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Instructional Design Associate

Job Description

The Instructional Designer is responsible for designing and developing effective and engaging instructional materials for instructor-led, self-directed, virtual classroom, web-based, and/or blended learning platforms. The Instructional Designer will be tasked with performing needs analysis, research, and curriculum design work consistent with sound instructional design principles with minimal supervision. The Instructional Designer must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and meet aggressive deadlines.

Technical Skills

  • Required:  Strong proficiency in MS Office suite and the use of collaborative workspaces such as Central Desktop, SharePoint, Dropbox and the like.
  • Required:  Familiarity designing solutions for  Adobe Connect or similar web-conferencing/virtual classroom platforms; experience with designing and developing learning solutions using rapid eLearning tools such as Captivate, Articulate, Adobe Presenter
  • Helpful: HTML, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of common e-Learning development software—Adobe Connect, Articulate, HTML, Flash, Camtasia, Captivate, Adobe Presenter, other  authoring tools, web conferencing software, etc.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to support instructional design
  • Ability to analyze source content and extract relevant information for instructional purposes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and Subject Matter Experts
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, adult learning principles, human behavior and performance, methods for curriculum and training design, and the measurement of training effectiveness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with a solid knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Knowledge and practical application of Gagne’s Conditions of Learning/Nine Events of Instruction, Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivation, Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation, and Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills
  • Highly effective time and project management skills  with the ability to organize, prioritize, coordinate, and implement multiple projects
  • Ability to identify problems, risks, and issues; mediate and develop solutions; and implement a course of action
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Tasks

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external team members to conduct needs analyses that identify and document knowledge and performance gaps
  • Analyze client source content, target audience demographics, job tasks, and learner environment to identify learning objectives and appropriate instructional strategies
  • Make training recommendations consistent with established development time frames.
  • Create design documents to specify performance or behavioral objectives, sequencing of instruction, course content, source materials, and instructional strategies based on needs analysis and target audience
  • Utilize a broad range of interactive, creative and intuitive instructional methods, including but not limited to simulations, games, hands-on activities, interactive case studies, role-plays, and assessments
  • Design and develop learning materials—Facilitator Guides, Participant Guides, PowerPoint presentations, Quick Reference Guides, Job Aids, and Audio/Video scripts
  • Design and develop e-Learning Storyboards to precisely communicate instructional strategies to web development team members
  • Analyze input from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create and modify instructional materials
  • Organize, perform, and oversee Quality Assurance of final materials to ensure concepts are properly developed by graphic designers and programmers
  • Provide clients with support materials to guide rollout of training programs—Train-the-Trainer, etc.
  • Develop questionnaires and procedures to determine if objectives are being met
  • Explore latest e-Learning methodologies, technologies, and trends

Experience

  • 2-5 years producing high quality instructional materials in deadline oriented environment.
  • Work samples as well as references from past employers will be required.

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or equivalent work experience.  Master’s degree preferred.

Compensation

Hourly wage negotiable based on experience.

Contact

Submit your application below, or send resume (and links to work samples) to HR@mahernet.com.  Note: Please indicate if you are formally set up as a business (LLC, Sole Proprietor, etc.).

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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