Instructional Designer

Learning & Development Lake Forest, Illinois


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Impact is hiring an Instructional Designer for our nationally ranked Best and Brightest Workplace!

The Instructional Designer will be an integral part of Impact’s Corporate Education & Professional Development department –the Impact Leadership Institute– delivering creative, innovative and effective learning solutions across the entire organization. Utilizing and abiding by industry-leading techniques and standards, the Instructional Designer will research, design and develop training assets that support a well-established foundational pedagogy and corporate learning philosophy.

This individual will be equally imaginative, strategic and communicative in nature –collaborating with internal stakeholders, subject matter experts and teammates to guide high-level educational strategy, creative direction and provide multi-faceted, multi-channel learning tools in an ever-evolving industry.


  • Work within a cross-functional team to help establish learning KPIs, curriculum standards and achievement metrics
  • Help translate learning goals into actionable and executable strategies utilizing adult learning principles
  • Attain Impact-solution expertise, in order to support the development and evolution of targeted curriculum
  • Deliver integrated and interactive assets across multiple mediums, including digital self-paced training, instructor-led training and certification programs
  • Create a diverse range of instructional materials and content –including custom graphics, participant guides, storyboarding, presentations and scripted video content– that ensures knowledge transfer and retention
  • Drive end-user adoption by engaging and coaching necessary teams and departments, eliciting feedback on training needs and collaborating on resolutions
  • Work alongside team Educators and Digital Learning Specialist(s) to problem-solve training challenges and ensure proper execution & delivery of designed curriculum, including evaluation processes

What We Look For:

The ideal candidate will be a creative, collaborative and process-oriented problem-solver with a thirst for professional fulfillment, eye for design and passion for learner engagement. This individual with be highly adaptable, self-sufficient, detail-oriented and eager to learn the business technology landscape.

Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Communications, Computer Science, Organizational Psychology, Information Systems or other related discipline
  • 3-5+ years professional experience in Instructional Design/Adult Learning Principles; must have current portfolio
  • Demonstrated ability to design & execute course curriculum, ensure SCORM compliancy
  • Expert proficiency in instructional design applications (Captivate, Lectora, Articulate, MS Office, Dreamweaver, Lesson Builder, HTML, Claro, iSpring Suite, Audio & Media tools, e-Learning authoring toolkits, etc.)
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and changing deadlines, remain open-minded and adaptable
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment, have fun and drive progress


  • 20 days of PTO
  • 12+ paid holidays
  • Flexible Sick Day Policy
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Comprehensive Health, Disability Life, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 401(K) match & retirement plans
  • Student Loan reimbursement
  • On-going training & development opportunities