Instructional Design Specialist

Rockville, MD
Jul 27, 2019
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

We have an immediate opening for an instructional design specialist to develop materials for adult learning and survey data collection. The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary research team working on a large innovative longitudinal healthcare study.

Job Responsibilities:

· Participate in design and development of eLearning and web-based trainings, including story-board development.

· Assist in writing in-person training materials, and data collection manuals and documents

· Assist in conducting in-person training sessions.

· Collaborate with project and training leads to produce clear, concise training products that are appropriate for intended audience.

· Collaborate with project and training leads to determine direction on priorities as they relate to current and future trainings.

· Assess training effectiveness to ensure incorporation of taught skills and techniques.

· Develop questions and specifications for computer-assisted survey instruments.

· Draft instrument testing scripts and related materials.

· Perform literature and internet searches.

· Other relevant job duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree and 1 year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

· A degree in education or the social sciences.

· A Master's degree.

· Experience with adult learning development or e-learning tools such as Captivate or Lectora.

· Experience with survey design and operations and computer-assisted survey instruments.

· Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as an aptitude for learning custom software packages.

Questionnaire design experience is a plus, but not required. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team in a deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellent attention to detail, have strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Background in instructional design is desirable. Experience working on longitudinal studies or in a healthcare research environment is a plus.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.