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Instructional Designer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision. Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!


Position- Instructional Designer
Location-Toronto
Start date-April 2016
Duration- Long term assignment
Type- Contract
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option. Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- $24.00-26.30 hour

Our client is a leader in the telecommunications industry and they've asked for our help identifying an INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER for a long term contract engagement.

A quickie about the job:
We’re looking for someone who will thrive in a fast-paced environment, where they’ll collaborate with like minded, high energy, young professionals, who are passionate about bringing the Virgin Mobile brand to life. We work hard AND play hard, and we recognize and reward our people by providing growth, training and personal development opportunities. Being at the forefront of delivering excellence, we are always in need of smart people who like to get things done. If you are looking for more than just a place to work and fearlessly embrace challenge and change, this just may be the gig for you.
The Training Design Specialist will be an individual with a 'hands on' approach to all facets of training. This role focuses on designing online content for multiple retail channels as well as supporting the online Learning Management System.

What we’re looking for:
You are passionate about training and look forward to the opportunity to be creative in your craft. You are able to balance sharing the fun of learning as well as its intrinsic rewards while linking training to business requirements and results. The really important stuff…

Key Responsibilities include:
Training Design and LMS Management:
- Design e-learning courses and sales tools for multiple sales channels.
- Design messaging with creativity and clarity, determining the most appropriate training vehicle.
- Convert complex projects into simple and effective collateral.
- Ensure corporate design standards are adhered to.
- Validate course content and update as required.
- Support the Learning Management System (LMS) and associated reporting.

We’ve always got hot stuff going on at Virgin Mobile. We’re looking for a candidate that will pull up their sleeves and dig into anything we throw their way.

The ‘must haves’…
- University degree or College Diploma in Graphic/Web Design, Communications or Business.
- 1-5 Years of graphic design experience for a business, corporation, creative firm, etc.
- Formal education/certification/designation(s) in Training including applied Adult Learning principles is an asset.
- Working knowledge of training, communication applications/tools; (Articulate, LMS platforms/SCORM).
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver.
- Solid MS Office Suite skills in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel.
- Solid Instructional Design skills – ability to synthesise content into simple, fun, on-brand messaging.
- Thorough understanding in the graphic design field of page layout, typography and design theory.
- Highly self motivated, proactive, comfortable multitasking with acute attention to detail. We want to make sure you read everything; be sure your favourite ice cream is included in your cover letter.

Bonus Points:
Bilingual, English/French.

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