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Instructional Design

Senior Instructional Designer

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

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Senior Instructional Designer shall be responsible for:

  • Creating engaging learning experiences and compelling course content for traditional classroom, online classroom, self-paced e-Learning modules or a blend of approaches
  • Creating prototypes, storyboards, and design documentation that effectively communicate design approach, while converting them into appropriate interactive modalities (classroom, eLearning, gamification) and managing content within our LMS
  • Developing common frameworks that may include objectives, skills mapping, checklists, assessments, rubrics, and other components
  • Using a variety of methodologies: group lecturing, role playing, simulating exercises, self-studying, on-the-job training, peer coaching groups, etc.
  • Applying style and formatting guidelines to ensure logic and consistency among instructional elements when creating high-end interactivities and related media elements
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to develop end-to-end learning solutions which include outcome-based learning objectives and deployment strategies
  • Conducting different types of needs assessment (audience/role analyzing, task analyzing, gap analyzing, and content analyzing) and identifying gaps in performance; identifying learning objectives and other performance enhancement solutions; considering timelines and resource requirements needed to achieve scale
  • Participating in strategy sessions and applicable training programs and events to provide insights on learning opportunities, making effective recommendations across the organization, and maintaining relevancy to industry topics, trends and trigger events
  • Reviewing program evaluations, operational metrics, and participant and manager feedback on training effectiveness to make recommendations for program improvement
  • Ensuring all programs and courses are meeting accessibility standards and support an environment that is promoting diversity, equity and inclusion

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of relatable experience
  • Expert knowledge of adult learning theory and common Instructional design concepts, models, and methodologies.
  • Proficiency with common eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate 360, Adobe Captivate, H5P, etc.
  • Strong foundation in digital common media production tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite or similar products for producing graphics, audio, video, and animation
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work with leadership and organizational development content.
  • Ability to write effective learning content and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Familiarity with one or more relevant project management models such as Agile, Six Sigma, or other.
  • Ability to complete work independently and prioritize work across multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty and senior leadership.
  • Applies critical and strategic thinking.
  • Highly collaborative.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a high tolerance for shifting priorities.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork. 

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs. 

Boston Children’s Hospital requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Flu, (unless you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption).

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

About Organization

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here