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Principal Financial Services, Inc

Instructional Design Consultant III - #220980

Principal Financial Services, Inc - Cedar Falls, IA

It's about an opportunity that will allow you to grow and stretch your career in new directions...

It's about identifying the needs of various audiences and designing/developing learning deliverables for our administration and service teams that support business plans and strategic initiatives...

It's about asking the right questions, collaborating, and consulting with business partners and business leaders to develop effective training for new hires and experienced employees...

If you are in search of the next step in your career, read on!

We are seeking top talent for our Instructional Design Consultants III on the Retirement and Income Solutions Training and Education team. In this role, you'll use your training and design knowledge with your strong project management skills to achieve outstanding results.

What can you expect?

The goals of the Instructional Design Consultants III are challenging. But through challenge, comes growth and satisfaction. You will be working with several internal partners on a daily basis to:

Design, develop and implement communications and learning interventions that drive results and support RIS business strategies and initiatives.

Consult with leaders, subject matter experts, and trainers to analyze what leaders and employees need to know and do.

Develop recommendations for delivering effective training and engaging leaders and employees throughout the learning experience, emphasizing adult learning.

Create plans for getting leaders involved in helping their employees through change.

Use measurement and the data you collect to improve the training we design and recommendations we make for leaders to take action on.

Help keep curriculum materials updated.


What does it take?

Skills required:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 8 years’ experience.

3 years related work experience, which would include the following experience: Adult training/education experience, related classroom and

/or 1:1 training, instructional and e-learning design

Proven experience in Instructional Systems Design (ADDIE Methodology), adult and competency-based learning required.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate with individuals at all levels to reach training solutions for strategic goals.

Successful candidates will have the following:

Strong problem solving, decision-making, influencing and negotiation skills critical to position.

Ability to influence others positively to meet goals.

Actively engaged with all levels of the organization to reach training solutions for strategic goals.

Must have excellent planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical, time management, decision-making, presentation and communication skills.

Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

Must have ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Must be flexible and have the ability to effectively manage change in a dynamic environment.

Experience using Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Brainshark, or other multimedia tools is preferred.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience designing and developing online learning and using graphics to illustrate processes and concepts (ex: Brainshark, Captivate, Flash, Lectora)

Ability to apply a change management process to create a strategy to support adoption of changes required by a project or initiative.

Knowledge related to understanding various concepts and delivery methods to drive effective training.

Industry knowledge is preferred

** This position can be filled at a higher level.

Visa Sponsorship:

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

11 days 10 hours ago

Principal Financial Services, Inc


Instructional Design Consultant III - #220980 Principal Financial Services, Inc - Cedar Falls, IA, United States


Location: Cedar Falls, IA

Company Profile:
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.