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  • May 20, 2019 4:19 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Description & Application

    SALARY: $‎40.87 - $‎60.10

    GENERAL PURPOSE:

    The Learning Management Systems Administrator provides technical leadership in the support of Sound Transit's learning management system (LMS), Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD). This position is responsible for the support, design, development, implementation, delivery, and maintenance of content, assets, and other resources used for instructional functions. The Learning Management System Administrator is the primary system administrator for Sound Transit's LMS and oversees the installation of all system updates and upgrades, as well as tools and software integrated with the LMS. Work is performed under the supervision of the Agency-Wide Training Manager and IT. This is a temporary position, expected to continue for up to twelve months, after which will be a review for a possible extension.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

    • Works on assignments dealing with the routine and daily operation, use, and configuration of the LMS.
      Act as the LMS technical expert, lead Administrator, and point of contact for IT for Cornerstone OnDemand Learning within the HR Department.
      Work with internal stakeholders to assess business needs and organizational structure related to the LMS. Optimize system configuration and best practices for specific organizational needs.
      Establish best practices for system administration and make recommendations on system policies and procedures.
      Troubleshoot and resolve LMS system issues. Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and main point of contact to resolve system issues.
      Effectively communicate with and act as liaison between HR and IT and the end users throughout the agency.
      Develop and provide training for all levels of LMS users.
      Prepare, setup, test, and partner with IT to rollout additional features of CSOD such as add external training, certification and compliance module, OU for external contractors including separate Landing page, etc.
      Design and run management and end user reports as requested.
      Audit system records for accuracy and completion and follow-up with departments as needed for corrections.
      Create clear and concise messages to communicate system changes to users at all levels.
      Create dashboards and saved custom reports for regularly accessed data from the system.
      Help and support and develop training materials for employees to use all components of the LMS.
      Prepare, setup, test, and communicate major changes of the quarterly CSOD releases.
      With the team, evaluate potential future Cornerstone modules such as the Performance Suite for talent management and assist with implementation.
      Identify and communicate opportunities for process and quality improvements, providing feedback on usage, defects, and suggested enhancements.
      Create and update documentation to train and support all users – administrators and learners – on how to use the technology for online and professional development.
      Provide troubleshooting assistance for users regarding logging in to the LMS and accessing courses.
      Work with the instructional technologist and instructional designers to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to accessing the LMS and course content.
      Serves as point of escalation for support issues, which may include interaction with LMS vendor and other vendor support services.
      It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
      It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
      Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree or combined education and experience.  Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an LMS administrator or in similar position.  Cornerstone OnDemand experience highly preferred.

    Required Knowledge of:
    • Strong understanding of common information security practices. 
    • Communication skills, verbal and written, to work with all levels of the Agency, consultants, and trainees. 
    • Presentation skills, able to present technical and non-technical information to an audience with varying skills and technical background. 
    • System perspectives while addressing and working with multiple needs and perspectives throughout the Agency. 
    • Working well with technically diverse client groups and a culturally diverse team and clients. 
    • Application of project, meeting, and time management. 
    • Importance of confidentiality and how it applies to both HR and Training situations.

    Required Skill in:
    • Demonstrating a positive customer service orientation with both internal and external clients. 
    • Assessing business needs and organizational structure and configuring systems and developing best practices that are adapted to an organization’s specific needs. 
    • Ability to work in a complex and changing environment; must be self-motivated. 
    • Self-confidence and technical leadership for the areas of provided training. 
    • Self-Development to continue to stay up to date as our IT technologies and needs evolve. 
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other agency staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. 
    • Performing responsible and difficult administrative support duties involving the use of independent judgment, personal initiative, and resourcefulness.
    • Experience with eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate 360, Adobe Captivate, iSpring, or similar.

    Physical Demands / Work Environment:  
    • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.  
    • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

    Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.


