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Learning Experience Designer

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


Design, develop and/or facilitate basic learning and performance solutions for home office employees and/or members of the field force that drive business outcomes and employee growth.  Support in the design, develop and/or facilitate advanced learning and performance solutions

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute basic and support complex learning solutions that deliver business outcomes that can be rapidly developed and deployed while still maintaining quality standards and learner experience; scrutinize basic existing solutions and recommend changes to ensure learning addresses evolving needs
  • Analyze organizational issues and skill gaps when conducting basic root cause analysis of performance problems; connect learning solutions to business strategy and needs
  • Connect and consult with key learning and business stakeholders, translating L&D-specific terms to business relevant language
  • Understand and design against target learner role context and daily workflow; Prototype and test basic new learning solutions and incorporate learning feedback before launch.  Support the prototyping and testing of advanced new learning solutions before launch. 
  • Engage in cross-role and cross-functional relationships to gain insight into both standards and innovation
  • Develop, implement, lead and/or design basic learning programs and/or curriculum applying a verity of methodologies and platforms to meet specific needs.  Support in the development of more complex solutions.
  • Assess and define learning needs and partner with internal and external resources to develop solutions to meet those needs.
  • Develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of programs and communications
  • May independently write and review instructional content and review complex instructional content to ensure alignment with corporate strategy and consistency with other L&D programs.
  • May support development of instructional design strategies that focus on different ways to deliver and deploy learning to ensure completion of goals and learning objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, adult education, organizational development, communications or related field.
  • 3 years of instructional design, development and evaluation experience, with demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of instructional design.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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