Instructional Designer

 Chicago, IL

Job Title:


Instructional Designer






FLSA Status:




Reports to:


Vice President, Distance Learning and Continuing Education


The following describes the various aspects of the designated job. Some or all of these aspects may be changed over time, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the ACGME.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (US) on a full-time basis. The ACGME will not provide employment sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B Visa or other US employment authorization).


Under general supervision, will oversee the design of online educational/developmental/training programs with measurable performance outcomes. These programs and learning approaches will align with identified needs and remain in tune with the learning requirements of the ACGME. Will acts as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders in adult learning theory, instructional design, and online course development.


  • Designs both instructor-led and self-paced courses, presentations, and educational materials using adult learning principles and interactive e-learning models as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts and end-users to identify learning needs, objectives, and appropriate instructional methodologies to create high-quality, interactive courses, presentations, and educational materials.
  • Partners with departmental leadership to establish instructional design and development standards for all existing and future programs and courses coming from the Department of Education.
  • Supports and when necessary, facilitates the ongoing evaluation of instructional effectiveness for all existing and future programs and courses.
  • Acts as an learning consultant to the internal ACGME community by identifying gaps and recommending appropriate learning solutions.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts and other professionals on course design and development to translate business content into learner-centered experiences.
  • Builds assessments that gauge if critical skills and competencies are met; creates blended learning solutions, including e-learnings, microlearning, simulations, gamification, facilitator and participant guides, process documentation, infographics, and coaching and job aids.
  • Communicates frequently and effectively with various project collaborators to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in education, instructional design, or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant full-time experience as an instructional designer working with subject matter experts.
  • One year of experience unitizing a learning management system.
  • One year of experience developing virtual training content with an e-learning authoring tool and/or graphic design software.


  • Master’s degree in education, instructional design, instructional technology, or a related field of study.
  • Five years of relevant experience.


  • Ability to independently design and develop new online courses.
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation strategies.
  • Ability to develop learning outcomes and active learning experiences from static presentations.
  • Ability to work with minimal instruction or input from subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge in needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills.


  • This position is based in a typical office environment with no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Most of the work performed is normally done in the ACGME office and/or a home office with the typical physical demands of an office environment.

The ACGME is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. The ACGME welcomes differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.