Instructional Design Specialist

Stand Together
Arlington, VA
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
Full Time
ID (external): 2020-4600 Location: US-VA-Arlington Overview You're passionate about empowering adult-learners through transformative training programs. You're eager to apply your business expertise and training knowledge to grow the impact of an effective, mission-driven organization. You're able to take a leader's vision and strategy and run with it to create training programs to drive greater outcomes. Does this sound like you? Apply today! We are looking for an Instructional Design Specialist to help create a high-quality, integrated programming experience for Americans for Prosperity's Capitol Leaders programs as well as other professional development programming for internal staff and state advocacy partners. Capitol Leaders, a project of Americans for Prosperity, is a professional development and networking program designed specifically for those serving in government. We focus on learning opportunities that help lawmakers define their personal vision, learn tools and tactics to improve efficacy and outcomes, and create a legacy-defining agenda for their time in office and beyond. While hard skills and tricks of the trade are part of our content, we stand apart from other professional development programs by helping leaders establish their own principles-based framework for decision-making, which equips them to deal with any situations they may face. We believe that public officials are leaders not only in government, but in their communities as private citizens - as such, our alumni may continue to work with our program and grow their leadership skills even after their time in government has ended. As the Instructional Design Specialist, you will drive the creation of sustainable content using industry leading instructional design best practices. Your Responsibilities Include Assess, design, develop, and implement training content for our Government Affairs professional development programs Formulate learning curriculum strategies, and creates content utilizing knowledge of learning theory and curriculum methodology to meet training requirements Create and write professional development content for program learning materials, internal reports, and Capitol Leaders blog Develop training assessment and evaluation tools and other measures to ensure that the course content, format, and delivery are successful Develop learning collateral such as case studies, workbooks, pre-work activities and identification of supplemental readings Demonstrate passionate curiosity and interest for industry trends on professional development, adult learning theory, and digital content strategies Manage project plan for multiple courses at a time, including virtual learning events and in-person conference-style events Work with the program lead to design and execute assessment strategy using quantitative and qualitative research methods Analyze assessment results using statistical methods and provide recommendations for program improvements Other duties as assigned Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization 3-5 years of relevant work experience Experience with change management, learning and engagement, professional talent development, and adult learning theory Familiarity with virtual classroom technology for synchronous and asynchronous learning Excellent communications skills, both oral and written Proven ability to deliver project outcomes Skill in building relationships and relating to external audiences Excellent organizational and planning skills A firm commitment to the Mission of the organization Standout Candidates May Also Bring Experience in public policy or government affairs organizations About Us Here are some examples of the positive impact our grassroots staff have made in the lives of Americans across the country. Americans for Prosperity is driving long-term solutions to the country's biggest problems through broad-based grassroots outreach. Our activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit. We have an on-the-ground infrastructure in 36 states that recruits and unites citizens behind a common goal of advancing policies that help people improve their lives. Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating and training citizens to be courageous advocates for the ideas, principles, and policies in a society of mutual benefit--knowing that leads to the greatest prosperity and well-being for all. Our educational programs break barriers standing in the way of people realizing their potential. By eliminating these obstacles to opportunity, in areas like occupational licensing, free speech, K-12 education, and free trade, we are supporting and working to lift up the lives of individuals and local communities. We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color,race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19 PI123394313