Instructional Designer

Job title: Instructional Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Redwood City, CA
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 402261
Contact name: Kelsey Gage
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

We are looking for an Instructional Designer to join our Talent Management team. We are building out a world-class learning strategy that aims to foster a culture of continuous learning by:

-Providing our employees with easy access to high-quality on-demand digital content, complemented by a limited number of strategic blended programs developed internally

-Building our organizational capability to rapidly curate digital content and develop learning journeys for group and role-specific leadership and employee development

-Creating social learning environments that make it easy for employees to build global knowledge networks, share their expertise and learn from each other

-You will work closely with global HR colleagues and internal stakeholders to design effective, engaging learning and leadership development experiences that delight employees and achieve measurable learning outcomes.

-Success in this role requires a blend of creativity, flexibility, analysis and customer focus. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced, global technology company where everyone shares and creates content.

-You will be passionate about professional development and excited to join a team that is transforming itself to enable a continuous learning environment at our client.

What you will be doing...

-Consult with business groups and their HR business partners to understand organizational performance goals, identify skills gaps and recommend customized learning solutions.

-Use instructional design and learning experience design systematic processes to design and develop engaging learner experiences.

-Recommend, curate and author content, sequence, and use a systems approach to suit situation and learners including face-to-face and virtual instruction, micro-learning, eLearning, podcast, social, print, and video.

-Use our client's existing learning and collaboration tools and platforms to design learner user interfaces that are simple, intuitive and engaging.

-Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) within the business to develop client-specific content.

-Develop written communications to use in internal marketing campaigns for a wide range of stakeholders that drive adoption of learning.

-Partner with our HR analytics team to use data and analytics to understand learner behavior and drive continuous improvement in our learning solutions.

-Keep current on new learning approaches, technologies and tools through research and networking to ensure our solutions are innovative.

-Coordinate with our learning administrators to integrate learning solutions into our learning management system


-Strong partnering, influencing and collaboration skills; able to build positive relationships with peers, internal stakeholders in the business groups and external providers

-Strong communications skills, both written and verbal

-Flexible and adaptable to changing business needs and priorities

-Fluent in learning technologies and one or more major authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline

-Strong project management skill set; experience with managing multiple streams of work with multiple clients simultaneously with success

-Must be a creative thinker with ability to bring innovative ideas to the team

-Solid understanding and proven application of adult learning principles, practices and procedures of instructional design for digital modalities

-Able to work effectively with global, diverse and remote team members

-Familiarity with leadership development principles, agile methodologies and design-thinking practices preferred

-Strong analytical skills; familiarity with user research methodologies preferred

Education: BA/BS with 5 years of experience or MA/MS and 3 years of experience in related field

-3+ years of experience designing learning experiences for digital and 3+ in-classroom delivery, either synchronous or asynchronous, preferably 3+ in global technology companies

-Demonstrated experience collaborating with HR professionals and internal stakeholders resulting in innovative and engaging learning experiences

-Superior writing skills, with ability to explain concepts in writing to a diverse audience

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