Instructional Designer – New York

Instructional Designer – New York2018-10-29T11:03:45-04:00

The Instructional Designer uses knowledge of the L&D space and the training function to design and create a variety of learning solutions to support strategic business initiatives and provide effective learning solutions that enhance NLI’s corporate clients’ learning experience. The ideal candidate will be a valuable thinking partner whose ID expertise will lead to effective learning solutions.

Core Duties:
Apply adult learning theories and instructional design methodology to design and develop quality facilitator-led and distributed learning experiences that align with effectively written learning objectives

  • Work closely with solutions team members to conceptualize, design, and create interactive learning solutions that target learning objectives and improve performance.
  • Work extensively with Senior Consultants and Solutions team members (internal SMEs) to determine the outline and content of learning materials that meet learner and stakeholder needs.
  • Engage instructional design process and best practices to ensure the quality and consistency of educational materials.
  • Tailor existing learning materials and instructional content to meet specific client needs.
  • Provide consultation to determine instructional strategies based on client need.
  • Support the effort to gradually incorporate new technologies for instructional design and learning.
  • Function as a staff resource and consultant for internal education.
  • Develop successful working relationships with subject matter experts and other internal resources.
  • Review and update curriculum materials periodically across programs and delivery methods.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or other relevant field from an accredited university required. Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology or Design or other relevant field desirable
  • 3+ years of instructional design and development experience in a project- and delivery- oriented environment
  • Experience developing educational programs using ADDIE or other instructional design process from start to finish
  • Experience developing digital content delivered in a learning management system (LMS)

Skill Sets

  • Knowledge of and willingness to stay abreast of adult learning and instructional design theories and their application in training development
  • Ability to explain, discuss and apply current instructional design theories, methodologies, technologies, strategies and best practices
  • Extraordinary ability to communicate, including strong instructional and technical writing skills and knowledge of information design best practices
  • Experience producing learning design deliverables, including storyboards and scripts
  • Experience using measurement and evaluation strategies to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of learning solutions on performance
  • Strong skills influencing and communicating across multiple areas and global offices of the company and comfort interfacing with clients
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with excellent time management and prioritization skills and an eye for detail
  • Team player and solutions focused yet able to work independently, adhering to directed processes and timelines
  • Strong ability to quickly learn IP on the job though observation and with little formal training
  • Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google’s cloud-based productivity and storage tools
  • Experience with Camtasia, Captivate, or similar instructional technologies and experience managing and deploying digital content in an LMS or CMS a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required experience:

  • Instructional Design, Education, curricula design: 4 years

If the above describes you and who and where you want to be, we want to hear from you! Email with your resume and cover letter.

PS- To make sure we hire the people best suited to our culture, we’ve designed intensive, task-based selection process so be prepared to work hard to earn this opportunity!

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