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Senior Instructional Designer

McLean, VA

Employment Type: Contract to Hire Specialty : Creative Job Number: 1340

TorchLight seeks a Senior Instructional Designer (Contract) for an organization located in Northern Virginia. The Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for the strategy and execution of training and development programs for employees. He or she will be responsible for curating and organizing learning content to meet learning objectives.

  • Create and implement training and development strategy based on learning goals, budget, available technology, and required launch timeframes
  • Build and curate digital training content in a variety of formats including gaming, explorations, video/interactive elements, classroom learning, on-the-job training, evaluations, and others
  • Partner with internal partners and external resources to define objectives, requirements, process, tasks, and schedules
  • Analyze and identify learning needs based on research and data
  • Develop and execute curriculum solutions using best practices for training content, information organization, learning modalities, outcomes assessment, and documentation
  • Produce course materials in digital learning systems
  • Serve as internal subject matter expert on best practices for curriculum development and operations

  • 5+ years of experience in learning and development
  • Proven ability to create training and development programs and materials in digital and traditional formats
  • Experience with development of training modules using standard learning software
  • Knowledge of adult learning space
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills
  • Expert project and relationship management skills
  • Ability to analyze large data sets to assess and optimize program performance
  • Bachelor’ s degree in education, instructional design, or related field
TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at

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