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Instructional Designer in Maryland Heights, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Instructional Designer




Opportunity Overview



  • Responsible for producing performance-based, interactive learning experiences to meet the business needs of the division/branch so they can effectively meet associates'/clients' needs. Works in a collaborative team environment and uses proven instructional design methodologies to analyze learning needs, design and develop content, define measurement strategies and assess the effectiveness of learning programs.

  • Represents and advocates for the division, financial advisor or branch team roles.

  • Collaborates with subject matter experts throughout the firm to analyze needs, develop appropriate learning objectives, and gather/maintain information.

  • Selects and recommends appropriate media and delivery methods for coursework.

  • Adheres to department and Compliance quality standards and ensures appropriate implementation of courses.


Position Requirements



  • 4 - 6 + years in an instructional design/development position; must have "hands on" experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles

  • Strong knowledge of key instructional design concepts and practices

  • Strong written and oral communication skills - demonstrated ability to produce clearly written learning materials and articulate key concepts in a clear, succinct manner; ability to facilitate conversations with multiple business areas

  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, as well as current online development tools such as storyline, articulate, and captivate.

  • Ability to navigate challenging situations


Problem Solving


Identify, recommend, and implement learning solutions for business areas based on analysis of learner needs. Use creativity and sound judgment required to engage learners and determine the level of interactivity, in order to achieve desired learning outcomes in courses. Resolve conflicts between subject matter experts when design decisions reach an impass. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of courseware after release and develop actionable strategies and solutions if desired results are not achieved.


Decision Making


Decisions made in this position can be complex and non-routine. Most decisions pertain to gaining agreement on content to be included in a course, the level of interactivity, and the selection of the appropriate development tool or media. Instructional Designers will review, analyze, and facilitate discussion to ensure content directly supports performance-based learning objectives. Decisions are guided by department standards with review by team leaders.