Instructional Designer

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) — 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 Systems (LMS), and SharePoint. DLD seeks an individual for the position who has demonstrated experience collaborating effectively with Subject Matter Experts (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 

  • Works on priority courses and dealing with high level bureau and school/center clients, as well as designing a variety of complex, media-rich, and highly interactive courses and products beyond standard eLearning courses—these are considered tasks above entry-level for the field.
  • Creates high-quality learning products to meet the needs of the Foreign Service Institute Designs a variety of learning solutions, including but not limited to e-learning, mobile apps, microlearning, blended learning, and instructional games.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to clarify performance gaps, write clear objectives, formulate instructional approach, design learning solutions, and produce evaluation instruments.
  • Works with development staff to produce solutions.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of subjects important to Foreign Service Officers and applies knowledge to produce appropriate, effective, and meaningful learning solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Professional Experience:

Required Education:

  • BS/BA in instructional design, educational technology, or related field. The industry standard for a position within this field requires a B.A./B.S. in Instructional Design or related area.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of instructional design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with at least two types of digital learning solutions (including, but not limited to: e-learning courses, mobile learning, simulations, microlearning, ePublishing, blended learning/flipped classroom, and games.)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop training objectives, design learning solutions, and produce evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively write, review, and edit content.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply learning theories and models to different learning contexts.
  • Demonstrated experience working with project teams (e.g.: Graphic Artists, Developers, and Editors) to produce professional e-learning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of responsive web design, interface usability guidelines, Section 508 accessibility, SCORM, learning management systems, and integration of media into web-based training applications.
  • Positive and proactive customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with US government web/mobile development policies and standards.
  • Knowledge of language learning principles.
  • Experience with video/animation.
  • Experience with microlearning
  • Experience with Cornerstone LMS

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