GEVC Inc. is a leading provider of customized and award-winning learning solutions for a wide range of clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Our team of talented instructional designers, graphic designers, courseware developers and project managers are dedicated to creating innovative, effective and engaging workplace learning solutions. We believe that formal learning interventions are more effective when they are interesting, appealing and accessible to all learners; we insist that training solutions be diverse, inclusive and respectful of adult learners; we pride ourselves on the quality and creativity we bring to each project; we enjoy the collaborative partnerships we build with our clients; and we thrive in a fast-paced environment that keeps us learning with each project we deliver.
At GEVC, our instructional designers – or as we call them, Learning Designers – are both the learner’s advocate and the link between project team members who work together to create effective learning solutions to improve workplace performance. The instructional designer identifies gaps in each target audience’s performance and in existing information or training they receive; validates learning and performance objectives; designs effective and engaging learning solutions to meet those objectives; and collaborates with clients, subject matter experts, graphic designers and courseware developers throughout the design, development and implementation phases, while meeting clients’ requirements, project schedules and budgets, instructional design models and eLearning best practices.
The eLearning instructional designer will:
Design and develop effective training solutions, by:
Writing and editing instructional materials in both official languages, including training design plans, storyboards, audio and video scripts, facilitator tools, participant guides, performance support tools and learning assessments that are clear, concise, grammatically correct and appropriate for the target audience
Collaborate with clients, colleagues and supervisors in a creative, constructive way, by:
- Sharing information and expertise with clients, project team members and colleagues as appropriate to support team-building and the design and development processes
- Using effective questioning techniques and active listening skills when collaborating with project team members
- Soliciting, accepting and providing constructive feedback from clients, colleagues and supervisors
- Delivering presentations that effectively engage audiences and communicate clear messages in both official languages
- Using effective collaboration and consensus-building skills to facilitate meetings effectively and pitch ideas persuasively
- Using effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Continuously advocate for learners, by:
- Demonstrating empathy for each project’s target audience, by putting yourself in learners’ shoes to anticipate their performance-related needs, interests, preferences and challenges
- Focusing relentlessly on the learning experience of the target audience, to create engaging and effective learning solutions that are also respectful, accessible, diverse and inclusive
- Spotting and polishing the sparkle in existing instructional materials and information gathered from research, observation, experience, reflection and reasoning to create engaging learning solutions
Ensure that training solutions meet quality, technical and accessibility standards
- Paying attention to detail and consistently achieving the highest levels of quality in the work you produce, while respecting the parameters of project scope, schedule, budget and appropriateness
- Working quickly and efficiently on multiple tasks under deadline pressure, while meeting standards of quality
- Following proven video and animation design and production processes
- Understanding and addressing accessibility considerations and requirements for learning solutions
- Demonstrating proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and familiarity with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and Trivantis Lectora
The ideal candidate will be fluently bilingual in English and French, have a post-secondary degree or diploma related to instructional design or workplace learning, and 3-5 years’ experience as an eLearning instructional designer.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, creativity, visual and design thinking, aptitude for collaboration and facilitation, proven attention to detail and commitment to quality, and aptitude for learning and using new technologies, will ensure success in this role.
The ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously in a fast-paced team environment that is always evolving to meet clients’ and learners’ needs, and will be very comfortable using MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and be familiar with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and Trivantis Lectora.
If you have all of these essentials and are looking to work with a team of experienced learning and design specialists, update your CV, pull together a portfolio you can share, and drop us a line.