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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

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

Instructional Designer

DEFTEC delivers mission-critical solutions through skillfully delivered services and innovative products. We are inspired by the critical missions of our clients, and we are driven to provide the most effective solutions to execute their missions, operational challenges, and requirements. Our dedicated, experienced, and talented employees work closely with our clients to ensure the delivery of exceptional services and products.

Position Overview

This position directly supports Allied Command Transformation (ACT) which is NATO’s leading agent for change: driving, facilitating, and advocating the continuous improvement of Alliance capabilities to maintain and enhance the military relevance and effectiveness of the Alliance. The main objectives of ACT are: providing appropriate support to NATO missions and operations; leading NATO military transformation; improving relationships, interaction and practical cooperation with partners, nations and international organizations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the LT section by collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and key stakeholders across NATO Nations, Partners, and entities to conduct a comprehensive needs analysis. When necessary, conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to pinpoint learning gaps and requirements.
  • Define clear and measurable learning objectives based on the identified needs, ensuring alignment with the course’s overall goals.
  • Design a comprehensive course structure, including the layout of modules, lessons, and assessments, ensuring a logical flow of content.
  • Gather material from SMEs, then either structure it using a standard storyboard format or adopt a rapid development strategy for eLearning module creation.
  • Select and implement diverse instructional strategies that cater to various learning styles, ensuring an engaging and effective learning experience.
  • Design and implement pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments to gauge learner progress and the effectiveness of the course.
  • Establish a robust feedback mechanism for learners and stakeholders. Use the collected feedback for the continuous refinement and improvement of course content and delivery methods.
  • Engage directly with clients, SMEs, and other team members, ensuring timely communication and adherence to project timelines and deliverables.
  • Offer Instructional System Design (ISD) assistance and ensure quality for NATO course providers. Ensure all course materials and processes comply with NATO’s standards and requirements.
  • Facilitate training sessions on Instructional System Design within the NATO e-Learning Design and Development course.
  • Implement a comprehensive evaluation process to measure the course’s overall impact and effectiveness.
  • Engage with clients, participate in strategy sessions, conferences, and workshops as mandated by the Section Head of Learning Technology. Monitor and discuss course development milestones with stakeholders and the team to ensure alignment with objectives.


Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • MS/MA Degree in Education and Training Development or related programs (completed or in progress) which may include learning theory, educational psychology, instructional design and education evaluation.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience (within last 7 years) working with Advance Distributed Learning (e-Learning) development.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the education and training profession working in the creation of training modules.
  • Experience communicating effectively with customers and clearly presenting instructional system design approaches to course development.
  • Experience in the use of Learning Management System Software.
  • Experience working with SCORM standard and the demonstrated ability to design to its structure.
  • Demonstrate (example screen shots or story board pages (max 4 per course)) from three courses that have been developed by the instructional systems designer.
  • Fluent in English (Written and Oral).

DEFTEC offers a comprehensive whole-life benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, holiday, paid time off, 401K with a match, life insurance, short/long-term disability, and educational reimbursement.

DEFTEC is a Drug-Free Workplace where post-offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria are met as outlined in our policies.

AAP/EEO Statement

DEFTEC Corp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding , and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics ), genetic information, age, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave, arrest record and/or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state or local law.

About Organization

DEFTEC supports complex customer environments with mission critical products and services by rendering invaluable Depth, Experience, and Focus. We strive to enable our clients to provide the ultimate total product experience through the deployment of use-case driven product and support information.

We offer our clients innovative solutions for information development and interactive communication exchange through collaborative design, development, management, fulfillment and evaluation for advanced products and systems in complex environments.