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Learning Experience/Instructional Design Consultant

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

At Northwestern Mutual, we help our clients realize the promise of financial security and deliver comprehensive planning, insurance and investments through a trusted advisor and engaging technology.

Investment Products and Services helps our clients grow their wealth. In other words, IPS completes the promise we’ve made to our clients. By bringing investments and insurance together into one comprehensive plan, we help our clients strive toward their complete financial picture.

Our team is committed to learning and training for Investments Products and Services initiatives. This person will design, develop and/or facilitate learning and performance solutions for home office employees and/or members of the field force that drive business outcomes and employee growth.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Advocate for and prioritize learning solutions that deliver business outcomes that can be rapidly developed and deployed while still maintaining quality standards and learner experience; scrutinize existing solutions to ensure learning addresses evolving needs
  • Analyze complex organizational issues and skill gaps when conducting root cause analysis of performance problems; connect learning solutions to business strategy and needs
  • Connect and collaborate with key learning and business partners, translating L&D-specific terms to business relevant language
  • Understand and design against target learner role context and daily workflow; Prototype and test new learning solutions and incorporate learning feedback before launch.
  • Engage in cross-role and cross-functional relationships to gain insight into both standards and innovation
  • Develop, implement, lead and/or design complex learning programs and/or curriculum applying a verity of methodologies and platforms to meet specific needs.
  • 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
  • Independently write and review instructional content for large initiatives to ensure alignment with corporate strategy and consistency with other L&D programs.
  • May develop effective instructional design strategies that focus on different ways to deliver and deploy learning to ensure completion of goals and learning objectives.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

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

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

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