Instructional Designer Project Manager

Advanced Problem Solving - Los Angeles, California - Full time

Advanced Problem Solving LLC (APS) seeks a project manager with a background in instructional design who can coordinate several cross-functional teams working on multiple projects.

Opportunity Description

This is a new and significant role. The successful candidate will be part of an expanding team of remote instructional designers, course developers, videographers, and other specialists. S/he will assist the team in documenting work and processes; engage in capacity planning, including assessing workload to ensure that resources are fully utilized; and standardize milestones wherever possible.

In addition to working with our team, the successful candidate will represent APS to our clients. The ideal candidate will therefore be based in the greater Los Angeles area, thereby facilitating interaction with our multiple LA-based clients. 

About APS

APS is an education technology firm. We serve public agencies and large private entities with specialized online training tools and compelling instructional content. We occupy a niche market addressing the needs of highly demanding clients seeking customized solutions for specific problems. For more information see our website (www.advancedproblemsolving.org).

For many of our clients APS serves as a consultant custom training company. Such clients include Toyota Motors North America, the State of California, and the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association (LAAFCA, an umbrella group representing 30 different southern California-based fire departments). We also expect to begin additional work shortly with the emergency medical services community.

Candidate Profile and Qualifications

Candidates should be bright, friendly, and prepared to immerse themselves in new projects and industries.

The ideal candidate should be able to document prior professional experience such as the following:

  • 3+ years in professional training or instructional design for online learning
  • 2+ years as a project manager
  • 3+ years managing client-facing deliverables for enterprise-level clients.

Certifications such as PMP are desirable but not essential.

Above all, candidates should have unimpeachable integrity. Our firm's reputation is our greatest asset and the successful candidate will be representing our firm to our clients.

Compensation

$65-75K DOE plus health benefits.

Application Materials

An initial application should include the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter explaining why you are ideally suited for this position
  • At least three professional references including contact information.

Please send materials to Sarah Bowers at sarah@advancedproblemsolving.org.NOTE: If applicants do not include all three initial application materials identified above, their candidacy will not be actively considered.

Initial review of applications will begin on June 26.

Future Hiring Stages

Looking ahead, candidates selected to participate in the interview stage will be asked to provide the following additional materials:

  • Samples of instructional design work they have performed.
  • A copy of a start-to-finish project plan for an instructional design project they have overseen, including original (planned) delivery dates for each stage as well as actual (delivered) dates.

These additional materials will serve as the foundation for a discussion of the candidate's instructional design experience as well as lessons learned as a successful project manager. 

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Advanced Problem Solving

APS is an education technology firm. We serve public agencies and large private entities with specialized online training tools and compelling instructional content. We occupy a niche market addressing the needs of highly demanding clients seeking customized solutions for specific problems.

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