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Instructional Designer
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #47519 Posted May 10, 2021


Position Summary:

  • Instructional Designers work under the direction of the Release Training Lead and collaborate with Change Leadership and Communications specialists on the release to provide a wholistic approach for managing companys' change.
  • Additionally, this role partners with release Core Team members, both technical and business functional subject matter experts to ensure training materials are accurate, relevant and instructive.
  • Instructional Designers must have experience in facilitating effective information gathering sessions and instructional design reviews, and they must be very confident influencing informally.
Instructional Designers releases are accountable for :
(1) developing learner focused training material meeting the requirements specific to each comapny's release and maintaining global relevancy,
(2) collaborating with business and company's subject matter experts (SMEs) to design, build, review, approve and deliver top quality training materials,
(3) adhering to project plan deliverables and timelines, accurately reporting progress and escalating any risk to deliverable completion,
(4) leveraging adult learning research and best practice to ensure engagement and adoption,
(5) applying digital learning tools and techniques to enhance engagement and efficiency
(6) utilizing Workday Learning, and multiple training design and delivery platforms to engage learners in effective and diverse ways.

Main Responsibilities:
Training Approach and Plan
  • Understand and apply the release specific training approach that addresses release scope, timeline, and impacted teams analysis
  • Apply best practice, lessons learned and course curriculums from previous releases as appropriate
  • Establish strong working relationships with technical and business SMEs, conduct information gathering sessions with these stakeholders and collaborate to build, refine and gain approval for new and/or revised training materials for one or more functional area and/or audiences
  • Ensure consistent application of companys'Training tools and methodologies as established by the company training team
  • Deliver training materials including but not limited to curriculum, high level design documents (HDDs), concept decks with facilitators’ guides, elearning, job aids, exercise workbooks, digital self-paced training, knowledge checks, practice scenarios and Day in the Life (DITL) assessments
Governance and Quality Assurance
  • Follow established company's Global Training Development Standards Guide and “General Rules of Composition and Grammar” in creating all training materials, digital and printed
  • Adhere to company's branding standards and quality requirements
  • Provide accurate and timely updates to training development tracking tool and keep Training Lead informed of any issues or risks that could delay on-time delivery or quality of training materials
  • Experience with quality checks, grammar and punctuation proofreading, and strong attention to detail Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Collaborate on Change Leadership, Business Readiness and Communications activities for the release as time allows and when it will help advance quality and/or delivery of training materials
  • Support change impact identification and business readiness forums
  • Attend Business Adoption team meetings (cross-release) and release specific team meetings as requested
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations or business.
  • 5-7 years’ work experience. Specific experience in Instructional Design, training and/or education is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration
  • Proven experience in delivering high quality work, on time
  • Ability to interpret, develop, and present information to multiple audiences
  • Skilled listener who can gauge reactions and guide conversations to uncover learner needs
  • Proficient with MS Office suite, especially Powerpoint, MS Forms, Microsoft Teams and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with the implementation of training programs to support large complex projects (e.g., ERP Systems, business transformation, business process reengineering, shared services, outsourcing solutions, etc.)
  • Experience working with adult learning principles, methodologies and tools
  • Familiarity with SAP and/or ERP implementation vernacular
  • Experience with Articulate/Rise software for developing training materials

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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