Instructional Developer
Digital Opportunity Trust - Ottawa, ON

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Location: Ottawa, Canada
Status: Full time
Experience level: Mid-level
Language requirements: English essential
Application deadline: Friday April 11, 2014 at 5:00PM EDT

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) currently has an Instructional Developer position open at organizational headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. This is an exciting opportunity to join an internationally recognized charitable organization and help close the technology skills gap globally.

This is a very hands-on position that will be responsible for the creation of DOT’s learning program development. You should be able to take complex information and communicate it in a lucid, concise and accurate manner. You should be self-directed and team-oriented, able to work with product managers, developers, editorial, and facilitators to help plan, design, create, write, deliver, and maintain concise, easy-to-understand learning programs.

You are a problem-solver with excellent people and communication skills. You will be required to understand the needs of our customers and deliver useful, usable learning designed to meet those needs. This is an exciting opportunity to join an international team and make a difference globally.

Key Responsibilities:

-Participates regularly in product/project team meetings
-Contributes to Style Guide development and apply style standards consistently
-Creates and evangelize the documentation and training methodology and framework
-Drives document projects across the project team to keep with schedules and document quality
-Produces simple diagrams, graphics and illustrations using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
-Creates, review and refine document plans based on market requirements, functional and design documents
-Designs, develop, write and revise technical documents and training material according to established standards
-Produces paper and electronic versions of documentation and training material using MS Word and Adobe Acrobat

Required Skills / Experience:

-Learns new concepts quickly
-Strong, proven writing and communication skills
-Thrives in a small, fast-paced, startup environment
-Solid understanding of product development lifecycles
-Ability to receive assignments as objectives and formulate plans to meet schedules and goals required


-BA/BS in Technical Writing, English, Education, or related degree or comparable experience
-5+ years experience developing education and training material
-PC proficiency including Microsoft Suite, computer base training programs and graphics are necessary

Work Environment:

-Dynamic and exciting work environment
-Competitive salary
-Complete benefits package
-Fun and exciting culture
-Opportunity to make a difference

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should complete the application form at Applications will be accepted until Friday April 11, 2014 at 5:00PM EDT or until the position is filled.

About this company
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with local operations around...