Instructional Designer in Panama City, FL at WOW!

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

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Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Instructional Designer 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


Qualified candidate must provide portfolio link or samples with application.


Bachelors degree in a relevant field and 5+ 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/Religion/Gender Identity employer