I am seeking a position enabling me to use my instructional design, writing, education, training, communication, and technical skill sets. April 2009 – Present Hudson, Chicago, IL Contract Instructional Designer – University of Illinois Global Campus January 2006 – Present City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, IL June 2006 – March 2009 MetLife, Mt. Prospect, IL Developer, Disability Learning and Development August 2005 – March 2006 Hudson, Oakbrook, IL Instructional Design/Training Contractor May 2003 – June 2004 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL Visiting Instructional Designer
Apr 2009 - Present
Instructional Design Contractor
Collaborating with faculty, SMEs, and content developers to create high-quality, interactive, online courses. Partnering with faculty to identify learning outcomes and appropriate instructional strategies for their courses. Communicating frequently and effectively with various project collaborators ensuring that goals and objectives are met. Conducting front-end learning need and task analysis. Designing courses using adult learning principles and interactive e-learning models. Ensuring the instructional integrity of courses through systematic design and clear writing of scripts, narratives, and storyboards. Revising and updating instructional materials according to system and design changes. Establishing instructional design and development standards for all programs and courses. Supporting the ongoing assessment of instructional effectiveness for all programs and courses. Utilizing instructional design software to create and print a variety of materials. Planning and devising the layout of text, photos, illustrations and other media for presentations. Leading and/or implementing custom education programs by delivering instructor-led sessions, one-on-one coaching, presentations, Web based instructor-led sessions, and train-the-trainer programs.
Jun 2006 - Mar 2009
L&D Developer (Instructional Designer)
Conducted needs analysis and created design documents for training initiatives. Designed and developed instructor-led, web-based, and blended learning solutions. Developed level-one surveys and analyzing results. Managed all training projects from needs analysis to lessons learned. Performed and facilitated quality assurance reviews for all courses. Collaborated with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy. Served as Learning and Development liaison for training initiatives.
Aug 2005 - Mar 2006
Instructional Design Analyst
Created web-based training for defined contribution testing modules at Hewitt Associates. Interacted and worked collectively with subject matter experts to develop and revise training materials and course curriculum. Researched and analyzed business processes to develop course materials and curriculum. Observed and noted issues during pilot training sessions. Resolved issues related to training courses.
May 2003 - Jun 2004
Visiting Instructional Designer
University of Illinois at Chicago
Collaborated with subject matter experts to structure course curriculum. Developed end-user documentation for the Banner ERP system. Provided train the trainer instruction on the product to staff. Developed data requirements with subject matter experts for training sessions. Liaison between the functional application team and the training team.
1991 - 1993
I also received my B.A. in English from NIU in 1991.