Sr. Instructional Designer

Robert Half
December 23, 2020
San Ramon, CA
Job Type



Sr. Instructional Designer




Robert Half is seeking a Sr. Instructional Designer that will be responsible for participating in the implementation of state-of-the-art instructional design at Robert Half. This role will assess business needs and root causes with internal clients and develop comprehensive, creative organizational effectiveness and instructional design approaches. The individual will also be a participant in the development of strategies for the enhancement of instructional design capabilities to achieve truly world-class status in meeting Robert Half’s Staff Development needs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Using solid adult learning principles, design and develop leading-edge, creative, and highly engaging learning interventions, including storyboards and outlines, integration between live, virtual, and online learning. Additionally, immersive linear and non-linear e-learning design, specialized visual models and graphics, learner skill and knowledge tests, narration scripting, sound recording and integration, programs that conform to SCORM and other technology standards, announcement and communication approaches. Where necessary, conduct additional work to gain acceptance of programs for continuing education credits (such as CPE) from external agencies.
  • When external resources are needed, help specify exact requirements and participate in selection process, including recommending vendors, reviewing candidates, and making purchase recommendations. May also be responsible for day-to-day management of external resources for assigned projects.
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal clients to enhance long-term communication, effectiveness, and understanding of end-client value propositions. Collaborate with key stakeholders such as Managing Directors and Senior Consultants, as well as leaders within Staff Development and Operational Support teams. Develop network of contacts, particularly those that directly support training development and delivery, such as Travel and Events.
  • Develop extensive organization knowledge to be able to tap resources, collaborate, and share best practices throughout all organization enhancement functions throughout Robert Half.  Become highly conversant in Protiviti Engagement Methodology and other major business processes for internal clients.
  • Support Robert Half’s overall staff development efforts by developing or participating in the development new instructional design and delivery capabilities, such as social media, simulations, gamification, and peer-contributed knowledge bases.
  • As assigned, serve as representative for Protiviti L&D team and Staff Development on a range of internal and external committees, organizations, and task forces.
  • Stay abreast of learning trends such as new technologies, standards, regulatory changes, internal and external workforce dynamics, performance trends and development programs to proactively recommend interventions aligned with the strategic plans and business targets for Protiviti, Staff Development, Operational Support, and the entire Robert Half organization.
  • Act as a point of contact for instructional design requests from key business partners inside Protiviti and other parts of Robert Half, conducting a thorough review of requests and framing them to recommend the appropriate responses, including virtual, online, and live learning methodologies, as well as organizational effectiveness approaches, such as organization or job redesign, new on-the-job learning methods, change management and communication plans.
  • Develop and manage small- and large-scale instructional design projects, including all details, such as purpose, business objectives, learning objectives, project timetable milestones (and go/no-go points), team member roles and responsibilities, resources required, service level agreements, budget, rollout plans (including piloting, refresh, and sunsetting), follow-up and project evaluation plans, reports, and review and approval cycles.
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to develop fact-based recommendations, as well as progress and success measurement approaches.
  • Ensure that all interventions are aligned closely with the products and services that exist or are being developed by other groups within Staff Development.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (or PhD) in instructional design, performance improvement, or related field preferred.
  • Required proficiency – master level: At least one e-learning authoring software application, such as Articulate Storyline; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Desirable experience/proficiency: AuthorIt LCMS; Cornerstone LMS; SharePoint; HTML authoring tools; Adobe Suite or CC; MS Visio, Project, OneNote; podcast software; HTML authoring software. Work experience in business consulting industry.
  • Minimum of 10 years practical work experience designing, developing, and implementing online, e-learning, and virtual learning interventions, from client interaction and needs specification, to production delivery and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated effective project management and execution skills; can shape project details and drive multiple projects with a high level of timeliness and quality in deliverables.
  • Experience partnering and collaborating within organizations on small- and large- scale projects, including leading teams of multiple levels of management and individual contributor participants. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team meetings and conduct effective and productive discussions with clients, stakeholders, subject matter experts, and development team members.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities to identify and frame issues, synthesize information, and draw insightful conclusions. Attention to detail, including the ability to analyze information from a variety of sources to track and report data.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills including being adept at making formal and informal presentations.
  • Experience identifying, selecting and managing external services desirable.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity and a demonstrated ability for self-management.

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