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Vienna, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301438

Senior Instructional Designer

ICF is currently seeking a Senior Instructional Designer. We aren’t generic contractors; we are expert consultants. We work with our clients determine the ideal solution to their problems. We are seeking candidates who can help us create dynamic, engaging, exciting learning content with an emphasis on user-centered design, user experience (UX), and accessibility for all learners. This requires candidates who are nimble and innovative in their application of instructional design principles.

Using your mix of creative skills and project awareness, the successful candidate will create interactive and engaging ways to communicate instructional content knowledge as well as provide feedback on other team members' materials. The candidate will have the ability to develop a range of instructional materials including classroom-based training, online training and performance support tools, self-paced guides, case studies, job aids, etc.

We focus on providing practical solutions to challenges in management and organizational change for public and private sector clients. These solutions include innovative, creative, and responsive training, organizational development, change management, and strategic performance improvement services.

This role will work onsite in Vienna, VA.


  • Work as part of an instructional design team under the supervision of a Lead Learning Solutions Designer or Project Manager.

  • Design, develop, and document instructor-led, paper-based, and responsive technology-delivered curricula and performance support solutions.

  • Participate in the development and review of products for adherence to style and storyboard guidelines, writing standards, course/task flow, and designing for standards such as SCORM conformance and Section 508 compliance.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of work experience

  • 3+ years of experience in Instructional Design

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Instructional Design or Education preferred

  • Experience in the full life cycle of the instructional systems design (ISD) process with experience in developing engaging, experiential instructor-led training as well as web-based and blended learning solutions that are Section 508-compliant and SCORM-conformant

  • Ability to develop clear and concise linear and non-linear storyboards for programmers/online developers, including graphics concepts, audio scripts, user interactions, navigation, and other related elements

  • Proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Superior use of the English language including the ability to read, comprehend, and communicate information and ideas effectively

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the field of human-computer interaction and performance-centered design

  • Ability to apply instructional design principles to gaming and simulation environments

  • Experience and working knowledge of at least one rapid development tool (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise)

  • Detailed knowledge of Section 508 requirements as applied to course design and development

  • Experience developing video / motion-graphic storyboards

  • Experience with design production tools (Adobe Creative Suite)

  • Familiarity with concepts related to Communities of Practice and the application of social networking and online collaboration tools to learning

  • Experience serving Federal clients

  • Experience working in consulting firm environments

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$85,153.00 - $144,760.00

Virginia Client Office (VA88)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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