13 days old

Junior Instructional Designer

National Fire Protection Association
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

NFPA’s Education and Development team is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic junior instructional designer to join their team.  Rooted in strong instructional design principles, the successful candidate will use their creativity and knowledge of various media software to develop engaging and aesthetic training products to help solidify NFPA as the best in class training solution for our stakeholders. Up for the challenge? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

A Little Bit About You:

  • You have astute interpersonal and communications skills and are able to collaborate and effectively influence others.
  • Self-motivation is a strength of yours when it comes to your work, given your passion for learning and problem-solving
  • You don’t miss a beat when it comes to managing your time, workload and adhering to deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Your attention to detail is like no other.
  • Always looking to learn, you consider yourself capable of receiving constructive criticism in a professional manner. Thoughtful in your delivery, you are also able to provide constructive criticism in a productive and professional manner.
  • You’re all over staying up-to-date on current best practices and trends in learning experience design, graphic design, eLearning, training and technology applications and have basic programming skills including JavaScript and HTML5.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience with 1 to 5 years of demonstrated knowledge in developing eLearning or other training packages for internal/external customers.
  • You are positively curious and want to understand the mission and goals of NFPA, and how you can make an impact as part of our team.
  • You own your role and take responsibility for your output, following through, and understand that mistakes happen and can be learned from.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Work with a cross-functional team, including the project manager and SME, to determine the scope, requirements, and timeline for a given project/course
  • Develop the project/course learning objectives and design document
  • Determine the appropriate medium(s) to present the content (e.g. self-paced tutorial, video, mixed reality)
  • Curate existing NFPA content to be utilized or enhanced for a given project/course
  • Conduct a gap needs assessment of graphics and other media required for a given project/course
  • Write course narratives and/or course video script(s)
  • Develop course content using Articulate, Adobe Creative Cloud, and/or mixed reality software
  • Develop supporting project/course materials such as job aids or infographics
  • Conceptualize, design, and produce graphics demonstrating complex technical constructs and concepts
  • Collaborate and iterate with the instructional designer(s), project managers and SME’s to review course output and incorporate feedback as necessary to produce alpha, beta, and final versions of each course


Posted: 2019-02-05 Expires: 2019-03-07

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