Contract work for Instructional Designers

Contact information Please send resumes to
Labor type Contract
Average weekly hours expected 40 hours / week
Assignment description IDs will work in a fast-paced, agile structure to create standards, templates, outlines and training assets including leader guides, participant guides, PPT, job aids, videos and assessments.
Candidate requirements 
  • Versatile instructional designer experienced in working with SMEs (engineers, line workers) to create task-based training to reflect business processes
  • Experience writing simple, crisp, concise learning assets with a heavy mix of visual cues (e.g. posters, job aides, Infographics, video)
  • Foundational visual design skills – able to use client graphics and follow current graphic design methods
  • Team player that is able to contribute quickly and  thrives in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Proficient with PPT, Word, Snag it and basic video and video editing tools
  • Experience with distribution center or manufacturing training audiences is preferred
  • TWI experience or certification is preferred
  • Proficiency with eLearning tools is preferred
Location Onsite with client in Memphis.
Equipment Client will provide all needed hardware and software.
Work environment Candidate will be required to provide and wear composite or steel toe shoes.

Other personal protective equipment will be provided.

Tina Lewis-Yates

Supply Chain | Training Manager

M: +1-901-573-3014  M: +1-901-304-6778

Research Survey from William Sugar on ID Roles

The purpose of this questionnaire is to evaluate the impact (if any) the instructional designer archetypes described in The Many Hats of an Instructional Designer game (Sugar & Betrus, 2002) on your current instructional design practices. Specifically, this questionnaire asks you to consider the impact of the following instructional designer archetypes, including Instructional Designer as ArchitectInstructional Designer as ArtistInstructional Designer as CounselorInstructional Designer as Craftsperson,Instructional Designer as Engineer,Instructional Designer as Manufacturer, Instructional Designer as PerformerInstructional Designer as Problem-solver, and Instructional Designer as User.

I would like to invite you to complete this questionnaire:  Given your experience as a professional instructional designer, your participation will significantly enhance this study. Your responses will provide valuable information on the impact of these instructional designer archetypes on one’s instructional design processes and experiences.  Please complete this survey by Tuesday, April 25th.

I anticipate that it would take one ~20-30 minutes to respond to these questions. All responses will remain anonymous during this study. You may stop at anytime during this survey. If you have any questions or need further information about this study, please contact Dr. William Sugar (


William Sugar, PhD


East Carolina University

Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education

Instructional Technology program area


Greenville, NC 27858

252.328.1546 (office); 252.328.9371 (fax)

St. Jude job — elearning and ID

Hi Dr. Martindale,

ALSAC/St. Jude is seeking an e-learning developer and instructor to design, develop, and manage our organization’s compliance programs. This position needs strong e-learning development skills and adult learning techniques. It’s a great opportunity to work with an organization with an amazing mission! I would be very appreciative if you could pass this on through your networks! Thank you!

Graduating in May 2017?

In order to graduate this Spring 2017 you must Apply to Graduate and submit your Candidacy form before January 22nd; however to ensure that we meet the deadline of the Graduate School we are requesting that you please follow the appropriate process based on your degree no later than Friday, January 20 at 4:00pm. It is very important that you help us meet the deadline of the Graduate School by submitting your documents by this date.

All ICL MAT Students who are currently enrolled in clinical teaching must submit your Master Candidacy form to Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404.  All MAT students who holds a Job Embedded Practitioner License Teachers must submit the In-Lieu of Clinical Teaching packet along with their Master Candidacy form to Ms. Mary Lanier in 202 Ball Hall.  You may locate the In-Lieu of Clinical teaching application from this webpage:

All documents must be submitted by Friday, January 20 at 4:00pm.
All ICL MS and Certificate Program Graduating Students, please see your faculty advisor to confirm completion of your program and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form.  Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404. Present her with your Candidacy Form by Friday, January 20 at 4:00pm.

All ICL Doctoral Students, please see your major professor to confirm completion of your program of study and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404. Present her with your Candidacy Form byFriday, January 20 at 4:00pm.

Important Graduation Forms:

    1. Apply to Graduate
    2. Master’s Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
    3. Doctoral Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
    4. Graduate Certificate Candidacy Form**
    5. Course Substitution Form (attach to candidacy form, if needed)
    6. In Lieu of Student Teaching, or contact Ms. Mary Lanier for form

Failure to submit BOTH the graduation application and the degree and/or certificate candidacy form will delay your graduation until the next semester. A late fee of $500 will be assessed.


  • You must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • You must be fully admitted to a graduate degree and/or graduate certificate program before filing your graduation application.
  • Non-Degree Students are NOT eligible to file for graduation.


We strongly recommend that you submit the candidacy form to your departmental advisor no later than Friday, January 20, 2016so that the form will reach your respective College Director of Graduate Studies by the required deadlines. Any received after the deadline will NOT be approved or forwarded to the Graduate School for processing.


  1. Students completing a Graduate Certificate program must be officially admitted to the program in order to both apply to graduate and to officially receive the certificate. If you are not admitted, please submit a Change of Status application to Graduate Admissions (FedEx Inst. of Technology Bldg, Suite 201) immediately.
  2. Students completing an Education Specialist degree (EdS) may substitute the College of Education EdS Program of Studies and Candidacy form for the Graduate School candidacy form. If you have not completed the EdS Program of Studies, the form must be completed and submitted to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline listed below.
  3. All future correspondence pertaining to graduation will be sent to student University email accounts only. No written correspondence will be sent via U.S. mail. Please check your university account periodically throughout the semester.


