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Instructional Designer

Company: Southwest Key Programs
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary::
The Instructional Designer position uses their extensive experience in instructional design, cognitive psychology and adult learning theory to determine the appropriate solution to a knowledge or performance gap. Expertly analyzes content, organizes content, designs solutions, and writes storyboards, scripts, performance support, mobile learning and manuals. Through years of experience knows how to use collaborative tools to facilitate learning. Expertise in working with subject matter experts in a variety of fields in order to develop curriculum for different subjects. #SWHQEssential Functions::

  • Utilize the ADDIE model to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of knowledge
  • Work with subject matter experts and identify target audience's training needs
  • Develop learning objectives and instructional end goals and create content that matches them
  • Develop strategic plan and visual storyboards including instructional graphics and user interface methodologies to convey finished product and develop project plans
  • Expertly conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Discern and apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods
  • Design and develop exercises and activities that enhance the evidence-based learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games, etc.)
  • Devise progressive modes of assessment to measure the effectiveness of the learning
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders to ensure compliance
  • Other duties and projects as requested.Other Functions::
    • Participate in and comply with all meetings, assignments, process improvement, and quality improvement initiatives as assigned by supervisor.
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.Qualifications and Requirements::
      • BS or MA degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar
      • 5 -7 years of experience in instructional design and with instructional technology
      • 3+ years of graphic learning element design
      • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
      • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
      • Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System
      • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard
      • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Understanding of varied learning styles
      • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
      • Proven ability to develop curriculum for large scale learning deployments for remote and classroom settings
        Skills Preferred:
      • Master's degree in educational technology or related field, preferred
      • Knowledge Learning Management Systems
      • Bilingual (Spanish)
      • At least two (2) years' experience in non-profits.Physical Demands::Must be able to read, write, and communicate. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is required to bend, lift, seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hand or hands. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.Work Environment::Ability to work a flexible work schedule is required dependent upon the department, facility or program in which s/he works, and job duties assigned. Work schedules are subject to variation from time to time depending on the needs of the department, facility or program.

Keywords: Southwest Key Programs, Austin , Instructional Designer, Other , Austin, Texas

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