Position: Lead Instructional Designer
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: Any PG/UG , Preferably Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields: English, Communication, Journalism or related discipline.
Experience: 6 to 9 years
Job Location: Work from Anywhere
About the role
- Knowledge of learning theories and skills to apply the learning theories scientifically to create product definitions for eLearning courseware.
- Knowledge of different pedagogical approaches used for training and L&D.
- Knowledge of instructional design theories and skills to apply the theories for content mapping.
- In depth understanding of principles of usability and user experience design.
- Expertise in storyboarding techniques and content types.
- Basic understanding of visual design.
- Knowledge of commonly used tools to develop eLearning and mLearning solutions.
- Only working knowledge of the tools is adequate – hand-on experience/knowledge not required.
- Awareness about new trends in the Learning Solutions domain
At the pre-sales level, you will work with the business development and project management teams to respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs).
At this stage, your key responsibilities will be:
- Analyse the customer requirement.
- Identify gaps in the information provided by the customer and communicate with the business development team to procure sufficient information to process the requirement further.
- Create a product definition (to be submitted as part of the RFP) in collaboration with the Visual Architect.
- Contribute to the estimation of effort hours for the instructional design function.
In collaboration with the business development and project management teams, you will be expected to contribute to account management on an on-going basis.
For managing client accounts, your key responsibilities will be:
- Propose solution options for existing clients/projects, keeping in mind client and EID time and budget requirements.
- Validate technical and visual feasibility of approach with Programming Lead/Graphics Lead/SPM.
- Define ID scope, approach, estimates, standards, and processes for new clients and new project types.
- Ensure understanding of project scope, design strategies, timelines, and deliverables (for self and other IDs).
- Align all project tasks with defined project scope.
- Provide and validate estimates for instructional design tasks.
- Peer-review instructional design blueprint documents (IDDs/LMs).
- Review the output of the ID team for quality, conformance to customer brief and fulfilment of customer requirement.
- Create frameworks for the continuous analysis of the quality of output being generated by the ID team Co-ordinate with the project manager to analyse and discuss other proactive account management practices/measures specific to accounts.
- Communicate with customers in a succinct and accurate manner on a timely basis.
As a lead, one of your primary responsibilities will be the effective management of the Instructional Design team.
For team management, your key responsibilities will be:
- Effectively organise schedules to ensure timely completion of all the instructional design activities within the scheduled time frames.
- Ensure optimal output from all the resources in the team, while adhering to the timelines and stipulated effort hours (as arrived at during the generation of the effort hour estimation in collaboration with the PM).
- Work towards the continuous skill enhancement of all team members through mentoring and training.
- Provide constructive feedback to ID and other team members.
- Conduct brainstorming sessions to finalize the (instructional) approach for a demo/pilot/project.
- Co-ordinate between the project manager and team members to ensure the smooth execution of a project.
- Communicate accurately and succinctly with other team members.
- Make other miscellaneous team related decisions independently using your discretion.
- Guide IDs and Sr. IDs on pilots and prototypes.
- Carry out non-project tasks including process improvement, competency improvement for team members, and team management.
- Maintain team morale.
Core Instructional Design Skills
As a lead, you should also possess the following core instructional design capabilities:
- Understanding of cognitive flow, chunking and sequencing of information in a manner best suited to meet the learning outcomes.
- Creation of product strategy.
- Content analysis.
- Review of content outline (Learning Map) and its alignment to the proposed strategy.
- Review of Scripts/Storyboards (for cognitive flow, layout and visual representation, language and descriptions for developers).
- Ensure instructional integrity of delivered output (course).
- Execute all instructional design tasks for new clients/new project types/pilot module of large series/demos.
Other Desired Skills
In addition to the above-mentioned knowledge and skills, the following skills would be preferable:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with, and interact in a professional, friendly and team-oriented manner with all company and customer personnel.
- Ability to perform under pressure and maintain emotional composure under stress.
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and events.
- Good writing skills, organisational and operational understanding.
- A keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.