Instructional Designer at Apex Fintech Solutions (Chicago, IL)

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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and WeBull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:
  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

As a member of the HR Learning and Development team at Apex, the Instructional Designer has a big impact on the firm. You'll work across all our different businesses and have genuine opportunities to shape the future of our HR efforts and reinforce a growing, thriving culture. We are looking for a motivated and energetic person, who is passionate about advancing learning experiences. This position requires a tech-savvy educational enthusiast to design and develop learning programs.
You'll be responsible for:
  • Collaborating with various individuals that are Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to design training programs aligned with competencies and strategic learning opportunities
  • Developing engaging learning experiences, including facilitation guides, online learning modules, materials, exercises, activities, and assessments
  • Creating compelling course content utilizing written text, visual graphics, video, audio, interactivity, gamification, and situation-based learning
  • Setting learning objectives, define measurements of success, and create content that meets our SMEs needs
  • Developing and deploying modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the learning experience
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and quality of training programs
  • Analyzing and applying trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design
  • Collaborating to maintain and strengthen training programs, including templates, guidelines, and training materials
  • Facilitating training courses through Instructor Led Training (ILT) in both live and virtual environments as needed
  • Maintaining and Supporting the Learning Management System (LMS) or External Learning Platform

You'll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:
**Please note that work samples will be requested**
  • 2-4 years of instructional design experience
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with designing learning programs based on business needs
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Strong skills in technical writing, curriculum writing, or lesson planning
  • Experience writing instructional text, audio and video scripts
  • The ability to move quickly and iterate - scaling pilots to bigger efforts
  • Advanced skills in Power Point, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google products
  • Experience in Audio and Video production and editing (Camtasia, Premier Pro, Audacity, Vyond, etc.)
  • Experience in e-learning development software (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora)
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design tools
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, Workday preferred (e.g. Saba, Cornerstone, Skillsoft, Lessonly, SuccessFactors)

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141 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

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What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Apex's 401(k) retirement plan match 50% of an employee's contributions up to the first 6% of their eligible compensation.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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