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  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 9:30 AM | Tracy Roudebush (Administrator)

    About the role: 

    The Training and Development Specialist is responsible for the design and delivery of technical and professional training programs. Essential job functions include:

    • Design and execute training programs using a variety of training methodologies, including classroom, distance, and online learning.
    • Ability to create effective supporting course materials, including documentation, design documents, and eLearning materials.
    • Demonstrate an ongoing willingness to learn about innovative learning solutions, learning delivery methods and learning content.
    • Write precisely, converting complex information into simple, readable form.
    • Project self-confidence, authority, and enthusiasm as well as master a fluid presentation in a classroom environment.
    • Responsible for coordination of consistent firm wide new hire orientation including, but not limited to, programming, curriculum, development and communications as well as evaluation of information and material.
    • Communicate verbally in a professional and effective way.
    • Evaluate need for training, continued training, and retraining as necessary.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.

    Requirements:

    • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Training, Instructional Design, or Computer Sciences preferred.
    • 3-5 years’ experience as an instructional designer in a professional services environment.
    • 3-5 years’ experience facilitating training programs in a classroom environment.
    • 2+ years’ experience with eLearning authoring tools, particularly Articulate Storyline and Camtasia.
    • Excellent presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of training methodology.
    • Ability to carry out the function of the position in a confidential manner.
    • Ability to prioritize workflow and organize diverse material.
    • Ability to perform effectively with moderate supervision and within established time limits and on-going deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment, including the ability to meet flexible time demands.
    • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
    • Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner with clients and employees at all times; professional appearance required.
    • Ability to successfully perform position requirements with excellent organizational, time-management and prioritization skills required.
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team; ability and willingness to adapt to changing business demands.
    • Ability to produce acceptable amount of work efficiently and accurately; ability to produce quality final work product.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment at all times by making sound and practical decisions; ability to assume responsibility for decisions and act decisively under deadlines.
    • High level of professional integrity required; ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust.

    Additional Skilled Areas:

    • Microsoft Office (Advanced Knowledge)
    • E-Learning Design and Development (Articulate Storyline, Camtasia)
    • Windows 10

    About Husch Blackwell:

    Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations.

    At Husch Blackwell, we know that great employees are the key to our success. We offer the opportunity to work closely with dynamic people on challenging projects within a culture where employees are valued and recognized for their contributions, all to ensure we attract and retain the very best talent.

    Our professional staff is integral to the firm’s success. Your career satisfaction and growth are an important part of our foundation. That’s why we are committed to supporting the professional growth and personal development of the talented professionals who support us. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, we offer unique health enhancement perks and incentives, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities and the flexibility to support a healthy work/life balance.

    We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.

    How to apply:

    Apply directly on our Firm website.  Include a cover letter and resume when applying.


    EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet. Principal Applicants Only.



  • Monday, March 11, 2019 1:45 PM | Tracy Roudebush (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Our Kansas City, MO office has the opportunity for an experienced Senior Professional Development Coordinator to join the firm’s expanding Professional Development and Inclusion (PDI) Department. This role will support the PDI Department in providing professional development opportunities to the firm attorneys, serving as the primary liaison and PDI partner to the Professional Development Steering Committee members, PD Ambassadors, the Associate Focus Group, and firm attorneys as needed.

    Successful job applicants will be able to perform the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations:

    Advocacy

    • Stays informed of main PDI projects, initiatives, and activities to be able to speak about them.

    Education

    • Project manages PD programs, events, and initiatives (whether in-person, remote or online) and coordinates logistics tasks before, during and after the program (e.g. ensures distribution of invitations; sets up webinars; makes site, catering and audiovisual reservations, etc.).
    • Administers online training (e.g. LawFirmE-Learning modules).
    • Researches PD-related topics. Creates drafts of trainings, presentations, scripts, summaries, and memos as needed for direct supervisor review with support from PDI Coordinator.
    • Stays abreast of developments in adult education, instructional design tools, etc. and makes recommendations about optimizing their use to direct supervisor.

    Advancement

    • Coordinates tasks before, during, and after PD-related events at firm-wide events.
    • Participates as a member of the Professional Development Steering Committee (PDSC). Attends meetings; drafts agenda and talking points for meeting and submits to direct supervisor.
    • Acts as the point of contact for PD ambassadors to support the PD initiatives.
    • Partners with the Associate Focus Group (AFG) to meet their roles and responsibilities.
    • Coordinates with other Firm departments on all PD-related initiatives.
    • Partners with direct supervisor to engage in career conversations with attorneys as needed.
    • Suggests topics and offers ideas for improving existing PD initiatives or creating new ones.

    Information

    • Oversees the administration of all PD-related applications or digital platforms, including project managing the uploading of benchmarks to viSkills.
    • Drafts, guides, and updates PDI documents and ensures their timely distribution as appropriate.
    • Partners with direct supervisor to make presentations on PD resources as needed.
    • Collects information for and drafts the PD section of the annual internal memo.

