Overview

At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and skills who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,500 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

 

BASIC FUNCTION:  The Learning & Development Manager (LDM) plans, implements, and administers training and development programs for team members throughout the association. The manager also acts as liaison and advisor within the Organizational Development function. The LDM manages the curriculum, calendar, deployment, data, and materials for all Organizational Development classes, courses, workshops, and events. This role will also facilitate and coordinate learning, training, and development initiatives across the organization.

TRAVEL: Up to 10% with overnight stays

SUPERVISES:  No one

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Manages the training, learning, and development curriculum for roles within the association
  • Manage, analyze, and report upon data from talent development, learning, and training initiatives
  • Facilitates the analysis of training and development programs to enhance the effectiveness of team member performance in achieving the desired results and objectives of the association.
  • Identifies and incorporates best practices and lessons learned into program plans.
  • Designs and develops curriculum and learning paths for leadership and individual contributor roles.
  • Catalog, communication, and internal marketing of learning and development opportunities.
  • Develops learning activities, audio-visual materials, facilitator and participant guides, and lesson plans.
  • Reviews evaluations of training courses, objectives and accomplishments and reports results and analysis to senior leadership.
  • Assesses effectiveness of training in terms of accomplishments and performance.
  • Consults with managers and leaders within Organizational Development and Human Capital on learning, performance, organizational and leadership matters.
  • Collaborate with HRIS team to maintain data integrity within the pertinent modules of the Learning Management System.
  • Conducts needs analysis to determine measures that enhance performance and overall company performance.
  • Manage vendor relationships and licenses for the Organizational Development team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in training and development, adult learning, instructional design or related field with at least 2 years of successful corporate experience with some facilitation in this area. Or, combination of education and experience. Experience in developing e-Learning courses using authoring tools is a plus. For internal movement, completed learning plan and excels at expectations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to translate analysis to actionable information.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
  • Collaboration and consulting proficiency
  • LMS experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Knowledge of: Theories, principles and practice of adult learning which includes, but is not limited to, needs assessment, job analysis, reinforcing and rewarding learning, evaluation, adult learning concepts, how to choose among instructional media (print, audio-visual, computer) principles of project management, word processing.

Skills in: Designing, developing, implementing and evaluating instructional material, including e-learning content and procedure manuals. Organizing, assessing development needs, developing instructional material, and choosing effective format of instructional material. Designing and formatting instructional material, choosing the best instructional media for a specific learning situation, applying adult learning theories, managing multiple projects in varying stages of completion while keeping priorities straight. Meets deadlines and expected levels of quality, reporting progress, clarifying, explaining, listening, taking directions, problem solving, time management, and coaching others.

Ability to: Be dependable, get along with others, coordinate a diverse group of people, keep track of people at various stages of progress, and make successful presentations. Demonstrate enthusiasm, be flexible, research, analyze, grasp technical information quickly, and make decisions in order to solve problems related to projects. Establish and adhere to timelines, manage projects, resolve conflicts, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate integrity and initiative, be assertive, use sound judgment, be flexible, work with speed and accuracy, gain understanding quickly of the diverse functions within Farm Credit Mid-America, be logical, work independently and as a team.

 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This job requires the incumbent to have the ability to:

  • Engage in telephone and face-to-face conversation to serve, give, and receive information from customers, staff, vendors, outside consultants and the public.
  • Use a computer.  This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
  • Speak and make presentations to individuals or groups on technical subjects related to job.
  • Travel via auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential responsibilities of the job.
  • Successfully interact with and represent the organization to customers, staff, officers, board members, vendors, and/or the public at all levels.
  • Provide sound technical advice to customers and other staff in the subject field(s) related to this position.
  • Understand and explain various subject matter and consulting concepts, programs, terminology, and methods.
  • Reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, decide, and critique such information as written material, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other related work activities.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Association’s policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

Here is what our company offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 15 Vacation days, 15 Sick days, 11 Holidays
  • Award winning 401(k) with outstanding employer match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term, Long-term, Life and other insurances
  • Fitness incentive
  • Tuition Assistance for employees and dependents

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than “at will” employment relationship.

Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

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