Elearning Instructional Designer

Company Name
Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc.
Company Website
Location (City)
United States
Job Category
Education, Engineering, Other
Job Sector
Job Type
Full Time
Degree Requirement
Contact Info Michelle Barrett michelleb@irecusa.org 5186217379

About the Position
IREC is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and innovative Elearning Instructional Designer to design, develop, update, and maintain learning content for adults. IREC training is focused on increasing the effectiveness of a range of professionals with clean energy technologies, such as solar, energy storage, wind, building performance, and energy efficiency. Reporting to IREC’s Director of Training Development, the Elearning Instructional Designer will collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders to identify training gaps and produce content that removes barriers to the deployment of clean energy across the country.

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 


  • Design and develop engaging and memorable learning experiences, with interactive activities including scenarios, simulations, and games
  • Work with SMEs or independently to assess learner needs and develop outcomes-based learning objectives that align with best practices and industry standards
  • Plan and facilitate effective stakeholder and SME meetings that enable development of relevant content to support learning objectives
  • Collaborate with the training team to develop design strategies for online courses
  • Build storyboards and narration scripts
  • Develop materials using elearning authoring software (Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia studio, etc.)
  • Leverage graphics and video content to support learning objectives
  • Provide quality control support for the training team
  • Evaluate training effectiveness and propose changes to improve courses
  • Administer “IREC Online” IREC’s learning management system (Elevate platform)

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Experience/Qualities:

  • Five years of experience conceptualizing and developing online learning for adults
  • BA/BS degree
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design theory, models, and technical training best practices
  • Proficiency with e-learning authoring and development tools, such as Articulate 360 (including Rise and Storyline), Captivate, and related SCORM compliant production tools
  • Elearning design and development experience, including storyboarding and script writing
  • Independent and motivated to handle multiple complex projects and effectively adhere to deadlines and project plans
  • Ability to use multimedia tools to produce and edit audio/visual elements
  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate challenges
  • Ability to work in a geographically distributed virtual team environment
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in clean energy and climate issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, educational technology, or related field
  • Master’s degree in eLearning, instructional design, or a related field
  • Graphic design skills
  • Experience in the nonprofit or higher education sector
  • LMS administration: including course development, student group creation, assignments,
    reporting, and troubleshooting technical issues
  • Web development experience

Type: 80-100% of full-time; exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Position reports to: Director of Training Development
Location: Flexible
Benefits: Health insurance, retirement match, personal time off

How to Apply: 

Please submit the following materials to info@irecusa.org with the subject line “Elearning Instructional Designer Application” no later than February 9, 2021:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for professional references
  4. Links/access information for sample online courses developed
About the Company: 

IREC is a nonprofit working toward a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient, and equitable. Our mission is to build the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy, and our planet. IREC provides independent leadership and trusted clean energy expertise.

In support of our mission, IREC:

  • Advances state regulatory reform and adoption of best practices
  • Fosters a diverse, high quality clean energy workforce
  • Develops and disseminates thought-leading tools and resources and education
  • Coordinates local initiatives focused on bold clean energy goals

IREC operates virtually with a small office in Albany, New York. It has employees located in eight states. In 2021, IREC will grow with the merger of The Solar Foundation, doubling its budget and staffing. After the merger, IREC will also have an office in Washington, DC.
IREC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and embracing a workplace with diverse voices and perspectives. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

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