Instructional Design Manager

Aliso Viejo, California | Freelance | Job ID #48814 |
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Onward Search's client, an investment company, is looking for a Manager of Instructional Design to join their team fulltime! 


  • Developing staff in both technical and job performance skills including instructional design methodologies (ADDIE and SAM), organizational knowledge, writing and project management skills.
  • Selecting and managing resources, setting clear performance expectations and driving accountability.
  • Driving the creation of effective learning solutions and enhancements and maintenance of existing content libraries (Learning solutions include: traditional instructor-led workshops, virtual-led classroom training, and a variety of eLearning solutions).
  • Implementing the Instructional Design team’s vision through managing the execution of a wide-variety of initiatives including training on products, processes, regulations, and technology.
  • Ensuring an effective needs analysis and measurement strategy to evaluate performance and demonstrate training’s impact on the employees and business goals.
  • Optimizing processes and ensuring effective use of Learning Management system, training tools, and department procedures.
  • Staying abreast of learning professional trends to ensure learning solutions support evolving requirements of users.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 4+ years managing a team of Learning Designers, preferably in a heavily regulated industry.
  • Experience with employee hiring and retention.
  • Proven ability to coach, develop, and motivate employees.
  • Proven ability to develop a cohesive, high-performing team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional design, online course design, classroom facilitation techniques, and training evaluation.
  • Excellent writing, communication, project management, and presentation skills.
  • Proven analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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