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Pearson Manager Instructional Design in Montgomery, Alabama

Manager Instructional Design


Purpose of the position

This position focuses on leading a team of Instructional Designers to expedient conception & development of innovative learning strategies in print, blended, and multimedia solutions for learning & development purposes.

Core tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitors the performance of KPIs, mentors, and coaches a team of 7 professionals in the Instructional Design group to be a high performing team

  • Works to design visually appealing interactive products that are performant in achieving learning outcomes

  • Works with Connections Academy learners, families, and teachers to understand needs & opportunities to improve the learner experience through instructional design

  • Works with Content Frameworks to inform instructional design standards that will drive the achievement of learning outcomes and the best in class learning experience

  • Reviews systems requirements and business processes; tests, debugs and implements content architecture software solutions.

  • Understands the capabilities/limitations of the available authoring and development tools to help inform design solutions and drive requirements for future authoring and development tools & capabilities for the application of instructional strategies

  • Translate storyboard contents (audio narration, image assets, and action notes) into a properly executed multimedia build using the prescribed authoring tool

  • Stays current on latest advancements in multi-media art technology

Key relationships

The following are key interfaces (stakeholders, clients, customers, suppliers etc) required to fulfill the job:

  • Negotiates internally at senior levels within Curriculum regarding important issues within instructional design

  • Works with Content Frameworks in analyzing item, behavioral, and learner analytics to determine characteristics of performant instructional strategies

  • Leads through providing technical direction across the business, or through a team, impacts the achievement of substantial projects, operational or customer objectives

  • Provides technical guidance to colleagues or customers

  • Demonstrates depth and/ or breadth of expertise in own specialized field and provides expertise to various Curriculum stakeholders

  • Has knowledge of best practices within own area of specialism and how it integrates with related areas of the business

  • Begins to develop relationships with senior leaders across the organization, customers and suppliers


Professional profile

Training / Competencies


  • Recognizes the impact of change on others, and leads through positive behavior and coaching

  • Solves problems by using expertise to evaluate multiple sources of information, and creating innovative solutions to problems

  • Seeks information from internal and external sources, analyzing data to identify trends and gaps, and prioritizing potential solutions

  • Customer centric- Acts with customer mindset (external or internal), builds strong relationships with customers, and uses it to improve outcomes

  • Delivering financial results - Strong track record of delivering against budgets and commitments

  • A great communicator - Engages teams with thoughtful delivery, engagement and messages that resonate

  • Building a strong team - Creates strong morale and spirit within team, blends people into teams when needed, fosters open dialog -- # of hires – retention of new hires, on-boarder survey results, # of internal promotions

  • Take personal responsibility- Completes tasks, takes responsibility regardless of the outcome, proactive at taking opportunities

  • Works well in a matrix - Encourages collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (advanced degree preferred).

  • Minimum 5 years instructional design experience, including experience developing digital products

  • Experience in a leadership role developing and delivering software-based curriculum for a global audience.

  • Experience managing wholly remote teams required

  • Mac skills and software should include the entire Adobe CC suite, including Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photos

  • Experience with project management in a multi-disciplined and commercial environment

  • Basic HTML and web skills essential

  • Thorough understanding of information architecture principles and practices

  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Google business applications preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Educational Management Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.

  • Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-Remote

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America Connections

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 17, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1911253

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.