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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

GP Strategies Groton, CT

Groton, CT
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.

Job Summary

Key aspects of the instructional designer position are to understand our clients performance improvement needs, design effective training solutions within project budgets, lead the development team, and ensure the overall project quality and success.

The successful candidate will collaborate with GP Strategies team members, client sponsors, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to:

Analyze instructional needs, define the course requirements, manage the project through the development process, and ensure instructional integrity.

Apply instructional design techniques and methodologies to design interactive courseware and other supporting materials to ensure an effective learning experience for a variety of corporate audiences.

Write course design documents, learning objectives, course content, scenarios, media scripts, practice activities, and posttests.

Build effective working relationships with SMEs to efficiently gather content information and feedback.

Conduct Alpha and Beta tests or other course evaluations, analyze feedback with the client and SMEs, and adjust the training as needed.

Manage projects efficiently so that tasks are completed on time, problems are anticipated or resolved quickly, and team members are clear on project requirements and schedules.

Qualifications: Solid understanding of instructional design and performance improvement is required; as well as, excellent project management, team leadership, client facilitation, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must display original thinking and creativity and excel at meeting challenges with resourcefulness and innovative ideas. Must enjoy working with teams in a fast paced, energetic environment.

Technical knowledge or experience working with steel, electrical, and/or carpentry.

Education: Bachelor s Degree or Equivalent

Experience: 2

Preferred Qualifications: Navy Background Highly Preferred.

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.