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  • 09 Nov 2015 10:11 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Instructional Designer  (ID 356193)
    Amazon Corporate LLC

    Do you want to work hard, have fun and make history? Are you a talented, technically savvy, and creative Instructional Designer looking to challenge yourself in a fast-paced, high energy environment? If so, then our Logistics Learning Content Team could be the right career choice for you! Our Logistics teams are changing the way we interact with customers around the globe every single day and solving some of the biggest logistical challenges facing not just Amazon, but the entire industry. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers in everything we do. We don’t simply deploy processes that deliver packages, we invent and deploy products and services that wow our customers. Want to be a part of that? Read on…

    The Logistics Learning Content Team creates effective, scalable, and engaging learning solutions that are used in Delivery Stations across North America. As an Instructional Designer you will own specific curriculum from analysis to evaluation. You will be responsible for developing high-quality training content for all of our North America sites. As part of this team you will play an integral role in supporting our rapidly growing Logistics Learning initiatives at our Corporate Headquarters in Seattle, WA.

    So, ready to make history? Click on the link below to apply!


    Questions? Email us!


  • 09 Nov 2015 10:09 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)


    The Revenue Operations Educator supports the development and delivery of training programs and initiatives – they provide impactful

    learning experiences and resources to build skills and competencies across the organization. The educator role also supports new hire on-boarding and other department-specific training needs.

    •Trains new and existing teammates

    •Training covers Revenue Operations systems, functions and processes or general professional development topics

    •Delivers training to offsite teammates via WebEx as required

    •Leads, partners and supports customers on training projects and talent development initiatives

    •Builds and maintains strong customer,and subject matter expert relationships to gather ongoing needs assessment information and build curriculum content
    •Designs and creates training materials including facilitator guides, participant workbooks,presentations, and job aids

    •Makes improvements to class materials on a continuous improvement cycle

    •Ensures training materials are updated, relevant and support current processes and procedures
    •Creates and distributes communications as required
    •Develops pre- and post-assessments for training engagements

    •Administers ROPS training programs –including scheduling, delivery, tracking, administration and evaluation.

    •Supports teammate growth and development

    •Provides 1:1 coaching

    Researches information required to answer Revenue Operations questions

    •Attends and/or facilitates team meetings and conference calls

    •Serves on business related committees and report results to the Training Team
    •Travel required: up to 25%

    Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:
    •A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
    •Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
    •Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
    •Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
    •A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
    •Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.

    •High school diploma or equivalent required
    •Bachelor's degree in Communications, Education or related area preferred
    •Minimum of two (2) years training experience strongly preferred

    •Experience in training needs analysis, curriculum and training design, and training evaluation

    •Experience in instructional design
    •Working knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and Instructional Methodologies

    •Effective training and presentation skills required

    •Healthcare industry experience preferred
    •Effective planning and management skills
    •Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    •Proficient in MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; basic proficiency in MicrosoftSharePoint preferred

    Join us as we pursue our vision " To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen . "

    Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

    Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply.

    DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex,gender identity,sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

  • 09 Nov 2015 10:09 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

     Northwest Farm Credit Services is headquartered in Spokane, WA, and we're growing our Learning and Development team with a new role focused specifically on eLearning course design. The eLearning Media Specialist will use the latest software technology to design online courses for our employees throughout the Pacific Northwest. Relocation assistance provided. If you or someone you know is interested in hearing more, please feel free to have them contact me. Thanks for sharing. - Nikki Smith

  • 09 Nov 2015 9:49 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Lighthouse Business Solutions is looking for sub-contractors to assist with the Leadership Development Program of a Seattle-based federal organization.  We are looking for individuals capable of presenting in a dynamic and interactive style, using existing powerpoint content, on the following topics:  leadership, teamwork, public speaking skills, engagement, empowerment, coaching skills, feedback skills, communication, conflict management and resolution, leveraging diversity, productivity/time management, change management, trust.

    Please provide your resume, three references, and the latest dates of three events for which you have presented on each of the topics you want to instruct on.  Send to info@lighthouse4business.com.

  • 26 Oct 2015 10:52 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Invista is working on an RFP for a 6 day instructor-led intensive leadership program for a local client.  The course will be delivered twice per year in the Seattle area for potentially up to 4 years. 


    The proposal is due by Nov 20th. 

    I will select 3-4 designers/facilitators with a deep experience in Leadership training to make up the design team and work on the project proposal of the RFP.  We will provide some compensation for the RFP course design work, and the priority spots for the project, to develop and facilitate the program, if we are awarded it. 


