Senior Instructional Designer in Raleigh, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 7/6/2021

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Job Number: 41374

Senior Instructional Designer

Job Description:

Our client, a global, nonprofit research organization based in RTP, is seeking a full time Senior Instructional Designer. The successful candidate responsibilities will include a) multifaceted curriculum analysis and content mapping, and b) analysis, design, development, and evaluation of learning solutions, such as, vILT/ILT, eLearning, microlearning, and performance support tools. The role requires the expert ability to conduct in-depth needs analysis to uncover learner and organizational needs, identify performance gaps, and design effective learning solutions. Project and budget management skills are essential to identify project level of effort (LOE), assign resources, and implement effective budget and project management. The Senior Instructional Designer keeps abreast of and applies industry standards/methodology and research/theory (i.e., training, science of learning, and cognition). The Senior Instructional Designer is adept at working in both agile (SAM) and waterfall (ADDIE) environments and expected to lead multiple projects and demonstrate a hands-on behavior during all SAM/ADDIE phases.


  • Designs blended learning solutions, using creative, innovative, and evidence based approaches and works with subject-matter experts to develop dynamic learning solutions and curriculum for ILT, vILT, eLearning, and performance support solutions that are in adherence with any provided documentation standards; to include: ILT to vILT conversions, Performance support tools, Content sequencing and outlines, Detailed storyboards, Prototypes, Final deliverables, Training of Trainers

  • Solicits and incorporates feedback from subject matter experts and assesses feedback to make appropriate changes to learning solutions.

  • Conducts multi-faceted curriculum analysis and content mapping including research, document reviews, Zoom interviews/focus groups, information gathering sessions, and final report authoring to include recommendations.

  • Ensures the creation of all learning solutions maintaining high standards of excellence in design, instructional soundness, and meet the learning needs within the project parameters (e.g., time, budget, learning objectives)

  • Identifies and champions creative thinking to design and develop advanced learning methods to engage learners, continuously striving to use new and inventive ways to facilitate learning.

  • Plans, executes, and manages workplans (MS Project) and learning designs to ensure stakeholders are appropriately informed and support the proposed learning approach.

  • Facilitates and/or participates in train-the-trainer, pilot sessions, and course overviews, as necessary.

Education Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Instructional Design, Education, Organizational Development, Communication, International Development or other related fields with at least 9 years of experience required in the design and delivery of learning programs; OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 12 years of experience in the design and delivery of learning programs.

Desired Background/Skills:

  • Experience with U.S. government contracting, in particular, USAID is preferred.

  • Fluency in Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe: Captivate, Premiere, Connect is preferred.

  • Experience in international development preferred.

  • Individuals with active USG security clearance will be preferred.


  • At least three (3) years of experience in successful project management of the design, development, and delivery of innovative learning solutions.

  • Demonstrated fluency in instructional design (ADDIE, SAM), Agile) and curriculum analysis with a focus on blended learning and microlearning.

  • Demonstrated fluency in e-learning, vILT, and ILT design and development, webinar production, and in-person facilitation.

  • Demonstrated fluency in the application of adult learning theories and leading-edge instructional design methods.

  • Demonstrated fluency with e-learning authoring programs (e.g., Articulate Storyline 2 and Adobe: Captivate, Premiere, Connect), SCORM, Section 508 compliance, and course LMS preparation.

  • Demonstrated fluency with Microsoft Teams and Office Suite including Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience in crosscultural environments.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that build relationships at all levels across various stakeholder groups with a high capacity for influence, collaboration, and consensus.

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify project level of effort (LOE), draft project budgets, and implement budget and project management.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines, and with competing priorities.

  • Ability to work in a fastpaced environment; meet deadlines and multitask.

  • Attention to detail; ability to manage timelines; flexibility and responsiveness.

  • Ability to receive United States government security clearance.

  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future.

Other Information:

    We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    This client is a U.S. government contractor with specific controlled-access facilities that must register non-U.S. Persons; therefore, all visitors to those facilities must declare their nationality and citizenship upon arrival at, and before entering. Depending on the work location, candidates selected to interview may be required to complete 'Government Contractor Controlled-Access Facility Questionnaire' before visiting the client facility.