Instructional Designer


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
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About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution.
We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. 
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
The Role
Are you an Instructional Designer who loves bringing knowledge to life for diverse learners? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment? Are you passionate about empowering business success through learning? 
ApplyBoard is Canada’s fastest-growing technology company with a diverse workforce and a global customer base. We are seeking an Instructional Designer to join our Sales Enablement team. As a bridge between marketing, product development, and other key teams, the ApplyBoard Sales Enablement team aligns strategy and sales, optimizes the execution on sales leaders initiatives, and gives sales teams the skills and tools they need to meet tangible KPIs. We create crucial sales-focused training that help our sales teams succeed in fast-growing markets around the world.
The successful candidate will have experience designing and developing learning for adults, creating assessments, and interactive learning activities. You should be familiar with a variety of instructional design methodologies (including SAM, ADDIE, and Bloom’s Taxonomy), and be able to identify when each one should be employed. Experience creating game-based learning is considered a strong asset. Training will be outcome-oriented, with a high level of interactivity and practical application.  
This role requires excellent organizational skills to manage the concurrent development of multiple courses in collaboration with other team members, including in-team Content Writers and various cross-functional and cross-departmental subject matter experts. You should be curious, driven and dedicated to continuous learning. Experience working in an agile environment is considered a strong asset.

What you will be doing everyday:

    • Work with subject matter experts to identify training needs and learning objectives
    • Create attractive and engaging e-learning and m-learning that facilitates transfer and retention of product knowledge and sales competencies
    • Develop appropriate assessments to measure learner comprehension and ability to apply knowledge
    • Apply tested instructional design theories, practices, and methods to training development
    • Liaise with LMS and other software providers to address both backend and user-interface technical issues 
    • Follow all company design standards 
    • Maintain project documentation and course files

What you bring to the table:

    • Over 3 years of experience in an evolving role using your creativity and attention to detail to help get the job done
    • Intermediate proficiency with Articulate 360, and other e-learning authoring tools
    • Experience creating simulations and gamified learning is considered a strong asset
    • Experience using learning management systems
    • Ability to take initiative to drive project success, manage multiple timelines and meet deadlines
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
    • Promote a Yes! attitude while working across different teams
    • A keen eye for visual design
    • A portfolio of instructional design work
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 900 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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