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Instructional Technologist

Society of Actuaries
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Director, e-Learning, takes content created by subject matter experts (SMEs) and translates it into instructionally sound education and performance support deliverables.  Designs and implements e-Learning interactions such as simulations, decision trees, and audio/visual for existing and new online courses. Assists in identifying delivery methods best matched to instructional goals.  Develops deliverables in alignment with design plans and requirements. Develops and employs tools and technologies appropriate for a variety of learning delivery methods including e-Learning, podcasts, blended learning, video and mobile learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develop and implement e-Learning offerings in accordance with analysis and design requirements.

  • Coordinate and contribute to instructional analysis, design and evaluation activities.
  • Effectively work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to design and develop eLearning. Develop and implement simple and complex e-Learning interactions and assessments (e.g., case studies, decision trees, simulations and video where appropriate).
  • Recommend delivery methods consistent with instructional goals.
  • Produce e-Learning content using rapid-development tools (such as Captivate, Lectora, Claro, Articulate etc.).
  • Evaluate and incorporate learner feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with Education and PD staff on special projects.
  • Stay current with new techniques that may enhance the learning experience.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology/Design, Adult Learning or a related field. 
  • Coursework or prior work experience in course design, development and online authoring.
  • Two to five years’ experience working with technical content and technical subject matter experts preferred.
  • Two to five years’ experience in an association or similar environment (e.g. volunteer-dependent) preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES including competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Demonstrated application of instructional design theory and best practice methods including adult learning theory and e-Learning theory to deliverables.
  • Technical problem identification, analysis and resolution skills.
  • Ability to develop engaging eLearning courses that integrate multimedia, including, simulations, audio and video.
  • Current experience with one or more of the following rapid development tools:
    • Articulate Storyline
    • Lectora
    • Captivate
    • Claro
  • Working knowledge of video editing a plus but not required.
  • Ability to test e-Learning deliverables and functionality.
  • Ability to set priorities and make recommendations about system improvements.
  • Project management skills including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Ability to work independently when required.
  • Adapt quickly to a constantly changing environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT (environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Examples listed below.

  • Office environment
  • 10% – 15% overnight travel required
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
It is the policy of the SOA to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, pregnancy status, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, order of protection status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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