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24 Sep 2013

Full-Time Bilingual Instructional Designer (Houston, TX)

La Michoacana Meat Market – Posted by TechWhirl Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

Job Summary: The instructional designer is responsible for interpreting needs assessments, and developing and evaluating training courses that will result in effective adult learning; leading to attaining desired training outcomes, effective transfer of learning and readiness to execute.Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and deliver learning curriculums and competency based instruction modules in English and Spanish
  • Collaborate with the training team as it relates to project prioritization, content development, delivery methods
  • Solicit and participate in discussions with subject matter experts to identify objectives and develop content for instructional media
  • Assist in assessing and selecting 3rd-party groups to develop curriculum as needed
  • Understand target audiences to assess needs and design course curriculums
  • Evaluate and update existing course content and keep historical material up-to-date
  • Makes revisions to materials as needed, based on feedback and data analysis, to optimize learning performance
  • Creates media to support learning as needed (e.g. job aids, reference guides and manuals)
  • Develops assessments, in English and Spanish, that demonstrate knowledge transfer
  • Analyzes data to identify topics for content revision and rewrite
  • Adapts instructional materials for delivery face-to-face and online as needed in both languages, English and Spanish
  • Ensure the production of learning tools and materials are functional, intuitive, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design and learning principles; support innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across training curses.
  • May deliver training to business units comfortably in English and Spanish
  • Works under limited supervision
  • Performs analysis of the customer’s training needs to determine if training will be an effective and efficient method of performance intervention, and recommends the appropriate learning approaches.
  • Assesses needs to determine appropriate response (job aid, training course, etc.), and design accordingly, recognizing various delivery methodologies
  • Develops training materials for leadership development, technical skills, products, services, promotions, operations, and/or leadership training in English and Spanish
  • Independently assess customer needs and design and implement customized solutions
  • Initiates project scope agreements and meets with all stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to establish project timelines, determine method of delivery, and clarify the work process and responsibilities.
  • Designs and develops interactive and engaging instructor led training, e-learning, webinar, and blended training content, based on the needs of the target audience. (English and Spanish)
  • Reviews training content in each stage of design storyboard for quality control purpose.
  • Conducts Kirkpatrick’s four-level evaluations to monitor and report on the effectiveness of training for the clients in achieving learning and performance goals.
  • Overall duties include analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating (ADDIE) all training courses
  • Develop training content by applying knowledge of adult learning practices, theories, and programs to a culturally diverse pool of employees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and committed to developing and training employees by working hard and having fun in a dynamic, ever-changing environment
  • Must possess the energy and drive to execute without direct supervision
  • High work capacity, results orientation and strong sense of urgency
  • Understand and utilize adult learning principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent process and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic team player
  • Detail oriented and possess strong ability to multi-task
  • Committed to diversity of thought, leadership, and development practices
  • Ability to interact in a courteous, helpful and professional manner with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to interact and create positive relations with a culturally diverse audience
  • Organize own work and perform independently
  • Excellent ability to integrate into teams smoothly and understand requirements quickly
  • Deep understanding of behavioral-based training techniques and assessment skills
  • Understand and use adult learning principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter who shows ownership and commitment to the job

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years in instructional design developing training related content; retail, food or hospitality industry preferred.
  • Able to proficiently write, speak, understand and translate Spanish and English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel with overnight stay
  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Training, HR Development, Communication, Psychology, Adult Learning, Technical Writing or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to organize information appropriately and exemplify consistency in writing style

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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