    The program must develop the following capacities in the company’s leaders:


    ·         Tactical Management Skills in a Matrixed Environment

    ·         Process Management

    ·         Soft Skills


    The topics that must be covered in the course are:


    ·         Individual, Group, and Organizational Theories (of Leadership)

    ·         Systems Thinking

    ·         Change Management

    ·         Conflict Frameworks and Resolution Models

    ·         Emotional Intelligence


    We may also introduce models, tools, and resources from our own expertise to add value to the program.  e.g. assessment tools, 180 or 360 degree feedback, MBTI, DISC, Situational Leadership Models, VUCA Leadership, etc.  


    If you are available for the next 4 weeks to help write this proposal, please RSVP to me ASAP. 


    I need to know:


    1.       What topics match your expertise?

    2.       Do you already have content developed in any of these topics?  Which ones?

    3.       What unique tools, resources, or models in leadership do you work with?


    I plan to assemble this team by next week and get this started with a virtual kickoff meeting.





    Don Sosnowski

    Executive Director 

  • 12 Oct 2015 12:15 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Sr Tech Training Developer-Sls
    f5 Networks - Seattle, WA

    F5 Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.


    The Worldwide Field Enablement team is looking for a Sr Technical Training Developer who is passionate about technology and wants to help increase the effectiveness of F5’s technical sales force. This position reports directly to the Manager, Curriculum Design and Delivery.

    This role has two core responsibilities. For part of the year, you will manage the implementation of F5’s Systems Engineer Specialist Events, twice yearly training events covering Security, Cloud, Core, and Service Provider specialist focus areas. For the remainder of the year, you will use your knowledge of F5 solutions and alliance technologies to design, develop, deliver, and maintain a technical enablement curriculum and other enablement resources focusing on F5’s core products (LTM and GTM).

    Content will be delivered through varying mediums, including instructor-led classes, e-learning, self-study courses, role-plays, hands-on labs, etc. Success requires alignment and collaboration with subject matter experts within the SE organization, product management and marketing.


    · Responsible for upholding F5’s Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies
    · Technical event management (50%)
    o Manage the content development for Systems Engineer Specialist Events by:
    - Working with the Global Solution Architect team and company subject matter experts to plan and execute event sessions and hands-on labs
    - Serve as the virtual lab expert for session developers
    - Measuring the success of the events and developing plans for continuous improvement
    · Training design and development (30%)
    o Design and develop new technical product training courses
    o Setup, configure, and maintain virtual lab environments
    o Work with subject matter experts to validate course design and content
    o Storyboard video and animation projects, and write scripts
    o Develop, produce, shoot, and edit video and audio projects, both in studio and on location
    o Develop animated whiteboard videos
    o Manage online media distribution through Jive and other platforms
    o Increasing the field’s productivity in a tangible and measureable way by defining role-based competencies and metrics that measure the effectiveness of training
    · Develop a virtual lab strategy for hands-on lab exercises across delivery mediums (10%)
    · Training delivery (10%)
    o Deliver classroom and virtual training to F5’s direct and indirect (Partner) technical sales force (pre-sales SEs, technical account managers, consultants, etc.)


    · Training design, development and delivery
    o Experience creating technical training plans, content, tests, and practical hands-on lab activities
    o Experience with the setup and configuration of virtual lab environments using VMware or related technologies
    o Proficient in course-authoring tools (both technology-based and instructor-led training), including PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter or Storyline, and Captivate
    · Technology
    o F5 “Application Delivery Fundamentals” Certification, or equivalent knowledge of:
    - TCP/IP
    - Basic networking (routers, etc.)
    - Protocols and technologies specific to each layer in the OSI model
    - Basic load balancing concepts
    - Internet security models
    - Cryptographic services
    - Authentication
    - IPsec and SSL VPN
    - DNS
    o Familiarity with the following technologies is a plus:
    - F5 product experience with F5’s core products (LTM and GTM) and/or relevant experience in key competitors
    - Microsoft operating systems and technologies
    - Virtualization technologies
    - Firewall/IPS/IDS, SSO, AAA
    - Acceleration technologies
    · Other desired skills and experience:
    o Strong organizational and follow through skills
    o Excellent decision making, analytical and problem solving skills
    o Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
    o Strong team player
    o Track record of cross functional collaboration
    o Track record of analyzing audience needs and tying them to business requirements
    o The confidence and presence to interface with management and field personnel
    o Demonstrated success managing complex projects from start to finish, working effectively across internal functional teams and external vendor relationships


