Human Resources Lufkin, Texas


                     Junior Instructional Designer     



This is NOT a remote work position. Position is based in Lufkin, TX (Relocation provided if needed)   


The Instructional Designer supports the Learning & Development team by designing and building learning instructional assets for a blended learning environment that includes classroom, live-online (webinar), eLearning, video, audio, study guides, gamification, and related methods. The Instructional Designer will be highly collaborative with Learning & Development managers to identify the scope and design-related instructional assets by program for digital, web, and print consumption, and will communicate with various subject matter experts during the development process.      



  • Research, design, develop, manage and implement new instructional assets (ILT, VILT, micro-learning, job aids, slide decks, tutorials, digital interactives, user guides, audio and video content, scripts, story boards, assessments, etc.) as assigned
  • Collaborate with project leaders and subject matter experts to design solutions that achieve defined outcomes with a focus on behavior change not simply delivering learning
  • Collaborate with SMEs to design and development training materials (learning activities, presentations, quick reference tools, facilitator and participant guides, etc.) on a variety of topics
  • Participate in all Learning & Development program/project design meetings, providing insight, feedback, and updates on content development
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of materials and provide recommendations
  • Complete tasks related to the Learning Management System (LMS), as assigned
  • Catalog and maintain courses, course material, audio, and video in an organized and methodical fashion
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects with competing priorities
  • Create and implement regular content updates
  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to design aesthetically engaging and effective materials
  • Ability to lead with influence and build strong relationship with peers and leadership
  • Advanced organizational and follow-up skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Create, manage, and design content for monthly University of Pilgrim’s Newsletter
  • Manage content and communication of University of Pilgrim’s social media sites
  • Other duties as assigned by the Instructional Design Manager



Skills/Abilities and Knowledge     

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English     

  • Proven competency in Instructional Design with expertise in the development of instructor led training (ILT), VILT, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Articulate 360, Canva, and other authoring tools
  • Skills in teambuilding, relationship building, facilitation and presentation
  • Ability to operate comfortably in an ambiguous and uncertain environment without right answers or obvious solutions.
  • Ability to proactively recommend innovative and experimental approaches to delivering learning experiences. 
  • Influence stakeholders to adapt a learner-centric focus, new approaches, and/or pushback to uncover win-win solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt and flex to changing priorities.
  • Ability to learn quickly and translate complex concepts and materials to meet audience needs.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong technical and creative writing skills.
  • Ability to adapt and optimize content for specific channels, audiences and purposes.
  • Ability to work on an extremely effective, high-energy, high-throughput, agile team, that accomplishes their objectives, while supporting one another personally and professionally
  • Strong integrity and follow-through on commitments to others
  • High level of accountability and willingness to “get the job done”
  • Commitment to incorporate the company values into daily work activities, learning experiences, and behaviors



​​Basic Qualifications:     

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in Instructional Design with instructional technology (Canva, Articulate 360, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams
  • At least 2 years’ experience in instructional design methodology (ADDIE/SAM/AGILE)


Preferred Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Human Resource Development, or related field.  
  • 2+ years experience in designing and developing a variety of learning solutions (web-based training & virtual instructor-led; video, gamification, podcast, infographics)
  • At least 2 years’ experience using virtual training platforms (Microsoft Teams & Webex Training preferred)
  • Experience working with Litmos LMS is preferred
  • Experience working in Canva is preferred