  • May 20, 2019 3:46 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    DESCRIPTION & Details

    Come build scalable learning experiences that develop the next generation of leadership talent across the WW Consumer organization! The Consumer Learning Team is looking for a creative, tech savvy, instructional designer with experience working across multiple instructional modalities. The eLearning Designer will create and continuously improve learning experiences using an array of approaches that engage learners and drive high-impact learning. You will be responsible for developing high-quality training content in a variety of modalities (interactive eLearning, videos, instructor-led content, virtual classroom design, tool kits, scenarios and simulations), while having the opportunity to innovate on those. The role requires an individual who can own complete segments of a complex, blended program and implement quickly. The role also requires deep collaboration with SMEs including senior level leaders across multiple disciplines/functional roles.

    The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The candidate should be an adult learning expert who is creative, analytical, and customer-obsessed. They must be willing to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done while insisting on the highest standards and measuring the impact of the learning experiences they build.

    This role is located at our corporate headquarters in Seattle, WA.

    Specific responsibilities will include:
    · Use appropriate tools and delivery methods to produce blended learning materials using AGILE methodologies.
    · Continually evaluate solutions for quality, behavioral and business impact, and scalability.
    · Leverage technology to improve learner access to materials and provide just in time learning.
    · Pursue a deep understanding of learner roles and work with SMEs to ensure that learning solutions meet learner needs.
    · Maintain knowledge of new learning approaches, technology, and measurement tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation.
    · Participate in our internal community of learning professionals to share best practices and identify emerging learning needs.
    · Architect learning for segments of the program.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · At least 5+ years’ experience in instructional design and developing learning content.
    · Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.
    · Expertise designing, developing, planning, implementing, and assessing training to current industry and adult learning standards.
    · Demonstrated experience developing training collateral, interactive eLearning modules, and job aids.
    · Demonstrated working knowledge of eLearning development tools such as Captivate, Articulate Studio/Storyline, Camtasia, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
    · Experience planning for and analyzing data driven learning experiences (e.g. using xAPI)
    · Proven experience collaborating with subject matter experts, global stakeholders, and managers.
    · Manage training content/updates residing on content management systems.
    · Monitor and report assessment data.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · LMS (e.g., Cornerstone or Thinking Cap) administration experience including eLearning publishing and learning assessments.
    · Experience marketing blended solutions inside organizations.
    · History of sparking improvements in learning strategy and content through collaboration and prototyping.
    · An eye for visual design and knack for creating great user experiences
    · The ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects with tight deadlines.
    · Experience in a major corporate training environment working on instructional design assignments across multiple teams or groups.
    · Proficiency with HTML, Javascript, and CSS
    · Experience in curriculum development, performance improvement, and/or project management.
    · Graduate degree in Instructional Design, Adult Learning, or a related field.
    · Able to manage workflow with minimal oversight in a fast-paced, frugal environment with multiple stakeholders and sometimes changing priorities.
    · Demonstrated obsession regarding the customer experience; never settle for good enough, and continually inspire others to do better for the customer.
    · Excellent writing and editing skills.


  • May 07, 2019 11:32 AM | Julian Schrenzel

    Hi ATDPS Community. I am Julian Schrenzel, and I run a remote-based technical recruiting (ERP) firm locally. I'm looking for a smart, trustworthy, integrity-filled (there is no verb for this..), professional to join me and my practice. Here's a job description to consider, below. Feel free to call (206-466-1342) or email me (julians@dynexusgroup.com) directly! I want to hear from you! ~Julian


    ERP Recruiting Manager (Technical Recruiting)

    Location: Remote
    Travel: Minimal
    Contract/Contract-2-Perm/Full-Time - All Possible

    This is a full-time, permanent position with DyNexus Recruiting (www.DyNexusGroup.com), a retained recruiting firm with a nationwide practice. We fill positions in IT, Sales, Accounting/Finance and Executive Search, and have a particular focus on the ERP/CRM industry. We are now expanding our practice both in permanent placement and contract staffing.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and competent person to join an established, experienced, and highly communicative recruiting team. You will work mostly from a home-based office, utilizing a myriad of tools on the internet, including a state-of-the-art web-based recruiting and CRM system, telephone and video conferencing tools. The compensation package includes a base salary, a bonus program, benefits, and an education, training and support program.

    If you’re seeking an opportunity for a career that is fascinating, challenging and lucrative, and you enjoy working in a collaborative, and flexible environment, and you have the discipline, the smarts, the energy, and leadership skills to do this successfully, this is for you.

