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Title: Instructional Designer
Date Posted: 2017-09-06
Location: Brooklyn
ConsenSys is the world's largest blockchain venture production studio focused on developing cutting edge application across all major industry sectors, investing in disruptive startups, and consulting global organizations / governments on decentralized technologies powered by Ethereum. Our mission is to use these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. ConsenSys is building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, security and infrastructure, and more.

ConsenSys Academy is the newly launched blockchain education and training arm of ConsenSys, the first of its kind in the blockchain industry. Academy is focused on developing the global ethereum talent base, both technical and non-technical by creating "packaged" content for both online and in person delivery, some of which will provide "certification levels" for business users, technology developers, legal/compliance/regulatory personnel, and professors/teachers who complete certain courses. We are looking to hire an experienced Instructional Designer/Writer to build out our online curriculum development process and write and create online modules and courses with sound pedagogical principles. You will partner successfully with the Academy content team members to create current and dynamic content for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.

The Instructional Designer will work with the Academy team to create online learning modules and other web-based training, instructor-led training guides, and supporting materials following a sound instructional design process. The Instructional Designer will use strong interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to communicate and educate our stakeholders. The Instructional Designer will work with subject matter experts to write instructional content, multimedia design talent on digital asset creation, and project management to execute on the creation, deployment, and maintenance of online content.


Reasonable Accommodations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Specific job tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Define objectives for a course and/or curriculum.
- Outline the concept for a course or curriculum, defining (needs for) the course medium, content delivery, assessments, accompanying materials, and complementary learning approaches.
- Quickly synthesize and write course content based on input from subject matter experts, written material, previous training courses, interviews, etc.
- Use PowerPoint to draft screen layouts, graphics and interactions appropriate to the content.
- Write the audio script for each course and work with subject matter expert and voice talent to ensure proper pronunciation and style.
- Design quizzes and meaningful course interactions to increase learning and retention.
- Work with the subject matter experts, voiceover talent, video production, and graphics sources to produce draft and final versions of each course.
- Assist in production (graphics placement, animations, audio importing & editing)
- Work with subject matter experts and course sponsors to collect feedback and integrate it into the next course draft.
- Proof course at multiple stages of development and make or document required changes.
- Define project schedules and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Keep track of project tasks and status using defined methods.
- Maintain company confidentiality.
- Complete various training, project management, and administrative tasks as needed.
- Participate in team brainstorming and strategy meetings to help define goals and direction.
- Keep up to date on learning tools, trends, and ideas.

Knowledge & Skills


- Strong written and verbal English grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage & pronunciation
- Knowledge & application of adult learning principles
- Formal training in instructional design and/or adult learning
- Experience developing and conducting instructor-led training, either live or via webcast
- Experience writing for educational media
- Ability to develop workflows and business procedures
- Strong interpersonal skills in team interactions
- Experience taking, creating, or administering online asynchronous training
- Word processing: basic text formatting functions, tables, bullets and numbering, hanging indents, inserting graphics, tracking changes, accepting comments and changes.
- Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Slides: basic text formatting, tables, master layouts, text and title placeholders, entering slide notes; ability to use graphic design features to create screen layouts
- Microsoft Outlook (or similar) email & calendaring: send, receive, and file email; create & accept calendar appointments & invitations


Education: Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university)

Experience: 5 years related experience

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

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Company: ConsenSys
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: info@consensys.net (DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS)