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Instructional Design

Instructional Design Specialist

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do – and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people – with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

Spend your day focused on meeting business and learner needs and positively impacting business results. Instructional Designers are responsible for participating in and potentially leading complex projects of varying scope in a highly collaborative project team environment.  Teams align learning solutions to business requirements using adult learning theories, accepted instructional design processes, and L&D ROI methodology. Strong project management, collaboration, and communication skills ensure fast-paced project completion according to requirements and deadlines. Instructional Design authoring tools are used to create learning courses and curriculum that engages learners and drives proficiency and application.  

The Work Itself

  • Execute learning strategies in alignment with objectives that drive business results; ability to identify links between key business issues and assigned learning projects.  
  • Participate in, and at times lead, collaborative project teams to develop and present learning proposals including measured learning consultations, performance gap analysis, training need assessments, L&D ROI objectives, resource requirements, etc. for a variety of lines of business and enterprise efforts.  
  • Develop and execute project plans to meet instructional design deadlines as well as project team deadlines for courses, curriculum, and other L&D efforts. 
  • Write, design, develop, deliver, and evaluate learning content and effective proficiency/application exercises utilizing accepted content development approaches for a variety of audiences and delivery methods including e-Learning, Classroom Instructor led, Virtual Instructor led, video, infographics, job aids, games, etc. 
  • Design learning assessments and surveys to evaluate course effectiveness, learner application, and learning ROI.  
  • Participate in and when appropriate conduct Train the Trainer sessions. 
  • Use a variety of technology and instructional design software to create and deliver learning assets.  
  • Apply technical knowledge to identify trends and solutions for L&D products and services. Learn new software and keep current on emerging technology. 
  • Ensure training assets meet legal and compliance review requirements. Abide by laws and Ally L&D policies related to copyright, permissions, and other related requirements.  

The Skills You Bring

Bachelor’s degree and/or Learning & Development Instructional Design related business experience required. Master’s Degree in Instructional Design preferred. Minimum 3-5+ years of Instructional Design hands-on experience required. 

L&D consulting and project management experience preferred.

  • Ability to provide direction and learning solutions in primary areas of expertise. 
  • Leverage technical expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results. 
  • Contribute to and manage projects within deadlines. 
  • Knowledgeable in adult learning principles, training need assessment, instructional design methodology, learner engagement and proficiency building 
  • Ability to learn various areas of the business, processes, and learner application quick to effectively and efficiently build training that delivers required results/proficiency. 
  • Ability to design and develop learning assets and courses for all delivery methods (Instructor-Led, Virtual Instructor-Led, e-Learning, etc.) utilizing a variety of L&D software and course authoring tools.  
  • High level of consultation, collaboration, and problem resolution skills. 
  • Classroom delivery and classroom management as needed. 

High level of experienced proficiency in: 


  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Articulate 360 (full suite)
  • Adobe PDF Creator (electronic Participant Guides & interactive job aids) 


  • Vyond (animated video creation) 
  • Photoshop (graphic design) 


  • Captivate 
  • Adobe Premier (Video Editing)

How We’ll Have Your Back

Ally‘s compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. Our Total Rewards program includes industry-leading compensation and benefits plus additional incentives that are designed to meet your needs and those of your family so you can get the most out of your career and your life, including:

  • Time Away: 11 paid holidays, 20 paid time off days, and 8 hours of volunteer time off, yearly (paid time off is prorated based on start date) 
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan pay downs and 529 educational save up assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee stock purchase plan, and financial learning center and financial coach access.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including medical, dental and vision, employee, spouse and child life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions, Healthcare FSA, critical illness, accident & hospital indemnity insurance, and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy and fertility assistance as well as paid parental and caregiver leave, Dependent Day Care FSA back-up child and adult/elder care days and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including Mentally Fit Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.
  • Other compensations: depending on the role for which you are considered, you may be eligible for travel allowances, relocation assistance, a signing bonus and/or equity.
  • To view more detailed information about Ally’s Total Rewards, please visit this link: https://www.ally.com/content/dam/pdf/corporate/ally-total-rewards-snapshot.pdf

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on “Doing it Right” and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Base Pay Range: An individual’s position in the range is determined by the scope and responsibilities of the role, work experience, education, certification(s), training, and additional qualifications. We review internal pay, the competitive market, and business environment prior to extending an offer. 

Emerging: 55000

Experienced: 67500

Expert: 80000

Incentive Compensation: This position is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan.