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Greater Peoria, IL

TDM Business Partner Sr Associate- Remote Eligible



Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

Talent Development & Management strives to advance a culture of continuous, self -directed development where high quality, relevant learning opportunities are available where you need it and when you need it. We develop core competencies in our people that are essential to being a First-

Choice Advisor. Our Business Partner teams are key strategic partners with the business areas they support.

The TDM Business Partner Senior Associate (senior associate) will support the identification and development of learning and performance-related business initiatives. This includes working closely with the TDM Business Partner Manager, key stakeholders and subject matter experts in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the business’ talent development plan. Primary responsibilities include conducting needs assessments, designing learning curriculums, and working with subject matter experts to develop content - all of which include education, experiences, exposure and environment.

The senior associate will also work on special projects related to the Business Partner’s learning strategy as well as firm initiatives that support the firm, talent, and TDM strategies.

This position will work closely with the broader TDM team to ensure one firm needs are addressed (consistency across Business Partners, as appropriate), as well as leveraging instructional design and technological solutions. Coordination with various departments and other resources within the organization is required.

Essential Duties:

  • Gathers data and conducts initial analysis on data to offer insights or recommendations on solution effectiveness or other decisions. Provides critical leverage in advising, developing, planning, executing, and evaluating the practice and program curriculum to support the Firm, business partner, talent, and learning strategies.
  • Serving as a learning advisor to leaders, subject matter experts, curriculum owners, and developers to uncover and define learning needs and design appropriate learning and development solutions that address the needs of the business.
  • Leading project teams.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to support the overall success of the learning and development plans.
  • Partnering with a resource manager to plan and coordinate TDM resources and utilization
  • Observing training, reviewing facilitator and program evaluations. Summarizing, providing feedback and offering creative solutions for enhancements, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for creating and executing a project plan including the development of timelines in sufficient detail to meet established deadlines, course goals, and NASBA requirements. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Works closely and collaborates with other TDM senior associates on topics common to all Business Partners and/or TDM as a whole. The TDM senior associate team identifies issues and opportunities for common understanding, recommends and implements best practices, works on TDM projects either as self-identified or assigned by the TDM Leadership team and creates a sense of unity and teamwork within the TDM team as a whole.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


  • Degree in education, instructional design, human resource development, or related area; master's degree; CPA a plus



  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Basic knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Strong skills in these areas:
  • Interpersonal and communication (verbal and written)
  • Problem solving
  • Organizational and time management
  • Project management
  • Ability to respond and be adaptable to changing priorities


  • Intermediate knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Evaluation design and assessment skills
  • Content knowledge in or experience working with experts in assurance, tax or consulting
  • Facilitation/presentation skills



  • 4+ years relevant experience
  • Practical knowledge of learning implementation and employee development
  • Managing projects and stakeholders
  • Client service and issue resolution
  • Compiling and reviewing data to recommend business decisions


  • Experience in instructional design
  • Experience in professional services industry



  • Ability to work with individuals from multiple levels within the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, plan project timelines, and lead projects to completion
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $75,400 - $124,300

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.