Job Description

Instructional Designer, Senior Associate Director will work collaboratively with Alzheimer’s Association internal liaisons, leaders, faculty and Subject Matter Experts to develop education and training products and experiences to address learning gaps in dementia healthcare.  Must have experience with learning management systems, and developing healthcare training in a variety of learning modality tools.

The Instructional Designer performs a variety of instructional design functions related to the planning, development, delivery and assessment of courses.  Works with instructional technology tools to design interactive learning content.  Manages multiple projects, identifies scope and outcomes, motivates participants and leads product development to conclusion.  May oversee other faculty and partners and their work. Researches instructional design theories and tools for applicability in learning and evaluates strategies for ongoing continuous improvement.

This position is remote and travel is up to 20%.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works with SMEs to conduct education needs assessment, define course objectives and outcomes.
  • Develops curricula; Consult and apply advanced instructional design.
  • Develops or updates education products to be consistent with adult learning theory for delivery in online learning, hybrid courses, and face-to-face courses.
  • Confirms course objectives are current and reflected in newly developed courses.
  • Assists subject matter experts in defining course outcomes and objectives.
  • Designs and develops engaging, interactive, and instructionally sound materials that address various learning styles and are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
  • Designs and produces learning materials in a variety of formats, including print, graphics, audio, video, animation, and multimedia, to support teaching, learning, and association education initiatives.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts, team members, web developers, media specialists, digital media and producers to solve technological challenges.
  • Serves as a project manager for development of new education products
  • Utilizes digital tools for project management.
  • Manages the Learning Management System to ensure quality of course development, tools, test accessibility, and compliance.
  • Trains and supports internal liaisons in the use of the learning management system.
  • Learns new technologies and applications to assist course design.
  • Completes professional development to keep current with rapid changes in technology and education design standards


  • Bachelor’s Degree required degree in instructional design, education, or a related field preferred
  • 4+ years’ experience performing duties and responsibilities as an instructional designer
  • Experience with an accreditation or credentialing organization
  • Thorough knowledge of: html, Articulate Presenter 9 or 13, Articulate Storyline, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Flash Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Collaboration Software (i.e. Google Docs, Zoho)
  • Experience providing instructional design support using Brightspace D2L, ETHOS, Blackboard, and/or CANVAS is preferred.
  • Experience in designing learning environments, for healthcare professionals
  • Practical experience translating learning outcomes into lessons and programs
  • Able to manage multiple projects and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Exemplary customer service approach in communicating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Skilled problem solver, with ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and heavy workloads
  • Self-directed, self-motivated team player
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; rigorous attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Superior computer skills with competency in MS Office Suite, web-based applications, and constituent relationship management applications
  • Willingness to learn and to take on new challenges

Instructional Designer, Senior Associate Director

Position Location: remote

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Grade: 509 Exempt (Estimated Annual Salary $65,000 - $85,000)

Reports To: Director, Health Professional Education

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.


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