PDS Tech Inc Sr. Learning Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Sr Learning Specialist for an open position in Cedar Rapids, IA.

We are currently seeking passionate, driven, hardworking individuals to assist us in the design, development and delivery of customized role-based blended-learning programs for several of our clients who are in the process of undergoing process related changes.

  • Provides instructional design and development and facilitates training for project initiatives.

  • Interfaces with business unit leaders and subject matter experts to determine training needs and requirements.

  • Designs, develops, builds and facilitates training programs.

  • Oversees solution design, program/curriculum selection and custom content build. Effectively manages the training development process.

  • Researches, evaluates and recommends delivery strategies, topics, techniques and tools to enhance the learning experience.

  • Designs and develops complex interactive courseware, end user enablement in a variety of delivery media including computer-based, web-based, virtual and simulation-based learning technologies.

  • Interacts with customer and subject matter experts to ensure technical accuracy of instructional content. Develops complex manuals, workbooks, and audio/video content

  • Evaluates emerging development tools and delivery methods used to effectively develop and deliver learning programs

  • Provides direction and coaching to team members.

  • Gathers requirements for a learning and development need. Advises customers and/or SMEs on appropriate learning and development strategies for the overall engagement.

  • Leads others in the use of an ISD methodology. Expands their knowledge and application of organizational development theories and concepts. Leads curriculum architecture initiatives by applying the ISD methodology.

  • Responsible for creating and documenting the overall solution design, including support materials, for all levels of learning and projects of varied scope and complexity. Manages effective transition between solution design and content build processes.

  • Creates Level 3-4 evaluation plans. Analyzes Level 1-4 evaluation data and makes revision recommendations.

  • Supports all aspects of the training/enterprise program to include: LMS, fulfillment, logistics and vendor management according to schedule and budget. Identifies creative and strategic delivery methods.

  • Able to effectively deliver complex training and organization development programs/presentations to groups.


  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree HS Diploma/Equivalent plus six years of related exempt experience

  • Previous Experience as a Learning Specialist or Trainer

  • Familiarity with ISD Methodology

  • Someone with experience in instructional design is KEY

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience delivering/developing training for information technology projects

  • Change management experience is a plus

  • Experience with CAPTIVATE, Illustrator, etc

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.