Instructional Designer

Location US-Remote-Remote
Job ID
Location: Location
Curriculum Development
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
U.S. - Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The Instructional Designer gathers information from external and internal subject matter experts and uses it to build business process training courses. Project types and topics will continually evolve and are usually outside the personal skillset or experience of this position. Commonly, the Instructional Designer will help build a team and then manage the project, including the work of others who feed into or depend on output from this position.


Market and content research

  • Assist product manager in identifying market opportunities
  • Identify and build relationships with industry Subject Matter Experts.
  • Work with SMEs and identify the KSAs required for success in a specific learner context


Courseware development

  • Work with SMEs, organize KSAs into efficient, coherent, strategic, and time-based outlines
  • Guide and coordinate SMEs as they provide content for those outlines
  • Research to fill gaps or validate SME content
  • Edit and convert SME content into learning objects
  • Build supporting forms, tools, objects, etc., in various authorware platforms
  • Guide multimedia producer
  • Guide showrunners
  • Coordinate product edit reviews, testing, and revisions           
  • Support the archiving of courseware, source files, and documentation


Sales and marketing support

  • Provide content for sales education and promotion




  • 5 years of developing adult learning, business process training in multiple delivery formats
  • 5 years of identifying, securing, and managing external and internal resources
  • Variable-compensated consulting or self-employment a plus
  • Portfolio available for review by ACAMS
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or related certification is a plus
  • AML experience not required but a huge plus
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to understand the gist of a topic being discussed for the first time, enough to develop a plan for coordinating content from SMEs into a training course. “The SME teaches the ID, then the ID teaches the learner.”
  • Focused on Return On Investment (Can do a lot with a little. Knows where to invest.)
  • Self-motivated, self-managing with remote supervisor
  • Experience in learning object design—especially discrete and reusable objects
  • Experience designing once for use in multiple formats
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (especially with SMEs who are often senior managers at customer organizations)
  • Research, cold calling, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to forecast costs of manufacturing and delivering the products being developed
  • General technical skills and aptitude, being a quick self-learner of all the technology ACAMS uses now (including Xyleme, MS Office, Webex, Monday, SmartSheet, LMS, Salesforce,, etc.) and in the future.
  • Strong instructional design and adult learning philosophies
  • Concise, clear writing style
  • Ability to design for multinational audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in English required and fluency in any of these languages a plus (Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese – simplified, Chinese – traditional, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)
  • Ability to occasionally travel globally a plus.


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.
As an organization dedicated to educating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow and empowering members to make inspiring contributions to our global community, we know that it is our responsibility to lead by example and continue minimizing the risks of spreading COVID-19.   Employment at Adtalem and/or its subsidiaries requires compliance with the organization’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, to the extent permitted by the laws of your country, province/state, and/or local area.  All employees in areas of the world that permit mandatory COVID-19 vaccination are required to be fully vaccinated within 60 days of their date of hire unless they receive an exemption from Adtalem’s HR Coaching Resource Center because of issues such as access or an approved medical or religious accommodation.


Who We Are

The ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals. Our Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential and ACAMS Advanced Certifications, like CAMS-Audit and CAMS-FCI, are recognized as gold standards in AML certifications worldwide.

Members include representatives from financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other industry sectors. We help members reach their full potential by connecting them with like-minded professionals from all over the world through forums, international events, local chapters, and training opportunities including webinars, full-day seminars, international conferences, and live chats. Learn more about ACAMS, part of Adtalem Global Education, at

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We pride ourselves in nurturing a culture that encourages everyone to bring their full selves to work each day. To us, diversity and inclusion needs to be intentional to be impactful. We don’t just welcome differences, we celebrate them. #WeAreAdtalem

To learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusionclick here to visit our Diversity page.


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