Job Opening

Bulletin Number: ODI-DC130300

POSITION Learning & Development Instructional Design Specialist
DIVISION Organizational Development & Innovation/Various Departments
CLOSE DATE Open Until Filled


Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for the consultation, needs assessment and identification, research and development, design, writing, standardization and alignment, and publication of a variety of learning and development programs and courses that improve the organization’s overall workforce performance.



Outline of Essential Job Responsibilities/Functions to Include but Not Limited to:

Customer Care & Relationships:

  1. Creates, develops, and nurtures culturally appropriate interactions and connections with each other, customer-owners, and the community.

Communications & Teamwork:

  1. Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
  2. Works collaboratively by building bridges, and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization.
  3. Trainer skills (to include facilitation skills, presentation and interpersonal skills, consulting skills, networking throughout the organization, and strong follow-up skills ensuring fast and efficient completion of tasks).
  4. Ability to work interdependently within a team, and give and receive feedback and recommendations, as related to all areas of curriculum/instructional design

Improvement & Innovation:

  1. Makes meaningful improvement to services, program, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for customer-owners and employees.
  2. Creates a comprehensive offering of professional development and performance improvement learning and development solutions (typically, though not solely, in the form of trainings, classes, workshops, seminars, facilitations, and programs) on a regular and consistent basis to improve overall organizational performance. 

·         Reviews existing learning and development programs to ensure they meet the organization’s current and future needs, as well as changing priorities.

·         Designs a broad range of needs-based learning and development solutions, with special focus on initiatives that address workforce development, progression, and retention.

·         Develops new learning and development solutions, as related to—and in alignment with—the Strategic Plan, Development Center (DC) Annual Plan, and individual Action Plans.

·         Researches industry best practices, benchmarks, and other resources (i.e., ASTD) and incorporates into all curriculum approaches, design, and execution.

·         Incorporates Adult Learning Theory and Principals into all curriculum approaches, design, and execution.

·         Develops position-, program-, department-, and division-specific learning and development curriculum, as well as related support materials (i.e., job aids).

·         Develops learning and development curriculum for the Development Center’s Department of Learning.

  1. Demonstrated ability to think strategically to plan for Southcentral Foundation’s workforce readiness and development needs (to include review and implementation of strategic goals)

Workforce Development Skills & Abilities:

  1. Seeks out additional learning opportunities to continue to develop the technical and professional skills needed now and in the future.
  2. Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions by following through on commitments.
  3. Provides operational and programmatic learning and development-related support for the DC Training Team

·         Continually updates learning and development materials (including curriculum, job aids, and other support documentation and resources), in order to improve organizational performance.

·         Participates in the development, analysis, and implementation of the DC’s Annual Workforce Learning Needs Assessment.

·         Serves as curriculum mentor for organization’s SMEs and Department of Learning’s advisors.

·         Supports—and consults with—the DC Training Team, on curriculum needs assessment, research, creation, analysis and assessment, customization, evaluation, and improvement.

·         Works closely with, and assists, the DC Training & Learning Consultant on the development of new learning and development programs to ensure overall organizational workforce readiness.

·         Provides occasional training, as requested.

  1. Ensures timely and accurate standardization and documentation of all learning and development curriculum.

·         Develops measurement and evaluation on the effectiveness of learning and development curriculum provided, including pre- and post-assessments, surveys, and evaluations.

  1. Ensures consistency in curriculum design approach, format, principals, and execution.
  2. Ensures consistency in the classification and archiving of all curriculum, and works closely with the DC Operations Team in its execution.
  3. Basic office organization (to include basic administrative support skills such as reception, filing, use of office equipment, typing correspondence, etc.)
  4. Computer skills (strong knowledge/skill of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point, with MOS certificated preferred).
  5. Documentation skills (to include learning and development documentation and related reporting).
  6. Curriculum/instructional design skills (demonstrated ability to assess, research, develop, write, align, and publish learning and development opportunities via formal curriculum).
  7. Project/program organization skills
  8. Ability to work independently and the capability to efficiently make decisions independently
  9. Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards; and
  10. Knowledge of 1974 Privacy Act is required since use of customer-owner record is an integral part of the position and privacy of individuals must be protected to the fullest.




SCF programs are established for the purpose of serving a primary population comprised of Alaska Natives who are affiliated with the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), and Alaska Natives and American Indians within SCF’s geographical service area. Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of the CIRI members, and of the general culture and needs of Alaska Natives and American Indians. Such knowledge is critical in order to ensure the achievement of the mission and vision of SCF: working together with the Native community to provide the best services with Native staff who value the family and family wellness as the heart of the Native community.

1.      Master’s degree in training, education, human resources, communication, organizational development, or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

2.      Two (2) years experience in the field of training and development or education. Specific experience in curriculum and/or instructional design required.

3.      Certificate by ASTD (American Society of Training and Development), or like industry-recognized organization, in instructional design (or ability to obtain within six months).

Working Environment:

·         Employee may be exposed to: none.

·         Noise level: Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

 Physical Demands:

·         Position requires: stand (to 2/3 time); walk (under 1/3 time); sit (to 2/3 time); use hands to finger, handle or feel (over 2/3 time); reach with hands and arms (to 2/3 time); stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (under 1/3 time); talk or hear (over 2/3 time).

·         Weight lifted or force exerted: Up to 10 pounds (under 1/3 time), Up to 25 pounds (under 1/3 time).

·         Special vision requirements: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point). Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships). Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

·         Additional physical demands: employee may be required to work holidays, evenings, weekends, and nights; employee must be able to respond when needed by prompt appearance at a required location; travel may be required; the employee is able to work under physically and emotionally stressed conditions.

Age and Customer-Owner Population(s) Served:

Age of Customer-Owner Population Served


This position does not provide direct customer-owner care

This position does not provide direct customer-owner care


Native Preference:

Under P.L. 93-638, as amended, the company pursues a policy of Native preference in hiring, contracting, and training.

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Please complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page. For more information contact SCF Human Resources by Email or (907) 729-4977 or Toll free at 1-800-478-3343

Preference will not be given unless certification is submitted to Human Resources (a copy is acceptable).