Senior Instructional Designer

The Digital Learning Division (DLD) designs and develops eLearning and Continuous Learning courses, products and resources which are hosted in a variety of environments: web, Learning Management System (LMS), and SharePoint. DLD seeks an individual who has demonstrated experience collaborating effectively with Subject Matter Expert/s (SMEs) to conduct needs/audience analyses, develop training objectives and course/product outlines, design courses/product content, and assessment items, as well as conduct evaluation and needs assessment studies and analyze their results. Experience producing a wide variety of products, including “responsive” websites, is highly valued. EOE M/F D/V.

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Education/Professional Experience:
  • Minimum of 6 years instructional design experience plus MS/MA (or higher) in relevant field, with proven ability in designing a variety of training applications for a broad array of delivery methods (e.g., blended, eLearning, simulations, mobile)
  • Proven expertise serving as instructional designer of eLearning courses or projects that demonstrate sound instructional principles, strategies and techniques and are SCORM and Section 508 compliant
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with SMEs to conduct needs/audience analysis, develop training objectives and course/product outlines, design course/product content, and assessment items. This includes compiling and organizing information, and writing and editing instructional materials to adapt classroom-based courseware and products, reference documents, and raw materials into clear, effective, interactive eLearning training
  • Proven experience in writing, reviewing, and editing storyboards. Highly skilled in detail-oriented documentation, with significant abilities in communicating with Government Project Managers, SMEs, and development team members in a tactful manner, as well as providing written feedback to the Government Project Manager and clients
  • Proven experience coordinating a project development team and providing appropriate levels of support, coaching and influencing the design and development team
  • Ability to conduct needs assessments and evaluation studies
  • Significant experience with distributed learning applications, interface usability, Section 508 accessibility, SCORM, learning management systems, and integration of media into web-based training applications, including training interface with learning management system
  • Familiarity with industry standard and USG web/mobile development policies and standards preferred
  • Significant, proven experience as a member of a team and a team leader; positive interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation, particularly with clients from a wide variety of cultures
  • Experience in blended learning design valued
  • Experience in mobile instructional design valued
  • Experience in gaming and/or simulations valued
  • Experience with eLearning COTS products valued
  • Experience with e-publishing valued
  • Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued
  • Knowledge of foreign language learning applications valued


  • 13 to 18 days PTO, depending on years of employment
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K savings plan
  • Educational assistance program
  • Commuter benefits
  • 10 paid holidays

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