Instructional Design Consultant

Corporate Chicago, Illinois


Geneva Trading is searching for an experienced Instructional Design Consultant for a 12-month contract. The consultant will work closely with the Director of Learning & Development to complete several learning projects in support of trader education, technology learning, leadership development, and performance management. Additionally, this role will support the launch and administration of the Learning Management System (LMS). 


This role will manage learning projects from start to finish and work with executive-level leaders to identify needs and define scope. You will collaborate with technical subject-matter experts in the design of multi-week learning programs and the creation of curriculum. You will produce high-quality, polished training decks, handbooks, and instructional videos. You will coordinate, schedule, and deliver high-impact training classes and facilitate engaging live workshops. Finally, you will hand-off all learning projects to the business, along with instructions and recommendations for the continuation and growth of learning programs.



What you’ll Do

  • Work with HR, leaders, and Subject Matter Experts to identify a target audience's training needs, then design and implement learning project plans
  • Design and develop multi-week training programs and individual courses with instructional end goals and learning objectives that guide content creation and activities that enhance the learning experience
  • Develop modes of assessment such as tests or quizzes to measure the effectiveness of the course and show ROI
  • Research L&D vendors and technology and source external content and tools for learning programs
  • Schedule and deliver live in-person, virtual, and hybrid training sessions
  • Support the HR team in launching and implementing the Learning Management System (LMS); Create and implement LMS process and procedures; Upload, organize, assign, and track courses in the LMS
  • Create recommendations and hand-off plans for all learning projects; create and document processes and procedures for that will ensure smooth continuation of all ongoing learning programs.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Learning & Development function and the HR department; all other duties as assigned.



What you Need

  • 5+ years of Instructional Design experience required
  • 3+ years of instructor-led and virtual training facilitation experience required
  • 2+ Consulting or contracting experience required
  • Experience with Confluence, SharePoint, or Paycom LMS preferred
  • Experience in trading or financial services industry preferred
  • Strong project management skills and experience working with technical SMEs and executive-level stakeholders
  • Advanced skills in written and verbal communication, document design, and audio/video recording, production, and editing
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and e-learning course development software (such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, Lectora), audio/video editing software, and Learning Management Systems



Who we Are


Geneva Trading LLC is a global principal trading firm founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and Dublin. Our dedication to the improvement and optimization of our best-in-class proprietary technology allows our firm to compete on all levels in the global trading industry. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture of integrity, trust, passion, and dedication to personal excellence. Our flat organizational structure and casual environment attracts individuals with the drive to innovate and has led to our consistent success. 

 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.