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Manager, E-Learning Design

Company: Society of Actuaries
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, e-Learning Design

This is a hybrid role based in the Schaumburg, IL office.

Manages the design and development of instructionally-sound education and performance support deliverables. Manages a team that designs and develops e-Learning interactions such as simulations, decision trees, and audio/visual for existing and new online courses. Identifies approaches best matched to instructional goals. Manages the development of deliverables in alignment with design plans and requirements. Employs tools and technologies appropriate for a variety of learning delivery methods including e-Learning, podcasts, blended learning, video and mobile learning.


Manage the design and development of e-Learning offerings in accordance with analysis and design requirements, with appropriate use of a variety of e-Learning interactions and assessments (e.g., case studies, decision trees, simulations and video where appropriate).
Develop and manage frameworks to incorporate techniques that reflect evolving practices in instructional design, e.g., inclusion of micro-content.
Develop and execute processes to measure impact of new course elements, address data collected from e-Learning Delivery, and continuously improve SOA offerings.
Develop sound evaluation and feedback methods that drive continuous improvement of the organization's portfolio.
Partner with internal stakeholders, volunteers, and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on instructional analysis, design and evaluation activities to support the organization's strategy.
Choose delivery methods consistent with instructional goals and learning strategy.
Recommend design and development tools that meet the strategic needs of the organization.
Manage a team of instructional technologists.
Collaborate with Education and other SOA staff on special projects.
Stay current with new techniques that may enhance the learning experience.
Additional responsibilities as assigned.


Collaborate with inter-organizational staff to identify best practices.
Attend cross functional and volunteer meetings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)

Bachelor's degree in Instructional Technology/Design, Adult Learning or a related field.
Three to five years' experience designing and developing e-Learning.
Two to four years' experience working with technical content and technical subject matter experts preferred.
Two to four years' experience in an association or similar environment (e.g. volunteer-dependent) preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES including competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

Demonstrated application of instructional design theory and best practice methods including adult learning theory and e-Learning theory to deliverables.
Technical problem identification, analysis and resolution skills.
Ability to set priorities and make recommendations about system improvements.
Project management skills including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Effective listening, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to collaborate with and influence others to achieve shared goals.
Adapt quickly to a constantly changing environment.
10% - 15% overnight travel required,

T he SOA will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, order of protection status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable law. Such action shall include but is not limited to: initial consideration for employment; job placement and assignment of responsibilities; performance evaluation; promotion and advancement; compensation and fringe benefits; training and professional development opportunities; formulation and application of human resource policies and rules; facility and service accessibility; and discipline and termination.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.


Keywords: Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg , Manager, E-Learning Design, Executive , Schaumburg, Illinois

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