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Instructional Design–Job Description

Course 503: Instructional Design

January 2012


E3 is a nonprofit with the mission of making exceptional learning opportunities available to K-12 students across the globe. We are looking for individuals with a blend of pedagogical wisdom and knowledge of development technologies that to bring online content to life.  The ideal candidate is experienced with k-12 curriculum, best practices, technology in school environments, design principles, and has a creative vision toward the future of e-learning.  This instructional designer will set innovative standards for a blended approach to delivery, including classroom learning, on-line learning, podcasts, interactive video, just-in-time learning and assessment tools.


What you’ll do:

  • Work with our team to develop age appropriate learning materials sequenced to build on learners’ prior skills.
  • Story-board new courses and review key design components including lesson designs, scripts, and final builds.
  • Design the documentation that service as the knowledge structures for lessons level design document for
  • Instructional writers, and specifications and core pieces of teacher supported materials
  • Serve as a member of a product/project core team, providing leadership and support to the team to ensure instructional integrity and to meet business needs

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design or closely related field (Advanced degree highly preferred)
  • Three to five years of experience in the field of instructional design
  • Portfolio link demonstrating engaging e-learning courses
  • Excellent communication skills with strong presentation skills
  • Experience in K-12 market
  • Knowledge of and experience with educational technology in the school environment
  • Experience with technology tools that aid design such as Articulate, Camtasia, Adobe Creative Suite, Captivate, Microsoft Office Suite and others

To be successful you should:

  • Be enthusiastic to learn.
  • Understand how people learn.
  • Know how to make an emotional connection with an audience.
  • Brainstorm innovative instructional strategies.
  • Plan and communicate ideas about user interface, interactions, graphics and finished product.
  • Write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts and video scripts.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and team members.
  • Know the capabilities of e-Learning development tools and software.
  • Understand related fields—usability and experience design, information design, communications and new technologies.
  • Have a “Can Do” attitude.

Links for inspiration

  1. Sr. Instructional Designer (T-Mobile)
  2. Instructional Designer (Arizona State University)
  3. Instructional Design (Relay Graduate School of Education)


Instructional Technology Coach. Mother. Life Long Learner.

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