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Instructional Designer Job Description

Instructional Designers devise impactful and captivating educational experiences that bolster information retention and proficiency enhancement. Drafting a clear job description for this role is crucial to entice talented professionals adept at formulating and crafting educational content that resonates with your organization's requirements and ambitions. Use the template as a reference to write the best job description for the Instructional Designer role.

Job Overview

We are looking for a seasoned Instructional Designer to join our dedicated team. We need someone capable of creating compelling, efficient, and learner-focused educational content. In this capacity, you will partner with content specialists and various collaborators to assess academic demands, architect course structures, and produce diverse instructional resources encompassing digital learning modules, facilitator-guided sessions, and supportive job tools. The ideal applicant will have an established foundation in instructional design tenets, principles of adult education, and multimedia creation. 


  • Conduct needs assessments and analyze learning requirements to determine instructional objectives
  • Design and develop instructional materials, including eLearning modules, instructor-led training, job aids, and assessments
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and relevance of content
  • Apply adult learning theories, instructional design principles, and multimedia strategies to create engaging and effective learning experiences
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials and implement improvements based on feedback and learner performance data
  • Manage instructional design projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely delivery and quality
  • Stay current on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in instructional design and eLearning
  • {{Add any other responsibilities specific to your organization}}

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Education, or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Proven experience in instructional design, curriculum development, and eLearning development
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning theories, instructional design principles, and multimedia development
  • Proficient in eLearning authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork abilities, adept at synergizing with content specialists and interdisciplinary groups.
  • Proficient in project oversight with the capacity to handle several initiatives concurrently.
  • Inventive in troubleshooting challenges with a meticulous eye for specifics.
  • {{List any additional qualifications or certifications specific to your organization}}


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    You bring the ideas, I bring the design and development. As a young professional with a background in biomedical engineering (B.S. & M.S.), I own and operate a small team at Vitality Engineering & Design. I have seen the impact of bringing ideas to life and continually strive to provide give others this opportunity. That’s where you come in. Let’s chat about your creation idea, what its purpose is, and how I can help you in its development. Even if it’s beyond my scope, I would love to point you in the right direction. Here is a list of services that I can provide you: - Technical/Mechanical 2D Drawings - Patent Drawings - CAD/3D Models - Product Renderings - Resources for Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • $145 hourly
    Alison D.
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    • 5.0
    • (13 jobs)
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Educational Technology
    Training Design
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    Interactive Design
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    If you are looking for an experienced, creative, and results-oriented designer and developer for your next learning project, please contact me. I am happy to provide work samples upon request. Key expertise: interactive eLearning, blended learning, learning games, learning design and development, instructional writing Skills/Years o eLearning design and development/13 years o Graphic and interactive design/18 years o Curriculum design/11 years o Instructional design/11 years o Facilitation/5 years o Technical writing/12 years o Video production/15 years o LMS implementation/11 years o Mobile web and app design/7 years Tools/Expertise o Adobe Captivate (all versions) o Adobe Creative Suite (entire suite) o Articulate 360 (entire suite) o Lectora o Microsoft Office o Camtasia o Drupal/Wordpress o HTML5/CSS/JavaScript o Docebo/SuccessFactors/Blackboard/D2L LMS o Video and Animation Industries o Legal o Technology o Agribusiness o Chemicals o Higher Education o Journalism o Entertainment o Insurance o Real Estate o Finance o Museum o Non-Profit o Manufacturing o Government Experience Instructor - Online Training and Education (Community Faculty)/Metropolitan State University /2014-present Senior Digital Learning Experience Designer/Thomson Reuters/2013-2017 Freelance & Contract Consultant/2010-present Marketing Coordinator/Coldwell Banker Burnet/2004-2009 Interactive and Graphic Designer/Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments (Hong Kong)/2003-2004 Graphic Designer/Chase Bank/2003 Graphic Design Intern/Visual Promotions/2001-2002 Education & Certifications o MS, Technical Communication, Metropolitan State University o BA Technical Communication, Environmental Communication, Metropolitan State University o Graphic design and interactive design coursework, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • $40 hourly
    Ian Victor M.
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    • 5.0
    • (4 jobs)
    Pagadian City, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
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    With over 6 years in Graphic Design, and E-Learning Development, I have the creativity and professional experience that can help your company succeed and increase customer engagement. I am defined as an adaptable, ambitious, self-motivated, confident and down to earth individual.
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