Full-Time Instructional Designer (Tysons Corner, VA)
The Instructional Designer will designs, develops, tailors, and maintains courses in Acquisition and Contracting open-enrollment curriculum, as well as materials for on-sites and training contracts. Responsible for identifying issues that affect assigned courses, coordinating with subject matter experts, and completing work to meet production schedules for upcoming classes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates on product development team to develop content and learning for a variety of audiences and delivery methods.
- Leads and manages course development projects.
- Collaborates with subject matter experts and clients to assess and clarify needs and makes recommendations for specific learning solutions.
- Evaluates the effectiveness and impact of learning.
- Shares course design and content knowledge with instructors.
- Maintains and revises course materials to reflect changes in law, regulation, philosophy, or practice and to address instructor or student feedback.
- Conducts research on federal contracting topics for continued advancement in subject matter knowledge and to help address student and instructor questions and feedback.
- Maintains currency as to changes in federal acquisition regulations, laws, and legal decisions through review of publications and participation in information exchanges.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Familiarity with government acquisition and contracting.
- Synchronous and asynchronous online course development.
- Experience with Xyleme or other content management system.
- Experience with Moodle, Captivate, and Adobe eLearning Suite.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Expertise and application in Adult Learning Theory.
- Proven expertise using instructional methods and training techniques, including curriculum design principles and blended learning strategies.
- Ability to partner with Subject Matter Experts to develop learning objectives and training content that results in information that is relevant and complete.
- Problem solving and decision making skills.
- Organizational and planning skills.
- Excellent grasp of American English grammar and usage.
- Ability to write clearly and effectively.
- Ability to understand and interpret federal acquisition laws, regulations, policy, and some technical terms.
- Ability to extract key information from governmentwide regulations and guidance and present it in a reader-friendly manner, making use of information mapping techniques where appropriate.
- Excellent research and creative thinking skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects as well as work in a team.
- Strong internal and external customer orientation.
- Quality focus and attention to detail.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in instructional design, adult education, or a related field requiring research, analysis and writing skills.
- Instructional design training and experience highly desired.
- Two years experience designing and developing student-learning, applied training solutions.
- Federal contracting, legal or public policy experience a plus.