Senior Instructional Designer

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Job Description

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.

Purpose of the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Instructional Designer to lead design projects that will emphasize learning that is engaging and interactive. We are looking for a leader that is accustomed to working in a matrix environment and will partner with leaders to define needs, translate business requirements into performance-based learning, and execute innovative learning strategies. Through this role, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of learning at American Express.


• Plan and manage instructional design projects.
• Consult with business partners across geographies to define and craft the learning strategy and plans. 

• Promote collaboration, partnership and relationships among the participants and stakeholders in a design project.
• Acquire and apply new technology skills to instructional design practice, with focus on Adaptive Learning.
• Be a thought leader in instructional design and innovation.
• Work with a team of instructional designers, who will design, develop, and build blended learning experiences.
• Acquire and apply new technology skills to instructional design practice. 

• Create the design outline for a curriculum or program.
• Analyze existing curriculum to determine if there are changes in the learner knowledge base, technology and or the organization.
• Design learning that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners.
• Be a thought leader in instructional design and innovation


Critical Factors to Success:

• Extensive experience in Instructional design application with the ability to convert strategies to effective and engaging learning experiences.

• Proven experience designing, developing and delivering emerging learning solutions including adaptive learning, video-based learning, simulations and immersive scenarios strongly preferred.

• Proven project management and experience with leading multiple project concurrently. Experience in Agile project management preferred.

• Proven ability to Work with vendors and contractors.

• Required ability to write strategic learning plans for curriculum. 

• The ability to apply concepts, techniques and theory of other disciplines to the problems of learning, instruction and design. 

• Evaluate learning effectiveness using sound Instructional design assessment strategies.

• Exceptional communication skills and ability to build strong relationships at all levels in an organization.

• Measure and report on business impact of training program.


• Senior Instructional Designer

• Tenured Instructional Designer

• Minimum of 5 years of on-the-job experience

Academic Background:

• Required University Degree or higher in Performance Technology, Instructional Design, Adult Learning or Teaching.

Behavioral Skills/Capabilities:

• Set the Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective.

• Bring Others with You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential.

• Do It the Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage. 

ReqID: 19018556
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2019, 8:52:45 AM