US National – Telecommute
Instructional Designer, Level 2
Requisition Number: 19-4417
Instructional Designers know and adhere to k12’s ID principles as defined by evidence-based practices and the Company’s style guidelines. They are expected to design lesson modules and create specifications for assets that meet the goals of the learning objective while drawing from the strengths of the team. They routinely work with project or subject leads to ensure quality and consistency, and to contribute new ideas to products and processes.
Develops and revises storyboards, assessments and hands-on activities in collaboration with Content Specialist, Assessment Specialists and Writers;
Creates a plan of action when presenting materials;
Edits lessons for instructional soundness, pace of presentation, age-appropriateness, consistency of tone and style and general readability;
Provides visual design specifications for corresponding graphics, photos, illustrations and animations;
Researches information to complement existing materials, including finding external web links, books or other materials;
Uploads text, assessments and inputs items into the Content Management System (CMS), making corrections to text, assessments and graphics in CMS as needed and recommending future CMS upgrades;
Works with Graphic Designers to create and develop graphic presentations and software as well as develop visual standards relating to content;
Consults with IDS, Editors and Writers to discuss standards and consistency of content, style, visuals and PDFs and coordinates content across units and lessons;
Participates in usability testing of lesson materials and incorporate results of this testing as well as edits previous lessons based on user feedback and academic review feedback;
Responsible for keeping appraised of current research and new instructional design applications in the field and in-house and for helping to mentor junior staff.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One (1) year of experience in learning product development (software and materials)
Certificates and Licenses: None required.
OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong technology skills, use of media and instructional design techniques
Strong written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills
Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with creativity, independence and high standards
Demonstrated ability to establish objectives, identify problems, analyze data and creatively deliver solutions
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on large-scale projects and adapt to new environments and meet new challenges head on
Ability to pass required background checks
Teaching and/or curriculum development experience
Education Consultant , Editing , Education & Training , K-12 , Online Teaching , Research