Job posting.Instructional Designer.

We’re looking for our next Yardsticker…

Yardstick Software is looking for a passionate person to join our eLearning team in the Edmonton office as an Instructional Designer. The successful candidate will be empowered to envision and shape Yardstick products, with the goal of elevating the user experience and wowing our customers.  You will design and write instructionally sound eLearning courses, adhering to adult learning principles and instructional design best practices. You will create engaging and interactive eLearning programs, while working with our team of authors, illustrators and developers.

We’d love to meet you, so if you think this is your gig – let us know with a brief cover letter & resume.


Edmonton, AB

Full time, Monday – Friday

Proposed start date
August 2017

Closing date
August 18th, 2017

8:30 – 5:00 pm

What you'll be doing
  • Analyze content, target audience, and learner environment to identify appropriate instructional strategies
  • Write instructional designs that reflect our clients’ business needs and program requirements for eLearning, mLearning and blended learning solutions
  • Define behavioural and performance-based learning objectives
  • Write engaging, interactive, and innovative courses and modules that meet project budget, schedule, and scope
  • Along with the Project Manager and Lead Instructional Designer, collaborate with client team leads and subject matter experts to capture key content and translate ideas into effective course content
  • Write test questions to reinforce learning and provide feedback about learner success in achieving learning objectives
  • Identify, define and/or select appropriate media to support educational goals and outcomes
  • Assist production team members with authoring courses
  • Support project managers and production team members to ensure educational goals and outcomes are met at every stage
  • Assist with additional activities including instructional design and writing for marketing proposals, award applications, demos, concept papers, and blogs
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of processes and deliverables
Qualities we love
  • Ability to design instructional materials based on complex content
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely in writing
  • Experience with current industry eLearning development tools, such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate
  • Experience implementing key educational theories and approaches to create sound learning objectives and educational programs
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to participate on multiple projects with overlapping timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and individually
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, various development software
  • Willingness to stay current with instructional methodologies
  • Flexibility to meet changing priorities, and needs of different clients, learners, and budgets
  • Courses in adult education, instructional design, training and development, English, and/or communications. Degree in related field preferred
  • Someone who shares our core values:
    • Random Acts of Kindness
    • Embrace the Entrepreneurial Spirit
    • A Fearless Pursuit of Excellence
    • Customer Delight Heroes
    • Honest & Empowered People
Why join Yardstick?
  • Competitive salary
  • 100% company-funded medical and dental benefits (for you AND your family!)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 17 days of flexible Paid Time Off
  • Sleek and shiny MacBook
  • Keurig machine, to keep you highly caffeinated
  • An active Social Committee and competitive House system (yes, like Harry Potter…)