Instructional designer
Sports Science Institute of South Africa
Cape Town, ZA
9d ago

1-year contract

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) is 23 years old and our mission is to optimise the sporting performance and health of all South Africans through the execution, dissemination and application of science.

We are looking for an Instructional Designer to research, structure, design, write, assist with delivery of and maintain a series of courses and qualifications in the sport and wellness field.

You will be part of a small and dynamic team created to roll out education products that are in line with the SSISA vision and strategy.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for an Instructional Designer to showcase their talent.

This position is offered as a full-day contract position for a period of one year.

Please ensure that you read the advert fully.

Essential requirements :

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in instructional design, content production and writing
  • A university degree in English, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Media Studies or similar
  • Experience in writing and proof-reading
  • Experience in or understanding of online learning and education
  • Computer literacy, including competence in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of course development software (e.g. Camtasia, Articulate or Captivate)
  • Chief responsibilities :

  • Design course materials in a variety of formats to ensure highly interactive learning solutions
  • Design and execute engaging learning courses in line with learning goals
  • Develop content outlines, storyboards and scripts for projects
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to ensure that content, learning objectives and delivery methods meet the project requirements
  • Work with Videographer and Graphic Designer to create multimedia education content
  • Write learning content and develop assessment instruments
  • Visualise instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product
  • Manage the creation of supporting materials / media
  • Develop programmes and concepts based on sound learning design principles that meet the business objectives of the organization
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Conduct quality assurance on all learning interventions
  • Advantageous skills

  • Familiarity with Moodle
  • Presentation or lecturing skills
  • Personal Skills / Attributes :

  • Passionate about wellness, fitness and sport
  • Creative, passionate, motivated, resourceful, innovative, reliable and committed
  • You thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times and are able to meet deadlines
  • Able to multi-task and cope with multiple demands and are not afraid of challenges
  • Have a mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Have good communication and organisational skills
  • Adaptable to new projects and requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality
  • Preference will be given to candidates who meet our employment equity aims.

    If you are confident that you meet all the criteria outlined above, please submit the following to hr as soon as possible :

  • A covering letter that provides motivation regarding your suitability for this job, as well as your expected salary requirements
  • Your CV
  • A portfolio of your own work (essential in order to be considered for this role)
  • Please ensure that the position is clearly noted and include all the information requested in the advert. Applications close 07 July 2018.

    If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed.

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