Instructional Designer

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States Full-time

We are seeking an Instructional Designer in Franklin, TN to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have experience developing training for the automotive industry.

This individual will work with Project Managers and/or Subject Matter Experts to create online learning modules and live web-based training sessions, instructor-led training guides, and supporting materials following Ardent’s instructional design process. The Instructional Designer will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video, and audio—communicating and educating our clients’ employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

In this role, you will…

  • Develop proposals for instructional and/or performance intervention strategies.
  • Recommend appropriate learning strategies.
  • Develop course outlines and design documents; create scripts and storyboards for various delivery methods.
  • Design and develop courses that support learning needs.
  • Present course design and materials to internal and client team members and incorporate feedback.
  • Validate, deliver, and evaluate the final training program and/or job performance product.
  • Conduct audience analysis and task analysis.
  • Ensure that the courses meet the learning objectives and make necessary adjustments.
  • Design and develop performance measures.
  • Research developments in the learning and performance industry including presentation aids, equipment, presentation techniques, adult learning methodology, and related topics.
  • Identify and plan appropriate instructional design strategies and objectives based on analysis of tasks, learners, and subject matter.

You’ve got what it takes if you have…

  • Proven working experience in instructional design.
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills.
  • Solid knowledge of course development software (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Captivate) and at least one Learning Management System.
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A growth-minded mentality – willing to take feedback and grow as an ID.
  • A high level of understanding of project management principles.
  • Strong client services experience.
  • Automotive industry experience a plus.

Essential skills include…

  • Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Active Listening – Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Innovative Thinking – Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well and collaborate with a variety of personalities and individuals, internally and client-facing.
  • Presentation Skills – Comfortable presenting in front of a group and facilitating sessions as needed.
  • Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
  • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

Education

  • BS in instructional design, educational technology or similar and at least 5 – 7 years of experience
  • MA strongly preferred

Our Culture

We are not a typical learning company because, well, our team is truly passionate about changing lives. We want everything we do, our work, our conversations and interactions to be genuine, to be true, and to be Custom. Our team is always looking to Elevate and Evolve in all that we do.

We're always on the lookout for innovative, curious, and passionate people who can help us achieve our goal. So if you want to work for a friendly — and growing — company, we'd love to meet you!

What We Do

Ardent Learning helps our clients thrive in business by developing Custom Training Solutions. We believe the most effective learning experience incorporates our client’s brand, culture, and values. Our team is tenacious in helping our clients and their people reach their goals and perform at the highest level.

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Equal Employment Opportunity…

To Apply

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