Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer

Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer – These positions will be contingent upon contract award, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance if required.About CONSTANTOur mission is to make this world a safer place. We do work that matters, has the potential to save lives, and makes a difference. We take care of our people and are deeply committed to providing a platform for our team members to thrive. Our core values of integrity, service, quality, team, and gratitude are at the heart of everything we do. CONSTANT is an award-winning disaster and crisis management consulting firm. We bring a tenured history of helping clients across all levels of government and the private sector prepare for catastrophic disasters and acts of terrorism. We have a strong client base that spans private and public sectors – from federal, state, and local government agencies to the world of entertainment.Learn more about CONSTANT here: Your PositionCONSTANT Associates is currently seeking Instructional Designers/Curriculum Developers to support the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Training Center Yorktown located in Yorktown, Virginia. The Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer is responsible for designing and developing new components of the curriculum as well as evaluating and making modifications to existing components.The person in this role should be passionate about developing innovative learning solutions that are results-based, learner centered and meet learning and program objectives.These positions will be contingent upon contract award, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance if required.This Is What You’ll DoIn your new position, you will support course design from inception to final product of external training courses, specifically applying the principles of adult learning design for both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g. online courses) learning. Additionally, you will administer the enterprise learning management system (LMS) including user management and usage reporting as required. Most importantly, every CONSTANT team member is expected to proactively contribute to our positive, team-oriented culture and uphold our core values of integrity, service, quality, team, and gratitude.Examples of other contributions include:Update and maintain existing course content in the LMS.Manage small- and large-scale instructional design projects.Apply pedagogical/andragogical principles and learning theories to create engaging course designs.Conduct regular internal reviews of course content to ensure accuracy and relevance.Work closely with all departments to understand training goals and needs and develop plans address.Perform targeted user outreach to LMS learners for feedback on their experience with the learning content.Lead and attend regular solution meetings to remain informed of upcoming enhancements and features.Recommend process improvements to improve operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.Assist with review and internal reporting of with a focus on identifying customer training opportunities.Develop and guide the production of classroom handouts, instructional materials, aids, manuals including print, digital, video, audio and web formats as required, using appropriate equipment and software.Ensure content is in alignment with organization goals.Provide ongoing feedback to users and management regarding the health and overall wellness of the system, effective use, and associated external-facing training content.Seek ongoing training opportunities to maintain system understanding of new features and functionality.Support architectural updates to the system, and participate in testing and/or validation activities, as needed.Qualifications and SkillsRequiredExperienced Instructional System Designer/Curriculum Developer5+ years of instructional design experience5+ years of experience developing curriculumExperience developing learning content for in-person, virtual, blended and mobile delivery modelsExpertise in creating or modifying learning content and approaches to meet identified needs. Skilled at designing learning materials using Adobe InDesign, the Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft PowerPointExperience developing eLearning modules using course authoring software such as Articulate Storyline and Articulate Rise 360 Experience with designing accessible learning content and materials (section 508, closed captions, etc.)Proficient using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite Proficient in course authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and or Articulate Rise 360 Strong project management skillsMust have at least 6 years of experience with a Master’s degree, 8 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Instructional Design, Educational/Instructional Technology/Adult Learning, or 10 years of experience without a degree. Additional advanced degrees may be used to replace years of experienceAbility to pass and maintain a Federal Government background check (or security clearance – Public Trust)Must be a U.S. CitizenPreferredExperience with USCG training course development and design and an understanding of USCG roles and responsibilities strongly preferredExperience working with USCG Training Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) strongly preferredExperience teaching adult learners strongly prefferedExperience designing materials for proficiency-based instruction preferred.Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.Location, Compensation & BenefitsTeam Members will work onsite at the USCG Training Center in the Yorktown, VA area.Competitive compensation is based on the capability of the candidate.Comprehensive benefits package that includes:Healthcare (for California-based employees and stipend)DentalVision Employee Assistance Program “EAP” (company paid)Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)401(k) with Generous Employer MatchUnlimited Paid Time Off Ten (10) Paid HolidaysAFLAC Critical Illness, Hospital, Accident PlansVolunteer Paid Time OffProfessional DevelopmentWork From Home StipendLife and AD&D Insurance (company paid)Short- and Long-Term Disability (company paid)Eligibility for bonuses based on company and individual performance CONSTANT is certified as an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race; ethnicity; religion; gender; age; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; family responsibilities; matriculation; physical or mental disabilities; source of income; political affiliation; genetic information; status as a protected veteran; place of residence or business; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in applying for employment with CONSTANT and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for the position, please call (386) 888-8327. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. CONSTANT is a federal contractor supporting veteran candidates.CONSTANT is also a Great Place To Work certified organization. are an E-Verify participating employer.DisclaimerThis job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.