EY Learning Instructional Designer, Assistant Director in Topeka, Kansas
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The Americas Learning Instructional Designer translates client business learning requirements, or learning blueprints, into high level learning solution designs and oversees the production of the detailed designs, including storyboards, scripts and messaging, session process and flow, concepts delivered, etc. The primary focus of this role is to translate internal client learning needs and requirements into innovative and creative high-level learning solution designs, considering and applying learning methods, modalities, audiences and content that support the client’s business strategy.
Individuals in this role are responsible for designing and supporting implementation of evidence-based learning solutions, through collaboration with a broad range of Americas Learning Team members and internal and external partners and vendors. This individual will consistently apply a set of standardized leading practices, processes and technologies to streamline, improve the quality, impact and cost-effectiveness of learning projects and programs, and will take the lead in managing a range of learning design initiatives of widely varying complexity. This position serves and is recognized as a content leader and influencer in the field of instructional design.
Articulates innovative and creative design strategies and establishes a high-level learning design plan; determines priorities and defines the processes and steps required to achieve the identified objectives across all projects/efforts relating to learning design and development
Works with Americas Learning Team members to identify and evaluate possible learning solutions and select the most appropriate ones
Implements evidence-based standards, processes, tools and templates for the design and development of learning and/or development related programs and content, focusing on the learner experience and durability of the learning solution
Defines and supports execution of recurring design standards and processes, working to continuously improve impact, efficiency and execution
Captures and supports sharing of best practices and established solutions
Drives the adoption of a common learning content design and development methodology across the matrix of stakeholders to avoid redundancy
Develops, maintains, and leverages relationships with key stakeholders to influence them on design standards, tools and processes and to facilitate collaboration and effectively share knowledge, technology and resources
Identifies, reads, understands, and contextualizes highly relevant learning content and presents this back to the learner in a way that is easy to understand and to navigate
Directs courses of action and manages relationships for positive implementation
Benchmarks competitors and external thought leaders for new ideas and best practices
Aligns with and contributes to global design and development standards and provides strategy and direction for learning programs and content across centers of expertise, service lines and functions
Builds internal networks to access expertise and relationships with other department or functional leaders and to leverage functional area knowledge throughout the firm
Builds and sustains relationships with external vendors to increase the consistency and the quality of learning content and to drive efficiency and optimization
Conceptual Thinking: Integrates and simplifies information in a way that creates clear, simple ideas, concepts, and recommendations
Design Thinking: Applies a creative thinking process to iteratively clarify needs, define learning strategies and potential solutions collaboratively with team members and clients
To qualify, candidates must have:
An advanced degree or equivalent work experience
Approximately 10-15 years related work experience preferably in large matrix organizations
Experience in management of learning and organizational development initiatives
Teamwork and Collaboration: Maximizes the performance capacity of all team members by creating an environment that builds cooperation, mutual support and shared responsibility (including a strong understanding of firm structure, leaders, policies and protocols)
Client Service Mindset: Maintains responsiveness to customers by consistently responding to their needs and interests
Interpersonal and Influence Skills: Develops and leverages trusting relationships by valuing others’ concerns and contributions and framing desired outcomes in terms of others’ needs and interests (including superior listening and communication skill – both verbal and written)
Adult Learning Principles Expertise: Demonstrates the ability to apply participative learning principles to enhance learning products/services
Learning Modality Application: Demonstrates the ability to identify, evaluate feasible applications of, and incorporate various learning modalities and technologies into practical learning solutions
Training Content and Process Mastery: Applies an in-depth understanding of course materials and delivery methods to improve learning delivery impact (including application of deep knowledge and recognized principles and concepts related to learning design and development)
Works independently with minimal guidance and within teams
Prioritizes own deadlines; delegates tasks to others
Escalates complex issues with recommendations to project sponsors and/or leadership
May provide coaching/development and direction to other team members
May provide daily supervision to team members, including setting priorities and providing ongoing feedback
Working hours, flexible work arrangements and time off may be limited during specific times or deadlines
Travel may be required pending business and project needs
Flexibility in working hours to accommodate multiple time zones as needed
Overtime, as needed to meet deadlines
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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