Instructional Designer

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Don’t just land a job. Launch your future.

 

Our all-in-one software platform gives HR pros a way to easily manage daily tasks in payroll, benefits, talent, and workforce management.

 

But what makes us different is that our technology is backed by a culture that cares. We care about our team members, clients, and partners – because people matter most. And people have always been at the heart of our business.

 

Since our founding in 1997, this is the thing that's stayed the same, from our employees to the millions of users nationwide that access our platform. We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to build the workplace they and their employees crave.

 

 

Let's go forward together.

 

 

Position Overview:

The Instructional Designer will apply adult learning principles to analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain high quality training content for eLearning programs, instructor led content, virtual classroom design, tool kits, study guides, and performance support aids using standardized instructional design methodology. The Instructional Designer collaborates with business partners and key stakeholders to conduct a learning needs assessment to identify learning gaps and opportunities. The Instructional Designer recommends and creates highly-engaging learning experiences for both internal and external clients and works with subject matter experts to develop learning content. The Instructional Designer is also responsible for developing learning assessments and training evaluations and ability to analyze results. The Instructional Designer will participate in professional development activities and will also play an active role in coaching and mentoring fellow designers and team members.

 

 

Location: Remote

Reports To: Manager, Interactive Learning & Design Learning

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with business partners, and stakeholders to perform training needs analysis.
  • Collaborate with SMEs to gather and analyze relevant content and to clarify learning objectives.
  • Partner with Learning Design Manager to determine and recommend the proper approach to design, develop, and implement learning deliverables.
  • Plan, organize and create training materials, programs and/or curricula to meet specific business objectives.
  • Recommend and create learning activities that are congruent with learning objectives.
  • Determine project goals/milestones based on identified business needs/timelines and obtain appropriate approvals.
  • Execute the development and implementation of learning programs and deliverables such as instructor led, eLearning, blended, or other media by using various software applications considering audience, business needs, and requirements.
  • Develop innovative approaches that incorporate industry trends and best practices.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of appropriate tools and resources used to develop training content including MS Word, Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, SnagIt, etc.
  • Administer learning assessments and training evaluations and gather results.
  • Develop tools/resources for evaluating/measuring post-training learning effectiveness (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations checklists).
  • Gather, review, and create summaries of the training evaluations.
  • Make recommendations on enhancements to learning programs and training deliverables based on results of the evaluation.
  • Ensure all materials are consistent and aligned with learning and development guidelines and established standards.
  • Write scripts and talking points for eLearning modules and videos.
  • Write supporting materials for learning activities such as agendas, schedules, quick reference guides, FAQs, handouts, job aids, trainer and participant guides.
  • Incorporate graphics, video, or photography to support course development.
  • Responsible for technical quality and function of all courses.
  • Can manage complex training projects
  • Participates in cross-training/skill building activities on team and within the department.
  • Actively coaches and develops members of the team and department. Facilitates cross-training and skill building sessions.
  • Additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Communications, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience developing eLearning projects, or related experience
  • Computer skills required including strong aptitude with web-based applications and expertise in MS Office programs required
  • Proficiency in utilizing eLearning authoring tools •Knowledge of latest technology in eLearning, Webinars, social media, etc.
  • Knowledge of training and development practices and methods including needs assessment and instruction design for instructor led, virtual, online, and blended training
  • Knowledge of learning theories and principles including adult learning theory
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a creative team
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Communications, or related field preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Create Cloud preferred

 

Soft Skills:

  • Team Player, collaborating with others to make awesome happen
  • Self-Motivated – you like to work hard, play hard.
  • Adaptable – quick feet! You can shift priorities if needed.
  • Highly Organized – detail-oriented is your thing!
  • MS Office applications - are no sweat when it comes to your skillset

 

In response to COVID-19 & Paylocity’s commitment to keeping our employees safe, our Support Analysts are currently working remotely. Support Analysts will onboard and receive training remotely. In the future, this role will be required to work onsite, as outlined by the department, once local government orders indicate that it is possible in addition to when Paylocity determines it is safe to do so.

 

 

Our journey forward.

 

 

Paylocity strives to create an organizational culture where every employee has a voice, feels truly welcome, appreciated, and free to be themselves, and is empowered and enabled to do their best work. A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to creating such a culture.

We’ve made great strides to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. That being said, we realize there’s still room for improvement. Our current focus is on the following initiatives:

  • Education & Awareness
  • Client Community
  • Company Representation
  • Advocacy & Support
  • Fairness & Equality
  • PCTY Gives

Want to learn more, click here to access our DEI flipbook. https://www.flipsnack.com/paylocitycom/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html

 

This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

 

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What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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