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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

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

Company Summary Statement
As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities — PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy — provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL’s companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.
Overview
Position may be hired at the Instructional Designer level or Senior Instructional Designer level based on the successful candidate’s background, education & experience.

The Instructional Designer is responsible for collaborating with subject matter experts and others to conceptualize, design, and develop highly interactive learning solutions (e-learning, instructor-led training, simulations, webinars, and blended solutions) that target learning objectives and improve performance of PPL employees. These solutions can address skills (mostly technical), compliance, and safety related instruction. The Instructional Designer is experienced with learning principles so they may analyze, design, develop, and evaluate instructional materials and programs.  They must be able to communicate with employees at all levels in the organization, demonstrating a solid understanding of a systematic approach to training (SAT model, ADDIE model, etc.), needs analysis techniques, adult learning theory, and all aspects of effective learning solutions.

Responsibilities
Position may be hired at the Instructional Designer level or Senior Instructional Designer level.  Additional responsibilities may be assigned for higher levels of the role.

  • Uses knowledge of instructional systems design and development of modules to analyze, design, develop, and produce learning solutions using a variety of media including CBT/WBT programming, video and sound production, webinar production, and classroom Designs and develops program content and program flow; writes scripts, develops storyboards to produce multimedia.
  • Uses knowledge of instructional systems design to design interactive lessons in a classroom environment, employing a variety of learning compression techniques (e.g., accelerated learning, participant centered learning, ) to improve the classroom experience.
  • Define requirements, evaluation methods and feedback requirements to produce webinars and computerized testing.
  • E-Learning modules, highly interactive classroom learning modules, suggestions for technology insertion in the classroom.
  • Serves as a consultant to resident instructors and technical experts to help them improve the student experience by employing different approaches to instruction.
  • Researches and makes recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning.
  • Performs tasks to ensure training development projects are completed by established deadlines.
  • Develop media-rich e-Learning modules and simulations using: Articulate 360, Vyond, Photoshop, Adobe Create Suite, Camtasia, Captivate (or other multi-media solutions). Produce webinars using Zoom or other emerging webinar platforms. Assess emerging learning technologies such as classroom apps for use at Where appropriate, develop standards and guidance for tools.
  • Works with PPL’s equivalent of an LMS to create and track courses.
  • All positions in which driving is an essential function of the job, regardless if the job code is marked safety sensitive or not, will also be included as safety sensitive.
  • May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.
  • The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Qualifications
Position may be hired at the Instructional Designer level or Senior Instructional Designer level based on the successful candidate’s background, education & experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or, in lieu of degree, 3 to 5 years’ experience in instructional design and course development will be considered.
  • 2 years of experience in instructional design and course development
  • Knowledge of the adult and online learning principles
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Flexible with technology and can learn new software and systems quickly and be adaptable to new methods
  • Self-starter, innovative and creative, excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of programming e-learning with one or more e-learning programming tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in instructional design, education, technology, or related field
  • Experience with a CBT/WBT tool and an LMS
  • A multimedia and e-learning portfolio

Senior level Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience with a Master Degree ininstructional design or related field.
  • Experience in instructional design and course development
  • Knowledge of the adult and online learning principles.
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Flexible with technology and can learn new software and systems quickly and be adaptable to new methods
  • Self-starter, innovative and creative, excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Significant knowledge of programming e-learning with one or more e-learning programming tools

Senior level Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in instructional design or related field.
  • Experience with Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Lectora and Captivate.
  • A multimedia and e-learning portfolio.

Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

About Organization

We understand the decisions we make today can help shape our energy future for generations to come. That’s why we are committed to growing and innovating in responsible, reliable ways that benefit customers, shareowners, employees and the communities we serve. This commitment comes to life through efforts across our business to build a smarter energy grid while advancing a cleaner energy future.

PPL Corporation and the PPL family of companies power the lives and businesses of more than 3.5 million customers in the United States. Our high-performing utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities, PPL Electric Utilities and Rhode Island Energy, are addressing challenges head on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, PPL is a Fortune 500 company that employs more than 6,500 people in the U.S. Our employees fuel our innovation and growth, and we are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where all can reach their greatest potential.

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