Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc.

  • Training Officer

    City, State US-VA-Kilmarnock
    35 School Street
    Human Resources
  • Overview



    Chesapeake Bank -


    Want to work for a solid financial institution that expects 110% from its employees and rewards them accordingly?  We work as a team and have high levels of engagement from our employees.  A primary driver of engagement is job satisfaction.  Contributors to this high level of job satisfaction are the Chesapeake benefits plan from competitive health care options to a generous vacation allotment.  Commitment to community also plays into our job satisfaction.  Chesapeake puts great emphasis on the fact that we are only as strong as the communities we serve.  Therefore, we contribute dollars and hours of service to our local communities.  And, we have fun doing it all!


    Talk to us about a career that makes you want to get up and come to work, have fun and make a difference.





    • Identifies needs, plans, directs & delivers training programs and implements staff development initiatives for all departments, lines of business and Boards of Directors
    • Promotes an environment of continual learning by offering quality training & developmental programs available through internal and external sources, in a variety of formats
    • Maintains a focus on our brand and consistent approach to all training programs that emphasizes our Great Place to Work culture, as well as our Chesapeake Experience initiative








    • Conduct needs analysis and confer with management to determine specific training needs
    • Analyze data, compare to past & current training requirements, and prepare budget to support training expenses
    • Formulate training policies and establish schedules based on identified training needs, new processes, business systems or changes in products, procedures or services
    • Determine appropriate methods of instruction to include individual training, group instruction, self-study classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, role play and computer-based training
    • Organize and develop training manuals, reference library, testing & evaluation procedures, visual aids and other forms of educational materials
    • Develop and deliver training classes at all levels, and is responsible for training designated instructors in effective techniques for staff development utilizing best practices in adult education and focusing on our Chesapeake Experience initiative
    • Maintain records and prepare reports to evaluate and monitor progress of trainees throughout CFS
    • Ensure that all training programs are directly related to corporate goals, strategic plan initiatives and consistent with our Chesapeake Experience culture
    • Research, select and maintain a network of external consultants and trainers to provide custom programs on specific topics
    • Utilize existing internal resources (BVS, BrainShark, WebEx) in flexible formats to meet employee needs as deemed appropriate
    • Recommend, schedule and register officers and employees for external schools and seminars as determined by needs assessments
    • Maintain an active registry of currently held certifications & continuing education requirements completed by CFS employees, and identify and recommend future candidates
    • Maintain an annual training calendar to be able to report to Senior Management as needed.
    • Responsible for the coordination, development and delivery of the following regularly scheduled training programs - New Employee Orientation, Chesapeake Experience, annual Corporate Training Day, CFS Certified program
    • Work with Retail trainers to confirm all annual compliance requirements have been met and ensure that all branch training is consistent with our brand, culture and Chesapeake Experience
    • Work with IT Staff to coordinate and schedule technical training as identified by regular and ongoing needs assessments
    • Encourage performance improvement and continual learning by promoting advanced learning opportunities, and by ensuring that continuing education is incorporated into individual SMART goals
    • Miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as assigned






    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Prior background in the development & implementation of training systems
    • Minimum of two years in design and delivery experience in a training environment using innovative learning methods and practices, financial services industry preferred
    • Active Training Certification preferred, but not required
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Good organizational and technical skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Project Management skills preferred
    • Professionalism, with the ability to connect to officers and staff at all levels of the organization to create an environment of continuous learning


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