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Learning Content Developer

Location: Appleton, WI, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024

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Description

Impact is hiring a Learning Content Developer to join our Nationally ranked Best and Brightest Workplace!    

 

As a member of the Impact Leadership Institute (ILI), the Learning Content Developer will drive the creation of learning and training materials designed to support employee learning and performance outcomes. With a dual knowledge of instructional design and graphic design/media production, this role will provide a specialized level of expertise and a unique contribution to Impact, ILI, and our learners.      

Building a Culture of Training and Development at Impact Networking    

Building a Culture of Training and Development at Impact Networking

Responsibilities    

  • Creates high-quality learning materials    
    This position will build training and learning collateral for e-learnings, ILTs (instructor-led trainings), VLTs (virtual-led trainings), and more, on time, and with an eye for quality.    
    - Meets agreed upon production timelines    
    - Advocates for the best solution possible within real-world constraints    
    - Deliverables are properly tested, evaluated, updated, revised    
    - Learners report satisfaction with learning products    
        
    Leverages proven methods and learning science to drive desirable learning outcomes    
    This position must apply research-backed practices, including traditional learning theories, adult learning theory, multimedia learning principles, and other standards in instructional design to create content that is conducive to learning.      
    - Posttests demonstrate strong average scores and first-attempt pass rates    
    - Learning outcomes lead to measurable behavioral change      
    - Creates meaningful interaction, practice activities, and assessments that align to course objectives    
    - When surveyed, learners report confidence in their knowledge gained, ability to retain information, ability to apply the knowledge on the job, and satisfaction with interactive elements  

    Develops visually compelling and engaging deliverables
        
    This role must develop visual materials, applying a strong knowledge of graphic design, UX/UI design, and multimedia production skills to craft learning materials that set the standard for visual engagement and put Impact in a class of our own.      
    - Meets minimum internal standards for production quality, demonstrating a compelling use of graphics, audio, and video      
    - Materials support our brand identity and aesthetic when practical for learning    
    - When surveyed, learners rate visual design, UX. UI, and accessibility highly    
        
    Effectively collaborates with key stakeholders    
    This role will often interact with internal stakeholders. This position must apply professional-level communication skills, conflict resolution, and problem-solving ability to drive meaningful and productive collaboration with subject-matter experts, project owners, and leadership.      
    - Works with Learning Strategy and Curricula team to understand analysis and design specifications, supporting instructional strategies    
    - Works with subject-matter experts to understand training needs, translating potentially complex content into instructionally sound deliverables    
    - Champions and advocates for practices that support learning outcomes    
    - Communicates the rationale and evidence supporting L&D decisions in a compelling way that stakeholders can understand and appreciate    
    - Conducts “train-the-trainer” sessions when needed to prepare facilitators to use the content     

 Things We Are Looking For:

- The ideal candidate will adhere to our core values:   
Champion the customer: Our team recognizes our internal and external “customers”: employees, our managers, our coworkers, project stakeholders, and Impact’s actual clientele. All of these are our customers. We champion the customer by making these materials helpful, relevant, enjoyable, and engaging for all who take them.
Work Together:
We expect this role to collaborate with other members of ILI as well as learners with whom this position will interact.

Lead the Charge:
This role will be instrumental in ensuring we develop “world-class” training content, which supports our unique brand identity while maximizing the effectiveness of our training collateral.    

Reward & Recognize:
Like all other members of ILI, we expect this role to recognize the efforts of peers and learners while praising their contributions and accomplishments.    

Love Learning:
Ideal candidates for this role will show a true, intrinsic love of learning, demonstrating a real commitment to improving the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our learner audience.     
Never Stop Growing: Ideal candidates for this role will embody the spirit of a “lifelong learner,” seek out new methods to improve their workflow, and independently work to improve their own knowledge and skill as it relates to content production.
- The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally strong writer. You may find yourself drafting dozens of pages of written content, all of which we’d expect to be both grammatically correct and written in a way that interests the audience.
- The ideal candidate will show a passion for finding solutions to novel production problems. Having a strong technical acumen and confidence working with technology will help.
- The ideal candidate will show a positive demeanor and a willingness to take direction from multiple leaders.
- Beyond themselves, the ideal candidate will help support the development of the team by contributing to ideation and process improvement discussions.     

Requirements    
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, instructional design, instructional technology, curriculum development, or other related discipline.
- 3-5+ years of professional experience in an eLearning Developer role or similar; must have current portfolio.
- Experience working with learning management systems.
- Functional knowledge and experience using Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.  
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to juggle multiple projects and changing deadlines, remain open-minded and adaptable
- Ability to work within a team-oriented environment, have fun and drive progress
- A portfolio is required to showcase your skills and abilities    

Preferred Requirements
- 5+ years of Instructional design or similar experience
- Knowledge and experience using e-learning authoring tools, including Articulate Storyline
- Functional knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
- Extra Adobe Create Cloud experience, working with Audition (for voice-over audio mastering) and AfterEffects

Benefits    

- 20 days of PTO
- 12+ paid holidays
- 7 Paid Sick Days
- Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
- Comprehensive Health, Disability Life, Dental and Vision Plans
- Discretionary 401(K) match & retirement plans
- Student Loan reimbursement
- On-going training & development opportunities

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