Instructional Designer/Trainer

Bucknell University seeks a highly motivated and organized training and development professional to design and deliver learning solutions that help the organization prepare for growth, change and continuous improvement. The incumbent will need to use a variety of learning methodologies to most effectively relay the material to a diverse audience and will work collaboratively with Human Resources, Finance, Library & Information Technology and other key partners. In this role, you will support the training for enterprise technology systems related to key functions in human capital management and finance ranging from hiring to budgeting to reporting.

The Instructional Designer/Trainer will be responsible for analyzing training needs, developing curriculum and delivering courses for Bucknell's enterprise resource platform (currently Workday), and other core systems integral to the business processes. While primarily supporting the Workday ERP, this position will also focus on the training needs of various department and academic units across campus and will assess, design, develop, and implement and evaluate training as necessary. The Instructional Designer/Trainer reports to the Training and Organizational Development Manager and works closely with other Human Resources, Finance, and Library & Information Technology staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating University staff development initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct needs assessment to identify and evaluate training requirements and needs of departments and end users. Collaborate with leaders in Human Resources, Finance, and Library & Information Technology to appropriately assess needs and leverage existing training resources.
  • Evaluate, design, and develop learning and delivery strategies including leader guides, participant guides, learning activities, job-aids, storyboards, video scripts, design documents, eLearning modules, pre-work, post-work and train-the-trainer materials to facilitate learning, promote behavioral change, and drive organizational performance goals by applying sound instructional design and practices while accommodating adult learning styles.
  • Develop partnerships and work collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts during analysis, design, and development to produce quality training materials within established timeframes by accurately representing content and applying appropriate, sound instructional design principles.
  • Gain thorough understanding of Workday functionality and business processes (specifically human capital management and finance) in order to create appropriate and effective training materials.
  • Pilot and evaluate course content to ensure material is instructionally sound and supports intended learning objectives in order to achieve the desired business results focused on business processes, operations, and related compliance.
  • Facilitate training sessions via classroom instruction and online instruction/support tools; incorporate a variety of instructional strategies and applications to accommodate adult learning styles.
  • Work closely with academic leadership, including Deans and department chairs to assess and support the training needs in academic areas.
  • Coordinate logistics for training programs to include, but not limited to, campus messaging, room reservations and set up, and food.
  • Actively contribute to Bucknell's efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Develop and support a campus wide group of trainers.
  • Perform other duties as required or requested.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience applying instructional design methodologies to create learning courseware
  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Adult Education, or related field. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement.
  • Demonstrated experience in design and delivery of successful training programs.
  • Ability to work across diverse cultures and styles at all levels of the organization, to cultivate and maintain strong relationships in building consensus and support.
  • Project management skills, demonstrated success in partnering with colleagues to drive results.
  • Excellent organization skills and a strong results orientation.
  • Experience in the design, development and delivery of training of technical and financial content (such as financial management systems, enterprise management systems, human resource management systems).
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and manage multiple, dynamic priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated competence and knowledge of learning methodologies, current training, assessment and organizational development models and technologies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience or familiarity with Workday or other Enterprise Resource Platforms
  • Experience with Cornerstone or other Learning Management Systems

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references through the following site:

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.

Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.


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