Yardstick Software is looking for a passionate person to join our eLearning team in the Edmonton office as an Instructional Designer. The successful candidate will be empowered to envision and shape Yardstick products, with the goal of elevating the user experience and wowing our customers. You will design and write instructionally sound eLearning courses, adhering to adult learning principles and instructional design best practices. You will create engaging and interactive eLearning programs, while working with our team of authors, illustrators and developers.
We’d love to meet you, so if you think this is your gig – let us know with a brief cover letter & resume.
What would you be doing?
Analyze content, target audience, and learner environment to identify appropriate instructional strategies
Write instructional designs that reflect our clients’ business needs and program requirements for eLearning, mLearning and blended learning solutions
Define behavioural and performance-based learning objectives
Write engaging, interactive, and innovative courses and modules that meet project budget, schedule, and scope
Along with the Project Manager and Lead Instructional Designer, collaborate with client team leads and subject matter experts to capture key content and translate ideas into effective course content
Write test questions to reinforce learning and provide feedback about learner success in achieving learning objectives
Identify, define and/or select appropriate media to support educational goals and outcomes
Assist production team members with authoring courses
Support project managers and production team members to ensure educational goals and outcomes are met at every stage
Assist with additional activities including instructional design and writing for marketing proposals, award applications, demos, concept papers, and blogs
Participate in the continuous improvement of processes and deliverables
What qualities are we looking for?
Ability to design instructional materials based on complex content
Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely in writing
Experience with current industry eLearning development tools, such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate
Experience implementing key educational theories and approaches to create sound learning objectives and educational programs
Strong organizational skills including ability to participate on multiple projects with overlapping timelines
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to work as a team member and individually
Experience with, or willingness to learn, various development software
Willingness to stay current with instructional methodologies
Flexibility to meet changing priorities, and needs of different clients, learners, and budgets
Courses in adult education, instructional design, training and development, English, and/or communications.
Degree in related field preferred.
Someone who shares our core values:
Random Acts of Kindness
Embrace the Entrepreneurial Spirit
A Fearless Pursuit of Excellence
Customer Delight Heroes
Honest & Empowered People
Why join Yardstick?
100% company-funded medical and dental benefits (for you AND your family!)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
17 days of flexible Paid Time Off
Sleek and shiny MacBook
Keurig machine, to keep you highly caffeinated
An active Social Committee and competitive House system (yes, like Harry Potter…)
At Yardstick, we don’t just make software...
We make software to facilitate online training and testing for millions of users across the globe.
We make software for millions of learners to gain new skills and knowledge through online courses and training programs, and showcase their level of competency through online tests (maybe even leading to a new credential).
By 2025, we want our software to impact 1 billion learners – want to help make it happen?