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Senior Instructional Designer

Company Overview

Greenleaf Integrative (www.greenleafintegrative.com) provides training and support services to humanitarian and development organizations to enhance the resiliency and performance of professionals working in demanding/overseas environments.

All hires will serve as full-time members of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau.  They will be members of one of two training teams in one of two offices: the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) or the Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).  Each trainer will be valued contributor guiding the learning strategy and curriculum development that supports USAID/OFDA or USAID/FFP staff based in Washington, DC and around the world. Training topics include, but are not limited to the following subjects: new employee orientation, technical sectors (e.g. shelters and settlements, food assistance, economic recovery), grants management, safety and security overseas, and operational stress mitigation. 

Job Summary

• FSLA Exempt
• Full time
• Based in Washington DC
• Salary $88,000 and benefits package – no negotiation on salary

Responsibilities and Duties

• Design & develop courses using the latest learning theory and strategies appropriate to learners’ needs 
• Facilitate trainings along with SMEs, and support SMEs in the classroom
• Maintain collaborative relationships with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
• Support other competency-building and performance support learning interventions to extend learning beyond the classroom event
• Conduct needs assessments
• Maintain training records and create reports utilizing the learning management system (LMS) and other record keeping systems
• Respond to inquiries and provide outstanding customer service to internal and external training participants (e.g. create new user logins, assist learners with problems)
• Create, follow and improve upon standard operating procedures for the activities of the training unit 
• Prepare classroom deliveries (prepare materials, room setup, registration sheets)
• Work with external vendors to deliver courses
• Post course processing (tabulate evaluations, final data entry, filing, course updates)
• Organize, design, and host brown bags
• Collaborate with and support other team members
• Train and mentor Trainers and Training & Development Specialists
• Position may require occasional local and international travel 
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Requirements: 
- 15-yrs experience w/Bachelors degree, 12-yrs experience w/Masters degree, 8-yrs experience w/PhD
• US Citizenship
• Ability to obtain an interim and final Secret security clearance 

Required Experience:
• Proficient in Articulate Storyline II and Captivate online development tools 
• Strong experience in developing training using online tools
• Developing training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, instructor guides, handouts and activities, in a professional setting 
• Designing and facilitating instructor-led training that engages participants in active learning experiences
• Providing coaching and feedback to SMEs 
• Experience with learning theory-based design strategies

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with:
   -  USAID/DCHA
   -  International humanitarian and disaster relief
   -  food aid non-governmental organizations
   -  military industry
   -  federal civilian agencies
• Work in fast paced, demanding environments


Required Skills:
• Advanced skills in Captivate, Storyline, and other online development tools
• Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to produce high-quality course materials and speaker’s notes 
• Creates high level of engagement in an adult learning context 
• Provides feedback to subject-matter-experts respectfully and constructively 
• Superior computer skills; high skill level with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) in a network environment; ability to learn new software and databases quickly
• Produces error-free work; maintains a high degree of accuracy even when working quickly
• Highly responsive to client requests 
• Collaborates and builds relationships enthusiastically within team and the client organizations
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing client needs
• Self-motivated (i.e., drives projects independently)
• Able to self-manage and multi-task
• Strong at solving problems 
• Eager to grow and learn 

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Employee may be required to stand for several hours during training deliveries. 

This position description reflects Greenleaf’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company's latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 

Benefits and Perks

• annual 3% COLA
• annual bonus
• health care
• 3 weeks paid time off
• 8 annual holidays
• 2 all-staff planning days
• professional development
• weekly mindfulness session
• personal development plan
• personal development stipend
• business casual dress code 

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