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Director Training & Communications

Company: Populus Financial Group
Location: Irving
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

The safety and wellbeing of our customers and employees is our top priority. Most of our Corporate office operates remotely as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 updates at the national and local levels (some positions may operate on-site).--Populus is an amazing company where our employees stay because they love their teams and the growth opportunities. Additionally, we offer a competitive 401K match, a generous paid time off package, and Health Benefits.--Our mission is to provide a broad range of quality financial products and services delivered with best-in-class customer service. We work and lead with integrity, and we celebrate employees who exemplify our values. Come join our team!---The Director of Training & Communications plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates training, communication, and other activities to improve the company culture and operational efficiencies. The Director of Training & Communications will lead a team responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of learning solutions and communication vehicles that are aligned with the company's business objectives. This includes creating best in class training that supports ACE customer, employee, onboarding, product training as well as job-specific core skills and/or certifications.
The Director of Training & Communications will help shape and fully execute the strategy of the group, developing training and communication standards within ACE, and creating a Center of Excellence within the business to support the learning requirements of our customers, employees and product owners.----
Major Responsibilities

  • Leads development and deployment of training and communications initiatives in the retail organization from concept to implementation. Partners with Collections and Customer Service Training leads as needed.--
  • Serves as change leader with corporate and field leadership teams to facilitate best chance of success for key initiatives.
  • Provides guidance and direction to the corporate team on programs that impact our store employees. Serve as a voice of the field in the corporate initiative setting and product development activities.--Gathers and shares feedback.--
  • Partners with other groups to ensure that prioritized initiatives are well received and leveraged within the field organization.--
  • Makes recommendations on new ways to improve and streamline the company's underlying operational processes, while working closely with the Operations team to ensure that activities integrate well within the store environment and lead to measurable ROI additions.--
  • Leads District Manager and RVP Leadership training initiatives and programming. Partner with Field Operations and Human Resources Leadership to identify high potential succession candidates and creates applicable development plans.--
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts training classes, seminars, and conferences.--Responsible for development and execution of Field Leadership conferences.--
  • Oversees the operation of the LMS and learning content management systems and curriculum delivery.--
  • Monitors sales performance and operations on an ongoing basis to identify trends, problems, and opportunities and develops programming to improve the business.--
  • Manages and develops vendor relationships.--
  • Develops consistency in the administration and policy formation.
  • Performs special tasks and related assignments as required.----
    Key Competencies
    • Demonstrated skills in organizing, planning, budgeting, and negotiation.--
    • Customer service mindset.
    • LMS tool understanding.
    • Effective communicator; written, verbal, and platform.
    • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
    • Strong project management.
    • Good attention to detail.
    • Content development.
    • Sense of urgency to drive results.
    • Demonstrated ability to consistently manage and execute on multiple, critical projects simultaneously.
    • Problem-solving abilities
      Direct Reports--
      • Instructional Designer--
      • LMS Administrator--
      • Sr. Communications Manager--
        Indirect Reports--
        • Regional Training Specialists II--
          Other Internal/External Interactions--
          • Field Operations Employees
          • Management Team/Sr. Leadership
          • Corporate Employees--
            Minimum Qualifications
            • Bachelor's degree required.
            • Requires a minimum of 7-10 years curriculum design, platform training, and management experience over training/learning and development skills.
            • Experience in the retail industry/financial institution with an eye towards implementing programs to improve service quality. Experience with field teams preferred.--------
            • Proven expertise across a variety of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, adult learning theory and blended learning strategies.
            • Ability to work successfully with all levels of the Company.--
              Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the major responsibilities.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop or bend; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Must have appropriate vision to see up close, and at a distance with ability to adjust vision and focus.
              Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position might require long hours and weekend work.
              Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in some work environments can be moderate.
              DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
              EEO StatementPopulus Financial Group, Inc. provides an equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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