Instructional Designer

Position Overview: The Instructional Designer will play an important content developer and instructional design consultant role on a Learning Management System (LMS) Administrative team for a new LMS at Parents as Teachers. Additionally, The Instructional Designer will work with the LMS Administrator, organizational training content developers and Subject Matter Experts to create online e-learning modules, live web-based training sessions, instructor-led training and supporting materials following an instructional design process. The Instructional Designer will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to communicate and educate Parents as Teacher’s clients, employees, members, customers, and other stakeholders.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define objectives for a course and/or curriculum.

  • Outline the concept for a course or curriculum, defining (needs for) the course medium, content delivery, assessments, accompanying materials, and complementary learning approaches.

  • Quickly synthesize and edit course content based on input from subject matter experts, written material, previous training courses, interviews, etc.

  • Use PowerPoint to draft screen layouts storyboards, graphics and interactions appropriate to the content.

  • Edit the audio script for each course and work with subject matter expert and voice talent to ensure proper pronunciation and style.

  • Design quizzes and meaningful course interactions to increase learning and retention.

  • Work with the Instructional designers and developers, voiceover talent, video production, and graphics sources to produce draft and final versions of each course.

  • Occasionally assist in production (graphics placement, animations, audio importing & editing)

  • Work with subject matter experts and course sponsors to collect feedback and integrate it into the next course draft.

  • Proof course at multiple stages of development and make or document required changes.

  • Work with client personnel via email, phone, and in person to collect information needed to complete course development.

  • Participate in team brainstorming and strategy meetings to help define goals and direction.

  • Keep up to date on learning tools, trends, and ideas.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in instructional technology, education, instructional design, or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in instructional technology, teaching and learning with technology, or a directly related field required.

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Information Technology or Digital/Multimedia with five (5) years’ experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered

  • Formal training in instructional design and/or adult learning

  • Experience developing and conducting instructor-led training, either live or via webcast

  • Knowledge of HTML 5.0/5.2

Other Abilities:

  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

  • Innovative - Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.

  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.

  • Creative - Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.

  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of three references, and salary requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.