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Senior Instructional Designer

Arlington, VA
Life moves faster than ever. Change is continuous, accelerated by technology and embraced by society.
 
How organizations respond to change determines success or failure. With drivers of change including technological disruption, a dynamic workforce, and shifting political priorities, the need for organizations to be agile and adapt to change has never been greater. To harness continuous change, organizations are turning to modernization. CVP is a management consulting company that helps organizations navigate change and prepare for a culture of continuous change with innovative strategies and solutions.
 
Change Happens. Continuously. Are you and your organization ready?
 
We’re CVP, Navigating Change.

CVP seeks a Senior Instructional Designer to work closely with leadership and subject matter experts to conceptualize, design, and create solutions that meet learning needs. The professional in this role will serve as a thought leader and innovator in digital learning solutions for the Foreign Service Institute. The professional in this role will also monitor the work of Instructional Designers.
 
The professional in this role will recommend personnel for projects based on skills and abilities, monitor the section for workload, identify common issues among different projects, and propose new instructional strategies as appropriate
 
Major Areas of Responsibility
 
  • Conduct needs assessments and identifies digital learning approaches most appropriate to address performance gaps, work context, and audience needs.
  • Identify appropriate technology to address curricular needs and designs solutions to meet those gaps.
  • Create digital learning strategies that employ various methods and technologies to best address curricular needs; that is, identifies whether (and explains why) a solution should be comprised of single e-learning course, multiple courses, or a mixture of microlearning, mobile apps, synchronous seminars, etc.
  • Oversee a team of instructional designers who interact with other training professionals to produce online learning materials.
  • Recommend personnel for projects based on skills and abilities.
  • Monitor work products of instructional designers and escalates concerns as appropriate.
  • Provide support to instructional designers to facilitate tight timelines in a results-oriented environment and advises improvements to design using coaching and mentoring techniques.
  • Act as liaison between section and other technical staff, if necessary.
  • Represent the section in planning meetings with government staff.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of subjects important to Foreign Service Officers and applies knowledge to produce appropriate, effective, and meaningful learning solutions.
 
Required Skills/Qualifications
 
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Secret government security clearance.
  • Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of instructional design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with a broad array of digital learning solutions (including, but not limited to: e-learning courses, mobile learning, simulations, microlearning, ePublishing, blended learning/flipped classroom, and games.)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to conduct needs/audience analysis, develop training objectives, create instructional strategy, design learning solutions, and produce evaluations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of learning theories and models, and how they apply to different learning contexts.
  • Demonstrated experience working with project teams (e.g.: Graphic Artists, Developers, and Editors) to produce professional e-learning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of responsive web design, interface usability guidelines, Section 508 accessibility, SCORM, learning management systems, and integration of media into web-based training applications.
  • Demonstrated experience as a team lead, including mentoring/coaching junior staff.
  • Positive and proactive customer service skills.
 
Desired Skills/Qualifications
 
  • Familiarity with US government web/mobile development policies and standards.
  • Knowledge of language learning principles.
  • Experience with video/animation.
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