Instructional Designer

Cambridge, Ma | Freelance | Job ID #57647 |
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Our client is an elearning software provder to looking for an Instructional Designer to join their team for a long term contract opportunity!


  • Subject matter experts and technical specialists to develop creative learning design deliverables and content including learning objectives, assessments, content plans, activities, media items, and learner interactions
  • Apply best practices and current thinking from learning science and educational technology to create highly effective, engaging learning experiences
  • Gather data to validate and refine learning design choices prior to and following release
  • With guidance from Senior team members, analyze learning-related challenges and opportunities including learning propositions, learning goals, key differentiators, learner personas, and metrics of learner success
  • Support senior team members in working with client stakeholders and interdisciplinary team members on educational strategy, ideation, evaluation, project planning, and implementation
  • Build learning experiences on a variety of LMSs
  • Execute project-related research tasks to inform or support learning design decisions


  • Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of experience designing learning experiences, or Master's degree in a related field
  • Experience working directly with faculty or subject matter experts to manage their contributions and diplomatically align their perspective and thinking to best serve project needs
  • Strong collaborator and communicator capable of working closely with colleagues to achieve project objectives in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity, flexible mindset, and ability to work with autonomy to deliver on precise deadlines
  • Current knowledge of best practices, processes, and recent developments in educational technology and learning science
  • Familiarity witha variety of modern tools and technologies used in formal and informal learning settings (e.g. LMS’s, collaboration tools, assessment tools, mobile learning)
  • Basic understanding of front-end design and development techniques (UX principles, wireframing, HTML, etc.)
  • (Preferred) Experience working for a services or consulting organization; experience working in higher education and non-higher education settings; experience with user experience design and learner testing; familiarity with principles and processes of human centered design

If interested 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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