Instructional Designer

Irving, Texas | Freelance | Job ID #44966 |
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Onward Search is looking for an Instructional Designer for a large Financial Client in Irving, Texas to play a key role in shaping and developing world-class cyber and information security training plans and programs..

If you are a self-starter and motivated by:

  • Acting independently and seeing your learning modules flourish from inception to completion
  • Developing content that resonates so much with learners that your training goes viral and attracts learners to seek out more of your cyber security training designs
  • Managing multiple projects that impact the company’s reputation and security
  • Bring your creative thinking cap and a return-on-investment (ROI) mentality as you collaborate directly with information security, cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, and operations and technology experts globally.
  • eLearning Instructional Designer/Course Developer Responsibilities
  • Gain a deep understanding of business goals, industry landscape, existing training, and target audiences
  • Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and set benchmarks to measure correlation of training solutions to performance improvement
  • Design, implement, and drive continuous improvement of end-to-end learning processes
  • Apply expertise designing programs and curricula for global audiences, working with virtual teams in a large matrix organization, to ensure multi-language translation and cross-cultural adaptation
  • Analyze target audience, job tasks, learner environment, and existing content to identify appropriate instructional strategies
  • Develop performance measures: criterion-referenced achievement tests, questionnaires, interviews, and simulation scenarios
  • Design and develop learning solutions utilizing modern learning (student-centered) methods to ensure learning initiatives are constructed to produce the desired changes in behavior, attitude, knowledge, and skills needed to make real business impact
  • Utilize sound instructional design methodologies to create complex (e.g., guided discovery, case method, problem-based, game-based, competency-based approaches), high-quality, and innovative (formal, informal, blended) instructional materials and learning solutions
  • Select and use appropriate techniques to define and sequence instructional content
  • Conduct media analysis to efficiently and effectively match instructional media to the content, the audience, and the desired outcomes
  • Collaborate with global teams and subject matter experts on course design, development, and delivery
  • Create and maintain job/task analysis, training needs analysis, design documents, storyboards, video scripts, project plans, and other artifacts for various training projects
  • Apply project management principles and tools to direct the instructional design process to deliver results on time, on budget, and within scope
  • Develop and maintain training materials, documentation, manuals, job-aids, quick-reference guides, and other training aids
  • Collect and analyze program data to evaluate training courses and program effectiveness, identify problem areas, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Actively research evolving trends in the field of learning and recommend innovative training tools and technique to deliver cutting-edge design solutions


  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in instructional design or eLearning course development and graphic/layout design
  • Significant experience designing for and facilitating instruction in person and in virtual formats
  • Extensive experience in at least one of the following eLearning development tools: Articulate Studio; Articulate Storyline; Adobe Captivate; or Lectora
  • Expertise in PowerPoint; intermediate proficiency in Excel; competency in MS-Office products (Outlook, Word, Lync) required
  • Experience with audio/video editing and animation software, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Soundbooth Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Flash a plus
  • Exceptional written, verbal, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong project management experience, must be able to self-manage and prioritize projects with little supervision

**Must have work samples**



  • 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.
  • 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.
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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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