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Leadership Development Learning Strategist, Sioux Falls, SD

Organization: Sanford Health
Category: Professional
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Date Job Posted: October 13, 2020
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The Leadership Development Learning Strategist supports the identification and development of innovative, technology-enabled learning solutions and content to support leadership development strategies and programs for front-line leaders to c-suite executives.

Utilizing expertise in learning theory, instructional technologies, and human performance technology, designs leadership development solutions that enables improved employee experience, shortens lead times to proficiency, and provides performance support at the point of need.

Supports leadership development curriculum using multiple delivery modalities that leverage both in-house content as well as curated content from outside sources. Creates new programs as well as redesigns and enhances existing offerings for programs that are instructor-led, self-paced, virtual, or a blended learning. Supports the design and innovation of leadership development programs and experiences end-to-end. Acts with a consultant mindset to conduct needs assessments to determine leadership development learning objectives, rapidly design and iterate instructional content and solutions, determine most effective learning modalities (e.g. virtual, in-person and/or social learning settings) and continuously measure and assess learning effectiveness.

Consults with Talent and Leadership Development team and subject matter experts (SMEs) to create/revise storyboards, audio/video scripts, job aids/infographics, scenarios, online course content, and learning assessments using sound instructional theory.

Functions as a project manager and owner of key initiatives communicating effectively with cross-functional teams.

Becomes a curator and creator of best-in-class engaging content that leads to measurable leadership development and user adoption. Curates and manages internal content libraries for leadership development and acts as the point of contact for managing vendor relationships for leadership development content and solutions.

Manages the production and edits of on-demanding learning solutions and micro-learning videos as part of a blended learning approach.

Communicates with stakeholders, HR Strategic partners and Talent and Leadership Development team to propose recommendations to solve business needs with the learner experience top of mind.

Facilitates learning experiences via virtual, in-person and/or social learning settings as needed.

Works closely with technology and learning teams to advance and develop the best learning experiences for leaders.

Analyzes program effectiveness and recommends continuous improvement methods, ensuring they are innovative and providing tangible value to end-users. Creates and uses strong success metrics to monitor and evaluate impact and ROI of learning development content. Develops reports on program effectiveness and makes recommendations for program enhancements and improvements.

Proactively engages in external research and knowledge sharing to stay current on learning and development trends and best practices.

Exhibits ability to work on collaborative and professional teams with proven ability to build strong relationships. Demonstrates exceptional presentation, facilitation, written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop compelling messaging for diverse audiences and drive groups to consensus and outcomes. Displays a growth, learning mindset and is ready to promote new ideas and situations regularly.


Bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, educational technology, organizational development or related discipline. Master’s preferred.

Minimum of five years’ progressive learning and development experience in the field of instructional design, including significant experience in designing and delivering training solutions to large organizations. Expertise in leadership development, organizational effectiveness or related field.

Experience developing self-paced eLearning curriculums, storyboards, job aids, online tutorials, assessments and print-based materials.

Experience with emerging tech trends for content creation (e.g. gamification, social learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, podcasts, etc.).

Advanced Multi-media development in audio, video, and/or animation (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop).

Experience with authoring tools, such as Articulate, Storyline, or similar.

Strong background in eLearning, micro/on-demand learning, videos, online media, writing, and/or content curation.

Experience developing, planning, and facilitating employee training programs preferred.

Experience with ERP technology solutions to drive talent, leadership and culture strategies and a track record of driving talent outcomes through technology innovation and automation.

Experience managing high-risk, high-cost full lifecycle projects.

Previous experience working with business stakeholders in a cross-functional matrix environment.

Experience contributing to high-impact HR function that drives successful business outcomes.

Proven track record in creating collaborative and influential partnerships with HR Strategic Partners and stakeholders to create alignment between business strategy, goals, behaviors, and culture to drive performance.

Experience in a growth organization where ambiguity, quick decision-making and change agility skills are an everyday occurrence.

Proficient experience in business productivity tools (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint).

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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