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Instructional Designer

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Rockville | Non-profit | Mid-level | Full-time
Date posted: 01-07-20


The purpose of this position is to generate non-dues revenue through the development of continuing professional education programs for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Duties include producing programs in various educational media. The incumbent coordinates efforts of instructors, staff content coordinators, and outside vendors in the development of instructional programs; advises instructors on effective instructional approaches; develops learning activities and exercises, assessments, and other collateral materials for instructional programs; and ensures that the programs and products meet all requirements of the Continuing Education Board.


  1. Manage and direct course development process, adapting material provided by subject-matter experts for delivery in a range of media
  2. Manage multiple concurrent projects, meeting targets for timelines and budget
  3. Develop exercises, activities, learning assessments, and other collateral materials to facilitate learning in various delivery platforms
  4. Plan, collect, and interpret needs assessment and course evaluation data
  5. Provide support to instructors and participants as necessary for programs


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, curriculum and instruction, or related field (master's degree preferred)
  • Three years' experience in developing and managing continuing professional education programs
  • Experience in developing programs for web delivery

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with subject-matter experts in a range of fields to develop continuing professional education programs
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt content to different delivery media, including web-based and computer-mediated
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects involving multiple contributors on time, within budget
  • Experience working with one or more learning management systems or web content management systems
  • Intermediate to advanced skill using Microsoft Office Suite (especially PowerPoint)
  • Experience using web conferencing software
  • Experience using Articulate or comparable course authoring software
  • Demonstrated ability to document work flow and processes

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
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