Institute for Intergovernmental Research
  • 06-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care, Retirement, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays, Work from Home Flexibility

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is founded on the mission to create and deliver dynamic solutions for our criminal justice partners and communities achieved through the passion and hard work of each member of the IIR team. If you are energetic and dedicated to delivering quality programs and services to meet this mission, you will find that IIR is a great place for you. IIR's values are integrity, innovation, and relationships, and IIR's culture is defined by excellence, collaboration, diversity, and family. At IIR, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals who continually apply their talents to achieve and deliver results for our clients. Expect to be challenged, grow professionally, and have your contributions recognized. We promote teamwork internally and externally and understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We demonstrate our commitment to employees through our outstanding benefits package and generous leave time including:

  • Paid annual, sick, and holiday leave
  • Outstanding insurance coverage
  • Flexibility to work from home or in the office
  • Rewarding work that makes a tremendous national impact

See the IIR career page to learn more about working at IIR and the programs IIR supports: Careers ( It is an exciting time to join IIR. Our employees are the secret to our success and future.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Description

The instructional designer will work to design and develop instructional material for criminal justice programs, both classroom-based and e-learning format, to help learners acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner. This position will also assist with the planning, coordination, facilitation, and implementation of curriculum committee meetings.


  • Apply tested learning theories and instructional design theories, practices, and methods
  • Collaborate with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to identify what learners should be able to do or know following instruction
  • Facilitate internal meetings and curriculum development meetings
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Develop measurable instructional goals and performance objectives and ensure that content matches those goals and objectives
  • Develop or revise content to match learning needs
  • Maintain project documentation and development of course materials
  • Design, develop, and organize content, activities, and physical/electronic files to ensure accuracy and consistency during the maintenance process
  • Design and develop products to support learning (e.g., audio, video, role plays, games, and visual aids for face-to-face instruction and various multimedia, such as simulations, for e-learning and online)
  • Coordinate with various departments within the organization to create course materials
  • Develop criteria used to judge learners' performance and develop assessment instruments
  • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format (usually this is adapting materials from face-to-face instruction to e-learning)
  • Maintain currency on the latest in emerging instructional design techniques and technologies, to include blended and online learning environments
  • Develop course content according to a set list of accreditation standards, if applicable
  • Document sources of external media used in course development; when necessary, obtain permission for media use from the originator
  • Collaborate with other instructional design members within the company to share best practices
  • Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field or near completion of master's degree, with equivalent training and experience preferred
  • Minimum two to three years of directly related experience designing and storyboarding classroom, online learning, and e-learning products
  • Strong understanding of sound instructional design principals (ADDIE, SAM, Kirkpatrick, Keller) and the proper utilization of technology to enhance training delivery
  • Strong interpersonal skills and business acumen to interact with many different departments and decision makers within and outside of the organization
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
  • Familiarity with course development tools, such as SnagIt, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, or Articulate; Adobe eLearning Suite; and other design software tools

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Most work is performed in a remote work environment through a highly productive and fast-paced team approach. Some assignments may require travel, which may include trips to other countries requiring a passport.

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by managers, as appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and IIR reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as appropriate.

Candidates who have accepted an offer will be required to submit to a background investigation, including criminal history, employment history, educational history, and personal and professional references.

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