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Instructional Systems Designer

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Instructional Designer

GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at https://www.gpstrategies.com/.

We require Instructional Designers, intermediate and senior levels for part-time, full time, contract and placement positions.

Our ideal candidates have a proven track record designing and developing custom e-Learning, blended learning and instructor-led training solutions. We especially welcome individuals who embody the following qualities and characteristics: dynamic, creative, service-oriented, results-driven, thinks strategically, self-starter, innovative problem-solver, embraces change, motivated by challenges, and is a good team player.


• For educational or corporate training solutions, assemble digital or instructor-led content and decide how to present this information using the best available instructional strategies and practices, such as adult learning principles.
• Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts, such as existing gaps and customer learning/training systems.
• Oversee project initiation with respect to scope of project, confirmation of roles and responsibilities, and development of work-plans and schedules as it pertains to the instructional design resources.
• Develop and maintain all applicable project design documentation, including Instructional Design Plans, Design Documents and Storyboards
• Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer.
• Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
• Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
• Decide on the criteria used to judge learners’ performance and develop assessment instruments
• Work closely with customers, project managers, lead instructional designers and development teams.


• Graduate degree in a related field (Educational Technology, Education, or Instructional Design) OR more than 5 years’ experience designing top quality learning solutions.
• 3 - 5 years of experience in multiple modes of delivery: instructor-led training, virtual instructor-led training, e-Learning & blended learning solutions.
• Working knowledge of learning theories and their application in digital & traditional training methods.
• Experience in assessing & analyzing training needs, data analysis and identifying solution approaches (recommendations).
• Experience in applying common instructional design techniques and learning theories.
• Strong understanding of the benefits and application of multimedia and digital technologies for achieving learning objectives.
• Ability to make independent decisions to trade off features against available development time and resources.
• Knowledge of and experience in measurement & evaluation strategies & implementation.
• Effective problem-solving skills with an ability to provide strategic input into customer requirements.
• Ability to remain objective, and base recommendations and decisions on sound business principles and user requirements.
• Strong interpersonal, relationship management and consulting skills.
• Be comfortable in a job that is frequently self-directed and have the self-motivation to get the job done.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize with little direction.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to give presentations.
• Keen attention to detail and diligently practices quality control checks.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively & effectively as part of project team.
• Able to interact directly with internal clients or Subject Matter Experts as required.
• Proven ability to work within allocated budgets & timelines.
• Diligent at following GP Canada Operational standards (e.g. time tracking, capacity forecasting, file saving conventions, project status reporting etc.).
• Flexibility to work onsite and travel to clients as required.

As well as the skills and attributes listed above, the following would be considered an asset:

• Bilingual capabilities (English and French, verbal and written).
• Experience in or knowledge of all aspects of multimedia production.
• Knowledge of rapid e-learning authoring tools such as Storyline, Captivate, Articulate and Lectora.
• Experience working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and e-Learning standards (AICC/SCORM).


GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

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