Contract Instructional Designer in Englewood, CO at WOW!

Date Posted: 5/21/2020

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    Englewood, CO
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Job Description


The primary responsibility of this position is to connect learners to work excellence by creating a reliable, easy and pleasantly surprising learning experience every time.  As a WOW! Instructional designer you will develop, design, and evaluate courses and instructional materials in a variety of learning contexts that create engaging, efficient, effective and empowering training content.  This position will ensure that all content is learning centric.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Highly Experienced Planning and Analysis
    • Conducts needs assessments, research and evaluations on learners and context to impact improvement
    • Design curriculum with innovative learning activities and content that enhances retention and transfer 
    • Select and use a variety of techniques for determining instructional content that enhance WOW!
    • Identify and describe target audience characteristics that contribute to effective learning
    • Analyze the characteristics of the environment to make learning engaging
    • Analyze existing and emerging technologies and their use in an instructional environment to increase learner understanding and increase customer focused excellence
    • Reflect and interview SMEs on the elements of a situation before finalizing design solutions and strategies to shorten training time and increase ROI
  • Excellent knowledge of design and develop in interactive adult learning in all modalities of instructional design with a focus on e-learning, mobile devices, mobile learning, and learning on demand
    • Select, modify, or create a design and development model appropriate for a given project
    • Select and use a variety of techniques to define and sequence the instructional content and strategies that enhance workforce competencies
    • Select or modify existing instructional materials to leverage cost and creativity
    • Develop instructional material, support materials/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, gamification, etc.
    • Design instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners.
    • Evaluate and assess instruction and its impact.
  • Strategize, own, manage and implement instructional design projects
    • Promote collaboration, partnerships and relationships among the participants in projects.
    • Apply business skills to managing instructional design.
    • Design instructional management systems and processes.
    • Provide for the effective implementation of instructional products and programs in an effective and innovative way
  • Assist team in evaluating the level of technology needed and provide appropriate input as needed for WOW! success in the future
  • Develop innovative solutions to problems through training and an advanced use of technology
  • Collaborate with manager and across functional teams in evaluating training needs and effectiveness of strategies to create learning outcomes that are learner centric and standardized
    • Consults with leadership and provides guidance to cross functional teams to evaluate learning needs
    • Creates standardized learning strategies and tools to deliver learner centric content that aligns with the organizations need
  • Mentor learning content developers on the use and application of innovative design and evaluation practices related to instructional technologies
  • Create professional learning content using creative skills and innovative


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duty with a learning and development team. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, competencies, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field and 2-3+ years related experience, or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.

Experience Needed:

  • Work independently and creatively collaborate with a fun team
  • Expertise in adult and accelerated learning
  • Experience in visual, graphic and interactive content design
  • Possess the ability to work independently (self-motivated), and adapt work schedule as needed
  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening), across all levels of the organization
  • Possess the ability to effectively analyze problems and reach solution in a timely manner

Computer Skills:

  • Experienced computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Expert in HTML, Adobe (Illustrator, Presenter, Captivate, Photoshop), and authoring software
  • Extensive Share Point experience
  • Expertise in CRM and LMS applications

WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer