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Position: Instructional Design Consultant III

Location: Des Moines

Business Area: Pension

Are you someone with a strong background in Instructional Design who is looking to make the next step in your career? Are you curious, collaborative, and passionate about helping others learn and develop? Then Principal is looking for you.

We’re seeking an Instructional Design Consultant III on the Workplace Savings and Retirement Solutions (WSRS) Training and Education team.  In this role, you'll use your training and design knowledge combined with your strong project management skills to make a difference for your business partners.

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 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 engage leaders and employees throughout the learning experience, emphasizing adult learning.
  • Design tactics for getting leaders involved in helping their employees through change.
  • Use the data you collect to establish metrics to improve the training we design and recommendations we make for leaders to take action on.
  • Help keep curriculum materials updated.


Minimum requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 8 years’ experience.
  • 3+ years related work experience, which could 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 create training solutions to achieve strategic goals. 

Successful candidates need to have the following: 

  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, influencing, and negotiation skills. 
  • Excellent planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical, time management, decision-making, presentation and communication skills. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Flexibility and the ability to effectively manage change in a dynamic environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience designing and developing online learning and using graphics to illustrate processes and concepts 
  • Experience developing and executing change management strategies
  • Industry knowledge a plus 
  • Proficiency with multimedia tools such as: Camtasia, Brainshark, Snagit, etc.

Apply here.

Posted: 11/19/19

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