Students will be certified for graduation only when all degree requirements are met, including the removal of all “I” or “IP” grades earned from previous semesters and the successful completion of comprehensive examination requirements or final approval of master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

If degree candidates earn any “I” or “IP” grades during their last semester of enrollment, they will automatically be disqualified from graduation and will be notified of this disqualification via U of M email only.


Visit your MyMemphis portal at:

To access the application, click on the MyDegree tab to locate the Commencement and Graduation channel. Follow the prescribed steps listed below:

  • Carefully review Step 1 – Prerequisites to Graduate.
  • Click on Step 2 – Apply to Graduate to complete application.
  • Once Step 2 has been completed, proceed to Step 3 – Diploma Mailing/Cap and Gown form. All students are required to complete both the Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown form, even if there are no plans to attend graduation exercises. For students completing only a graduate certificate program, there will be no access to the Cap and Gown portion as these students are not allowed to participate in graduation.
  • During the middle of every semester, the Commencement Office will provide graduating students access to Step 4 – Attendance Card.
  • After the application has been completed, click View Application to Graduate.
  • Proceed to Step 3 only if you need to make changes to your name or to the diploma mailing address. Do not go back to Step 2.


Your ICL faculty advisor is available to assist you as well as the ICL Graduate Services Office in Ball Hall 404.  Please stop by the Graduate Services Office for open advising on Thursday, January 19, 2:00-4:00pm.

Visit the Graduate School website for additional information on graduation, ordering caps and gowns, thesis and dissertations deadlines and other information at


Shelby Lynn Tate

Academic Services Associate
The University of Memphis

Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
404 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152

901.678.3921 |

Contract Instructional Design Positions at Nike 

Good afternoon Dr. Martindale,

I am reaching out to you in the event you know any recent Instructional Design graduates who may be interested in contract positions at one of the Nike Distribution Centers here in Memphis.

It is a contract ID position, probably starting with a 3 to 6-month contract with a possibility of an extension up to a year. We design and develop skill-based learning solutions for Nike’s North America Logistics Campus in Frayser. Most of our work currently is revisions to instructor-led training, but as we revise, we are looking for more impactful ways to incorporate hands-on training, and hopefully, we will begin eLearning work in earnest very soon.

I have spots on my team for two contract IDs who may have less experience, but are eager to learn and possess strong writing skills and positive attitude. Some of the primary qualifications are:

  • Hands on content and course curriculum development
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Expert level command of common authoring tools and course development methodologies. (Microsoft PowerPoint, Word experience preferred)
  • Deep working knowledge and application of adult learning theory and teaching techniques.
  • Familiarity with a wide array of training concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate and execute clear, consistent and applicable learning experiences aligned to organizational goals. Excellent project management skills are a must.
  • Attention to detail and follow-through critical.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to influence laterally and vertically.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers to deliver business results.
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and juggle multiple (and potentially conflicting) priorities.

The positions are full-time, 40 hours per week, but daily schedules have some flexibility.

If you can refer anyone, your help would be greatly appreciated. Interested candidates can email their resume to me directly at

Thank you so much for sharing this. Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.


Learning Development Lead – NALC

North American Distribution Centers

Mobile: 901.652.9167

Desk: 901.547.8853

NIKE, Inc.

Accessibility job

contact: kfwicker

Fair Josey, Ed.D.
Instructional Designer, UM3D
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

1450199724570_uofmlogo.jpg The University of Memphis 
800 Wilder Tower 

Memphis, TN 38152

901.678.2315 | UM3DUofM Online

Position Title : Instructional Accessibility Technician

Position Description

The Accessible Instructional Materials Specialist coordinates with UofM Global programs to evaluate course materials in compliance with UofM Global accessibility requirements. This work will be performed under the direction of Distance Learning with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Key Responsibilities

●Performing course content development, consultative services, and technical assistance work related to accessibility.

●Working with UofM Global department faculty and staff to ensure that course content meets UofM Global Accessibility standards, including all WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements applicable to online instructional materials.

●Working with UofM Global departments and programs to develop accessible templates and tools for web production.

●Facilitating the use of 3rd party captioning services for media published within UofM Global program courses.

●Identifying and implement tools for monitoring course accessibility.

●Assisting with the establishment of course content accessibility standards to be used university-wide.

Skills Required

Although web accessibility expertise is not essential, experience in a related area, such as software design, human factors, usability or disability is expected. The following skills and experience would be ideal:

●Experience with web accessibility auditing tools.

●Experience working with people with disabilities.

●Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.

●Strong organizational and project management skills.

●Effective written and oral communication skills.

●Knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

●Knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, XML, and Learning

Management Systems [Desire2Learn Brightspace]).

●Knowledge of assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking).

●Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.

●Familiarity with scripting languages desirable (PHP, JS).

●Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act

(ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).

Note: This individual within the past six months has not been and during the term of this  Authorization will not become an employee of the State of Tennessee which includes full or  part-time faculty, staff, student employees or graduate assistants. The Contractor shall not directly or indirectly pay any of the compensation to any officer or employee of the University or the State of Tennessee.