- Public Speaking
- Project Management
- Microsoft Word
- Instructional Design
The Virtual Training Specialist role is responsible for the design and development of online, instructor-led, blended learning, classroom, and supplemental training materials (i.e. user guides, videos, job aids, graphics) that are functional, engaging, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles. This is a full-time position within the Training Department for the Benefits Delivery & Administration segment of Willis Towers Watson.
Effectively master, train, and evaluate all learning objectives from Via Benefits University course curriculum
Maintain and develop learning programs using a project management approach across cross-functional teams, including needs assessment, solution development, delivery, tracking, and continuous improvement
Design, develop, and deliver a blend of training solutions for groups or individuals in a classroom or work environment using a variety of training methods, including e-learning, webinars, and instructor-led classes
Develop, update, and revise multi-media instructional materials, training materials, job aids, and resources
Conduct, review, and analyze all courses to determine effectiveness of training information, and implement material revisions when applicable
Identify learning styles to create an interactive virtual training environment with the ability to simplify complex training processes into manageable steps
Monitor participant progress, conduct evaluations, administer assessment tools, and solicit feedback to improve course content, delivery methods, and effectiveness
Manage training calendar, materials, participants, invitations, room set-up, follow-up, reporting, auditing, and all other details of the virtual training program
Mentor, develop, and coach other members of the Training Department for effectiveness of the virtual training program
Provide system administration for the learning and performance management system, including maintaining training records
Stay abreast of new trends and tools in employee development and training
As needed, assist with the development and assessment of employee training on the Learning Management System
Cultivate strong working relationships across multiple departments, including working with Subject Matter Experts to ensure training information is current and accurate
Uphold a strong client focus, maintain an emphasis on teamwork, exhibit unwavering integrity, mutual respect, and constantly strive for excellence
Other duties as assigned
Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.
1-3 years instructional design experience
Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent project management skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Work successfully with different personality types
Follow and communicate the procedures and policies of the training department
Respond positively to change and the challenges and opportunities it brings
Strong understanding of adult learning theory and learning styles
Strong technical skills
Proficient in WebEx or other virtual learning platforms
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook
Preferred software skills include Articulate, Adobe Suite Products, Camtasia, or other e-Learning platforms
Health Insurance background a plus
Bachelor’s degree a plus
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of the job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, controls, keyboards; work on desktop or laptop computers; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability adjust focus.
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to low.
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.