Learning Design Lead/ Sr. Instructional Designer for Leadership Development Programs

Are you an experienced L&D lead and/or Senior Instructional Designer who is adept at building engaging, transformational learning experiences? Want to use your talent to hand-craft learning solutions that support building the next generation of leaders? Then lean into this opportunity and apply today.

At A Glance:

Develop and manage leadership development design projects through all phases and milestones including analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Lead content and facilitation team.


Learning Design Lead

  • Plan and manage program and facilitation budgets
  • Weekly reporting in Leadership Team Meeting
  • Forecast & manage facilitation team headcount
  • Project manage content / program roadmap and priorities
  • Scope management & oversight
  • Represent content & facilitation in Sales meetings
  • Develop and manage content / program roadmap for all content products (new & existing)

Instructional Design

  • Discovery and Design
    • Conduct discovery activities, interviews and diagnostics to determine the desired business and learning outcomes and existing performance gaps
    • Projects include:
      • New learning products
      • Elevating existing product impact
      • Customizing our existing products to meet client needs
  • Develop learning architecture, and instructional design.
    • Collaborate with subject matter experts, and target audience to gather information needed to conduct needs assessment of the learning and development content.
    • Solicit insights from subject-matter experts by asking targeted and meaningful questions to fully explore and understand the desired performance, synthesize the information collected, and appropriately incorporate SME feedback into the learning design.
    • Determine the most effective learning approaches, techniques, and technologies to efficiently achieve the learning objectives and desired performance outcomes, focussing on high impact experiences, as well as to measure behavioral impact.
    • Develop all program assets and materials including slides, facilitation guides, learner workbooks, job aids, program overviews, participant guides, etc.
  • Solicit and Incorporate Feedback:
    • Solicit and incorporate feedback from a variety of stakeholders (clients, facilitators, executives, and ThinkHuman team members) to enhance design, impact.
  • Project Manage:
    • Project manage the development of world-class in person and virtual experiences that change organizations and the people who work in them
    • Oversee multiple projects and strategic prioritization.
    • Manage the design effective training solutions within project budgets, project manage the development team, and ensure the overall project quality and success.
    • Coordinate effectively with graphic designers, project managers, and fulfillment teams.
    • Grow knowledge of engagement economics to ensure accurate scope, margin, and profitability of work.
    • Report project updates; sharing program design/development progress; and gaining necessary alignment / approval.
  • Delivery Implementation
    • Facilitate Project kickoffs and subsequent milestone meetings with Business Sponsors and appropriately engaging other Resources,
    • Establish measurement and monitoring plans to ensure effective implementation of all new programs through targeted curriculum mapping and metrics captures.
    • Liaise with clients and delivery teams to ensure high quality work that meets or exceeds expectations for timeliness, completeness, and accuracy
    • Evaluate the impact of solutions and continuously improve them
  • Research and Learning
    • Incorporate current and relevant research from behavioral sciences in your work
    • Research and share new methodologies and technologies for continuous improvement and innovation

About You:

  • You possess the unique balance of leadership, problem-solving, project management, subject matter expertise combined with empathy, passion, and leadership, a resilient ability to adapt to change. .
  • A self-starter, able, and interested in operating independently without a lot of oversight. You have a deep sense of ownership, an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Display original thinking and creativity and excel at meeting challenges with resourcefulness and innovative ideas. You’re naturally positive, and resourceful- where others see problems, you see solutions and jump at the opportunity to solve them. You’re curious about people, psychology, business, and the world in general
  • A passion for creating high impact learning experiences. Someone who can pass on their passion and curiosity to our internal team and clients.
  • You’re energized by the opportunity to collaborate and seek out strong partnerships. Service-oriented inspired to create great service for our clients, facilitators, and internal teams. Gets energy from the idea of helping people. An articulate and influential relationship builder who understands the organizational environment.
  • Enjoy working with teams in a fast-paced, energetic environment.
  • 5 years of experience in instructional design, learning, and development or a related field
  • 2+ years leading an L&D function or team

Skills And Experience

  • Solid understanding of instructional design and performance improvement and experience with leadership development. Understanding of evolving industry standards related to instructional design, learning and development, and Learning practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to write performance outcomes, learning objectives and evaluation measures
  • This role requires strong project management and client service capabilities.
  • Facilitation and/or coaching experience is preferred
  • Experience and interest in working with technology platforms and products.

Level: Senior

Compensation commensurate with experience


  • Paid growth and development opportunities including conferences, personal development workshops and experience
  • Rapidly growing start up environment with an innovative and dynamic spirit
  • Flexible schedule
  • Working from home or your place of choice
  • Access to to ThinkHuman curated partner events including fishbowls, panels, webinars, and conferences with partners like CultureAmp, BlueBoard and 15five
  • Diversity of responsibilities, tasks, and learning opportunities and a high level of autonomy

Who we are:

We are a leadership development company supporting personal growth and change inside organizations to bring the best in leaders at all levels.

Our programs are interactive and collaborative live-led, cohort-based experiences.

Why us:

  • Rapidly growing start up environment with an innovative and dynamic spirit
  • Diversity of responsibilities, tasks, and learning opportunities
  • International work environment and multi-cultural team
  • Amazing Learning and growth opportunities through training, mentoring and coaching
  • Being part of a community of change-makers and global leaders

Review www.think-human.com to understand more about our leadership development programs and our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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We look forward to meeting you.