and inspires team members to achieve business results.

    - Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.

    - Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.

    - Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partners, business and customer results.

    - Regularly shares performance feedback with partners and accurately represents performance and potential at calibration meetings.

     

    -Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.

     

     


     

    Summary of Experience                             

    - Development of training, learning and development materials and programs

    - Project management  

    Delivering learning programs

    Facilitating groups and delivering presentations

    People management

    Individual and organizational performance consulting

    - Designing adult training and instructional programs

    - Implementing learning programs through technology

    - Building innovative learning experiences to address business objectives

     

     

    Years

    8-10

    8-10

    8

    6

    6

    6

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities

    Knowledge of adult learning theory and the effective application in a business setting.

    Defines scope and expectations clearly and completely at the outset of a project or initiative.

    Helps partners see the big picture of how individual performance contributes to and reinforces team success

    Demonstrates knowledge of Starbucks business strategy and goals.

    Creates an environment where making problems visible is good, holds team accountable to identify and solve problems.

    Leads self and others successfully through minor and major change.

    Communicates effectively cross-functionally, cross-culturally and cross-levels.

    Influences others and holds team accountable to deliver to high standards of customer service and product.

    Consults and contracts effectively with functions and businesses and translates needs to learning and development.

    Establishes partnerships focused on working together to achieve learning and development goals and deliverables.

    Actively promoted a positive, respectful work environment, encourages collaboration across diverse groups and helps partners build connections with each other.

    Promotes decision making at the appropriate level and when needed carefully considers multiple factors before making decisions.

    Recognizes and appropriately adapts coaching style to meet diverse needs and learning styles/preferences 

    https://starbucks.taleo.net/careersection/application.jss?lang=en&type=1&csNo=10760&portal=20160130812&reqNo=716797&iniurl.src=CWS-11700&isOnLogoutPage=true

  • 11 Feb 2016 11:11 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Full description here

    Job description

    It's time to join Team Physio!

    Physio-Control is a great place to work. We aspire to create a place where hard work, humility, honesty, a sense of service and humor are the talk we walk. We are a very diverse group with an amazing set of experiences from bio-tech and high-tech companies. If that doesn't pique your interest, we’ve got scientists, motorcycle racers, some serious sailors, biking enthusiasts, whiteboard artists, videographers, mountain climbers, parents, triathletes, dog owners, avid runners, skiers and snowboarders. And we're always looking for players for our "awful"-ly fun summer volleyball tournament.

    We combine laughter with intensity and focus. We have fantastic office space in the amazing Redmond-Woodinville Valley (yes, free parking), down the street from “Washington Wine Country”. We pay competitively, and offer full benefits to our Team Members. As a privately-held Bain Capital company, we have solid funding and support and an exciting financial future.

    Business Excellence Program Manager Wanted!

    GENERAL SUMMARY:
    Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt responsible for the development and deployment of the Physio-Control model for continuous improvement. Required to actively manage and measure performance and ensure successful completion of prioritized projects focused on business process improvements. Teach and mentor team members and future Lean Black Belts and Green Belts in the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in order to achieve process improvements and waste elimination in all business functions.

    Full description here.

  • 15 Jan 2016 5:24 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

     

    Location : Bellevue

    Job # : 59354

    At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of

    service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead!

    Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

     

    Job Summary & Responsibilities

    Puget Sound Energys Organizational Effectiveness Department is looking for a Talent/Learning Management System

    Administrator to join our team. This role provides corporate level oversight for the configuration and on-going operation of the

    PSE learning, performance and succession management system. PSE uses the Cornerstone On Demand system. This

    position is responsible for:

    PSEs talent management system technology to support best practice employee training, performance and development

    processes

    Design and implementation of strategies to help users get the most business value from the talent/learning management

    system

    Building the skills and capabilities of PSEs internal training super-user community

    Acting as a primary technical liaison between the vendor and PSE IT to resolve system performance issues, and ensure

    system stability

    Managing vendor performance and service level agreements, including the evaluation, selection and implementation of new

    system functionality and upgrades.

    Creating documentation including program architecture, program and business process flows, and other documents needed

    to clarify and preserve system knowledge.

    Being an expert on and advocate for the use of technology in successfully supporting our self-service human resource

    model

     

    The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of best practices in training administration, performance and succession

    management processes combined with talent / learning management system consulting.

    This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and

    the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided

    with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive

    compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, retirement support options

    and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound

    Energy!

     

    Qualifications/Skills/Abilities

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Bachelors Degree in Information Systems Management, Computer Science; or equivalent combination of education and/or

    experience may be substituted.

    5 years system administration or application support experience including 2 years experience with one or more of the

    following:

    Talent / learning management system administration,

    Talent / learning management system product consulting or implementation,

    Other major technology system implementation/project management.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Familiarity with virtual meeting technology, Sharepoint, html and/or web authoring.

    5 years learning and/or performance management system administration, such as Cornerstone on Demand, SABA, Sum

    Total, Success Factors or other major vendors systems.

     

    PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to

    race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or

    any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

     

    Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process,

    please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

     

    Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

    Reference Code: 59354_EX_01_P59476

  • 15 Jan 2016 5:24 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Advance your career as a Learning Professional at Liberty Mutual Insurance - A Fortune 100 Company!

    We are currently seeking a Technical Trainer who will design and deliver training programs in either live or virtual classroom environments. The individual’s primary responsibility is to instruct participants on analytical business skills and support new product management initiatives. Training audiences will consist primarily of analysts whose data intensive jobs require strong analytical and business case development skills to influence business decisions. In addition, the Technical Trainer will lead projects to include other learning and development solutions, such as stakeholder consultation, coaching and skills assessments. This individual will also lead focus group discussions and manage assigned learning metrics.

     

    http://www.jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/seattle/human-resources/jobid8615772-senior-technical-trainer-jobs
  • 17 Nov 2015 4:56 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    REI is growing and we're hiring another Sr. Talent Programs Designer for our Performance & Learning team!  We are looking for someone with a background in leadership development as well as broader talent management programs to design, develop, implement and lead/ deliver leadership development programs.  This role will be highly visible to Executives at REI.  If you have technology skills in utilizing an LMS or other Talent Management software, even better.  For more information and to apply online please go to:  http://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Senior-Talent-Program-Designer/2621

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