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26 Mar 2013

Full-Time Senior Instructional Designer (Summit Point, WV)

Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC – Posted by TechWhirl Summit Point, West Virginia, United States

Job Description

The Senior Instructional Designer reports to the Curriculum Manager who reports to the Training Advisor in Instructional Systems Management and is responsible for designing and developing curriculum in accordance with the Instructional Systems Design model, Standard Operating Procedures, and FLETA standards for the Office of Training and Performance Support (TPS). This position requires the incumbent to work closely with program offices, subject matter experts, multimedia specialists, and distributed learning designers to design and develop lesson plans, student materials, and instructional media ensuring FLETA standards are met.

Major Duties:

  • Assess subjects for training feasibility in terms of merit, resource impact, strategic/tactical direction, level of educational success, customer demand, and anticipated delivery requirements.
  • Design and develop courses of instruction using the Instructional Systems Design model
  • Develop lesson content and the identify training delivery mechanisms
  • Monitor courses and instructors against performance criteria.
  • Update and revise to maintain curriculum currency
  • Identify training gaps and recommend changes to training programs and curricula that will minimize or eliminate training gaps
  • Conduct needs assessments Develop course proposals and project management plans establishing course requirements and timelines
  • Stay abreast of changes in policy, laws, technology, skill requirements, office directives, roles, or responsibilities to ensure up-to-date curriculum
  • Conduct full in-house curriculum development and course design and evaluation, subject matter research, liaison with subject matter experts (SME), technology-based training and multimedia design and development, liaison with other offices, and documentation
  • Provide course management services including lifecycle documentation, needs assessments, course evaluation, course revisions, instructor performance evaluations, cost assessments, and making recommendations for course retirement
  • Provide curriculum management including maintaining all curriculum records, scheduling curriculum reviews, conducting curriculum reviews, making recommendations, and tracking revision history.
  • Develop learning goals and objectives, using the Instructional Systems Design model in accordance with the TPS Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist in the development of all course material including planning documents, student and Instructor materials and course presentations
  • Develop, maintain and ensure adherence to a course development schedule during the development cycle
  • Responsible for or may aid and instruct developers in designing and developing supplemental materials, such as user guides, manuals, checklists and other training aids (facilitator and participant guides) as needed
  • Analyze content and provide final quality control check on lessons and all supporting material, analyzing the effectiveness of a course and tailoring the course to improve effectiveness
  • Evaluate pilot courses to ensure they conform to TPS SOP, FLETA accreditation, and adult education standards
  • Attend internal and external meetings as the Instructional Design expert
  • Provide weekly updates of course activities to the Training Advisor
  • Assist in the development of all course material including planning documents, student and Instructor materials and course presentations

Professional Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be a US citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance (A TOP SECRET clearance may be required)
  • Must possess certifications and/or degrees in education or instructional design. Must meet GS 1750 certification requirements
  • At least a Master’s degree is required from a regionally accredited university
  • At least five years of curriculum design experience and three years experience in a training environment
  • At least one year of U.S. Government contract experience is desired
  • Concentration in adult learning, education or curriculum development or ISO certification and related experience preferred
  • Specialized knowledge or professional experience in several of the following: instructional systems design, education and adult learning principles, cooperative learning, programming and authoring tools, graphic arts and media design and educational product evaluation
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within training and course development
  • Demonstrated experience using all five phases of the Instructional Systems Design Model
  • Demonstrated experience with academic accreditation processes
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and design skills to develop training course materials
  • Must possess excellent written and spoken command of the English language
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft applications (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Must maintain professional proficiency through annual training, workshops, and conferences sponsored by groups such as the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
  • Occasional local travel (Washington DC area) may be required

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website at for details on Alutiiq. Alaska Native/American Indian preference per PL 93-638. EOE


  • Charleston HR
    Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC
    4995 Lacross Rd, Ste 1100
    North Charleston SC 29406

Salary & Status:

  • DOE ~ Full-time

Shift & Duration:

  • Day ~ Long-term

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

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