Instructional Designer

Champaign, IL posted on January 22

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Vertex Solutions is looking for an Instructional Designer to design, develop, and convert instructional materials for web-based training. This is a short-term (2-3 months), project-based job opportunity.

Location: Champaign/Urbana, IL area.

Duration:  Short-term (2-3 months)

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Conduct Analysis:
  o Assist with analysis activities to identify learner tasks and sub-tasks
  o Select technologies and instructional strategies for different learning needs
  o Identify deficiencies or gaps in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies
  o Prepare a plan to meet the shortfall in knowledge, skills and attitudes, and competencies, to include measurable learning objectives
  o Suggest appropriate sources and information needed to fill content gaps
  o Conduct a media analysis to determine the most effective and efficient learning solution (e.g., WBT, blended, ILT, simulation, job aid, etc.)
• Support the Design of Course Content:
  o Evaluate client-provided content and content aggregation
  o Research content
  o Review technical guidance and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to extract technical instructional content to support learning objectives
  o Develop course content at a level appropriate to defined objectives and target audience
  o Develop high-level and detailed content outlines
  o Develop storyboards to include designing learner interactions
  o Enhance content through effective storytelling
  o Collaborate with graphic designers, programmers, and quality assurance staff to deliver high quality products
• Provide instructional design expertise to each learning initiative:
  o Develop an instructional strategy for different training or learning interventions based upon established learning objectives and learner needs, characteristics, and environment
  o Develop course design documents
  o Develop instructor and participant guide templates and materials
  o Design case studies so learners are able to apply complex concepts
  o Design job aids (if necessary)
  o Design learning activities and assessments that are congruent with learner needs

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
• 3 – 7 years’ experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, English, Education, or similar discipline.
• Demonstrated experience with the ADDIE model
• Experience in the simultaneous management of several projects
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite products

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
• Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Technology, or related field.
• Experience working as a government consultant
• Experience designing branching scenarios
• Experience with one or more of the following
  o Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) authoring tools (e.g., Adobe Captivate, Adobe Animate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, etc.)
  o Section 508 compliance and the necessary considerations when designing learning solutions with those requirements
  o Learning Management Systems (LMSs), Learning Content Management Systems (LCMSs), or Talent Management Systems (TMSs)
  o SCORM or xAPI

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  Background checks- criminal, civil, employment, and education required. Drug screening in compliance with drug free workplace standards. Ability to obtain a federal SECRET government clearance.