Instructional Designer (Long-Term Contract)

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Contract | Partially remote


Type: Long-Term Contract (1099)

Title: Instructional Designer

Location: Near Surprise, AZ

Availability: 40 hours/week (normal business hours MST), anticipated starting in February 2024

Rate: $55/hour, depending on scope of work and level of experience


Who We Are

Ardent offers a small company feel, with big company results. As learning consultants, we power our clients’ workforce transformations through custom learning and performance solutions.

Our three decades of success is due to Ardent’s tenacious team who embody client services in all we do; we are driven, flexible, and highly skilled. We’re always on the lookout for innovative, curious, and passionate people who can help us continue to support our clients and achieve our goals.

And we’re growing! Currently, we’re looking for a Contract Instructional Designer (1099) to join our extended team. You will be responsible for developing design documents, assessments and other defined instructional materials. 

This is a long-term contract position with a high growth, innovative global tech company. The expectation is that candidates are able to accommodate a hybrid work environment, including 3 days each week in an office location near Surprise, AZ with the other 2 days being remote. There will be occasional travel to meet with team members in another office location in Santa Clara Valley, CA. The rate for this particular role is $55/hour, which will ultimately take into account candidates' level of experience, education, and geographic location. There is not a variable compensation element associated with this role.

We’re excited to connect with candidates who align with our values and the qualifications outlined below. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide top-notch instructional design to support a number of programs, such as technology transformations and implementation projects with our client
  • Collaborate with Training Analysts and various L&D roles and subject matter experts to understand learner and client needs
  • Develop course outlines and design documents; create scripts and storyboards for various delivery methods
  • Design and develop courses in a variety of delivery methods that support learning needs
  • Work directly with system and process SMEs to identify learning and performance objectives and translate them into learning content
  • Attend project-specific meetings with cross-functional teams for all assigned projects/programs
  • Participate in collaboration meetings with IDs and creative staff to support graphic/visual development
  • Work directly with the client to design and develop courses that support learning needs.
  • Present course design and materials to team members and incorporate feedback
  • Validate, deliver, and evaluate the final training program and/or job performance product
  • Ensure that the courses meet the learning and performance objectives and make necessary adjustments
  • Design and develop performance measures for our client’s learning programs
  • Recommend appropriate learning strategies based on client priorities/objectives and learner needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, or equivalent years of work experience
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in instructional design/writing
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of such collaboration tools as iWork, JIRA, and Confluence
  • Experience creating standard operating procedures and process documents preferred
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts 
  • Experience with accessibility standards is a bonus 
  • Exceptional presentation/facilitation skills and written communication skills to varying management levels
  • Strong organizational, project management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage and prioritize concurrent projects
  • Must be able to self-motivate and demonstrate leadership skills with the ability to independently perform effectively
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

Come as you are. Ardent Learning is an equal opportunity employer. Ardent embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.