    Publicity

    • Spearheads the production of the PDI Annual Report and one of the two of the PDI E-Connection issues.
    • Creates content for internal and external professional development communications (e.g. WestLegalEd promos; quarterly PD ambassadors report; ODPro 2.0 communications, etc.).
    • Works with direct supervisor to determine what PD-related content to post or update.
    • Drafts presentations for PD-related speaking engagements for direct supervisor review.

    Operations

    • Supports PD Senior Manager in administering the budget.
    • Directs and guides the PDI coordinator and admin assistant on various tasks and projects.
    • Keeps direct supervisor abreast of potential problems as they develop; seeks advice as needed.
    • Attends and prepares for staff meetings and departmental professional development days.
    • Co-creates his/her annual Professional Development Plan (PDP). Meets quarterly with direct supervisor to receive support and track progress.
    • Attends three local or regional D&I educational awareness opportunities (e.g. UMKC Pride breakfast) and at least three seminars, webinars or conferences for his/her own professional development (e.g. webcasts from ATD).

    Requirements

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 5+ years related experience at a law firm, professional services org., or government agency.

    Firm Elements

    • Communication: Able to communicate effectively, both verbally.
    • and in writing, with individuals both in and out of the department.
    • Client Focus: Focus on providing excellent client service to team members, attorneys, and staff.
    • Integrity: Maintains confidences and fosters an ethical work environment.
    • Respect for Others/Value Diversity: Interacts effectively with people who have different values, cultures, or cultural backgrounds.
    • Teamwork: Able to build relationships with individuals both inside and out of the department to meet goals and objectives.

    Position Elements

    • Attendance and Punctuality: Lives within the attendance policy and maintains prescribed working hours. Is available to periodically work before or after hours and to travel to PDI events.
    • Attention to Detail: Has a detail-oriented and proactive approach to projects.
    • Flexibility: Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as need arises. Ability to work well with minimal supervision and deal well with ambiguity.
    • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment; produces complete and accurate work.
    • Quality: Maintains the high standards set by the department leadership.
    • Learning: Demonstrates ongoing willingness to refine skillsets and pursue new areas of knowledge.


    To apply for this position, click here to visit the company website.


  • Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:34 PM | Tracy Roudebush (Administrator)

    A career within Assurance Support services, will provide the opportunity to support our engagement teams and clients by providing advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. In joining, you’ll help ensure a complete and relevant exchange of information among our consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, provide experts advice on a variety of specific topics, support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and supporting clients and their subsidiaries in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard setting initiatives. You’ll develop strong relationships with our engagement teams and established audit clients and enhance our ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.

    Basic Position Responsibilities:

    As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
    • Train and lead staff
    • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
    • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen
    • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
    • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
    • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

    Basic Qualifications: 

    Minimum Degree Required:
    Bachelor Degree

    Required Fields of Study:
    Instructional Design (or Bachelors Degree in another field plus relevant ID experience)

    Minimum Years of Experience:
    3 year(s)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Degree Preferred:
    Master Degree

    Preferred Fields of Study:
    Instructional Design, Adult Education

    Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

    • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in instructional design, adult learning theory and problem-based learning approaches, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:
    • Interacting with clients regularly to understand the client’s goals and determine the industry leading instructional approach to meet their needs;
    • Possessing working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite to create deliverables, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Word;
    • Understanding of Bloom’s taxonomy levels, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) compliance rules for on-site (instructor-led) training, eLearning self-studies, webcasts, rules applicable to their Quality Assurance Standards (QAS);
    • Understanding of eLearning self-study, on-site (instructor-led) training design, and project management; - Researching, brainstorming, creating classroom, mobile learning design to exceed client needs;
    • Understanding business needs and translating to learning experiences; - Explaining complex information in simple visual ways; - Leveraging experience using the Agile/ADDIE method;
    • Demonstrating the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities while still meeting deadlines and the ability to work on multiple projects at one time;
    • Understanding of design, set-up and facilitation;
    • Troubleshooting virtual classroom events in LiveMeeting, WebEx sessions, webcasts and video conferences; and, - Providing on-site event support or implementation experience, a plus.

    Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in instructional design, adult learning theory and problem-based learning approaches, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:

    • Building new relationships with PwC practice professionals clients and internal subject matter specialists;
    • Actively participating in internal client discussions meetings;
    • Teaming personal growth by understanding personal team roles, communicating potential conflicts or issues to a manager, building relationships with other team members, and seeking implementing guidance and feedback from senior management;
    • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently to all levels of internal and external audiences with an attention toward business grammar;
    • Preparing concise, accurate, high-quality deliverables or work products demonstrating attention to detail; - Working on the simultaneous creation execution of multiple complex content development projects in a collaborative fast-paced environment;
    • Understanding project economics;
    • Keeping senior management updated on issues status;
    • Self-managing priorities and adjusting readily to shifting priorities and rapid change;
    • Working well under pressure;
    • Applying formal instructional design principles to assess, design, and develop learning solution objectives;
    • Working knowledge of tools such as Articulate Presenter Lectora; and,
    • Designing and developing training in all modalities; understanding of human performance and learning strategy development including learning technology, curriculum/competency mapping, front-end analysis, learning evaluation; and,
    • Demonstrating experience with learning/gaming design.

