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Instructional Designer

Company: D+R International
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

We are D+R International, an energy efficiency and environmental consulting firm. Headquarters out of Silver Spring, MD, D+R works to build sustainable initiatives and market-focused solutions that deliver accelerated adoption of new and emerging technology. We do this through engagement with utilities and regional energy organizations, the retail and distribution supply chain, product manufacturers, the building industry, unions, education accreditation organizations, and federal, state, and local governments. At D+R, we cultivate changes that improve the environment and the quality of people's everyday lives. D+R International is seeking a Digital Media Specialist/Instructional Designer (ID) for the D+R Learn line. The Digital Media Specialist will be passionate educator responsible for writing, peer-reviewing, and developmentally editing new content (revisions, updates) for D+R International's programs, with an eye toward adhering to prototypes, guidelines, and processes designed to establish and maintain quality. If you have the desire to join a collaborative, knowledgeable, and adaptive workplace, apply today! What You Will Do: The Digital Media Specialist/ID has proficiency in photography, videography, editing, messaging, and marketing. They also provide lateral leadership on projects and collaborate with team members to create high-quality, standards-based content that advances D+R International's business and impact goals. A successful candidate will balance a high level of subject matter expertise with andragogical understanding, diverse teaching and curriculum design experience, market knowledge, an educator-first mindset, and effective communication skills. The Digital Media Specialist/ID reports to the Senior Manager of Training & Content and works closely with other Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts (SME), Instructors, and Project Managers and other teams as needed in a collaborative fashion. What You Will Bring: Ensure the andrological vision for projects is met by writing, peer-reviewing, and developmentally editing content for D+R Learn's programs based on andrological understanding, subject matter expertise, and market needs, with an emphasis on content review. Closely adhere to prototypes, guidelines, scope & sequence rigor, and quality processes, and lead the development of these items in collaboration with Instructional Design and Content Design Managers as assigned. Provide cross-functional lateral leadership on projects and engage stakeholders as needed. Work with vendors, contractors, SMEs, and Instructional Designers and keep project documentation up to date. Responsible for on-time deliverables across the project, including working with project managers to keep project timelines up to date. Contribute to problem solving and implement solutions on projects, including communication plans and training. Contribute to project planning processes, including estimations, timelines, and process as assigned. Provide lateral leadership on small- or medium-sized projects with moderate levels of process and resourcing complexity; be accountable for all deliverables on a project, including quality, timeliness, and adherence to vision. Support other content designers, contractors, and vendors to meet these goals. Demonstrate a growth mindset regarding processes, procedures, and continuous improvement as well as an understanding of larger systems that impact individual development practices. Use collaborative decision-making processes and exercise sound judgement by ensuring all stakeholders provide input to decisions. Understand the big picture of programs and projects in terms of market, schedule, and cost parameters to enable sound decision-making practices. Ensure projects meet business needs by communicating business objectives to those on the project and understanding business parameters in decision making. Seek opportunities to grow in understanding of how business decisions are made and how the needs of the business intersect with product development practices, and how that impacts agency in decision making. Grow subject matter expertise and andragogy as opportunities arise. Attend professional development through self-guided professional reading and training opportunities. Additional duties as assigned. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree or higher in education or content-related field. Minimum 3 years of experience in education and digital media. Minimum 2 years in content development with high performance. In-depth understanding of digital learning and andragogical practices in elementary and/or secondary education. Exceptional writing, editing, communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proficiency in photography, videography, editing, messaging, and marketing. Careful attention to detail and strong subject matter expertise. Strong creative and critical thinking skills with excellent research, Internet, and technical skills. Exceptional organizational and time-management skills while maintaining quality. Growth mindset and ability to embrace change with positive and high-energy attitude. Experience working on projects in a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment. Experience working on cross-functional teams and virtual teams. Knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.) and ability to learn new applications. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and enhanced knowledge in video production. Experience in marketing, social media marketing and market research or demonstrable transferable skills. Why You'll Love D+R: We offer a competitive salary plus an exceptional benefits package including generous PTO, flextime, comprehensive health benefits, professional development opportunities, matching 401(k), and more! We provide a flexible environment where the best employees can thrive, grow with us, and become leaders while maintaining a healthy work/life balance Leadership works hard to maintain the psychological safety of staff, allowing for open collaboration and ideas from all employees Who We Are: We are a leader in moving the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors toward greater energy efficiency and data control. For over 30 years, D+R has promoted sustainable practices with tailored market- and business-based solutions that support the bottom-line results critical to our partners and clients. We recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values for a truly sustainable future. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our clients and communities. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, people of all ages, and veterans to apply. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. D+R's mission is to connect people, data, and technology to transform markets and build a sustainable future. Therefore, we work every day, at all stages of our hiring process and in employment, to encourage diversity and offer inclusiveness and equal opportunities. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: D+R International, Silver Spring , Instructional Designer, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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