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Instructional Technologist

Company: Society of Actuaries
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Instructional TechnologistThe Instructional Technologist, under the supervision of the Manager, Instructional Design, takes content created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and translates it into instructionally sound education and performance support deliverables. Designs and implements e-Learning interactions such as simulations, decision trees, and audio/visual for existing and new online courses. Assists in identifying delivery methods best matched to instructional goals. Develops deliverables in alignment with design plans and requirements. Develops and employs tools and technologies appropriate for a variety of learning delivery methods including e-Learning, podcasts, blended learning, video and mobile learning.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Develop and implement e-Learning offerings in accordance with analysis and design requirements.Coordinate and contribute to instructional analysis, design and evaluation activities.Effectively work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to design and develop eLearning. Develop and implement simple and complex e-Learning interactions and assessments (e.g., case studies, decision trees, simulations and video where appropriate).Recommend delivery methods consistent with instructional goals.Produce e-Learning content using rapid-development tools (such as DominKnow, Captivate, Lectora, Claro, Articulate etc.).Evaluate and incorporate learner feedback for continuous improvement.Collaborate with Education and PD staff on special projects.Stay current with new techniques that may enhance the learning experience.Additional responsibilities as assigned.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. Coursework or prior work experience in course design, development and online authoring.One to three years' experience working with technical content and technical subject matter experts preferred.One to three years' experience in an association or similar environment (e.g. volunteer-dependent) preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 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 develop engaging eLearning courses that integrate multimedia, including, simulations, audio and video.Current experience with one or more of the following rapid development tools:Articulate StorylineLectoraCaptivateClaroWorking knowledge of video editing a plus but not required.Ability to test e-Learning deliverables and functionality.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 others to achieve shared goals.Ability to work independently when required.Adapt quickly to a constantly changing environment.10%-15% overnight travel requiredWe are moving to a hybrid work model in February. Our future plans for growth include the opening of a Chicago office.The 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. PI160398177

Keywords: Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg , Instructional Technologist, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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