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Instructional Designer 

EOE StatementAscentis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Centered around our cultural norms, the Ascentis HR team is made up of driven HR Professionals who came to Ascentis to make an impact and help Ascentis grow by bringing in exceptional talent, creating an unsurpassed onboarding experience and building an engaging culture for all employees.

As an Instructional Designer, you will develop learning program content for internal and external audiences including new employee onboarding, manager, leader, department-specific and client training.

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What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Design and develop learning content based on input from subject matter experts across departments, other written material, and/or previous training courses
  • Determine the most suitable training delivery options, including eLearning, independent, self-paced activities, live web-based and classroom sessions, to make learning engaging and effective
  • Create training guides, workbooks, job aids, and other supporting materials
  • Coordinate training program activities to ensure success, e.g., scheduling, printing training materials, completing live instruction recordings, sending follow-up communications, etc. 
  • Conduct training events to ensure success, e.g., preparing training supplies, facilitating live instruction, completing webinar recording, sending follow up communications, etc.
  • Understand the learner’s needs, creating the right environment for learning, and build rapport with participants during the session
  • Upload new courses and activities to learning management system and perform tasks such as user enrollments, archiving, course descriptions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and implement adjustments as necessary
  • Update course content to ensure accuracy and incorporate feedback from reviews and training events into subsequent versions.
  • “Train-the-trainer” when guest instructors are best
  • Learn new services, technology, and internal processes to support the training program content
  • Use strong interpersonal, written and visual communication skills to bring together text, images, video and audio to communicate


Position Requirements

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design (Human Resource Development, Industrial and Organizational Psychology) or a related discipline (e.g. education) with a minimum of 2-5 years of instructional design and/or eLearning experience; or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience with curriculum development, deployment, and delivery of manager, employee and/or customer training
  • Familiarity with instructional design methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory and blended-learning strategies
  • Experience successfully collaborating with subject matter experts to design learning and development programs and initiatives
  • Familiarity with content formats such as microlearning, self-paced learning, guided learning, and live virtual events
  • Experience with learning management systems preferred
  • Experience with eLearning authoring tools (Articulate preferred)
  • Strong skill using Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and communicate effectively with remote learners
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Confident, pro-active, self-starter
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proactive work style—you’re driven and considered a self-starter
  • Passionate about creating a great employee experience
  • Experience managing confidential information with tact and diplomacy
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to learn quickly and passion for continuous growth
  • Flexibility and eagerness to participate in and/or lead ad hoc projects, as needed
  • Scrappiness, creativity, and a high level of personal integrity
Location Minneapolis  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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