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Become An Instructional Systems Designer

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Working As An Instructional Systems Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $74,520

    Average Salary

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do At Robert Half

* Analyze client source content, target audience demographics, job tasks, and learner environment to identify learning objectives and strategies
* Facilitates on-site training program pilots in preparation for company-wide training rollouts
* Provide training recommendations
* Create design documents to specify performance or behavioral objectives, sequencing of instruction, course content, source materials, and instructional strategies based on needs analysis
* Design and develop learning materials
* Facilitator Guides, Participant Guides, PowerPoint presentations, Quick Reference Guides, Job Aids, and Audio/Video scripts
* Design and develop e
* Learning Storyboards to precisely communicate instructional strategies to web development team members

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do At Mantech

* Conduct analysis for and design of Interactive Courseware (ICW) for technical training programs.
* Perform needs analysis, audience analysis, job duty task analysis; and develop learning objectives, learning measures, learning strategies, flow diagrams, lesson specifications (outlines), and storyboards.
* Create SCORM-conformant interactive multimedia training courses using an interactive multimedia course development system.
* Interact with subject matter experts, graphic designers, and customer technical representatives to ensure sound application of the instructional strategy design.
* Review and verify the instructional design throughout the training development process.
* Provide knowledge of instructional systems design and development models, principles, and practices.
* Perform under multiple project deadlines that require performance support in the development of instructional products.
* Possess knowledge and experience in the application of learning theory, methodology, and instructional systems design and development models, training and evaluation principles and their application in managing training design and delivery to include computer-based and online training.
* Conceptualize, develop and implement creative solutions to performance problems at the request of managers and clients.
* Model effective instructional practices including designing curriculum development processes.
* Must be familiar with Learning Management Systems and Learning Content Management Systems.
* Must be able to quickly learn and understand software applications

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do At Abraxas Corporation

* Designs, develops, and reviews adult learning curriculum for delivery through a 3D interactive virtual ship environment that incorporates 2D and 3D shipboard missions equipment, interactive avatars, and job performance tools
* Designs learning content throughout its lifecycle to include: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation
* Applies effective training methodologies to improve knowledge, skills and abilities based on the needs assessment of the audience and job task analysis
* Develops and reviews learning objectives
* Coordinates with subject matter experts to develop content and researches specific learning objectives
* Works with SMEs to develop scenarios to provide realistic context for learning objectives
* Designs, implements and interprets evaluation and assessment instruments
* Designs interactive learning activities supporting the individual's performance requirements and develops digital storyboards in support of those activities
* Collaborates with SMEs and modelers to identify types and fidelity of 2D and 3D models
* Prepares training materials necessary to implement training using the gaming environment
* Participates in reviews, and coordinates curriculum development in a co-located, multi-company, multifunctional team environment
* Supports and responds to Quality Assurance during product testing
* Responds to and resolves customer issues in learning content
* Coordinate with a variety of engineers, artists, and project professionals to employ a wide range of skills and software tools in support of the visual and technical designs for various IMI Level training scenarios
* Work within budgetary and schedule constraints to achieve assigned objectives

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do At CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.

* Design needs assessment
* Develop training materials using blended training approach
* Create evaluation plans
* Design storyboards
* Create web-based training modules
* Testing of Learning Management System to meet SCORM and 508 compliance standards
* Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
* years of professional experience including knowledge of instructional design methods
* Understanding of adult learning theories
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to motivate others, communicate concepts, and disseminate information clearly
* Knowledge of ERP Federal Financial systems
* What you can expect from us:
* It is an extraordinary time to be in business.
* As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.
* At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals.
* As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.
* All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.
* Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.
* Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com.
* No unsolicited agency referrals please.
* CGI is an equal opportunity employer.
* All CGI offers of employment in the U
* S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation.
* Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held.
* Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.
* CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
* However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information

What Does An Instructional Systems Designer Do At Apogee Engineering

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* Use Instructional Design Methodology to design and develop customized curriculum materials, job aids, performance support tools and instructional outreach products to support stakeholder needs
* Create, edit, and standardize course materials/PowerPoint slides; provides student support regarding course tools, software, and coordinates classrooms for program manager and instructors
* Assist FTU personnel in planning, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating all courses to include distance learning courses and special academic projects
* Provide extensive subject matter expertise in publications, processes, procedures, task lists
* Assist in mapping courseware to competencies
* Transition traditional instructor-led training content into an online, multimedia environment

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How To Become An Instructional Systems Designer

Instructional coordinators need a master’s degree and related work experience, such as teaching or school administration. Coordinators in public schools may be required to have a state-issued license.


Most employers, particularly public schools, require instructional coordinators to have a master’s degree in education or curriculum and instruction. Some instructional coordinators have a degree in the field they plan to specialize in, such as math or history.

Master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction teach about curriculum design, instructional theory, and collecting and analyzing data. To enter these programs, candidates usually need a bachelor’s degree in teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Instructional coordinators in public schools may be required to have a license, such as a teaching license or an education administrator license. For information about teaching licenses, see the profile on high school teachers. For information about education administrator licenses, see the profile on elementary, middle, and high school principals. Check with your state’s Board of Education for specific license requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most instructional coordinators need several years of related work experience. Experience working as a teacher or as a principal is helpful. For some positions, experience teaching a specific subject or grade level may be required.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Instructional coordinators examine student test data and evaluate teaching strategies. Based on their analysis, coordinators recommend improvements in curriculums and teaching.

Communication skills. Instructional coordinators need to clearly explain changes in the curriculum and teaching standards to teachers, principals, and school staff.

Decisionmaking skills. Instructional coordinators must be able to make sound decisions when recommending changes to curriculums, teaching methods, and textbooks.

Interpersonal skills. Instructional coordinators need to be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with teachers, principals, and other administrators.

Leadership skills. Instructional coordinators serve as mentors to teachers. They train teachers in developing useful and effective teaching techniques.

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Instructional Systems Designer Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Bulgarian

  • Norwegian

  • French

  • Dakota

  • Polish

  • Korean

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Real Instructional Systems Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Instructional Systems Design Team Industrial Services, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Dec 15, 2014 $82,500
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Sep 15, 2010 $70,000
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Sep 20, 2010 $70,000
Instructional System Designer Data Management Services, Inc. Palm Coast, FL Oct 01, 2010 $69,500 -
Instructional Systems Designer Dsfederal, Inc. Rockville, MD Sep 03, 2014 $67,577
Instructional Systems Designer Drivingsales, LLC Sandy, UT Sep 13, 2016 $64,000
Instructional System Designer Soundtek Music Inc. Union City, CA Oct 27, 2010 $43,472
Instructional System Designer Soundtek Music Inc. Union City, CA Nov 15, 2009 $43,472

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Top Skills for An Instructional Systems Designer


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Top Instructional Systems Designer Skills

  1. Subject Matter Experts
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Smes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop material to meet the required technical accuracy.
  • Manage vendors responsible for curriculum development and production to meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Managed a team of instructional designers, engineering SMEs, graphic artists, and programmers.
  • Developed flow diagrams, storyboards, and media packages supporting interactive courseware.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of training programs and participated in updates and revisions.

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