Instructional Designer and Developer

The opportunity:

Responsible for creating instructionally sound, engaging, and target-audience appropriate learning solutions and activities using adult learning methodologies and technical development knowledge to create an educational experience for learners that successfully teaches them new information or improves their skill level; behaviour in a new concept, application/system and/or process to increase productivity/performance. This role works collaboratively with all levels of Leaders, Subject Matter Experts as well as colleagues on the OE & Learning team and Human Resources (HR).

You are great at:

• Designer works closely with colleagues, managers and subject matter experts (SMEs) throughout the design process. 
• Develops detailed course plans and storyboards with well-articulated delivery strategies that leverages and inter-operates with our LMS capabilities.
• Using ADDIE &/or Bloom’s Taxonomy framework, assess appropriateness and develop training using rapid online development tools such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and video/audio authoring tools and/or facilitator and participant guides, training data and supporting materials for instructor-led training sessions
• Designs assessments and evaluation, using the Kirkpatrick model and/or best practices in adult learning and evaluation for in class, virtual, on-line, mobile and social learning.

What it takes:

• BS or MA degree in instructional design, adult education, psychology or social sciences 
• Minimum 8+ years of professional experience in instructional design with instructional technology and web-based content development
• 5 years professional experience developing online training using a variety of tools ( i.e. Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and video/audio authoring tools including facilitator and participant guides, training data and supporting materials for instructor-led training sessions
• Certified training and development professional is an asset
• Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
• Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) with ability to storyboard and write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
• Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint and proficient with web design technology such as HTML and XML, HTML, JavaScript, etc.) 
• Excellent critical thinking, communication, prioritization, and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills demonstrating tact and diplomacy. Flexibility, creativity and the ability to work in a rapidly changing work environment
• Role can be in Richmond Hill or Waterloo