Instructional Designer in Minneapolis, MN at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

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Instructional Designer Position Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an Instructional Designer for an opportunity with a client in Minneapolis, MN. The instructional designer is responsible for facilitating and contributing to the design and development of online courses that provide high-quality learning experiences for adult learners. The instructional designer works with a subject matter expert to create courses that are instructionally sound, use instructional media effectively, and adhere to Capella's instructional design and editorial standards. The instructional designer works with teams which may include project managers, faculty, a curriculum specialist, interactive designer(s), and an assessment specialist to develop multiple courses in a limited timeframe.


  • Work with faculty to revise or create curriculum requirements for existing courses, and design and develop high-quality online courses based on defined curriculum requirements.
  • Ensure courses are suited to the adult online learner and meet Capella's standards for presentation and instructional design.
  • Create strong alignment between the course competencies, assessments, and learning activities to increase learner efficiency in mastering competencies.
  • Understand, articulate, and use good judgment in applying course development processes, tools, and standards.
  • Prioritize and manage course development activities and deliverables for multiple courses and subject matter experts to ensure on-time delivery of course content.
  • Work with faculty to create appropriate content and select and obtain subject matter materials for intended learning outcomes, following appropriate legal, ethical, and procedural guidelines and practices.
  • Apply adult and online learning principles to the design of online courses and instructional media to effectively engage learners.
  • Advocate for learners and faculty in the design of online learning activities, instructions, and presentation.
  • Integrate instructional media into online courses to maximize the effectiveness of the online learning experience by increasing interaction, motivation, instruction, and practice opportunities in an online environment.
  • Design instructional media and technical solutions to supplement course design decisions by specifying requirements for the interactive design team and collaborating to create content.

Essential Skills:

  • Working knowledge of or experience applying instructional design, adult learning, or online learning theories to the design, development, or delivery of instruction.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organization and management skills to proactively manage and prioritize the course development activities for multiple courses with firm deadlines.
  • Advanced critical thinking skills in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to establish effective, professional relationships in a collaborative virtual working environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Aptitude for learning new software applications such as Adobe Connect, SharePoint, and Blackboard.
  • Working knowledge of or experience designing or developing interactive instruction is a plus.

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.