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Instructional Designer - Merakey

  • Fri, April 08, 2022 12:38 PM
    Message # 12700109

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    Merakey is looking for a talented individual to design and develop training solutions using instructional design best practices that support multiple learning styles.  The Instructional Designer will partner with Subject Matter Experts to identify appropriate learning solutions for virtual and classroom delivery.  They will update current training materials, as well as develop both content and process handouts.

    Successful candidate will reside in any of the established Merakey states (CA, DE, LA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA).

    General Responsibilities

    • Design and develop interactive, engaging, and effective e-learning programs.
    • Design and develop robust, innovative, instructor-led live and virtual training.
    • Manage all aspects of production from initial planning to completion including: storyboarding, scriptwriting, design, recording and editing voiceover, and troubleshooting.
    • Design and write learning support tools such as, PowerPoint presentations, facilitator guides, participant guides, quick reference guides, and job aids.
    • Consult with Subject Matter Experts to uncover business needs, understand content complexities, develop appropriate learning objectives, and determine approaches for content creation
    • Design and facilitate Train the Trainer sessions.
    • Review/revise training materials created by others for formatting, flow, and educational effectiveness.
    • Regularly communicate with team members to define deliverables, discuss project status, design outlines, create work plans, and review timelines.
    • Develop templates and forms to support process flow and procedure when required.
    • Adhere to principles of Instructional System Design (ADDIE model or other accepted system design approach) in an agile development model.
    • Design and interpret a variety of needs analysis; use front-end analyses including needs assessment, task analysis, content analysis, learner characteristic assessment, environmental review, and instructional analysis.
    • Work closely with the LMS Administrator to distribute content via Cornerstone LMS.


    Merakey offers:

    • Flexible schedules
    • Excellent paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holidays)
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
    • Telemedicine
    • Competitive compensation
    • Retirement planning
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Eligibility for student loan forgiveness
    • Employee savings program including discounts on cell phones, computers, travel, and more
    • Career advancement and professional development
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and active Employee Resource Groups
    • Work/life balance


    Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.

    For more information about Merakey services, please visit:

    Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, or related.
    • The ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience either through practice or education in designing and developing adult learning materials.
    • Basic knowledge of technical abilities utilizing content creation applications like Articulate 360, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Camtasia, InDesign, Vyond Studio, Zoom, and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Basic knowledge of Cornerstone Learning Management System preferred. 
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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