Senior Content Developer (Instructional Designer)
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for a highly creative and competent content developer (instructional designer) to join our highly-dynamic and creative Academy team. The Raizcorp Academy creates very diverse learning content for a blend of entrepreneurial audiences and platforms (digital and in-class learning). We’re looking for your experience creating both digital and classroom learning interventions for adult audiences. Please note that we will require a portfolio of evidence of learning content you have developed during the recruitment process.
You’ll need strong experience working in a deadline-driven content development environment for diverse adult audiences. Experience developing content using subject-matter experts will be vital for you to be successful within our environment. The ideal candidate is someone with a true passion for adult learning, someone who is fast, highly detail-oriented and capable of working with constructive criticism. A passion for entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurial content is paramount! We’re all about being in service of entrepreneurs.
What does an instructional designer do?
An instructional designer at Raizcorp analyses learning material needs and briefs. An instructional designer works with an array of subject matter experts to develop both new and revised material. He or she will also develop bespoke learning for new Raizcorp programmes and analyse the learning aims needed to design solutions. The instructional designer will also develop innovative ideas for e-learning at Raizcorp and be able to translate these ideas into learning solutions. He or she applies instructional design theories and practice, and ensures that all learning conforms to Raizcorp’s look and feel (including creating a Raizcorp ‘twist’). You must be able to ‘productise’ learning (create products for learning and include existing products). Part of your role will also be to analyse course feedback and work with the Raizcorp Academy manager to improve material where necessary. Project management is vital for all content to be developed within the pipeline as well as new or special programmes as needed.
What kind of personality will excel in this role?
A person with a true passion for learning and the development of learning content. You should be good with people, able to manage relationships at a high level, have attention to detail, be methodical and be able to follow through. Ideally, you should be a self-starter, be able to work with minimal direction, are open to feedback and willing to learn. If you pay attention to detail and are a systematic thinker, who has a delivery-focused approach to work with strong practical ability to deliver on deadline, you will fit in well. You’ll need a communicative personality with the ability to provide feedback, a strong value-driven approach to learning content and a desire for excellence whilst challenging learning conventions and norms.
What are the minimum requirements?
- A degree in education or commerce is essential
- Eight to ten years of experience in developing content and in the critical evaluation of learning content and material
- Diverse background in education and learning environments
- Teaching or facilitation experience is a pre-requisite for the job as a deep understanding of the “classroom” is essential
- Understand principles of adult education and be willing to give feedback to facilitators
- Strong experience in project management with the proven ability to work on developing numerous learning courses simultaneously
- The ability to further manage various projects with multiple content developers
- Proven ability to translate ideas into learning-related systems and processes