Instructional Design Specialist, Talent Development

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Who we are

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools.  Our two main focuses are to give students the best quality instructors and get them ready for the world of the future and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities, irrespective of zip codes. We are the new way to classroom!

What we offer

  • Competitive Compensation Offering
  • Unlimited PTO & 12 Company Paid Holidays  
  • Strong High-Performance Based Culture with High Growth Potential
  • Team Focused Culture – Team Events, Outings, Happy Hours & Recognition 
  • Full Benefits – Medical, Dental & Vision / 401k Plan
  • Our Team of Elevaters are: Problem Solvers, Passionate, Motivated, Thirsty for Knowledge & Mission Driven

What you will be doing – Instructional Design Specialist, Talent Development

We are seeking an Instructional Design Specialist, Talent Development to design our Learning & Development material & programs.  Will research, design and develop companywide learning & development programs to support our high growth goals & initiatives.  Will partner with internal stakeholders to understand business needs, identify learning & performance needs and develop programs & strategies to drive the business. 

We have an incredible mission, team and brand at Elevate K-12, and we’re getting better everyday. We have achieved an extraordinary product/market fit and have entered an exponential growth stage of the company. If all of this sounds exciting to you – We want to hear from you! 

Responsibilities – Instructional Design Specialist, Talent Development

  • Design & develop clear, comprehensive and engaging learning material & programs focused on knowledge, skills and competency development to improve performance and facilitate company growth
  • Conduct needs analysis to identify performance/knowledge/skill gaps & provide L&D solutions to close gaps
  • Design & develop blended learning programs that are engaging, interactive, effective & drive results
  • Create content for eLearning platform, engaging videos, online assessments & other on demand virtual resources 
  • Facilitate implementation of learning material & programs with L&D team support & resources 
  • Organize, maintain/retain and share learning material and programs across the organization – Create document management process 
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders – Identify measures of success for learning material & programs
  • Ensure all learning solutions are designed for each individual learner to ensure meeting/exceeding specific objectives 
  • Ongoing monitoring, reporting & evaluating on effectiveness of learning programs & strategies 
  • Continued partnership with internal stakeholders to identify continued areas of need for learning & development programs & strategies 

Who you Are – Instructional Design Specialist, Talent Development 

  • Bachelor’s degree;  Master’s preferred – Instructional Design/Technology, Adult Learning Theory or related experience
  • 5+ years of instructional design, classroom and virtual facilitation work experience required
  • Experience in multiple learning & development strategies/programs and design & implementation of instructional design)
  • Experience researching, developing, creating and implementing new learning & development programs
  • Strong communication, presentation & organizational skills – Ability to build relationships & engage with stakeholders 
  • Ability to drive results in a high growth environment 
  • Strong project management skills – Ability to manage multiple, highly visible projects
  • Ability to identify challenges & opportunities and provide effective solutions to impact the business 
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  • Experience working with LMS systems 

Why join our story

Elevate K-12 is tasked with an important mission: change the way K-12 classrooms and teaching work. Our organization is a radically open-minded company that is scaling fast. We are a team focused on high performance, dynamism and embodying a collaborative culture at all levels. Our teammates are able to have open, honest discussions that drive us toward our mission. Elevate K-12 is in a stage of hyper growth that will continue to open up new challenges and opportunities for our team. 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request


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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few blocks east of the Chicago brown line

An Insider's view of Elevate K-12

What are some social events your company does?

We have the typical happy hours and company outings but we also have an event committee that is made up of employees from different teams to help drive events that folks want to see!

Mary

Senior People Specialist

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Educational Partnerships team at ElevateK-12 is helping school district teams learn about and strategize new, innovative ways to combat the teacher shortage crisis; while providing districts with solutions when it comes to human capital challenges.

Allie

Senior Educational Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have learned how important it is to be passionate about the mission of the company, especially at a startup. I've also had the opportunity to build an entire sales team from the ground up and work alongside very smart people.

Patrick

Senior Inside Sales Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Regional Operations team is a fast-paced, high energy, collaborative work environment. Our team has amazingly talented people and decisions have to be made quickly. We work with various schools and students across the US, we wear multiple hats and are always in constant communication with each other to ensure every program is successful.

Ashley

Regional Operations Director

What are Elevate K-12 Perks + Benefits

Elevate K-12 Benefits Overview

Elevate K-12 provides competitive benefits plans for employees!

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Funvengers is our intracompany culture and fun committee that manage events and programs from our holiday parties to company retreats.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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