Regulatory Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) (Any FINRA Location)

  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) - Rockville, MD
  • Remote
  • Sep 01, 2022
Full time Finance

Job Description

The Associate Principal Regulatory Training Specialist is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering learning solutions to FINRA Enforcement staff. This position will have advanced technical skills in the area of adult learning. This position will also work with peer training specialists on the Enforcement Training Team in ensuring the department is delivering high-quality learning solutions that support FINRA’s mission of protecting investors and safeguarding market integrity in a manner that facilitates vibrant capital markets.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead new hire onboarding and junior staff development programs, to include researching, designing, implementing, and assessing the programs. Incorporate mentoring/coaching components and teambuilding strategies.

  • Design and deliver learning solutions, especially in support of software/applications, in accordance with adult-learning principles, as identified through Enforcement programs, roadmaps, and priorities.
  • Apply proficiency in multiple delivery methodologies (synchronous in-classroom and virtual and asynchronous).
  • Design and deliver learning solutions to support important training initiatives requiring substantial business knowledge, including the Enforcement Digital Transformation, by partnering with Enforcement and FINRA subject matter experts and technology partners.
  • Manage courses to further the established curriculum, as required and directed, ensuring it meets the current needs of FINRA Enforcement staff.
  • Provide guidance on the strategic direction for curriculum design to manager, ensuring learning objectives and delivery methods are appropriate for the topics and audience.
  • Ensure high level of quality of delivered solutions by evaluating against industry best practices and internal quality standards.
  • Create high-quality elearning and live, instructor-led training, supported by thorough training needs assessments, instructional design plans, elearning storyboards, instructor/facilitator guides, presentation materials (PPTs), job aids, user guides, assessments/surveys, WalkMe solutions, etc.

Other Responsibilities:

  • The Associate Principal Regulatory Training Specialist will need to work with minimal direct supervision and must be able to balance competing needs for time and resources.
  • Ability to communicate and interact at both senior and junior levels of the organization is critical. Ideal candidate will embrace the opportunity to think creatively about training solutions.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree, or higher, in a business field such as accounting, finance, training, instructional design, education, organizational development, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related training industry experience in positions of increasing responsibilities is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of FINRA or financial industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience leading onboarding, junior staff development, and/or mentoring programs strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and associated office automation tools such as MS Office 365 is essential.
  • Competence using eLearning development tools (Articulate Storyline 360 and suite, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia and SnagIt, etc.) is required.
  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen organizational skills, ability to work quickly on multiple time-sensitive matters, and must function effectively in a team environment and work with others to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in training learners on PowerBI is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will also have experience designing and implementing WalkMe performance support solutions.
  • Applicant must be willing to work on acquiring skills currently lacking such as instructional design or securities industry knowledge.
  • Knowledge of securities industry rules, regulations, and guidelines and/or directly related securities industry experience is desirable.

Compensation Range for Colorado locations

Annual Salary: $72,400.00 - $129,600.00


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