Instructional Designer

Springboard - San Francisco, CA - Full time

The Company 

At Springboard, we are on a mission to bridge the skills gap by delivering high-quality, affordable education for new economy skills. Since our inception, we have helped thousands of people around the world learn new skills using a combination of best-in-class curricula, project-based deliverables, and 1:1 mentorship — all aimed at giving students an advantage on the job market. Our curricula are collaboratively developed by teams of subject matter experts, writers, and instructional designers.

The Opportunity 

As an early Instructional Designer at Springboard, you’ll play an invaluable role in designing and improving the instructional practices underlying all our programs. You’ll have a great vantage point at the intersection of product, engineering, marketing, operations, and community. This role presents an exciting opportunity to apply pedagogical principles to a new, cutting-edge model — laying the groundwork for the future of adult education online.


* Co-design and execute the course development strategy, including how we acquire the content, the structure of each course, and its delivery method

* Co-design and deliver all the pedagogical components of Springboard programs - including the curriculum, students’ mentor and peer interactions - in collaboration with subject matter experts, mentors and student operations teams

* Collect, review, and incorporate student, mentor and, employer feedback while designing or updating each curriculum


* Have a strong understanding of instructional design, cognitive psychology, adult learning and online/distance learning

* Possess exceptional organizational and project management skills, and live by deadlines

* Can quickly learn the core concepts of new subject areas

* Are an excellent communicator, whether you’re working with external subject matter experts or with colleagues across the company

* Are passionate about improving education

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Experience Level

Mid Level


Springboard is driven by a big mission: professional education is broken and we’re helping fix it by bringing high-quality, affordable, career-focused online courses to thousands around the world. We're building a phenomenal team, and we genuinely care about your personal/professional growth.

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