Instructional Designer

at Southern Bancorp in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Southern Bancorp is searching for an Instructional Designer to join our team in Little Rock, AR. The Instructional Designer works closely with leadership and subject matter experts (SME’s) to design, develop, implement, plan, and evaluate comprehensive training programs with evidence-based strategies from fields of instruction design, educational technology, human performance improvement, and cognitive science that lead to learner success. Tasks include the design and presentation of corporate training programs and staff courses that are responsive to the needs of the organization.

Why work for Southern Bancorp? Southern is a different kind of bank and a Certified B Corporation. Southern focuses on under-served communities and is a public policy advocate to help families and communities grow stronger. We are wealth builders for everyone. Southern Bancorp is designated as a Best Places to Work!  

**Offer letters will require new hires to show proof of receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine prior to starting or proof of previous vaccination. You are not required or encouraged to disclose your vaccination status during the interview process and prior to receiving an offer of employment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages the design, develop and update of eLearning and instructor-led training programs based upon adult learning principles
  • Creates exercises, activities, and experiences that enhance the learning process
  • Produces dynamic multimedia content for eLearning utilizing authoring tools  
  • Works with management to identify knowledge and behavioral gaps
  • Conducts needs assessments to identify scope of training requests and develop appropriate training solutions. 
  • Analyzes instructional needs, defines course requirements, manages the project through the development process, and ensures instructional integrity.
  • Builds supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, games, etc.)
  •  Maintains familiarity with current training concepts, trends, and technology.
  • Uploads and tests all functionality of eLearning courses in LMS prior to launching
  • Tracks training records for the company

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications Etc.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in instructional software tools, preferably Articulate, Camtasia, or Adobe eLearning/creative cloud suite (Captivate)
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems
  • Experience with needs assessments
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Uses initiative and attention to detail
  • Highly organized and ability to track multiple tasks

What we offer our employees:

A positive impact on Your Future:

  • 401(k)/Roth plan with immediate eligibility and employer match up to 6%
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • 1% employee home loan
  • Credit and housing counseling as well as free financial education tools available to customers and employees

 Benefits to improve your health:

  • No deductible medical insurance plan
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

 The opportunity to nurture your well-being:

  • Paid holidays for full-time staff
  • Bonus plan for all full-time staff
  • Opportunity for merit raises
  • Employee reward and recognition programs
  • Community service opportunities

 Southern is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  

As a Community Development Financial Institution, Southern Bancorp desires for its workforce to reflect the diversity of the customers and communities that we serve. Racial and ethnic minorities, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people are often underrepresented in many financial service industry professions. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

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Job Posting: 3137380

Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

Updated On: Dec 17, 2021