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American Heart Association Senior Instructional Designer - Healthcare Adult Learning in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Instructional Designer in our Emergency Cardiovascular Care - Science & Product Development department based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX! You will be implementing educational principles to increase the efficiency of lifesaving CPR, first aid, and other healthcare learning programs produced by the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) department. Responsible for guiding development in support of the education and training needs of more than 22 million students (healthcare providers and laypersons), instructors, and faculty each year around the globe, through various modes of delivery (instructor-led training, e-learning, simulation, books/e-books, video, websites, etc.). Responsible for crafting and developing new educational and performance improvement products that will effectively deliver intended outcomes and provide an outstanding educational experience to both instructors and learners.

  • Translates scientific content into effective and engaging learning programs according to instructional design and adult learning theory. Identifies and applies standard methodologies for aligning training delivery system to target audiences based on these principles

  • Advises on research, industry standards, and educational concepts, including but not limited to those outlined in AHA educational Guidelines and Statements. Recommends and develops curriculum. Recommend edits to learning objectives according to standard methodologies

  • Engages with staff and subject matter authorities to understand training needs. Identifies ways to improve program performance, user experience, knowledge retention, and ultimately patient outcomes

  • Coordinates work produced by external e-learning developers. Designs and builds print and digital training products as needed. Ensures consistent, efficient, and accessible educational design across all programs

  • Maintains course design documentation throughout development. Maps learning outcomes to topics/content descriptions, instructional methods, assessment methods, and performance criteria

  • Maintains awareness of new research, developments, and technologies in education and healthcare training. Attends professional development opportunities as directed. Continuously upgrades personal knowledge of products, content, audiences, and science relative to AHA/ECC educational programs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Adult Learning, related area or equivalent work experience with related certifications

  • Six (6) years of successful experience in educational research, instructional design, implementation of educational methodology, and curriculum management

  • Four (4) years of demonstrable success in leading large learning programs with strong results

  • Three (3) years of course development experience with use of e-learning authoring tools

  • Three (3) years of experience working with learning management systems, both on an end-user and administrative level

  • Formal training in instructional design, educational psychology, adult learning theory, and e-learning

  • Excellent technical/instructional writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience with healthcare learning programs

  • Understanding of continuing education requirements and CE/CME program implementation

  • Understanding of ADA compliance standards and WCAG 2.1 At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/11/2019 3:22 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-4767

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Marketing/Communications

Location: Dallas, TX