    Responsibilities:

    The following are the primary responsibilities of the ERP Recruiting Manager:

    • Participate aggressively in the training program, seek whatever help you need, and take whatever extra steps it takes, to quickly come up to a high level of competence on the recruiting team; learn recruiting and learn our industry.
    • Work effectively and responsibly in our team recruiting environment.
    • Take responsibility for the successful execution of searches for our clients.
    • Take a leadership role on the recruitment team, to ensure every recruiter is empowered to deliver recruitment services to our clients at the highest level in the industry.
    • Work with clients to develop job descriptions for specific searches to be conducted.
    • Perform all sourcing activities:
    • Job postings (major job boards)
    • Resume DB search (major DBs)
    • Develop proficiency in searching for passive candidates on the internet (Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
    • Calling, networking (headhunting)
    • Screen, interview and qualify candidates.
    • Prepare candidates for presentation.
    • Present candidates to clients.
    • Oversee the entire client hiring process (interview, job offer, negotiation, acceptance, logistics), providing assistance as needed.
    • Constantly re-think search strategies, re-focus as needed.
    • With the team, establish personal sales objectives, and take responsibility for developing new clients, and new business with existing/previous clients.
    • Take on additional projects as needed.

    Requirements:

    The following are the primary qualifications we're looking for in an ERP Recruiting Manager:

    • A BS/BA in just about anything, showing a serious course of study, and the tenacity to stay with it; significant other experience may show this as well.
    • Smart and articulate, evidenced in conversation.
    • At least 2 years of technical recruiting experience.
    • A high level of Internet search skills.
    • An understanding and appreciation for business processes and systems.
    • An understanding and appreciation for computer technology.
    • A strong work ethic, competitive, a drive for success.
    • Ability to perform all of the tasks above (Responsibilities) at a consistently high level.
    • Ability to work with little supervision, in a disbursed environment.
    • Ability to work on a team; take this seriously; it's different here.
    • Ability to take responsibility for solving problems, making things happen, no excuses.
    • A professional manner and demeanor, and excellent communication skills.
    • A team player, a pick-up-where-the-other-guy-leaves-off kind of person.
    • A disciplined and responsible attitude.
    • A considerate and cooperative manner.

    Compensation & Training:

    • Base ($50K - $80K) + bonus ; growth potential = $100K+.
    • Benefit package (vacation, paid holidays, healthcare stipend, sick leave).
    • Training program (recruiting and ERP/CRM industry training).

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Salary: $50,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

  • May 02, 2019 9:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    ATDps is a partner with Learnapalooza - the PacNW's only conference dedicated to #innovation and #disruption in learning! We invite learning professionals of all stripes - from OD and HR to traditional L&D to Coaches to come learn from and have fun with some local (and not so local!) colleagues in making learning and growing at work not suck!

    Join us this May 2&3 for Learnapalooza's LAP XL. This year we take a cue from pop culture and the "Hero's Journey" archetype to explore:

    Superhero You: Bridge Your Skills Gap

    Connect. Learn. Build. Play. Be a SUPERHERO.

    We know that we're all capable of being super at our jobs--and LAP helps bring out the inner superhero in all of us-- even if we don't have Black Panther's advanced tech, Captain America's strength, Thor's chiseled good looks, or Black Widow's stealth.

    SO... for one and a half days, we'll showcase great ideas from amazing session facilitators. We want to help others level up their own abilities. We want to harness the powers of the collective to become the best teams and colleagues we can be.

    Registration is now open. Get your seat while the gettin’s good – this event will sell out!

    1.5 days of badass people and rad content in a fun, non-traditional conference environment

    We’ll take over part of the iconic downtown Seattle Library

    May 2nd (9AM – 5PM) & May 3rd (9AM – 12PM)

    ATDps members get an additional discount: just enter code atdps at checkout.

    $299 General Admission $249 Groups $229 students/government/nonprofits


    Register Now!


    Check out the full list of speakers and agenda

    We invite ATDps members to keep the conversation going and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Meetup and Twitter.

