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Lead Instructional Designer

Stamford, CT | IT
Job ID: 106967
Listed on 6/8/2021

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Lead Instructional Designer

Job Summary: 
This position is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining curricula and programs used to train employees in a variety of functions. Conducts needs assessments, selects instructional models, and designs instructional content. The scope of responsibilities also includes development of instructional materials in consultation with subject matter experts. Curates content and teaches experts how to generate and share content. Ensures that instructional programs are effectively implemented. Evaluates content and adjusts as required. Conducts complex instructional design projects. Act as curriculum design subject matter expert. This position requires at least 7 years of design or development experience.


  • Collaborate with leadership team and business subject matter experts to design engaging learning that enhances business performance
  • Partner with the business to create clear learning objectives in support of business goals
  • Design and develop high-quality learning content to meet the needs of the supported audience
  • Conduct reviews of training materials to ensure learning objectives are met
  • Provide enhancements and revisions to existing materials based on SME/Stakeholder feedback
  • Maintain current knowledge of latest industry tools and processes
  • Collaborate with assigned L&D Staff, Manager(s) and/or Director(s) to create quality training deliverables
  • Actively participate and/or facilitate in in-person or virtual meetings as needed to support learning projects
  • Maintain accurate status of projects, milestones, and tasks in the team project tracking tool
  • Facilitate in-person or virtual “train the trainer” sessions
  • Diagnose and escalate risks to design projects to appropriate L&D leaders and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with leadership team and business subject matter experts to design large-scale, engaging learning that enhances business performance, with minimal support
  • Design and develop comprehensive learning solutions, incorporating multiple deliverables, to meet business and performance objectives
  • Create and implement evaluation plans to demonstrate business impact of training initiatives
  • Achieve and model team quality standards in all aspects of learning design
  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Proactively partner with internal customers to determine performance and training needs
  • Identify and use a variety of media formats in the design and development of curriculum
  • Design and develop innovative learning that leverages technology effectively to address business performance and learning needs
  • Design instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners
  • Manage external resources to maximize cost effectiveness and quality
  • Apply business skills to managing instructional design
  • Promote collaboration, partnerships, and relationships among the participants of a project
  • Serve as a mentor and/or knowledge resource to less experienced designers
  • Model the adoption of ongoing improvements in team processes and standards
  • Develop partner relationships with SMEs and stakeholders to ensure that training meeting expectations beyond initial implementationPerform other duties as requested
  • Lead large-scale, high-profile learning projects
  • Serve as creative and planning resource to internal customers
  • Identify improvements to team processes and champion their implementation
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on technical and process related issues
  • Act as curriculum design subject matter expert to include providing feedback to other curriculum developers and training delivery instructors
  • Communicate outcomes, risks, and follow ups that result from train the trainer activities to appropriate Stakeholders
  • Anticipate client needs by managing complex, long-term client relationships
  • Promote a high-impact service culture by engaging and advanced consulting with key stakeholders
  • Create training that is consistently innovative, highly engaging, and utilizes the most advanced techniques and technology available, with a demonstrable impact on business results
  • Perform other duties as requested

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Adult Learning or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years Instructional Design and development experience
  • 3 + years project management, leadership experience
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel, including Executives
  • Ability to deal with the public in a professional manner
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Skilled in multimedia curriculum development, as well as graphic design, video editing, and animation
  • Ability to evaluate the viability of new technologies, tools, and platforms for use in the company
  • Ability to drive adoption of new learning technologies and platforms
  • Ability to train and advise internal and external partners on the use and selection of design tools, deliverable options, graphic design, and delivery platforms
  • Ability to determine technical proficiency benchmarks for the organization