Instructional Content Coordinator

  Cedar Rapids, IA
  Education & Training / Design & Creative

Are you organized, excellent with people, and willing to try new things as needs arise? Do you enjoy a collaborative, creative, and a “no two days are the same” kind of atmosphere? Advancement Resources wants to meet you!

About us
Advancement Resources is widely recognized as a leading international non-profit research and training firm in philanthropic engagement. We deliver research-based professional education in philanthropy, campaign event planning and video production, and custom designed educational programs.

Job Summary
We are looking for a team member with exceptional attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, familiarity with qualitative research, high reading comprehension, love of learning, and natural creativity to join our team of instructional design professionals. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, English, Education, or a related field.

Job Responsibilities
This entry-level position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Learn the Advancement Resources philosophy, curriculum offerings, and audiences
  • Perform quality checks on printed and digital materials to ensure accuracy in content, flow, consistency and presentation
  • Manage details related to print, digital, and other supporting workshop materials
  • Collaborate with senior team members to build, revise and/or publish print and digital workshop materials
  • Learn various design software programs to assist and support in the creation of print and digital content
  • Participate in team brainstorming and design efforts to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content
  • Research topics associated with the development of content, synthesize the information, and succinctly document and share findings
  • Work independently and in close collaboration with other team members, as needed
  • Travel to client locations to serve as a facilitator assistant during workshops (<25%)

In addition to being a valuable member of the Design team, the ideal candidate will fit into the entire company’s unique culture. The characteristics for both require the following:

  • Very positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet necessary deadlines
  • Articulate with extremely high competence in written communication
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, high-stress environment
  • Willingness to adapt to changing responsibilities as the business evolves—can lead and follow as needed
  • Ability to accept and respond appropriately to constructive feedback
  • Ability to present a conservative professional image in a variety of business settings
  • Small organization mentality where almost any role may have to be fulfilled to meet the organizational objectives
  • Confident in accomplishing tasks with minimal direction and intermittent feedback
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package available