    For updates about this and other events, subscribe to receive our newsletter

      


  • April 11, 2019 4:38 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Position Title: Educational Research Analyst

    Classification: FLSA Exempt, Full-Time Regular, Union

    Category: Senior Program

    Supervisor: Assessment Manager

    Summary: Reporting to the Assessment Manager, the Assessment Analyst will research, develop, design, launch, and evaluate measurement of student performance and readiness. This information is intended to inform business decisions and process improvement; as well as empower individual student success through individualized support services. The ideal candidate will possess deep experience in the development and delivery of student readiness and achievement data. The Assessment Analyst

    will be responsible for design, coordination, development, and deployment of educational testing with emphasis on competency acquisition, application, and retention, as well as workforce readiness. Implementing procedures for assessment deployment, ensuring the veracity of data, and validating assessment methods and results are part of this portfolio. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care aides and those who they support, we want to hear from you!

    Link: Educational Research Analyst


  • April 11, 2019 4:38 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Position Title:   Item Writer 
    Classification: FLSA Exempt, Full-Time Regular, Union
    Category:
     Project
    Supervisor:  Assessment Manager
    Summary:   
    Reporting to the Assessment Manager, the Assessment Item Writer will be responsible for the creation of test questions for all Home Care Aide courses. Using industry-sourced competency domains and performance standards, the Assessment Item Writer will author unique, equitable question-and-answer choices in formats including multiple choice, scenario, and fill-in-the-blank. If you want to make a difference in the lives of home care aides and the people who they support, we want to hear from you!
    LinkItem Writer

  • March 14, 2019 8:30 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The Core 4 Anaheim Program Is Now Available!

    The Core 4 2019 Anaheim program is now up! Check out all the amazing speakers and their thought-provoking sessions taking place in Anaheim this March 14-15.

    Attend Core 4 and gain solutions in the most essential topics for all talent development professionals: instructional design, training delivery, measurement and evaluation, and learning technologies.

    Make sure to register by February 15 to save $100 with the early bird rate!

    Details here


    USE OUR CHIP CODE 8020 when you register!


  • February 18, 2019 12:57 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Champion of Learning from ATD for celebrating ATD Employee Learning Week 2018!


    On behalf of ATD, thank you for participating in Employee Learning Week, and your partnership to create a world that works better.


  • February 12, 2019 8:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Member Pricing for our Colleagues at ATDps

    Join us on February 12th

    at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue WA

    LWHRA is proud to partner with the Association for Talent Development on networking and training opportunities. We would like to show our appreciation for this joint partnership by extending our member pricing for Symposium to our colleagues at ATDps.

    Please join us for the largest all-day event organized by our association, attracting more than 350 attendees. HR Professionals are working in the knowledge economy. We know that information is our most valuable commodity and, in an era, where we are being pulled in multiple directions, our goal at the 2019 Symposium is to "Get Focused and Cut Out the Noise" for one day and focus on your development.

    These days, information is available in almost infinite abundance, delivered automatically to our electronic devices or accessible with a few clicks of the mouse. New research suggests that the surging volume of available information—and its interruption of people’s work—can adversely affect decision making, innovation, and productivity. At the 2019 Symposium, you will get the chance to slow down, focus on learning, meet industry leaders, and discover innovative products and services with our vendors and sponsors.

    When registering use code: member (registration ends February 7th)

    We look forward to seeing you there!!

    Sincerely,

    LWHRA Symposium Committee


  • February 06, 2019 8:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    February 6-8, Palm Beach County Convention Center

    Learning technology is rapidly changing, and learners are increasingly demanding the use of advanced technologies in the learning environment. ATD TechKnowledge is the premier conference and exposition at the intersection of technology and learning. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, TechKnowledge is a learning technologies conference for talent development professionals that delivers practical how-to’s, advanced strategy and solutions, and everything in between.

    Join ATD for three exciting days of hands-on learning, expertise from the industry’s most respected thought leaders, and an EXPO showcasing the hottest products and tools in learning technologies. Develop your skills in e-learning, mobile and social learning, platforms and tools, serious games and simulations, technology strategy for leaders, trending technologies, virtual classrooms, and more.

    Whether you are a digital beginner introducing learning technologies or a seasoned veteran looking for the latest tech innovations, this talent development technology conference will equip you with the insight to take your talent development efforts to the next level.

    ALL Details here.

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