Contractor – Instructional Designer

The Instructional Designer position offers the opportunity to fulfill a critical need for content and instructional design and development to advance the AnitaB.org mission of building a more equitable workforce in technology. The content will support organizations who want to close diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) gaps in tech. AnitaB.org Organizational Transformation (OT) programs and offerings are designed and implemented through the lens of intersectionality[1]. Gender is only one aspect that influences how women in technology and computing are viewed, empowered, and advanced throughout their careers.

The Instructional Designer will work closely with the OT Executive Programs (Sharing the Table) and internal teams to design, develop, and scale e-learning products and experiences that leverage technology in learning and development for organizations and companies with a technical workforce interested in enhancing their DEI practices.

**This is a contractor role for six months.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with E-Learning Technical Developer and OT Executive Programs (Sharing the Table) team to analyze learning needs and goals, design/architect, develop, coordinate, and scale engaging learning products and experiences through various mediums. Content and curriculum will be designed and developed for an e-learning environment that meets the needs of organizations and companies accessing the platform.
  • Work with team and E-Learning Technical Developer on research and analysis pertaining to instructional design, content objectives and scope, user engagement and retention, and data collection.
  • Lead or participate in ad hoc projects to support organization’s learning and development needs.
  • Make recommendations and implements improvements in content, providing feedback and suggestions along with new ideas.
  • Document research and content development in internal resource library and communicate project updates with internal stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

We expect professionalism with internal team(s) and external stakeholder interactions and communications, including honesty, integrity, respect, and non-discrimination in keeping with an organization with a mission to promote women’s (DEI) in society and the tech workplace.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Demonstrated commitment and success promoting (DEI), including leading and collaborating with diverse teams.
  • Flexible attitude to iterate, course correct, adjust as needed, and ability to remain professional and focused under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills focused on global design thinking.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively across teams and independently.
  • Solid knowledge of learning design and models, content strategy, risk management, iteration, and beta testing, preferably in a nonprofit organization focused on DEI in technology.
  • Demonstrated mastery of instructional theory, methodologies and e-learning delivery.
  • Training and experience in designing and implementing process improvements.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to develop course content that is relevant, engaging, digestible, and easy to understand for a variety of platform users.

Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • We require a bachelor’s degree – preferably in education, educational technology, instructional design, or similar field.
  • Desired candidate will have 5+ years of experience designing content for an e-learning platform, project management experience, and strong organizational skills.
  • Online portfolio of previous curriculum design/content development projects.
  • Prior experience in course management in an e-learning environment and developing metrics to track user and program success.
  • Preference for candidate with visual design skills and experience working with instructional technologies, tools, and platforms.

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Jobs@AnitaB.org and indicate “Instructional Designer” in the subject line.

About AnitaB.org

AnitaB.org envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. To achieve that vision, we connect, inspire, and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. As a mission-driven nonprofit, we seek to expand communications about the underrepresentation of women in technical roles, the importance of increasing diversity in tech, and promoting solutions to these issues.

AnitaB.org is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.

[1] Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics,” University of Chicago Legal Forum, 1989. Crenshaw developed the concept of “intersectionality” to describe overlapping categories of difference and discrimination that affect inclusion in the workplace.