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Instructional Designer

Company: Penn Foster
Location: Scranton
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Instructional Designer will manage instructional design and storyboarding of e-learning content for course-level projects, as well as assisting Senior Content Managers with program-level tasks. This position is responsible for developing and delivering quality content and informing projects from initiation through delivery to student.

Essential Job Functions


  • Assist in the content development process and work closely with Senior Content Managers and production staff, while working with instructors, authors, and subject-matter experts as needed to ensure delivery of quality curriculum.
  • Suggest improvements for instructional design templates and guidelines.
  • Apply industry-standard instructional design and content development processes, models, and frameworks.
  • Work with Senior Content Managers, authors and subject-matter experts, and graphic designers to use educational technology tools to create instructional media.
  • Manage course-level revision and new development projects from start to finish including timeline. Take ownership of all projects, and create and provide regular reports on the assigned workflow.


    • Hire and manage freelance authors and subject-matter experts to ensure creation, development, and instructional design of quality content.
    • Assist in management of content development process and work closely with instructors, authors, and subject-matter experts to ensure delivery of quality curriculum.
    • Work with Production Manager and Editorial Manager to ensure projects are completed on schedule.
    • Create and edit raw content, storyboards, and media assets and work with production team to ensure final delivery meets instructional design templates and guidelines.
    • Ensure new and revised content is tied to both program- and course-level outcomes, objectives, and assessments. Ensure all assessments are tied to course objectives and test to appropriate levels of Bloom's taxonomy.
    • Assist in preparation for accreditation and licensing visits, reviews, and meetings. Aid in management of contact and credit hour policy and documentation.
    • Understand various learning theories including Bloom's taxonomy, Universal Design for Learning, and Adult Learning Theory.


      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      Education: Bachelor's Degree required. Graduate work in Education, Instructional Design, or Instructional Technology a plus.

      Experience: Minimum of 2 years' experience in instructional design. Classroom or online teaching experience a plus. Experience with adult and nontraditional learners preferred.

      Computer Skills: Knowledge of content authoring tools, particularly Articulate 360, required. Knowledge of learning management systems and educational technology required. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

      Certificates & Licenses: None.

      Other Requirements:




        • Excellent attention to detail.
        • Excellent writing and communication skills.
        • Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
        • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment.
        • Forward-thinking.

          Must have a love for creating great products.

          About Us:

          Through the power of education, we help over 150,000 people each year launch, accelerate and thrive in their careers. We are Penn Foster, and we are on a mission to bridge the gap between education and economic opportunity to build a stronger workforce. A pioneer of online education, we are changing lives with each enrollment. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and in partnership with hundreds of leading employers, educators, and community-based organizations, our impact on the workforce can be seen across many industries. And while we are proud of the progress we have made in upskilling millions of American workers, we know that much remains to be done! We are looking for mission focused, purpose-driven individuals to join our team and play a role in helping to change a life, or make a dream come true.

          What We Offer:

          We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, paid charity days, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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