Greenleaf Integrative
Instructional Designer
Greenleaf Integrative

This position will serve as a full-time member of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau. The position is a member of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The trainer will be a valued contributor guiding the learning strategy and curriculum development that supports USAID/OFDA staff based in Washington, DC and around the world.

Training topics include, but are not limited to the following subjects: new employee orientation, technical sectors (e.g. shelters and settlements, food assistance, economic recovery), grants management, safety, and security overseas, and operational stress mitigation.

  • Requires 4+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
April 21, 2020

Job duties:

  • Collaborate with Instructional Designer & Sr. Instructional Design Specialists on eLearning projects, including developing new training and updating existing training
  • Train and mentor Trainers and Instructional Designers in the use of eLearning development tools
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Conduct needs assessments
  • Design & develop courses using the latest learning theory and strategies appropriate to learners’ needs
  • Facilitate trainings along with SMEs, and support SMEs in the classroom
  • Support other competency-building and performance support learning interventions to extend learning beyond the classroom event
  • Position may require occasional local and international travel 
  • Design training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, instructor guides, handouts, and activities
  • Maintain training records and create reports utilizing the Learning Management System (LMS) and other recordkeeping systems
  • Respond to inquiries and provide outstanding customer service to internal and external training participants (e.g. create new user logins, assist learners with problems)
  • Create, follow and improve upon standard operating procedures for the activities of the Training Unit
  • Prepare classroom deliveries (edit and print classroom training materials, set up / break down training rooms)
  • Work with external vendors to deliver courses
  • Post-course processing (tabulate evaluations, final data entry, filing, course updates)
  • Organize, design, and host brown bags
  • Collaborate with and support other team members
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Requirements (Multiple positions open, see below): 

  • For Mid-Level Instructional Design Specialist: 8-yrs experience w/Bachelors degree, 6-yrs experience w/Masters degree, 4-yrs experience w/PhD
  • For Mid-Level Instructional Design Specialist (Temporary 1 year contract 6/20-6/21): 8-yrs experience w/Bachelors degree, 6-yrs experience w/Masters degree, 4-yrs experience w/PhD
  • For Junior Level Instructional Designer: 4-yrs w/Bachelors degree, 3-yrs w/Masters degree, 2-yrs w/PhD
  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain an interim and final Secret security clearance 

Required Experience:

  • Leveraging gamification and rich-media to enhance eLearning experience
  • Developing training materials such as PowerPoint presentations, student workbooks, instructor guides, handouts, and activities, in a professional setting
  • Designing and facilitating Instructor-Led Training that engages participants in active learning experiences
  • Providing coaching and feedback to SMEs
  • Experience with learning theory-based design strategies
  • Creating and using rapid-development multimedia
  • Proficient with Adobe CS and/or Actionscript

Preferred Experience:

  • International humanitarian and disaster relief
  • Food aid non-governmental organizations
  • Military industry
  • Federal civilian agencies
  • Work in fast-paced, demanding environments
  • Text to speech, 508 Compliance


Who You Are

Required Skills:

  • Advanced skills in Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and other eLearning authoring tools
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to produce high-quality course materials and speaker’s notes 
  • Creates a high level of engagement in an adult learning context 
  • Provides feedback to Subject Matter Experts respectfully and constructively
  • Superior computer skills; high skill level with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) in a network environment; ability to learn new software and databases quickly
  • Produces error-free work; maintains a high degree of accuracy even when working quickly
  • Highly responsive to client requests  
  • Collaborates and builds relationships enthusiastically within the team and the client organizations
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing client needs
  • Self-motivated (i.e., drives projects independently)
  • Able to self-manage and multi-task
  • Strong at solving problems 
  • Eager to grow and learn 
Who We Are

Founded in 2008 and based in Arlington, Va., Greenleaf Integrative ( partners with people and organizations to substantially improve the way we all respond to significant work and life challenges. Greenleaf serves a range of organizations, many of which operate in highly demanding environments. Our clients rely on Greenleaf’s proven skills, techniques, processes and tools to fortify the emotional state and brain health of employees, enabling them to achieve significant improvements in resilience, culture, productivity, human interactions, and leadership capacity.

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Instructional Designer
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