    · Bachelors in engineering or computer science, or equivalent work experience
    · 5+ years of instructional design and/or content development experience with a technology company
    · 2+ years of classroom delivery experience with a technology company
    · 3+ years working with network, security and/or web technologies

    - Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.
    - Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
    - Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
    - Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, approximately 10% of the time spent traveling.
    F5 Networks - 5 days ago

  • 12 Oct 2015 12:12 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)


    Job Title:           Employee Development Spec

    Duration:          6 Months

    Location:            Seattle, WA

    Shift Time:        6:30 AM – 3:30 PM


    Job Description:              

    Conducts learning requirements analysis and establishes learning objectives. Designs and develops course content and instructional materials. Tests delivery environment and establishes system access requirements. Delivers content and assesses effectiveness based on learning objectives. Conducts customer workplace coaching sessions to improve individual or group performance. Deploys development tools and monitors implementation and performance outcomes.


    In addition

    Gather all current Job Task Analysis processes.

    Evaluate for best practices.

    Prepare recommendations for the Training Value Stream & Training Governance Board.

    Work with SSG Tech Writer to develop a standards document.

    Conduct upgrade (expansion) of the recent JTA work on the 30304 job code (NOCTI 777x work).

    Arrange and facilitate JTA’s for 917XX and 301XX Job codes.

    Work with LTD Instructional System Designers to translate results into “base data” for POC 1 – 4 Pilot.


    Education / Experience:              

    Must have Instructional System Design experience

    Must have project management skills

    Must have superb organizational and communication skills

    Must have team collaboration experience and work in a stressful environment

    Must have Microsoft Office and Project experience


    Thanks and Regards J ......?

    Shravan Gade

    US Tech Solutions Inc.

    Email: shravan@ustechsolutionsinc.com

  • 12 Oct 2015 12:11 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)


    Bing Learning Training Specialist



    We are looking for a top-notch professional Training Specialist who can rapidly develop and coordinate a high-quality custom curriculum to meet the needs of our large-scale organization. Candidates with strong industry experience and expertise are preferred.



    • Develop a high quality curriculum plan to meet the needs of a large scale organization

    • Organize, develop or source training programs based on specific training needs

    • Map out training plans, design and develop training programs (outsourced or in-house)

    • Develop and define the budget needed to support the cross-organizational learning offerings

    • Identify best-in-class external training opportunities that excite and delight the targeted audience

    • Partner with internal stakeholders regarding employee training needs

    • Liaise with subject matter experts regarding instructional design

    • Market available training opportunities to employees and provide necessary information

    • Develop recommendations for the logistics needed to manage and support this training program

    • Design and prepare educational aids and materials

    • Assess instructional effectiveness and summaries evaluation reports determining the impact of training on employee skills and how it affects KPIs



    • Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation

    • Prior industry experience developing curriculum and training plans for large organizations

    • Ability to develop programs in a fast-paced environment

    • Knowledge and Expertise in training methodologies

    • Proven working experience in coordinating multiple training events in a corporate setting

    • Knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools

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

    • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods and techniques

    • MS Office proficiency

    • Sharepoint proficiency

    • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments

    • Strong communication skills

    Master’s degree in Education, Training, HR or related field was previously strongly preferred but if they have right connections and industry/large org experience it is not necessary- the Sponsor here is simply trying to communicate that this must be a HIGH CALIBER CANDIDATE!


    This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a self- starter and who enjoys working in a fast changing environment.


    If you are interested kindly reply me back  with your updated copy of resume.



    Thanks and you have a pleasant day ahead!


    Thanks & Regards, 


    Aditya Jishtu

    Lead - Recruitment | 425-378-6665


  • 12 Oct 2015 12:09 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

     learning manager, Capability Development - Seattle, WA
    Starbucks - Seattle, WA

    Job Summary and Mission

    This position contributes to Starbucks success by managing learning and development (L&D) initiatives, including the development of complex new curricula, programs and processes, to meet the needs of Starbucks Global Development business. This role consults with the business to identify learning needs and to develop and maintain global learning solutions that build functional capability and meet business objectives.

