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General Dynamics Information Technology Instructional Designer - Leadership Development Programs in Falls Church, Virginia

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on an experienced L&D Professionaljoining our team activities.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator.

Our Learning and Development Center of Excellence is seeking an experienced L&D Professional to join the learning design and delivery team to provide targeted, high impact learning, skill advancement, and career development solutions that produce measurable impact for our business. You will design, develop, and deliver these solutions focused on management and other professional career tracks to address workforce gaps, improve performance, and support overall job-role success for employees that includes a workforce of nearly 35,000.

You will engage in all phases of the instructional design and delivery process—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Here are just a few examples of how…

  • Partner with the business to solve for and prioritize performance gaps within the workforce

  • Recommended solutions to leadership collaborating with a team of other L&D professionals

  • Roll up your sleeves with subject-matter experts to define objectives and instructional strategies

  • Design and build high impact L&D programs for critical job roles including various management functions

  • Get creative and play with development tools like Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline 360

  • Facilitate learning and interact with employees to witness the “ah-ha moment” firsthand

  • Watch the results of your work improve performance and drive measurable business results

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Produce management, professional development, and/or compliance and technical L&D programs.

  • Consult with stakeholders to uncover and clearly define the performance need and desired outcomes.

  • Conduct needs/gap analysis and recommend multi-faceted L&D solutions to drive performance.

  • Develop plans to measure and monitor performance outcomes and business results for L&D solutions.

  • Engage in all phases of the instructional design process using recognized models like ADDIE or SAM.

  • Conduct instructional research and analysis as well as a learner and context analysis.

  • Write instructional objectives and design instructionally valid content that matches objectives.

  • Decide the criteria to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments.

  • Interact with subject matter experts to ensure technical accuracy of instructional content.

  • Apply tested instructional theories, practices and methods to enhance the learning process.

  • Develop for a variety of delivery methods including online, virtual and in-person experiences.

  • Visualize and plan the finished learning products through the use of storyboards and scripts.

  • Produce learning material and media (graphics, audio, scripts, videos, simulations, role plays, etc.).

  • Manage the deployment of L&D solutions through the learning management system or other tools.

  • Facilitate learning events and activities within a virtual classroom or in-person (as needed).

  • Develop measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of L&D programs.

  • Maintain current knowledge of emerging trends and technologies related to L&D.

What we’re looking for…

You’re energized by creating, designing, and writing. You are a curious self-starter who wants to help others through your L&D work. You seek to collaborate and get feedback as you understand the sum is greater than its individual parts. Plus you value continuous improvement and have a growth mindset. You gain satisfaction from managing projects to meet learning objectives and then seeing the impact of your solutions on business performance.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent work experience)

  • 8+ years’ related work experience in Instructional Design, Learning or Organizational Development

Qualifications

You’ll need to have:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, influence and customer relationship skills

  • Proven experience in performance consulting and needs analysis

  • Proven experience designing and developing L&D solutions (samples may be requested)

  • Strong facilitation capabilities

  • Knowledge of the latest learning and development techniques and best practices

  • Self-starter with excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills

Even better if you have:

  • An advanced degree in a related field

  • Learning and development related certifications

  • Experience designing and/or delivering L&D solutions across a large enterprise

  • Familiarity with a variety of learning development tools like Captivate and Articulate

  • Graphic design skills for print and electronic media

Job LocationUSA-VA-Falls Church

Requisition ID2019-64036

of Openings1

Job FunctionHuman Resources

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time

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