Instructional Design Job Description

Instructional Design Job Description

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Instructional design provides instructional Design expertise, feedback, and guidance for SME/business partners to build learning solutions with Instructional Design and Adult Learning Principles.

Instructional Design Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective instructional design job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included instructional design job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Designs learning solutions to an individual contributor and first level management audience to engage the learner, encourage participation, and produce desired outcomes
Participates in the creation of instructional and delivery methods using various learning solutions and technologies using the ADDIE Model
Contributes to a constructive learning environment with advance preparation, constructive feedback, sound adult learning methodology and rapid response to learner needs
Consults with stakeholders to assess learning and training needs, identify gaps and determine appropriate learning strategy
Measures the effectiveness and efficiency of solutions and monitor their ongoing impact
Establishes and maintains standards for content design, development, and delivery
Use a variety of educational media and a systematic instructional design methodology to design and develop sophisticated, complex and/or enterprise-wide, state-of-the-art training tools and programs
Conduct performance analysis to determine the expectations and gaps for the intended audiences
Consult with clients to develop complex, learning strategies to improve performance
Select appropriate learning activities and methods to achieve objectives, and builds those activities into a meaningful sequence

Instructional Design Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Instructional Design

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMI, OLC, QM, HBDI, OWL, DRAW, CMS, DACUM, BCC, ICF

Education for Instructional Design

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the instructional design job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Education, Instructional Technology, Management, Teaching, Faculty, Technology, Communication, Educational Technology, Technical

Skills for Instructional Design

Desired skills for instructional design include:

Learning theories and instructional design models
Adult learning principles
Program evaluation to assess outcomes and develop improvement plans
Instructional design theory
Measurement and evaluation methods
Adult learning principles and concepts

Desired experience for instructional design includes:

General familiarity with learning content and delivery solutions
Good design and delivery skills including virtual and classroom facilitation
Create assessment strategies to measure effectiveness
Advise learning community on the use and application’s and provide curriculum innovation
Use existing content development applications and web technologies
Must have excellent communication/presentation skills and be able to communicate complex information to stakeholders

Instructional Design Examples


Instructional Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of instructional design. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for instructional design
  • Simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects
  • Communicate regularly with clients to manage the rollout of training materials
  • Incorporate feedback gathered from participants and other relevant audiences to improve training, processes and products
  • Develop and conduct follow-up assessments to determine the effectiveness of training programs
  • Prepares facilitators with support materials for delivery of learning experiences
  • Work collaboratively with your team, stakeholders and subject matter experts to facilitate the design of learning experiences that are innovative, engaging and challenging
  • Develop innovative and engaging collateral to support and enable capability uplift of the learner, elearning, eBooks, storyboards, PowerPoints, leaders' guides
  • Support stakeholders with implementation of learning via user acceptance testing, socialisation of initiatives and train-the-trainer
  • Management of projects and stakeholders, ensuring learning is developed to time and cost, and implemented with maximum uptake
  • Maintain legislative, regulatory and industry knowledge, ensuring relevant changes are reflected in learning materials, related training, policies and procedures
Qualifications for instructional design
  • A minimum of 2 years developing training
  • Technical expertise in authoring tools and multiple instructional design platforms
  • Proven track record leading a project building project plans
  • Selects appropriate media for delivery (instructor-led, e-learning, virtual, blended, OJL, ) to ensure that needs are dealt with in an effective and efficient manner
  • 4-6 years of related experience as an Instructional Designer
  • Team player with the ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast paced environment

Instructional Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an instructional design. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instructional design
  • Contribute to and apply a documented maintenance and enhancement framework, leveraging systems and mechanisms to ensure strong focus on continuous improvement, achievement of business goals and validity of learning content
  • List the IT/software skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • Assist in converting training materials into interactive e-Learning tools comprised of text, video, and other multimedia elements
  • Gather knowledge from subject matter experts and other available resources
  • Support the testing and adjusting of the training materials to correct any technical problems
  • Assist in the marketing and promulgation of training materials
  • Provide inputs to communication and outreach efforts
  • Leading a staff of instructional designers to design training curriculum to meet project activities and deadlines on training projects
  • Lead and develop a team of Instructional Designers, including some who report remotely
  • Be responsible for the full design cycle and maintenance of TRMS training programs
Qualifications for instructional design
  • Experience in Instructional design and course development for a range of modes
  • A passion for student success and challenging the status quo in higher education
  • Understanding of course design process (ADDIE model)
  • Experience with video and/or audio editing preferred
  • Manage the learning project from initiation to closure
  • Evaluate the success of training programs in terms of learning outcomes, performance change and business impact

