Senior Instructional Designer


: $53,110.00 - $81,470.00 /year *

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Success Profile for Senior Instructional DesignerAre you ready to work for the leader in the facilitation industry?Leadership Strategies - The Facilitation Company ( is an Atlanta-based organization that has rapidly become the national leader in facilitation.We are the number one provider of facilitation training in the country with over 25,000 people trained in our flagship course, The Effective Facilitator. We also are the leading provider of professional facilitatorsexperts who lead executive groups through strategic planning, brainstorming, issue resolution, team building, and other critical sessions. We are looking for a professional Senior Instructional Designer based here in Atlanta to support our Product Team in the design and development of learning experiences.OverviewThe ideal candidate will be an experience Senior Instructional Designer with over five year of experience designing ILT, eLearning, video, social media, and mobile training solutions and be adept at using technology in design. The successful candidates must possess a talent for creating concise, audience-targeted instructional development. You will be responsible for developing original material as well as contributing to the work of others across a variety of instructional mediums. Position requirements include project management, content management, and writing skills. Knowledge of adult learning theory, and instructional systems design is required. The position also requires experience using a variety of online learning development tools.Note: There is a specific application process as defined at the end of this job description.Core CompetenciesOur Senior Instructional Designer will have a proven history of displaying certain clearly defined core competencies.We are assuming that all candidates qualified for this position will be skilled in the basics of an excellent work ethic, organized time management skills, and doing whats necessary to complete tasks on deadline. However, after these minimums are met, the skills on which we will base this selection can be categorized into the following key areas.1.Our Senior Instructional Designer will both be a big thinker and will have demonstrated the ability to follow through and get initiatives implemented. He/she will have strong analytic skills with an eye for quality and detail. The Senior Instructional Designer will take a whole company focus and will respond and relate well to the others in the organization.The Senior Instructional Designer will be innovative and have a track record of creating new ideas and achieving targeted results from implementing them. 2.Our Senior Instructional Designer will be expected to be a collaborator and to value seeking and gaining the insights from others as part of the decision-making process. 3.The successful candidate will have exceptionally high levels of self-awareness and transparency.The candidate will have had experiences in which he or she improved through guidance from others.The Senior Instructional Designer will be open to challenge, easy to develop, and responsive to coaching. 4.Our Senior Instructional Designer will set an example for serving internal and external clients with respect and the highest level of integrity and responsiveness through excellent communication and follow through.Our Senior Instructional Designer will do the homework needed to make sure we are prepared and ready to serve clients at a level beyond their expectations. 5.Finally, the Senior Instructional Designer we hire will have values that are closely aligned with our own.At Leadership Strategies we cherish the culture and work environment that we have created and we invite to join us only those who demonstrate high levels of personal responsibility, integrity, continuous improvement, customer needs focus, teamwork, ownership thinking and collaboration. In our organization the end does not justify the means and we expect people to hold themselves to high moral standards of trustworthiness, loyalty and honesty, both personally and professionally.RequirementsRequirements for our Senior Instructional Designer position include the following:1.Proven experience designing, and developing learning deliverables for blended, virtual, self-paced, and in-class delivery including use of eLearning authoring software, virtual classroom, learning management systems, mobile, and video2.Ability to create job aids, user guides, instructor guides, and other course materials that are easy to read and understand, accurate and up-to-date, and correctly formatted using a style guide3.Consistently seeks to improve learning materials through innovation, advancements in learning technologies, and other opportunities for improvement4.Knowledge of adult learning theory, social media, and instructional systems design5.Proven experience in project management and content management6.Comfortable incorporating social media into design plan7.Experience with graphic design for learning (documentation, presentations, guides, self-paced modules, etc.) and graphic learning software8.Proficient in creating assessments to measure learning9.Proven ability to write and proof-read10.Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate with members of a high-performing team11.Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with aggressive schedulesResponsibilitiesAs our Senior Instructional Designer, you will be responsible for the following:1.Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer2.Work with subject matter experts and identify target audiences training needs3.Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods4.State instructional end goals and create content that matches them5.Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface, and the finished product6.Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process7.Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)8.Decide on the criteria used to judge learners performance and develop assessment instruments9.Review and modernize existing course methodologies and materials10.Maintain project documentation and course folders11.Other: Provide support in other areas as assignedCompensationAll positions at Leadership Strategies have a base salary and incentives for high performance. With salary and incentives, the successful candidate can expect $80-84K the first year.Application Process: Required Cover LetterWe have a specific application process to give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. To apply for one of these positions:You must send a resume and cover letter which responds to the following questions to Letter Requirements for Senior Instructional DesignerRelevant experienceoA minimum of 5 blended learning instructional design assignments Describe your experience citing adequate detail to demonstrate that you meet each requirement (e.g., month-year, what you did, results achieved). Bullet points are sufficient.Analytic skillsoStrong analytical skills with an eye for quality and detail. Describe an instructional design assignment in which you had to produce a detailed, high-quality work product.What was the product? What about the assignment makes it an excellent example of your analytical skills and eye for quality and detail?We recognize that we are asking you to give considerable information about your suitability for this position.While we want to give you an opportunity to fully highlight your skills, at the same time we want to make sure the person we hire understands our needs and that the business relationship with our firm is truly a win-win.Send cover letter and resume to ...@leadstrat.comNOTE: If you send us a standard cover letter that describes your skills without responding to our specific questions above, we will likely assume that this position is not suitable for you. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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