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Instructional Design Director

125 East 9th Street
Suite 2
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $81,000 - $122,000
Posted Date: 02/08/2024
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Instructional Design Director

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Training, the Instructional Design Director will play a pivotal role in building and refining StriveTogether’s online learning portfolio. In this role, the instructional designer will be responsible for creating, implementing, and improving engaging and effective eLearning modules, lessons, and courses designed to build the competencies and skills of place-based partnership staff and partners to improve outcomes and create equitable systems in their community.

This is an exempt position with a salary range of $81,000 – $122,000. StriveTogether offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skills. This position may work remotely or out of our headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Job Responsibilities

Course Design & Development

  • Lead the design and development of cohesive and comprehensive eLearning offerings across various modalities (eLearning, hybrid, and in-person).
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and other team members to ensure that learning content meets the needs of the learners and StriveTogether.
  • Design, develop, and deploy interactive eLearning content using authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Captivate).
  • Convert existing in-person training materials into interactive and engaging eLearning content.
  • Ensure all eLearning content is compliant with SCORM and xAPI standards.
  • Design and implement feedback mechanisms to ensure content meets learning objectives and user needs.
  • Analyze course metrics, course faculty feedback, and learner feedback to refine and improve content continuously.
  • Ensure all eLearning content is accessible and adheres to ADA guidelines.
  • Embed diversity, equity, and inclusion principles within all eLearning materials.

Collaboration & Consultation

  • Work with a broader training team to align eLearning initiatives to meet organizational goals.
  • Stay updated on the latest eLearning trends, techniques, and technologies to ensure StriveTogether remains at the forefront of digital learning.

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

  • Upload, test, and troubleshoot courses in StriveTogether’s LMS system, Docebo.
  • Maintain and update existing courses and content as needed.

Project Management

  • Oversee multiple instructional design projects concurrently, ensuring timely delivery and quality.
  • Establish and streamline processes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the instructional design lifecycle.

Leadership responsibilities

  • Model core values through your work.
  • Conduct regular, scheduled team and one-on-one meetings with all direct reports to hold accountability, provide coaching, give feedback, monitor progress to individual and collective goals, have spaces for learning, discuss professional development opportunities, and collaborate on shared bodies of work.
  • Conduct annual Reflection and Continuous Improvement Cycle (RCIC) review, including providing a rating and recommending appropriate merit increases and mid-year RCIC review.
  • Hold yourself and your team accountable for being good financial stewards, managing risk, and using data as a critical input into decision-making.



  • Bachelor’s degree or five years of lived, related experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of professional experience in instructional eLearning design with a demonstrated track record leading or supporting large-scale learning projects.
  • Expertise in various eLearning authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline and Captivate.
  • Strong foundation in adult learning principles, instructional design theories, eLearning, and assessment methodologies.
  • Believes deeply in championing race equity and is committed to ensuring all children succeed regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or zip code.
  • Ability to mentor or lead junior team members.
  • Exceptional project management skills with experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Approximately 10% travel required.


Benefits, Perks & Flexibility

Time Away

  • Sick, vacation, personal, floating holiday/wellness day, bereavement, jury duty.
  • Eleven paid company holidays and a paid winter break the last week of December.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Paid sabbatical after seven years of employment.
  • Paid time off to vote.
  • Caregiver time off.


  • Medical and dental plans.
  • 100% paid vision, short-term and long-term disability, and basic life insurance.
  • $2,500 annual HSA contribution for users of high-deductible health care plans.
  • Cellphone and internet stipend.
  • Competitive retirement plan with automatic employer contribution and match.
  • Professional development.
  • Employee Assistance Program.


  • Remote work opportunities are available.
  • Choose a Mac or PC for your work computer.
  • Birthday gift card.
  • DeskPass access (community desk and meeting room options for remote team members).
  • Company credit card for internal expenses.

Perks at our Cincinnati headquarters

  • Employer-paid parking.
  • Hybrid work model with two work-from-home days each week.
  • Rooftop deck.
  • Snacks and beverages.
  • Dog-friendly office.


About the Organization

StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and life from cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or circumstance. We work to break down barriers, change systems, and improve outcomes with the Cradle to Career Network, which comprises nearly 70 communities nationwide. StriveTogether provides resources, best practices, and processes to give every child every chance for success.


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Application Deadline: February 26, 2024

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