Learning and Development Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Who we are:


We are a $24 billion wholesale bank that’s been financing agriculture and rural America for nearly 100 years.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending cooperatives in five states and we’re active in the nation’s capital markets.  Join the Farm Credit Bank of Texas team and help us grow to meet the ever-changing credit needs of food and fiber producers, the agribusiness sector, and rural Americans. If you’re looking for a rewarding career with one of the nation’s most respected financial institutions – Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) is a great fit for you.

Position Description:


Supports Farm Credit Bank of Texas’s Learning and Development initiatives. Manages the coordination of Instructor Led Trainings to include: scheduling, contract negotiation, vendor relationships, and direct note billing. Responsible for negotiating vendor, instructor, and course pricing; as well as promotion and feedback analysis of each event. Supports management in the effective delivery of the overall learning and development strategy. Works collaboratively with stakeholders to identify additional training needs and priorities. This position oversees and maintains the Learning Management System (Cornerstone).  A wide variety of creativity and latitude is expected.


Day to Day Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to determine learning objectives and identify content requirements.
  • Manages the Learning Management System (Cornerstone).
  • Aligns learning objectives, content and assessments with business drivers.
  • Creates and administers training event feedback mechanisms. Analyzes results and works with leadership to implement changes in curriculum and/or courses as needed.
  • Coordinates implementation of newly developed curriculum with management, internal stakeholders and association management. 
  • Travels off-site to facilitate or monitor instructor-led training sessions.  Conducts training classes by presenting job-specific, company-specific, and software applications training classes.
  • Utilizes project management skills to define and meet project milestones, communicate issues and risks in a timely manner, manage expectations and deliver results. 
  • Partners with stakeholders to update and manage content in Cornerstone (Learning Management System).  Responsible for configuring and maintaining the registration portion of Cornerstone and responding to any and all inquiries from enrollees.
  • Communicates with learners and management on request status and resolution (includes training status, addressing learner questions about training completions and logistics)
  • Distributes surveys to capture relevant feedback from trainees. 
  • Monitors and provides reports on all training programs to FCBT management. 


What You Bring to the Team:

Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of experience in organizational training and development with increasing responsibility and experience.  Experience should include a background of working with Learning Management Systems with Cornerstone experience preferred.  Experience providing outstanding customer service, project management and event planning skills are also required.

  • Specialized knowledge of common issues faced by employees working in teams or departments or associations served by Farm Credit Bank of Texas.
  • Ability to identify appropriate training resources and to solve problems associated with troubleshooting technical systems.
  • Highly developed written communication skills required to communicate with stakeholders and presenters. 
  • Must possess a high aptitude for self-development, technical preparedness, self-confidence, and ability to deal with complexity. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills along with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to build relationships across the organization. Ability to convey information to various levels of leadership. Strong ability to multitask and work cross functionally. Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives. 
  • In-depth, hands on knowledge of enterprise and desktop applications, including MS Office 365, SharePOint Online and Webex
  • Cornerstone certification preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the employee training and development process is a plus.

  

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas:

Benefits are an integral part the Farm Credit Bank of Texas total compensation package. We offer comprehensive, affordable and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance.

  • Flexible health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more…
  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Vacation leave, sick leave and paid holidays
  • Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services
  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services or events
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Generous tuition reimbursement program
  • Physical fitness incentive plan
  • Employer matching gifts program


Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. There is a real person behind the screen and response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally follow-up with each and every applicant, but we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit. Please be assured, we will contact you if that is the case!
 
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Farm Credit Bank of Texas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.

Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to complete the application process should contact us at recruiting@farmcreditbank.com to request accommodation in the application process.