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Athene Learning & Development Manager in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


The Learning & Development Manager will play a critical role in the day-to-day learning and development (L&D) activities and programs across the company. The Manager will work to bolster employee learning capabilities and create and monitor sustainable learning methodologies. The role encompasses organizational development coordination, design, delivery, consultation, and coaching.


  • Establish strong partnerships across the business to continuously remain aligned with learning and development needs and support

  • Manage creation, communication, and implementation of learning and development related initiatives across the organization

  • Design and deliver learning tools, e-learning courses, workshops, and other learning sessions

  • Evaluate learning programs, create, and manage data to demonstrate success

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Five plus years’ experience as an OD or L&D Professional

  • Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions

  • Strong research, communication, project management and organizational skills

  • Confident and effective presentation skills to all levels in the organization in-person and virtually

  • Proven ability to pinpoint, analyze and assess data to tell the OD story and drive decisions for future learning and development needs within the organization

  • Must be able to work effectively independently as well as collaborate with teams

  • Ability to create trust and collaborate with stakeholders in a fast paced ever changing environment

  • Experience infusing DEI into learning programs

  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms and practices

  • Excellent influential and negotiation skills

  • Graphic design experience

  • Proficient in MS Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS)

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

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