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Instructional Designer | On-Site

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Financial Services company is seeking a talented Instructional Designer! This position in on-site in the Dallas area! Please see below and ideal candidates will have work samples to demonstrate prior experience in this area!

 

This individual will lead, design, and develop multi-media training and instructional materials using new  media and digital tools. Additional responsibilities may include updates and management of existing digital media curriculum. This role will conduct needs analysis to development/deployment of ILT,  e-Learning, and job-aids/reference material.
 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Describe the essential functions for which the Job is accountable. Essential Functions are those which are specific and unique to this position and when removed changes the nature of the job itself.
• Manage the instructional design process from needs analysis through completion
• Collaborate with subject matter experts to analyze learning needs as well as identify any
deficiencies or gaps in knowledge, skills, attitudes, or competencies required to perform job
related tasks effectively
• Create engaging learning activities and compelling curriculum content, lessons, and tasks that
embed technology to enhance content and deeper learning
• Create content that meets clearly defined objectives and competency requirements
• Apply adult learning theory to produce interactive and relevant content
• Develop content outlines, scripts, and detailed storyboards for modules
• Work cross-functionally with the Facilitators to apply a variety of learning techniques to
determine appropriate media for coursework
• Design digital media campaigns aligned with business goals
• Coordinate the creation of digital content
• Create digital supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc) to be implemented by educators, coaches, and trainers
• Produce written content for online courses, modules, and websites
• Project Management- ability to meet deadlines

FUNCTIONAL JOB COMPETENCIES
Job Competencies are an additional component to defining a job that addresses how we do things. Just as every job requires specific job skills and job knowledge that are unique to the job; different jobs require specific job competencies that you must have in order to do the job successfully.
 

Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
 

Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
 

Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can
orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
 

Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.
Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
 

Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in instructional/graphic design or related field preferred, experience in the
mortgage industry highly desirable
• Experience as an Instructional Designer/ Digital media specialist or relevant field
• A portfolio of work and employment references available for review
• Working knowledge of eLearning authoring tools, computer design software and hardware
• Proven working experience in the application of technology in service of curriculum and
instruction
• Experience with visual communication principles
• Ability to work individually with subject matter experts to design and develop appropriate
learning content with minimal supervision
• Attention to detail in producing, writing and proofing all materials to ensure consistency in form,
format, and function
• Experience using Learning Management Systems desirable
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 

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