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Instructional Designer

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

Position Title: Instructional Designer

Department: Organizational Design & Learning Development

The Role:

The Instructional Designer will collaborate with teammates and key stakeholders to evaluate, design, develop and deliver effective learning solutions. This role will apply adult learning theory and instructional design models to create innovative learning experiences and resources that directly support training initiatives. This remote role will report to the Head of Organizational Design & Learning Development.

What You’ll Do:

As an Instructional Designer, you will collaborate to develop a variety of instructional training plans and resources including eLearning, instructor-led presentations, job aids, user guides, assessments, and surveys.

  • Guide subject matter experts though the stages of course and resource development
  • Utilize rapid content development authoring tools (Articulate, Vyond, Canva, Power Point) to create engaging learning
  • Perform administration activities within the Learning Management System including programming course content, executing assignment strategies, and generating routine metrics reports
  • Collaborate to develop instructional resources and content including instructor led training, facilitator guides, eLearning, job aids, user guides, assessments, and surveys of Learning & Development projects that include multiple business stakeholders and deliverables (planning, driving, delivering, evaluating)
  • Facilitate learning, in-person and virtually
  • Responsibilities may differ slightly from the above based on specific needs of the business.
  • Clear and sustained demonstration of the Ora’s Values of prioritizing kindness, operational excellence, cultivating joy and scientific rigor

What We Look For: 

  • Experience and Education Needed for the Role: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum)
    • 3+ years of experience designing learning content for adult learners
    • 3+ years of experience designing eLearning using rapid content development software (Articulate, Vyond, etc.)
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience partnering with subject matter experts, project managers, and/or learning professionals to create learning content and deliver training
    • Experience applying adult learning principles, course development methods (g., ISD, ADDIE, SAM) and evaluation models (e.g., Kirkpatrick) to develop eLearning, Instructor-led and blended learning resources
    • Experience utilizing eLearning development tools (g., Articulate, Vyond, Captivate etc.) to create dynamic eLearning courses
    • Instructional design experience in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
    • A highly effective communicator with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas and concepts
    • Curious, analytical, resourceful, team-oriented, and intrinsically motivated
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
    • Strong Interpersonal communication, analytical and organizational skills
    • Proficient In Microsoft Office applications
    • Advanced degree and/or professionally relevant certification(s) from an accredited organization in Learning Development, Project Management, eLearning, Change Management, Needs Assessment etc.
  • Competencies and Personal Traits:
    • Attention to Detail: Ability to analyze available data and take the time to understand as full a picture as possible to drive successful solutions to complex problems.
    • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Ability to lead with a positive mindset and empathy. Possess the capacity to understand others and to be aware of and sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, and experience of your colleagues and customers.
    • Intellectual Curiosity: A person’s willingness and desire to learn new things and dig deeper than the surface. Intellectual curiosity makes learning a much more natural process, instead of just a duty or a chore. When you’re intellectually curious, you’re more willing and interested to acquire knowledge. You naturally ask more questions and seek to understand why things are the way they are.
    • Innovative Mindset: Forward thinking, creative and open to testing, making mistakes and trying again; collaborative and progress-loving, you honor the past but embrace change because the new is always coming!
    • Organization and Goal Setting: Ability to set goals, delegate appropriate tasks, maintain a focused approach to critical path work and develop structure for yourself and your team to allow for productive, high-quality workflows and decision making.
    • Resolve Conflicts: Practice radical candor in your communication with your team and colleagues as well as participating in active listening to help the other person feel heard and understood.
    • Seek Meaning and Purpose and a Desire to be Part of Something Bigger than Yourself: Crave being part of a team with diverse and complimentary skill sets that works together under shared values to achieve significant positive impact in the wider world. Live a clear and sustained demonstration of the daily practice of Ora’s Values of prioritizing kindness, operational excellence, cultivating joy and scientific rigor and the linked behavioral expectations.

Who We Are: The Ora Way: Flexible. Functional. Sustainable. Global.

At Ora, we are building the future of ophthalmic clinical research. As the world’s leading full-service ophthalmic drug and device development firm, we guide our clients across all phases of clinical research to efficiently bring new products and therapies to market. Over the past forty years, our expert teams have helped earn more than fifty new product approvals. Today, our team continues to expand across the globe, with over 350 employees across the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to weave together people, processes, and technology to support innovation in ophthalmology around the world. We believe our business should be a force for good — to improve, heal, and change how we see.

As a global company, our vibrant community and culture are nurtured by our core values: Prioritizing kindness, cultivating joy, operational excellence, and scientific rigor. Through our commitment to these values, we have built an inclusive and supportive work environment that fosters respect, accountability and a fulfilling work-life balance for every team member.

Destination Workplaces

At Ora, we believe collaboration is the result of inspiration, not the catalyst for it.  Destination workspaces are being introduced to provide immersive brand experiences that bring our culture, values, and vision to life. They will bring teams together for purposeful work and restorative connection with the natural world. Our first two locations, Moose Island in Eastport, Maine, and Waldingfield in Ipswich, Massachusetts, are currently under development with a focus on conservation and preservation of the environment. As a global company, we are also investing in ways to share inspiration with all — experiential teambuilding initiatives regardless of proximity to Ora owned properties.

Why Ora? 

Constant innovation is a foundational tenet of Ora. The search for a better way. We are building a global, people-first work model for every Ora employee — regardless of role or location — that they can naturally embrace and succeed in; a model that anticipates professional needs, enables personal freedom, and rewards high levels of accountability and productivity. How we support our employees not only influences their personal experiences at Ora, it also determines who we are as a company. At Ora, you will have:

  • Well-defined career paths with flexibility to learn different areas of the business
  • Opportunities to work with international teams
  • A chance to research new therapies that will impact patients across the globe
  • The opportunity to have a significant impact on your team and the organization
  • A receptive and adaptable community
  • Access to collaborative and innovative-centered workspace
  • Full time and per diem work opportunities

At Ora, we know a diverse workforce adds to our collective value and strength as an organization. People of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled candidates and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Ora is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to equal employment opportunity and fair, equitable compensation regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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About Organization

Ora is the world's leading full-service ophthalmic drug and device development firm with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia. For over 40 years, we have proudly helped our clients earn more than 50 product approvals. We support a wide array of organizations, from start-ups to global pharmaceutical and device companies, to efficiently bring their new products from concept to market. Ora's pre-clinical and clinical models, unique methodologies, and global regulatory strategies have been refined and proven across thousands of global projects. We bring together the world's most extensive and experienced team of ophthalmic experts, R&D professionals, and management executives to maximize the value of new product initiatives.