• Instructional Designer

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    Date Posted
    3 months ago(7/31/2018 6:15 PM)
    Nautilus Insurance Group
    Primary Location
  • Company Details

    We have specialized in providing solutions for Excess and Surplus Lines Commercial Property and Casualty insurance coverage for more than 30 years.

    We have more flexible policy terms and premium rates on a non-admitted basis. Our focus is small to medium Property and Casualty risks on both an admitted and a non-admitted basis.

    Our offerings are distributed through partnerships with appointed wholesale surplus lines producers. Our relationships are defined by mutual success, speed to market, customer-centric focus and an expanded appetite. 

    Coverage placed by Nautilus Insurance Group is provided by Nautilus Insurance Company and Great Divide Insurance Company, both W. R. Berkley Corporation members with A.M. Best (Superior) A+ XV ratings.


    Nautilus Insurance Company

    Nautilus Insurance Company was formed in 1985 and operates as an eligible Surplus Lines insurer in all states except Arizona, where the company is domiciled and serves policyholders as a licensed, admitted insurance carrier. NAIC #17370.

    Great Divide Insurance Company

    Great Divide Insurance Company is domiciled in North Dakota and licensed as an admitted insurer in 49 states and the District of Columbia. In Arizona, Great Divide operates as an eligible Surplus Lines insurer. NAIC #25224.

    Excess and Surplus Market

    The Excess and Surplus Lines industry provides a market for insurance covering hard-to-place, unusual and high risks not typically written by the standard markets.



    This position assists in the day-to-day functions of the Underwriting Audit and Development Department, with the primary areas of responsibility including training materials, conducting new hire on boarding, managing internship program, and Nautilus University



    • Identifies internal underwriting staff training needs (i.e. underwriting philosophy, procedures, technologies) through staff surveys and assessments, review of file audit results and feedback from underwriting management.
    • Designs training modules (including purpose, objectives, content, lesson plans, and evaluation tools) and related training materials. This includes the development of leader and participant guides as well as job aids.  Determines instructional methods appropriate for each topic (i.e. individual training, group instruction, case studies, demonstrations, webinars, teleconferences, eLearning etc.). 
    • Works with subject matter experts to design, develop and implement course training programs.
    • Completes the necessary administrative work for underwriting classes including copy work, collating, room reservations and other support work as assigned.
    • Prepares training schedules for internal staff based on resource availability and participant schedules.
    • Develops and administers testing and evaluation procedures to be used at the beginning or completion of training, communicates findings to underwriting management and assists in the monitoring of underwriter development.
    • Coordinates schedules for corporate, agency, college or summer interns and facilitates orientation for the underwriting portion of the internship.
    • Initiates requests to Underwriting Operations to create or update underwriting philosophies, guidelines or procedures based on training feedback 
    • Provides reports to management on monthly activities performed, employees training status and future training plans.


    • Bachelor's degree preferred OR a minimum of 5years related insurance training experience. 
    • 3 years of adult training in a corporate or college setting is required.  Must have a functional knowledge of instructional design, development and delivery methods.
    • Must have an understanding of commercial property and casualty coverages.  3 years of underwriting experience is preferred.
    • Excess and Surplus lines background is beneficial. 
    • Knowledge of course authoring tools (Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter etc.) is strongly preferred. 


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