    Key information about this role at PwC:

    • Job Category: Assurance Support
    • Line of Service: Assurance
    • Level: Senior Associate
    • Specialty/Competency: Assurance
    • Industry/Sector: Asset and Wealth Management
    • Job Type: Regular
    • Time Type: Full time
    • Location(s): MO-Kansas City
    • Government Clearance Required: No
    • Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes
    • Travel Requirements: Up to 60%
    • Job ID: 46359WD

    To apply today, click here to access the PwC Careers page.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 7:44 PM | Tracy Roudebush (Administrator)

    A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse community in meaningful ways.  Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking to improve ourselves, each other and our organization.  We offer great benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a first class organizational culture, and so much more!  If you’re searching for something other than an ordinary job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government’s Learning & Development Team.

    Position Summary

    Johnson County Government’s Department of Human Resources is seeking an experienced eLearning course developer, skilled in classroom facilitation and employee development.  This position partners with department/agency leaders and HR colleagues to design, develop, and implement organizational learning and development programs and initiatives that promote and support a high performance culture.  Applications for this position will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018

    The Sr. Learning & Development Specialist:  

    • Serves as a subject matter expert regarding organizational learning and development;
    • Designs, develops and delivers leadership and employee development curriculum and all related instructional materials incorporating adult learning principles and using various delivery methodologies (classroom, online, blended, synchronous, asynchronous);    
    • Conducts training needs analysis and evaluates the effectiveness of current programs through focus groups, surveys, and program evaluations and implements changes and new curriculum as needed to support county strategies and initiatives;
    • Functions as a departmental administrator of Oracle and Moodle learning management tools;
    • Integrates assessment tools as appropriate into learning and development offerings (e.g., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Assessment, Strengths Deployment Inventory, etc.);
    • Manages program logistics including meeting space, equipment, supplies, etc. of assigned courses; and
    • Lends support to other facilitators of county-sponsored training as needed.

    Job Requirements

    • A Bachelor's degree is required in Organizational Learning, Organization Development, Human Resources Management, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Business, or closely related field. 
    • A minimum of four years of professional level experience is required in training and development, organizational development, human resources or closely related field that demonstrates a high level of proficiency in applying adult learning principles to online and classroom course creation and delivery. 
    • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills as well as excellent written communication skills including the ability to write effective copy, instructional text, and audio/video scripts are also required.  
    • A Master's degree is preferred in Organizational Learning, Organization Development, Human Resources Management, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Business, or closely related field. 
    • Ideal candidates also possess a proven ability to develop self-paced, interactive and engaging eLearning using Storyline or other eLearning authoring tools along with LMS administrator experience, preferably with Oracle Learning Management and/or Moodle.  
    Prior HR generalist or public sector experience beneficial.


    Experience may be substituted for education. 

    Johnson County Government offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, short-term disability, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, 457(b) deferred compensation, 401(a) supplemental retirement, wellness programs, and flexible spending accounts.

    It is the policy of the Johnson County Government not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex or gender, religion or creed, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry or national origin, military status or membership or service in the military.  The County prohibits and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination by employees and elected and appointed officials against any employee or applicant for employment.  In addition, the County prohibits discrimination on the basis of political affiliation or belief.

    How to apply:

    Click to view and access this career opportunity and then click on the Sr. Learning & Development Specialist.


  • Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:04 PM | Tracy Roudebush (Administrator)

    About the role

    Full-time position available with KC Water Human Resources Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street.

    • Salary Range: $19.34-$33.55/hour
    • Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    • Application Deadline Date: October 1, 2018

    KC Water is seeking a Training and Development Specialist with some instructional design and/or training experience. The candidate must be willing to grow within the professional sphere of Learning and Development. This position will be assigned to a wide array of projects depending on skill level including: collaborating with subject matter experts in the planning, design and development of courses and training materials, as well as facilitating training sessions, tracking employee training metrics and coordinating learning development activities.

    Requires an accredited Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, liberal arts or a related field and at least 3 years professional experience in governmental administration or in private sector administration of a progressive nature at the level of Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given to applicants with experience in writing or education, including 2 years of experience developing materials using Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint and/or MS Word; and/or facilitating group discussions, classes, meetings, or similar public speaking venues.

    About the organization

    Looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community? KC Water provides exciting careers in the areas that have real and lasting impacts on our community. At KC Water, you will work with some of the most talented and dedicated people in public service. If you have the skills and are interested in supporting our vision, and goals, we want to hear from you!

    KC Water is a large, varied public utility that produces an average 115 million gallons of water per day, transforming water from the Missouri River into safe, clean water meeting or exceeding all state and federal guidelines. In addition to water treatment, we operate eight wastewater treatment facilities, maintains more than 2,300 miles of water mains, 2,600 miles of sewer lines. KC Water is leading the way in green solutions by piloting one of the largest green/sustainable infrastructure projects in the country. This plan is unique and innovative in its approach to solving wastewater and stormwater issues through green solutions.

    KC Water has a diverse workforce and offers an excellent benefits package which includes fixed pension, deferred compensation, health, dental and flexible spending. KC Water offers competitive salaries and strong career advancement opportunities for its employees.

    How to apply:

    Visit www.kcmo.gov

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