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Virginia Economic Development Partnership - Full-time Position

  • 25 Sep 2020 4:40 PM
    Message # 9265199
    Sandra Smith (Administrator)

    Instructional Designer


    Richmond, Virginia

    The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program is seeking an Instructional Designer to help create highly customized and engaging training deliverables as part of a new world-class Talent Solutions Division within VEDP. Operated by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), the Virginia Talent Accelerator provides fully customized talent acquisition and training solutions at no cost to qualified new and expanding companies as an incentive for job creation. 

    The core deliverables for this position will be new-hire training modules that are fully customized to a client company’s unique processes, equipment, procedures and standards. 

    This position offers a rare and exciting opportunity to work on multiple projects with the world’s most prestigious manufacturing companies as they deploy leading edge technologies at their new or expanding Virginia locations. In addition to creating compelling training programs, the instructional designer will have the ability to incorporate the latest technologies in design along with serving in a client facing role to deliver to a target audience. 

    You will do this as an employee of VEDP, which offers a highly attractive compensation package, featuring a defined benefit retirement program that fully vests in just five years. 

    The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Project Operations, Talent Solutions and does require travel to client locations.  


    • Create, design and delivery of highly customized training programs for each client company’s unique processes, equipment, procedures and standards  

    • Work with subject matter experts to identify the training needs of the client and the target audience

    • Identify areas of opportunity for the use of technology mediums for content delivery to promote a world-class training experience

    • Support client assessment needs and conduct various levels of review with occasional domestic and international travel 

    • Contribute to the design and development of a core suite of modules that will serve as program’s core offerings in manufacturing related topics such as safety awareness training, lift vehicle operations, automation and maintenance techniques 

    • Maintain relationships with the client’s leadership team and support the project management functions to ensure all deadlines are met and that all VEDP deliverables are highly valued by the client  

    • Support the VEDP project manager with new projects that promotes the team’s efficiency with an eventual opportunity to manage projects independently  


    • Proficiency in designing, creating and facilitating training courses for new hire scenarios 

    • Excels under pressure, in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment

    • Enjoys meeting needs/deadlines of internal and external customers

    • Extensive knowledge of eLearning methods and practices


    • Significant instructional design experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation  

    • At least 3 years of experience of training facilitation, preferably in a manufacturing or corporate environment

    • At least 3 years of experience in project management within external/internal cross-functional teams

    • Experience developing and delivering training using eLearning and preferably AR or VR technologies

    • Private-sector experience working in and/or with large, multinational firm(s)

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; advanced degree is a plus

    All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp.  A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.  Application deadline: October 9, 2020.

    VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.   Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@vedp.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120.

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