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Req ID:  3846

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Talent Development Instructional Designer

FT/PT:  Full-Time

First Midwest, with assets over $16 billion, is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of commercial, retail banking, and wealth management services through some 120+ offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Central and Western Illinois, and Eastern Iowa. 


The Instructional Designer is part of a team of HR professionals supporting over 2,000 colleagues, and is responsible for assessing, designing and developing learning company-wide.  The Instructional Designer will act as a consultative partner with business leaders to determine specific learning needs and create innovative learning solutions for technical and professional trainings.  This is an ideal role for a high performer to influence change and provide thought leadership to further elevate First Midwest’s learning culture.


    Bachelor’s degree in Adult Learning Theory, Instructional Design or equivalent preferred
    Minimum 5+ years designing learning solutions and curricula plans.
    Understanding of adult learning principles and sound instructional design methodologies including eLearning technical standards (SCORM) and classroom design. 

       Ability to independently design and develop instructionally sound training required. 

    Knowledge of technical learning authoring tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, iSpring, MS Suite.  

    Exceptional communication skills required

    Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key organizational stakeholders 

    Project management experience with the ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects with tight deadlines and move a project forward to completion within specified timeframes

    Demonstrated ability to set direction and execute upon a vision

    Must demonstrate adaptability, flexibility and a positive orientation to change

      The ability to organize, develop, and deliver content to enhance transfer of online training by: 

              -  Use of graphic design applications to develop visually appealing and engaging eLearning solutions 

               - Ensuring knowledge of key concepts through interaction for kinesthetic learners 

               - Incorporating sound for auditory learners 

               - Arranging content “logically” to ensure clarity and comprehensiveness 

    Instructional Design skills that encompass the ability to create and develop training from experience and/or work with subject matter experts to extract applicable information with little supervision. 

    Experience in video and audio editing and a clear speaking voice for the recording of audio narration required

    Ability to facilitate training sessions and deliver course content

    Prior experience in a banking or financial services environment preferred

    Position may require the need to travel to other branch or meeting locations in Chicago land

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    Assess learning needs, design, develop, evaluate and maintain training material 
    Apply appropriate adult learning methods to best accommodate learner needs
    Actively seek and recommend improvements in process and content to better identify and meet organizational, client, and departmental goals
    Increase training program value to the learner and organization 
    Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders, subject matter experts, and vendors to design/revise training content as required, ensure quality facilitation and alignment with organizational strategies and goals
    Ensure knowledge transfer and quality delivery of all courses by measuring training effectiveness/ROI and address specific feedback to revise content as needed
    Manage training related to corporate initiatives to meet projects goals, including deadlines and that training is accurate, consistent and delivered within prescribed protocols
    Maintain and continually expand knowledge of new learning approaches, technologies and tools through ongoing research and experimentation.
    Facilitate training, deliver course content

First Midwest Bank continually looks for highly motivated and talented individuals. Our people are critical to the Bank's strategy and success. In return we offer competitive salaries, a bonus plan, outstanding benefits like 401K plus 6% company contribution, generous vacation plan, certification and continuing education support, and opportunities for career growth

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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