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Learning Design and Development Consultant

PenFed Credit Union
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Learning Design and Development Consultant


PenFed is hiring a Learning Design and Development Consultant in our Alexandria Service Center in Alexandria, VA. The primary purpose of this job is to design and develop learning materials/tools, from ideation to evaluation.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned

  • Leverage effective needs analysis, project management, and evaluation skills.
  • Create curriculum roadmaps and recommend the optimal blend and supporting rationale.
  • Develop online learning solutions, which are engaging and creative, while still maintaining the instructional integrity and validity of the solution.
  • Review work products and provide mentoring to other learning and development team members.
  • Develop instructional plans to meet objectives of clients.
  • Determine, recommend, and document project instructional standards and strategies, learner engagement strategies, and evaluation plan.
  • Participate in “Train-the-Trainer” activities.
  • Design content, including (but not limited to measureable learning objectives, leader and participant materials and tools, experiential scenarios and simulations, assessment and evaluation questions.
  • Engage with team members to enable clarity of goal; conduct on-going reviews to ensure outcome is on track to meet client needs.
  • Implement best practices in instructional design and incorporate feedback mechanisms.
  • Evaluate existing training methods, materials, and practices, and make recommendations for program refinement as needed.
  • Influence clients to adopt new ideas, processes, approaches or strategies.
  • Ensure that needs analyses are conducted for assigned business units and functions, then drive the design and delivery of training programs to meet the needs identified.
  • Ensure that training is developed and delivered in a timeframe that is consistent with project schedules and corporate and/or client goals.


*This role is responsible for ensuring business continuity.*


Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Human Resources.  
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience with learning design and development.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of client consulting experience.
  • Experience implementing and administering processes related to planning and change management.
  • Ability to make decisions by identifying issues, diagnosing problems, generating alternative solutions and analyzing opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to set and achieve challenging individual goals that support department and business goals.
  • Ability to take responsibility for projects and follow-through to completion with minimal need for direct supervision.
  • Advanced use of multiple rapid development content tools (Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, etc.)
  • Exceptional professional communication and technical writing skills.
  • Experience with project management and managing multiple, simultaneous tasks.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult education, IO/Psych, Human Resources or Business Administration 
  • Project Management Professional Certification (or coursework/knowledge of Agile methodology).
  • Experience or relevant coursework in JavaScript, SQL, HTML, UI/UX and graphical design
  • Experience with Photoshop and video editing software


Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not supervise employees.


Licenses and Certifications

There are no additional certifications required.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.

Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.*



Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.


About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 571-289-4710.


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