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Principal Instructional Design Consultant III in Des Moines, Iowa

Are you someone with a strong background in Instructional Design who is looking to make the next step in your career? Are you curious, collaborative, and passionate about helping others learn and develop? Then Principal is looking for you!

We’re seeking an Instructional Design Consultant III on the Workplace Savings and Retirement Solutions (WSRS) Learning and Development Solutions team. In this role, you'll use your training and design knowledge combined with your strong project management skills to make a difference for your business partners!

What can you expect?

The goals of the Instructional Design Consultants III are challenging. But through challenge, comes growth and satisfaction. You will be working with several internal partners to:

  • Design, develop, and implement learning interventions that get results and support RIS business strategies and initiatives.

  • Consult with leaders, business partners, and trainers to analyze what leaders and employees need to know and do.

  • Develop recommendations for delivering effective training and engage leaders and employees throughout the learning experience, emphasizing adult learning.

  • Design tactics for getting leaders involved in helping their employees through change.

  • Use the data you collect to establish metrics to improve the training we design and recommendations we make for leaders to take action on.

  • Help keep curriculum materials updated.

What does it take to succeed?

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 8 years’ experience.

  • 3+ years related work experience, which could include the following experience: Adult training/education experience, related classroom and/or 1:1 training, instructional and e-learning design

  • Proven experience in Instructional Systems Design (ADDIE Methodology), adult and competency-based learning required.

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships and communicate with individuals at all levels to create training solutions to achieve strategic goals.

Successful candidates need to have the following:

  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, influencing, and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical, time management, decision-making, presentation and communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Flexibility and the ability to effectively manage change in a dynamic environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience designing and developing online learning and using graphics to illustrate processes and concepts

  • Experience developing and executing change management strategies

  • Industry knowledge a plus

  • Proficiency with multimedia tools such as: Articulate, Adobe, PowerPoint, Camtasia, Snagit, etc.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2021-30784

Business Area: Pension

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt