Instructional Design, Specialist

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Work Status: Full-time


We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.  The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.

As an Instructional Design Specialist, you will be responsible for strengthening the Talent Development Team by helping develop and deliver internal learning solutions across a variety of formats and media to enhance the development journey of all Relativity employees. The Instructional Design Specialist works under moderate direction of managers and senior team

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, deliver, and maintain training programs and learning solutions ranging from in-person training classes and materials, live virtual webinar sessions, on-demand videos, interactive tutorial simulations, to other innovative learning material
  • Demonstrate expertise in instructional design, technical communication, and multimedia content development; participate in both delivery and evaluation of training sessions where appropriate
  • Maintain, develop, and test user training materials for instructor-led training and online training content (including interactive tutorials and rich media educational videos)
  • Lead project teams to design and develop internal training content and materials
  • Work directly with internal clients to gather educational requirements
  • Collaborate frequently with subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist with knowledge transfer and accuracy/quality of content
  • Work across teams to ensure that educational content is effectively deployed and represented on internal learning management system
  • Facilitate in-person classroom sessions as needed
  • Assist with managing educational events
  • Assist with other Talent Development programs and projects as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree
  • Or Equivalent Experience
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in Learning and Development/Training, Human Resources or Education
  • Experience in content development (curriculum design, e-learning, multimedia, instructional design)
  • Previous experience facilitating training
  • Proven track record of managing a project from needs analysis through implementation
  • Demonstrated history of balancing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business with a focus on meeting milestones and deadlines
  • Hands-on experience working with content authoring (e.g. Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, and/or Camtasia),
  • Hands-on experience with professional image editing and desktop publishing software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Illustrator
  • Exceptional customer service and collaboration skills
  • Advanced knowledge in the development and management of training evaluation programs
  • Advanced experience in implementing an educational portal
  • Advanced experience or familiarity with e-learning standards, SCORM, and Section 508 requirements
  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about learning and utilizing new technologies to deliver effective training
  • Strong writer with a critical eye for nuance, detail, and editorial principles
  • Capable of analyzing and producing content through the eyes of a learner
  • Advanced knowledge of adult learning principles with the ability to apply course design techniques
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office

Minimum requirements

  • BA/BS in Training & Development, Education, Instructional Design, Communications, Media Studies, or related discipline, or at least three years’ experience in educational content development (curriculum design, study aids, simulations, evaluations, e-learning, m-learning, scripting, multimedia, publishing, etc.) with an emphasis on e-learning and multimedia technologies
  • At least three years’ experience with distance learning, learning management systems, and educational portals
  • At least 1-year experience demonstrating graphic/visual design skills, especially as applied to training materials (PowerPoint decks, job aids, infographics, etc.)
  • Portfolio of work and/or writing samples

About Relativity

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.   We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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