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Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Designer

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

Position Details

The candidate for this role will be a talented and motivated senior level Instructional Designer.  As an Instructional Designer, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact by assessing needs, defining outcomes, and designing and developing innovative learning solutions that drive employee learning, development, and organizational success. 

First Bank offers its employee a hybrid work schedule which includes a minimum of two days a week in our Creve Coeur office and up to three days working from home.  The in-office days are designed to inspire increased collaboration, development, productivity, and quick decision making.


  • Demonstrate strong teaming/collaboration skills, quickly establish and maintain credibility, and develop trusting partnerships with leadership, stakeholders, and SMEs throughout the project/initiative.
  • Ability to conduct a gap analysis between performance expectations and actual performance outcomes. 
  • Develop storyboards and instructional objectives, outcomes, along with assessment mechanisms to demonstrate that objectives have been met. 
  • Identify and monitor success metrics that inform and validate quality, usage, business impact, scalability, and return on investment of learning interventions.
  • Recommend and apply applicable and relevant learning approaches, technologies, and methodologies and transform content into professionally produced, engaging instruction that motivates employees at all levels.
  • Apply adult learning and instructional design principles to design comprehensive blended learning experiences (including virtual, e-Learning/self-paced, and in-person) that promote desired behavior change and/or enhance knowledge/skills (skill categories include professional, leadership, functional and/or technical).
  • Transform complex concepts, processes, and technical information into clear, simple language/visuals that engage and motivate people.
  • Curate learning pathways and curricula to support the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  • Evaluate learning effectiveness, conduct quality analysis reviews of instructional materials, and implement improvement plans based on learner feedback and performance and engagement data.
  • Project manage small- to large-scale content development projects and, as needed, vendors sourced for content development.
  • Challenge the FBU team to identify, experiment with, and implement new and innovative learning approaches, tools, and systems that help us scale.
  • Identify opportunities and support the development of internal processes, procedures, and governance within the function. 

Additional Details


What Do You Need for this Position?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, or related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience as an Instructional Designer or similar role
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning science/theory, instructional design principles, and learning technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new information and technologies quickly and break down complex concepts
  • Proficiency in designing and developing engaging e-learning modules using authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline)
  • Strong project management experience; proficiency with project prioritization and time management
  • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with stakeholders and subject matter experts at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and planning skills
  • Analytical mindset and the ability to gather and analyze data to drive decision-making and measure the impact of learning initiatives
  • Ability to work independently with a demonstrated success in resolving complex problems
  • Able to collaborate with varying levels of leadership, stakeholders, and subject matter experts, both internal and external
  • Highly adaptable and actively seeking and iterative, agile environment
  • Passion for learning and creating an engaging learner experience, and a commitment to staying updated on industry trends and best practices
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) experience required
  • Familiarity with gamification and simulations a plus
  • Learning management system experience required, experience with Cornerstone a plus

About Us

Be a part of a growing company that is truly committed to its employees and clients. Consider joining the First Bank family. As a member of our family, you are part of one of the largest independent banks in the U.S. We are proud of our growth and success over the past 100 years and look forward to a bright and promising future.


At First Bank one of our biggest strengths is the diversity of our people. Our mission is to capitalize on the diversity of our associates and promote personal and professional development throughout every area of the organization. We encourage diversity by actively seeking employees from various backgrounds, walks of life, and job skills. We strongly encourage you to apply whenever a First Bank job opportunity interests you.

First Bank is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

At First Bank, we embrace a hybrid work environment which allows employees to work at an alternative location depending upon the needs of their job and team. The in-office days are designed to inspire increased collaboration, development, productivity, and quick decision making.