General Dynamics Information Technology Project Manager & Senior Instructional Designer of Leadership & Professional Development Programs in Des Moines, Iowa
Type of Requisition: Regular
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Public Trust/Other Required: None
Job Family: Professional Development
Are you an experienced instructional designer adept at building professional and leadership skill development programs? Want to use your talent to hand-craft learning solutions that will enable a 30,000+ workforce? Want to produce observable, measurable results? Build the next generation of leaders at a great company that values people? Then own this opportunity and apply today. This position offers 100% remote/telecommuting.
Reporting to the Director of L&D Program Design, you will design and develop leadership and professional development programs for the enterprise that are highly relevant, business-minded, and leader-championed to enable the immediate application of new skills on-the-job and enable performance results.
As a senior team member, you'll hit the ground running by managing your own projects and building complex, multi-faceted blended-learning programs that enhance the leadership and professional development skills critical to our workforce. You will also seek design excellence, with emphasis on continuous improvement in L&D for yourself, the design team and broader L&D function.
Responsibilities/Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Balance the workload of multiple L&D Projects per the agreed upon timelines established by the Director of L&D Program Design and Business Sponsors. This includes providing high quality products and proactively following through on all project tasks and millstones for timely delivery.
Facilitate the L&D Project kickoffs and subsequent milestone meetings with Business Sponsors and appropriately engaging other L&D Resources, Subject Matter Experts and Business Stakeholders. Engagement activities include but are not limited to the following: defining the project and business outcomes; reporting project updates; sharing program design/development progress; and gaining necessary approvals.
Conduct discovery activities to determine the desired performance outcomes and existing performance gaps based on enterprise needs analyses and strategic prioritization.
Conduct detailed learning needs analyses to determine the skills related to the desired performance outcomes, cascading learning objectives that will enable those outcomes, and measurement strategies for demonstrating the achievement of those outcomes.
Solicit insights from subject-matter experts by asking targeted and meaningful questions to fully explore and understand the desired performance, synthesize the information collected, and appropriately incorporate SME feedback into the learning design.
Determine the most effective learning approaches, techniques, and technologies to efficiently achieve the learning objectives and desired performance outcomes.
Communicate to business stakeholders the clear connections between program content and the desired performance outcomes in achieving business results to gain sign-off.
Design program events, activities, and exercises (including sequencing and timing), while also ensuring that learning is relevant, business-minded and engaging for participants.
Develop all program assets and materials including e-learning courseware, virtual workshop events, facilitation guides, learner workbooks, job aids, etc.
Establish measurement and monitoring plans to ensure effective implementation of all new programs through targeted curriculum mapping and metrics captures.
Collaborate with the L&D Operations Team to package, deliver and manage programs through the Learning Management System (as appropriate).
Collaborate with the L&D Facilitation Team to hand-off ILT/VILT programs (as appropriate). This includes high quality facilitation outlines and facilitator preparation support.
Produce and archive design documents that appropriately detail the design process and justification for the program. Design documents should include the following: Project Sponsors, Business Outcomes/Impact, Measures of Success, Target Audience, Performance Outcomes, Solution Concept, Measurement Strategy, Learning Objectives, Solution Concept, Learning Activities, and Sequencing and Timing of Learning Activities.
Collaborate with L&D Program Design Director and appropriate stakeholder to produce marketing material (as applicable) for new or enhanced learning and skill development programs to package and promote offerings it in highly intuitive, digestible, and compelling ways.
Ensure that all learning solutions are fully accessibility and meet usability standards
Champion and influence the achievement of our GDIT L&D Mission and guiding principles.Exhibit L&D Excellence and seek continues professional development.
Build strong consultative partnerships with Project Sponsors and Business Stakeholders
Complete other L&D duties as assigned
Qualifications in order to be considered:
Bachelor's Degree AND 10+ years of related work experience in Instructional Design and/or Learning & Development
Track record for delivering measurable performance outcomes that enable skill development
Demonstrated Instructional Design/Development Skills (samples/demo will be required)
Demonstrated Learning Delivery and Facilitation Skills (samples/demo may be required)
Demonstrated ability to write performance outcomes, learning objectives and evaluation measures
Experience with skill development, leadership development and technical learning programs
Experience with multi model/method design/development (e.g., e-learning, virtual and in-person)
Working knowledge of learning and performance development best practices
Current experience interacting with senior leaders in a large, fast-paced, highly-complex enterprise
Must be willing to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation to Sr. Leadership as part of the final interview process
It’s Desirable if you also have:
Experience with performance consulting
Experience with diversity and inclusion programs
Experience with supervising/managing others
Experience with e-learning authoring tools
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
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