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Instructional Designer (Contractor - 3 months)

Full-Time, San Francisco, CA

We’re a high-impact, global nonprofit social enterprise that believes in using technology for the greater good. Since 1987,  we’ve been building partnerships and alliances with individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and governments across the globe – all committed to helping nonprofits fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world — and use it to improve lives.

But we won’t stop there: as technology and global needs change, so do we. We’re creating new, community-driven platforms and mobile apps and are enhancing our offerings so that nonprofits around the world have the resources they need to build a brighter future for millions of individuals.

We’re innovators, leaders, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and technologists drawn together by a shared vision: to make the world a better place through technology. Join us!


Job Description

We are looking for an Instructional Designer to develop online and blended courses and training for adult learners.  The incumbent will work closely with SMEs to design engaging online learning and interactive activities to achieve specific learning objectives in the context of nonprofit NGOs and technology adoption and management.

 The ideal candidate will have significant instructional design experience, experience with adult learners in online environments, and previous experience with course development tools such as Learning Management Systems, Captivate and Storyline, and have proficient video editing skills (Adobe Premier preferred).  The candidate must have formal education or training in instructional design (or closely related area) from an accredited institution. 


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of experience in instructional design, adult learning, and working with SMEs.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and delivering courses or training.
  • Demonstrated creative ability for course contextualization.
  • Ability to formulate well written learning objectives, storyboards, and course content.
  • Ability to learn software quickly and to train others in it.
  • Computers skills to match the above description including MS Office, Adobe CC, learning development software, and project management software.
  • Ability to track and report work hours, and communicate with staff and SMEs.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work with teams on-site and remotely.
  • Able to work out of the San Francisco, CA office.

TechSoup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or Federal law or local ordinance.

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