Instructional Designer

Richmond, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #45811 |
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Our client is seeking an Instructional Designer to join their team! This team owns change management and user experience for all day to day technology tools. This role will sit in Richmond, VA.

Day to Day:

  • Applies recognized instructional design methodologies for adult learning
  • Conducts needs assessments, identifying specific performance gaps and knowledge gaps
  • Writes effective learning objectives, content, and training/project plans at curricula level
  • Creates and implements training delivery plans. Integrates training plans with other related work streams in a project environment
  • Develops training material in support of multiple learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
  • Reflects the needs of international facilitators and learners when necessary
  • Exhibits sensitivity to cultural diversity in all content, simulations and activities
  • Balances recommendations specific to various instructional strategies and delivery methods with department standards and templates
  • Creates high-impact, real-world case studies, simulations and exercises
  • Works with subject matter experts to obtain content and to develop relevant case studies and exercises.
  • Facilitates meetings dealing with training projects
  • Negotiates directly with clients and obtains client agreement and support for training programs
  • Sets expectations with clients and provides clear, succinct updates including identifying risks
  • Develops training evaluation strategies using Kirkpatrick Levels 1 to 3
  • Implements training evaluation strategies and reporting mechanisms, as needed
  • Manages details of the task/project through the use of project management skills
  • Integrates training plans with other related work streams in a project environment
  • Quickly learn the business structure

Must Haves:

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapt easily to change
  • Function well in an ambiguous environment. Work may change on a week-to-week basis
  • Training work samples such as manuals, job aids, facilitator guides, or story boards are preferred with submission. Please attach along with resume
  • Possesses a minimum 5 years of experience designing and developing training content, programs, and integrated projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, adult education or related discipline preferred
  • Work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Work in a cross-functional, team environment
  • Work autonomously with limited direction
  • Establish milestones associated with specific projects; meet deadlines
  • Provide solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and high complexity
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactively share progress, risks, and recommendations while seeking guidance / direction / approval as necessary
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint




  • 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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