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J&J Family of Companies Specialist Instructional Designer in Tampa, Florida

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $82.1 billion in 2020 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Instructional Designer will be responsible for creating learning that produce desired learning outcomes and demonstrate understanding of adult learning theories. They will be responsible for designing high-quality training content in various formats such as interactive eLearning, facilitator-led content, virtual classroom design, videos, simulations, performance support materials and assessments. They will use an array of approaches that engage learners and drive high-impact learning. They will work in an agile, iterative fashion, with a mix of collaborative team ideation time and focused self-directed design time. They will be comfortable working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and facilitating co-creation sessions with various stakeholders such as Training Strategy Managers, SMEs, facilitators, learners, and senior level leaders across multiple disciplines/functional roles.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design learner-focused instructional materials such as micro-learning modules, curricula, quick reference guides, checklists, eLearning, PowerPoint decks, simulations, videos, assessments, and blended learning solutions to support digital on-demand, live face to face and virtual facilitator-led training:

  • Use successive approximation modeling and/or agile models to collaborate and efficiently develop assigned learning projects

  • Facilitate and manage project workgroup meetings and content review sessions; get stakeholder feedback and buy-in early in design process

  • Collaborate with visual/information designers, developers, learners, and content subject matter experts (SMEs) while creating High-Level Design Documents, storyboards and/or rapid prototyping, and m ake recommendations on approaches that enhance the quality of the learning

  • Write clear, concise, and learner-friendly instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts

  • Leverage standard style guides, imagery, and templates to ensure a consistent learner experience

  • Develop assessments that measure defined learner outcomes based on Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

  • Develop train-the-trainer materials to best prepare facilitators to deliver training with the highest level of quality and standards

  • Facilitate Design Thinking sessions and train-the-trainer programs where applicable

  • Manage and maintain content for curation in alignment with curation channel objectives:

  • Research and coordinate content from SMEs, vendors, other sources to produce channels in line with branding and style guidelines

  • Analyze content needs and monitor consumption data to optimize content, develop a cadence for updates, archiving, and ongoing production of content

  • Collaborate with key content owners and relevant topic expert(s) as needed on content updates/retirement

  • Recommend new content sources

  • General experience or knowledge in J&J Learn enterprise portfolio topics such as leadership development, DE&I, and/or general professional acumen

  • Revise existing training materials and programs based on audit results, questionnaires, surveys, changing procedures and feedback from learners, SMEs, program sponsors and trainers. Complete content revisions timely adhering to designated timeframes

  • Actively support learning pilots, facilitate train-the-trainer sessions and observation exercises to ensure learning effectiveness and identify necessary interventions. Collaborate with Instructor Delivery Lead to ensure train-the-trainer activities are coordinated and successful

  • Adhere to defined quality assurance guidelines and processes such as:

  • Apply quality assurance guidelines to ensure accuracy of training materials and removal of protected information

  • Assist with the testing and review of learning content prior to launching via the SUMMIT LMS

  • Upload accurate documents and/or source files to the internal content library as per established guidelines

  • Continually evaluate solutions for quality, usability, performance impact, and scalability

  • Participates in training communities of practice. Gathers and shares external/internal training benchmark information, lessons learned and best practices

  • Identify need for additional development tools and provides recommendations to Sr. Manager, Learning Experience Design

  • Adhere to company practices, policies, and Credo-based culture, and set an example for other team members. Utilize established company tools/methodology as needed or required

  • Work with manager/coach to set goals for growth and development

  • Support global culture of continuous improvement, identify areas for improvement on daily operational processes to drive data accuracy and global compliance

  • Communicate and interact effectively and develop credibility and trusted mutually respected relationships with customers, stakeholders, leadership, and team members

  • Support special projects and initiatives as assigned


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required

  • A Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Adult Learning, or related field preferred

  • A minimum of 0 to 3 years’ experience in instructional design

  • Comprehensive understanding of instructional design principles, curriculum development, adult learning theories and performance-based learning is required. Understanding of agile principles, responsive design principles and design thinking methodologies is preferred

  • Working knowledge of Instructor-Led and/or eLearning development tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, various video creation applications, Lectora, Storyline 360, Captivate and/or other related software is preferred

  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills are required

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, SMEs, clients, global stakeholders, and management is required

  • Advanced experience in applying adult learning theories and instructional design models to training designs and storyboard development is required

  • Adept and efficient at designing learning deliverables in response to a given business problem is required

  • Experience planning for and analyzing data driven learning is preferred

  • Experience sparking improvements in learning design strategy, learner performance improvement through collaboration and prototyping, is preferred

  • Experience in a major corporate training environment working on instructional design assignments across multiple teams or groups is preferred

  • Experience with curriculum development, performance improvement and project management are preferred

  • Deep knowledge of current learning trends and understanding of circumstances in which each would be used to drive learning engagement and performance improvement is preferred

  • General knowledge of LMS administration is preferred

  • Discretion, professionalism, confidentiality, and judgement is required

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, self-directed team-based environment is required

  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment is required

  • Approximately 10-15% domestic and international travel required

    At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

    For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-Florida-Tampa-8800 Grand Oak Circle


Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)

Job Function

Human Resources

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