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Instructional Designer

Company: United Educators
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

United Educators (UE) provides liability insurance and risk management services to almost 1,600 members representing K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States. With 35 years serving education, we bring deep expertise to our members and focus on delivering an experience that leaves them feeling confident that we understand their needs and offer insights and solutions suited for their unique challenges. These sentiments are echoed in our employee culture, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion enables us to better serve our members and fulfill UE's mission. Currently, we are working in a hybrid-style environment.
The E-Learning Instructional Designer uses e-learning development tools to design and develop online courses on risk management and liability topics for administrators, faculty, staff, and students at colleges, universities, and K-12 schools. The incumbent participates in researching, writing, and editing instructional content and producing learning objects and other blended learning solutions. The position works with internal and external Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and team members to identify learning objectives, research topic areas, and create content outlines and course storyboards. The role will also manage reviews of these deliverables with relevant SMEs and internal stakeholders. In addition, the designer insures learning objects comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0.

  • Develops instructional content for self-paced online courses by planning, researching, writing, designing, and updating learning deliverables on risk management and liability topics.
  • Uses rapid e-learning development tools to develop and update online courses and related materials.
  • Involved in acquiring, managing, and collaborating with internal and external SMEs
  • Drafts design specifications for multimedia assets.
  • Ensures Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance of online materials.
  • Participates in QA testing of course materials under the direction of team members and team leadership
  • Leads and participates on project and course development teams as needed to design and develop additional course materials.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an instructional design role. Master's degree preferred.
    • At least three years of experience in developing interactive e-learning courses for knowledge-based or soft skills training purposes using Articulate Storyline 3 or 360. Experience with creating commercially-available training is a plus.
    • Advanced knowledge and understanding of adult learning theory and instructional design methodologies and techniques.
    • Excellent written and verbal English skills for the purpose of writing, editing, course development, process documentation, and written communications. Our course topics often include unpacking nuanced subject matter and clear, persuasive writing is integral to the training.
    • Proven experience conducting research for e-Learning training.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, particularly as used in the development and review of instructional content.
    • Experience in writing simple design specifications for multimedia to be developed by visual designers.
    • Experience in ensuring Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance in online courses.
    • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and audio editing software preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal coaching or supervision.
    • Ability to organize and work under strict time and production deadlines, while producing quality deliverables.
    • Experience with at least one Learning Management System (LMS) or LCMS is desirable but not required.
    • The ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change.

Keywords: United Educators, Bethesda , Instructional Designer, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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