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Senior Instructional Designer

About Tom Ferry International

Who are we? Tom Ferry is the #1 success coaching company in real estate. Our mission is to hold professionals accountable to fulfill their greatness. That means we’re super-focused on helping our clients, employees and partners set big goals and do whatever it takes to achieve them. 

About the Role

Tom Ferry develops innovative, motivating and effective online and in-person training and coaching experiences to prepare our clients for personal, professional and financial success. 

The Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for all aspects of the creation and delivery of cutting edge, consumer facing course content to train professionals in the real estate, mortgage, and related industries. This person is a skilled and creative writer and editor, possessing a strong understanding of curriculum design and instructional practices. S/he is involved in all phases of course development, including media production, and has overarching responsibility for ensuring both the integrity and excellence of the final course product. The position is also responsible for overseeing the work of Subject Matter Experts, and providing mentoring, support, and guidance to junior team members. The Sr. Instructional Designer ensures that high quality writing, voice and visual brand standards, and the Tom Ferry vision and mission are reflected in all aspects of the course experience. 

Core Responsibilities

  •     Leads writers and collaborates with subject matter experts to develop course series for online and/or in-person experiences. Helps develop and socialize curriculum plans, instructional methodologies, and positioning for target audience/market.
  •     Collaboratively, in alignment with faculty subject matter experts, edits, writes, and designs instructional content for courses, in voice and style suited to the target audience, and in accordance with learning models and best practices delineated for the product.
  •     Collaboratively with all stakeholders, creates the strategic documentation outlining the Scope & Sequence of coursework and other documents that outline the overall objectives of the curriculum, facilitating the development of online course content.
  •     Designs, develops, or oversees the development of a variety of instructional media, and coordinates production: obtains necessary approvals; plans budget; sets schedule and production timelines; arranges vendor relationships; assembly of final elements of media; integrate media into online courses to ensure all accessibility and quality standards are met.
  •     Oversees the creation/build of all course components and assures courses meet or exceed QA standards, including navigation, technical functionality, meticulous proofreading and editing.
  •     Facilitates decision making with budget, time, and resources in mind and is proactive in identifying potential problems and solutions to ensure course development is completed on time and within budget and QA standards.
  •     Provides oversight of work performed by external vendors, including contract writers.
  •     Trains and mentors more junior instructional designers.
  •     Helps to develop standard processes across the course development team, as well as across departments. 
  •     Oversees special projects as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  •     May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
  •     May require periodic travel.

Required Qualifications 

  •     7+ years experience as an instructional designer or similar role. Experience creating content on the topic of real estate, mortgage or small business management a plus.
  •     Has a proven track record of creating consumer-facing coursework, collateral, interactive learning modules, modularized courses and video-based educational content.
  •     Experience collaborating with subject matter experts and cross-functional stakeholders.
  •      Video course content and writing samples required, preferably related to Real Estate or Mortgage. 

Desired Traits 

  •     Meticulously organized and deadline oriented.
  •     Wordsmith and eagle eye.
  •     Ability to work collaboratively, but also independently and self-manage.
  •     Flexibility to pivot and iterate on course designs and training solutions based on changing goals.
  •     Willingness to help teammates and learn from them.
  •     Openness to receive and give feedback and constructive criticism.
  •     Passion for all things training, including professional training trends and technology innovations.
  •     Strong work ethic and ability to maintain high levels of output.

All offers are contingent upon receiving acceptable results from a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Please review all position details before applying to TomFerry.

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