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Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer


We’re seeking an innovative, imaginative, and creative individual to design and develop learning and practicing experiences that will appeal to all types of learners. 


The Instructional Designer (ID) position goes well beyond a storyboarded idea; the ultimate goal is to ensure our learners are acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to be world class in their position.  The ID must offer an effective and engaging end product that is always learner-centric.  In partnership with subject matter experts, the ID will transform visions into reality and create an environment of life-long learners.  


Heartland Dental proudly supports 850+ dental offices and more than 10,000 team members across the country. We are hard-working, fun-loving and fast-growing – looking for our next perfect fit!


To give you an idea of the team structure, you will work on a team with two highly motivated Instructional Designers, reporting to the Instructional Design Manager.


Below is an overview of the duties and responsibilities you would take on in this role:

  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of knowledge
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to identify target audience’s needs
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, principles and practices
  • Create and state strong instructional objectives and outcomes expected
  • Identify skill/knowledge gaps of targeted audience
  • Develop and implement innovative ideas for e-Learning resources
  • Classify various learning platforms for maximum impact (self-directed, virtual classroom, etc)
  • Visualize instructional graphics; being able to complete or strongly communicate
  • Conduct research and analysis on learners to determine most effective methods to use
  • Create materials/media to support educational needs (print materials, audio, visual, scenarios, etc)
  • Determine criteria to evaluate learner performance
  • Develop mechanisms for feedback, including impact of training analysis
  • Create a high degree of engagement, while maintaining up-most professional image
  • Support collaboration and sharing



Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven work experience in instructional design, including strong use of technology
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and design models
  • Previous exposure to a Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Experience in Course Development Software (Articulate Storyline preferred), SCORM, Etc.
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text and audio/video scripts
  • Must be thorough and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage several different instructional projects at one time from needs analysis all the way to implementation and evaluation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of maturity, personal initiative, and sound judgment


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in training and development or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in professional training environment

We put our people first at Heartland Dental, and that shows in our generous benefits package.


Company retains the sole discretion to change the duties of the position at any time.


We provide all employees and applicants for employment the protections of federal, state, and local laws affording equal opportunity in employment.

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