Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

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Senior instructional designer provides leadership and direction on instructional design models, adult learning theories, training needs analysis, training effectiveness metrics, and data analysis.

Senior Instructional Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Instructional Design/Development ~55% of time
You will use your experience in contemporary methods of adult learning theory, social and mobile learning, and curriculum design to build and improve e-learning, instructor-led, and blended approach education
Coordinate instructional design projects from inception to completion
Applies knowledge of instructional design theory to design course content, working with subject matter experts, management, trainers/facilitators, e-Learning specialists, At this level, creates new training programs from scratch, with some manager guidance
Applies knowledge of adult learning theory to identify appropriate training media and methodologies based on audience learning styles, course content, audience location, point within the learning process, Designing is created for traditional classroom, online classroom, self-paced online modules or a blend of approaches
Apply all aspects of instructional design principles
Maintain Project Log by adding, updating, and completing all entries that pertain to documentation assignments requiring Instructional Design or eLearning
Partner with Quality and Operations to monitor completion, comprehension, and retention of the content deployed to identify content effectiveness, continuous improvement opportunities and lessons learned
Utilize advanced instructional models and adult learning methods to design learning experienced that promote practice, retention, and application of new skills and knowledge
Write concise, creative and effective instruction

Senior Instructional Designer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Instructional Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASTD, ATD, CPLP, CTT, MBTI, AALAS, CPTD, II, IAT, SHRM

Education for Senior Instructional Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior instructional designer 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, Educational Technology, Technology, Communications, Teaching, Performance, Faculty, Communication

Skills for Senior Instructional Designer

Desired skills for senior instructional designer include:

Adult learning theory
Camtasia
Learning theories and instructional design models
Learning management systems
Photoshop
Of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning
Real estate franchising and brokerage
Adobe Captivate
Instructional design
Instructional design principles

Desired experience for senior instructional designer includes:

Experience creating and evaluating materials in all delivery formats is a must
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple, complex projects
Bachelor's degree in related fields or combination of equivalent related experiences
Minimum of 5+ years related work experience with design experience in eLearning, synchronous/asynchronous learning, and instructor lead
Strong consideration given for skills in print/layout design (desktop publishing tools and visual/graphic layout)
User experience with Apple products

Senior Instructional Designer Examples

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Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior instructional designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior instructional designer
  • Lead needs analysis and requirements gathering sessions using business and HR acumen and Design Thinking principles
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and evolving expectations of learners
  • Manage the end-to-end design, development and implementation of continuous learning solutions for multiple complex learning projects
  • Identify measures of success through project management of costs, work efforts, timelines, forecasting, and deliverables
  • Make recommendations regarding Build-or-Buy decision, curate and repurpose content as appropriate
  • Create interactive, engaging, scalable sessions that incorporate facilitator guides, PowerPoint presentations, job aids, using rapid prototyping, SAM, ADDIE, and agile development approaches
  • Apply adult learning methodologies and best practices to author synchronous learning (face-to-face and virtual classroom) as required for product and services training
  • Work directly with faculty to define educational needs, design course
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, engineering, and other sources to review and interpret all aspects of product and business processes to create and implement training strategies and content for internal and external Customers
  • Bring your expertise to bear while leading the efforts of documenting cross-functional business processes, then working collaborative with the process owners to improve them
Qualifications for senior instructional designer
  • 3-5 years' experience creating virtual and face-to-face training
  • 1+ year training experience in virtual work environment preferred
  • Content knowledge in or experience working with experts in assurance, tax or consulting (preferred)
  • Experience in the analysis, design, development, deployment and evaluation of distance learning materials using Internet technologies
  • Familiarity with university-level curricula and traditional instructional methods and goals
  • Revise and rewrite existing content to shape it for Customer learning
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Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior instructional designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior instructional designer
  • Interact with instructors to build course content and maintain quality control of course materials, technologies, and best practices
  • Polish input provided by instructors or product specialists to ensure that it fits with established courseware
  • Conduct research and make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, technologies, and multimedia hardware/software
  • Provide knowledge and application of emerging technologies and associated software in teaching/learning processes
  • These basic functions will be for both internal and external Customers of the training department
  • Maintain continued professional development and seek out opportunities to grow professionally
  • Create engaging and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of knowledge
  • Assess usage and report achievement attained through the LMS system currently in place
  • Develop Management - Leadership Storyline Communications modules
  • Create original training content and learning objections
Qualifications for senior instructional designer
  • Proficiency with Multimedia/web development (Images, Audio, Video, animation, ) using Adobe eLearning or Creative Suite
  • Expertise in MS Office and on line training development tools (flash, html 5)
  • Knowledge of regulatory, economic or professional practice environment
  • Have a proven track record in understanding and executing adult learning methods and technology experience in measuring training effectiveness
  • Outstanding communicator an individual who possesses superior written/verbal communication skills, the ability to present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner
  • 5+ years of experience as an Instructional Designer developing technical content for operations mastery
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Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior instructional designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior instructional designer
  • Other duties can include documentation writing and training delivery
  • Create solutions that are engaging, creative, and interactive and offer high quality visual design (interactions, animations, visual aspects, flow that appeals to learners)
  • Act as a content curator
  • Researches, selects, and modifies existing training curriculum, content, materials, job aids, to ensure content aligns with customer experience strategies and our Common Purpose and Quality Standards
  • Consults with managers and various team members to develop individual customer-centric training program goals, program objectives, and module objectives
  • Provide high-quality interactive training documents and eLearnings using blended learning approach
  • Collaborate with assigned L&D Staff, Manager(s) and/or Director(s) to create quality training documents and or Web-Based Training (WBT) for initiatives as requested
  • Attend conference calls and/or meetings as needed on projects requiring documentation support or eLearning
  • Co-facilitate “train the trainer” conference calls and/or sessions with L&D staff on new training documentation when ready for hand off and/or implementation
  • Assist other L&D Staff with creation of blended learning training and supplemental eLearning modules to support training material as requested
Qualifications for senior instructional designer
  • 5+ years of experience developing instructional storyboards, and writing instructional content in a technical or life sciences context
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field of instructional design or technology preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Minimum of three years of instructional design experience
  • Knowledge of learning and development policies, programs, and processes
  • Proficiency with multimedia design and authoring tools
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Senior Instructional Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior instructional designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior instructional designer
  • Perform other duties and accept responsibility as assigned
  • Position interfaces with internal employees across all markets, and all levels of management and external business partners
  • Assess key stakeholder needs, analyze and evaluate business impacts and interdependencies, and determine appropriate solutions as a learning professional would
  • Serve multiple stakeholders at all levels, prioritize requests and negotiate deadlines
  • Develop online tutorials, instructor-led training materials, and post-training support aids – selecting the most effective format to meet targeted learning and performance objectives
  • Design, publish and manage web-based online content
  • Ensure content accuracy and appropriateness, and meet quality standards and expectations with a keen eye for detail
  • Conduct ongoing management and maintenance of all courseware
  • Maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships, and develop alliances with exemplary performers and content experts
  • Be flexible and adapt quickly and easily to changing requirements and needs as the Cadreon service delivery model continues to evolve
Qualifications for senior instructional designer
  • BA/BS degree with a concentration in Adult Education or Instructional Design
  • Knowledge of alternative learning strategies, technologies, and methodologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field of instructional design and technology preferred
  • Proven knowledge of Instructional Design theory, iterative development processes, and evaluation methods
  • Educational Theory (Comprehensive educational theory with concentration in adult learning methods.)
  • Instructional Design (All levels of instructional system design at a proficient level.)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior instructional designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior instructional designer
  • Work independently, cross-functionally, and within teams
  • Conduct occasional classroom instruction locally and in remote locations, and assist with logistics coordination
  • Collaborates with stakeholders (including clients, internal business owners, SMEs and end users) to identify the most effective method for delivering technical training content
  • Collaborates with end users to define and identify business procedures and establish course content
  • Reviews and interprets technical documentation and existing course materials for the purpose of developing instructional materials
  • Translates learning outcomes into appropriate learning activities and assessments
  • Designs and develops innovative approaches to delivering learning content
  • Acts independently to determine training approach for assigned CSG solutions
  • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for developing training
  • Works independently on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines
Qualifications for senior instructional designer
  • Expertise in adult learning and all aspects of instructional design for various formats, including instructor-led, elearning, mobile, and various types of performance support
  • SCORM 1.2 and AICC design and development standards
  • LMS course integration
  • Adobe Captivate (and/or similar e-learning development tools)
  • Adobe Fireworks (and/or similar graphic design tools)
  • HTML(basic level page editing)

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