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Instructional Designer (Remote Work) (Immediate Need)

GP Strategies
Bloomington, Indiana
April 2, 2022
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GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.

GP Strategies Global Learning Solutions group is looking for talented, full-time learning and development professionals to design engaging and effective learning solutions and work with our clients across various industries.

Instructional Designer

The GP Strategies Content Design and Development team is a premier provider of custom training programs, including:

  • Custom online courses with full audio, media, and learner interactivity
  • Instructor-led and virtual instructor-led trainings
  • Podcasts, recorded presentations, print deliverables, and knowledge assessments
  • Delivery to global audiences in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and LATAM

Summary

Provide instructional expertise and design direction for all assigned projects by interfacing with client stakeholders and cross-functional project team members to deliver award-winning and industry-leading learning solutions.

Key aspects of this position are to:

  • Identify our clients’ performance improvement needs
  • Design effective training solutions within project budgets and project expectations
  • Support the development team toward successful creation of the vision
  • Ensure the overall project quality and success

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Analyze instructional needs by:
    • Investigating the solution requirements
    • Interpreting business conditions
    • Identifying the audience
  • Collaborate to create design documentation including:
    • Project goals
    • Training objectives
    • Measurement/evaluation plans
    • Multiple solutions to the same problem
    • Course content
    • Scenarios/scripts
    • Practice activities
    • Evaluations
  • Network and partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic instructional direction.
  • Design instructional solutions to ensure an effective learning experience for a variety of audiences.
  • Partner with other team members to craft and develop the solution(s)-team members may include specialists in project management, writing, editing, and media/graphics.
  • Perform within a variety of team and workflow structures ranging from traditional/waterfall to agile.
  • Build effective working relationships with SMEs to efficiently gather content information and feedback.
  • Represent a familiarity with a variety of modalities including but not limited to e-learning, ILT, VILT, and self-study as well as programs and curricula.
  • When necessary and appropriate, work with teammates to draft learning materials.
  • Direct personal development by actively identifying new areas for one’s own personal learning.
  • Actively engaging in our broader community of instructional designers.
  • Regularly attend learning opportunities and apply newly gained knowledge and skills on the job.

Optional skills:

  • Supporting client engagements that range from project-based to dedicated commitments
  • Specialized experience with specific types of learning content (technical, social, sales, job skills, or compliance)
  • Specialized experience with an industry (automotive, insurance, government, aerospace, etc.)
  • Creating online courseware with rapid development content tools (Captivate, Articulate, etc.)
  • Creating adjunct online deliverables including product data sheets, comparison charts, e-mail blasts, course descriptions, and website copy
  • Familiarity with a variety of learning experience modalities and conditions including but not limited to VR, AR, social platforms (e.g., Intrepid, Degreed, EdX, NovoEd), gamification, game-based learning, accessibility, and reporting
  • Familiarity with diverse populations of learners (diversity, inclusion, and equality) and the specific and nuanced needs of each

Qualifications

  • Instructional design background including strong knowledge of adult learning theory, learner needs, blended learning, modern learning experiences, and delivery of content
  • Ability to incorporate the most effective, leading-edge instructional approaches
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence stakeholders
  • Conceptual and strategic thinker, team player, excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines (project management and time management skills)

Education

Two to four years’ experience within learning and training projects in a corporate environment. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in information design, instructional development, human-computer interaction, HR, or related fields preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute.

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

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