Instructional Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an instructional design. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instructional design
  • Align instruction to a strategic performance improvement program for the contact center network
  • Co-own success of our strategy for object-oriented sharing to allow reuse of materials
  • Drive initiatives to make online learning engaging and efficient
  • Contribute to and own the successful implementation of processes and systems to ensure trainees have achieved performance-based objectives
  • Overall responsibility for curriculum design, publication and course maintenance of all instructor-led, self-study and online training for Conifer Health Solutions
  • Balance completion of personal design projects with managing team workload to optimize results
  • Build capacity of Instructional Design/LMS team to create interactive, engaging learning events
  • Collaborate with various teams
  • Conducts needs assessments to ensure all development materials are focused on addressing customer needs and closing business performance gaps
  • Designs and builds program and course assessments aligned with defined business needs to measure effectiveness of materials and delivery strategy
Qualifications for instructional design
  • Demonstrated experience developing high quality online solutions, centred in creative and innovative design, eBooks, gamification
  • Previous supervisory and people management experience is required
  • Manage the learning projects from initiation to closure
  • Proven ability to work in a project team in a collaborative manner with other graduate assistants, instructional designers, and faculty members
  • Previous instructional design/development experience required
  • Experience with developing courses in Blackboard, using Dreamweaver and/or using a SCORM based learning management system desirable, but not required

Instructional Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an instructional design. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional design
  • Collaborates with team members to review works-in-progress to ensure sound instructional design practices and expand professional knowledge and understanding through peer review and discussion
  • Possesses a high level of customer service skills in delivery of program design and alignment to curriculum specific standards
  • Skillfully perform needs and task analysis to create targeted, performance-based training
  • Flex your skills to create instructor-led, virtual classroom, or training in other modalities as needed
  • Create assessments and evaluations to measure the effectiveness of learning interventions using key performance metrics
  • Follow a modular, standardized process to create learner-centered, performance-based training that is flexible, adaptable, and scales gracefully
  • Effectively communicate training strategies to senior-level leaders
  • Build and maintain relationships with global stakeholders including business and operations teams
  • Designs & develops training materials (agendas, scenarios)
  • Openly and respectfully engage in all discussions relating to training issues
Qualifications for instructional design
  • Fast learner, eager collaborator
  • A minimum of 7 years’ work experience in developing, deploying and measuring blended learning solutions
  • Certifications in instructional design, curriculum development, performance improvement, project management, and content-specific certifications as appropriate
  • Being intuitive and having ability to "read" people are very helpful as is ability to produce attractive visuals either in preparation for training programs or "live" during organization development activity preferred
  • Working knowledge of data collection, analysis and statistical techniques preferred
  • Bachelor level degree in Instructional Design or an alternate Bachelor level degree with substantial course work related to adult education, design and development of learning material and multi-media communication

Instructional Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of instructional design. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instructional design
  • Conducting needs analysis with business stakeholders and subject matter experts to define instructional objectives, business outcomes, and overall requirements of Learning Solutions
  • Design and develop learning programs using a variety of solutions, such as e-learning, instructor led training, job aids, and performance support resources
  • Lead the development of high profile learning programs designed for a variety of audiences
  • Partner with instructional designers, L&D specialists, business stakeholders and SME’s in the creation of custom training curriculum
  • Manage a team of varied positions (instructional designers, project managers, and others), in all day-to-day course development tasks to ensure the timely delivery and consistent format, style and quality
  • Work with interactive design team on media components
  • Provide resource planning and overall project management of assigned team resources and projects
  • Provide guidance regarding development standards to team members
  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports and assist staff in creation of development plans
  • Partner with school and college leadership in delivering on their strategy through college roadmaps, department capacity, and organizational goals
Qualifications for instructional design
  • Instructional Design experience in a technology based industry and workplace environment is preferred
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external groups for effective problem resolution and change management
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree required with preferred coursework in instructional systems, instructional design, adult learning theory, training and development, or performance technology
  • Formal certification in Instructional Design or ISD, or related skills highly preferred
  • Applicants must be willing and able to travel as needed (estimated 10% travel) for learning program oversight to conferences
  • Hands-on experience working with content authoring

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