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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 11/29/2016

GP Strategies Redmond, WA

Redmond, WA
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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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. Additional information may be found at

GP Strategies is seeking an experienced Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) in Redmond, WA. The ID will work remotely but have the ability to travel to the client site in Redmond for meetings, etc.This is a full-time, benefitted position and the candidate must be local to the Redmond, WA area.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.
*Design and script large, complex interactive Web-based projects (including test, narration, sound effects and graphics/animations) in a creative, team-oriented environment
*Collaborate to develop project goals, training objectives and measurements by analyzing needs and proposing multiple solutions
*Network and partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic instructional direction
*Design the user's navigation path(s) within the training experience
*Partner with graphics, Web developers, and courseware developers to develop program elements and requirement
*Collaborate and define the creative treatment and content scope of the project
*Draft a complete design document to include: Audience and learning environment analysis, Instructional goals and strategy, Content outline, User navigation, Screen/page template designs, Storyboard/script development with text, voice, sound, and graphics descriptions and instructions to production team, Prototype development, Measuring results
*Use rapid development content tools (Captivate, Articulate, etc.) to create online courseware
*Create adjunct online deliverables including product data sheets, comparison charts, e-mail blasts, course descriptions and web site copy
*Create face to face training materials
*Create print deliverables
*Direct personal development by actively identifying new areas for one s own personal learning
*Regularly attend learning opportunities and apply newly gained knowledge and skills on the job
*Mentor and coach associate instructional designers

Qualifications Required:
*Bachelors degree in information design, instructional development or related fields and/or at least two to three years experience with interactive training projects (can be a combination of education and experience)
*Instructional design background including strong knowledge of adult learning theory, learning styles, learner needs, delivery of Web-based content and diverse, multicultural backgrounds
*Ability to incorporate the most effective, leading-edge instructional approaches in a cost effective manner

Attributes include:
*Ability to communicate effectively and influence stakeholders
*Conceptual and strategic thinker, team player, excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers
*Attention to detail and strong work ethic
*Exceptional writing skills
*Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines (project management and time management skills)

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
*Experience with technical training
*Experience developing virtual instructor-led training
*Experience developing instructor led training
*Experience with Captivate and Articulate programming tools

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.