    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:
    • Develops and recommends strategic approach for business unit specific learning program(s) and delivers implementation recommendations that support achievement of business goals and strategy.
    • Manages the development process from initiation through completion, including management of scoping, scheduling, defining deliverables, review cycles, milestone and resource tracking, and reporting.
    • Defines and manages maintenance, revision or retirement recommendations for learning curricula using defined L&D processes.
    • Leads project teams to develop new curricula as well as revise or maintain existing programs.
    • Consults with subject matter experts and stakeholders on L&D implications of potential business decisions and on gap analysis between current performance and business goals and requirements.
    • Evaluates and analyzes feedback and key metrics to measure the effectiveness of L&D programs and processes in meeting business goals.
    • Researches innovation in L&D; benchmarks and analyzes key metrics within training industry in key content areas to inform curriculum development.
    Summary of Experience
    • Managing learning programs (5 years)
    • Designing curricula and adult learning and instructional programs (5 years)
    • Project management (3 years)
    • Business background in retail or customer service industry (2 years)
    • Delivering and maintaining learning programs (2 years)
    • Facilitating groups and delivering presentations (2 years)
    • Individual and organizational performance consulting (2 years)

    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.
    • Plans, resources and monitors the effective delivery of learning and performance solutions.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Starbucks business strategy and goals and how their work contributes to success
    • Recognizes potential problems before they become larger issues; solves problems effectively and follows-up on results.
    • Leads self and others successfully through minor and major change
    • Communicates effectively cross-functionally, cross-culturally and cross-levels.
    • Ability to influence effectively others
    • Enables open, constant and constructive dialogue between business functions and L&D.
    • Ability to navigate ambiguity and work independently and as part of a team.
    • Carefully considers multiple factors before making decisions.
    • Is able to link business decision to results, understands Return on Investment (ROI) of decisions/actions
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Ability to use Web- or computer-based training (CBT) authoring software

    Starbucks is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans & individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.


  • 05 Oct 2015 4:16 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

     GP Strategies is a training consulting company and this work would be supporting our client Microsoft (specifically within the SMSGR group). GP Strategies has partnered with Microsoft for several years and we are looking to add another ID to our team. This is a remote position, however, we are looking for someone that can be onsite at Microsoft for client meetings, when needed. We are most interested in candidates that are open to starting out in a temporary role (full-time, 40 hours per week) with the possibility of turning permanent (if that interests you). Since there is quite a bit of work, we will also consider candidates that are seeking permanent positions only. 


    If you can answer a few questions for me, that would really be helpful:

    1.       Are you able to meet with the client onsite when needed? These meetings would be centered around training needs analysis, etc. All other actual work can be done remotely.

    2.       Are you interested in temporary or permanent work or open to either?

    3.       What are you seeking in terms of an hourly rate?

    4.       When would you be available to start?


    Please include a copy of your resume as well when responding.

    Aimee Benica


    GP has an immediate need for an Instructional Designer.

    Job Overview:

    ·         Design and script large, complex interactive Web-based projects (including test, narration, sound effects and graphics/animations) for national clients in a creative, team-oriented environment

    ·         Collaborate to develop project goals, training objectives and measurements by analyzing needs and proposing multiple solutions

    ·         Network and partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic instructional direction

    ·         Design the user's navigation path(s) within the training experience

    ·         Partner with graphics, Web developers, and courseware developers to develop program elements and requirement

    ·         Collaborate and define the creative treatment and content scope of the project

    ·         Draft a complete design document to include: Audience and learning environment analysis, Instructional goals and strategy, Content outline, User navigation, Screen/page template designs, Storyboard/script development with text, voice, sound, and graphics descriptions and instructions to production team, Prototype development, Measuring results

    ·         Use rapid development content tools (Captivate, Articulate, Lectora etc.) to create online courseware

    ·         Create adjunct online deliverables including product data sheets, comparison charts, e-mail blasts, course descriptions and web site copy

    ·         Create face to face training materials

    ·         Create print deliverables

    ·         Direct personal development by actively identifying new areas for one’s own personal learning.

    ·         Regularly attend learning opportunities and apply newly gained knowledge and skills on the job

    ·         Mentor and coach associate instructional designers

    Qualifications Required:

    ·         Bachelors degree in information design, instructional development or related fields and/or at least two to three years experience (can be a combination of education and experience)

    ·         Instructional design background including strong knowledge of adult learning theory, learning styles, learner needs, delivery of Web-based content and diverse, multicultural backgrounds

    ·         Ability to incorporate the most effective, leading-edge instructional approaches in a cost

    ·         Experience working with engineering and developers a plus

    ·         Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines (project management and time management skills)

    Preferred Skills:

    ·         Experience with financial institution training a plus

    ·         Experience developing virtual instructor-led training

    ·         Experience developing instructor led training

    ·         Experience with WBT (web based training)

    Education Requirement:
    Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

    GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.




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