Instructional Designer is a family-owned web design, development, and digital marketing agency with a passionate belief in the power of technology to positively transform business practices. Our focus is on helping customers grow and achieve success in the digital space. We cover a variety of different industries, including eCommerce, associations & nonprofits, government, healthcare, sports & entertainment, transportation, and more. The company was recently named by Built in Chicago as one of the best places to work and to's list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies for the past eight years.

We're seeking a full time, Instructional Designer within our team to be at our HQ Des Plaines location. This person will work on a variety of different projects within the organization.

  • Work in a highly collaborative team and take lead on some projects
  • Follow creative direction, existing style guides and frameworks to create and iterate creative content across a variety of media
  • Contribute to multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Edit, build and develop learning materials including conceptualization, execution, and production
  • Design promotional collateral, i.e. print materials, email marketing, landing pages, powerpoint presentations, and social media
  • Create and present storyboards, wireframes and prototypes to provide design direction
  • Work with organizational stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand the business challenges, project scope and objectives
  • Keeping abreast of instructional design theories, techniques, & trends to deliver cutting edge work
  • Develop concepts, storyboards, and write script content for various types of videos (explainer, promo, and interview style videos)
  • Administer, troubleshoot and manage Learning Management Software (LMS)
  • Familiar with adult learning theory and LMS administration
  • Experience with ADDIE, SAM or scrum frameworks as they pertain to creating eLearning modules
  • Ability to translate business and performance objectives into learning objectives that form the basis of eLearning courses used for both internal training/onboarding and externally for web development clients
  • Able to storyboard learning modules that meet defined learning objectives
  • Ability to work with and educate SMEs to produce workflows and processes resulting in rapid development of effective and visually engaging eLearning courses
  • eLearning project management experience organizing project details, budgets and timelines including oversight of the overall learning strategy and collection of courses
  • Ability to coordinate and streamline communication with very busy stakeholders within the learning initiative including managers, SMEs and the learners themselves
  • Strong portfolio showcasing high-end digital design skills
Preferred Skills:
  • Hands-on experience with eLearning tools including: Camtasia, Articulate Storyline or Captivate with a portfolio to match
  • Deep understanding of templates, slide masters and themes as used in eLearning tools like Storyline, and asset management to build multiple scalable courses simultaneously
  • Ability to identify opportunities to streamline the implementation of a large set of courses
  • Ability to create complex level 3 learning modules with interactions, branching, triggers, animations, knowledge checks and software simulations as well as simple level 1 instructional videos, demos and simple interaction
  • Previous experience with website administration or in the IT industry  
  • Understanding of ADA (American Disabilities Act) requirements for video and visual learning content provides its employees with an energetic work environment and opportunities to further develop their skills. Our dedication to growing our development team is how we can produce excellent sites and applications for our clients. We do all of this while maintaining a family value focus and pushing for a good work-life balance. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package.

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