Position Description

Instructional Design Contractor
Location United States
Department HR
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies (‘Vital’), headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury, and death. With a budget of more than $150M, a growing team of more than 400, we currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies, and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Because of our comprehensive approach, and a steadfast commitment to quality programs, we are growing! 

Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. 

Vital Strategies has experienced explosive programmatic and operational growth over the last few years. We are actively investing in scaling and maturing our Talent Management initiatives globally so that we can attract, onboard, develop, recognize, and promote the organization’s greatest asset—our Vital Staff—using the most inclusive, progressive, and equitable People practices. 

Location: Remote 
Timeframe: September through December 2021 

About the Training: 

In March 2021 Vital Strategies introduced a Talent Acquisition Playbook (TAP) to ensure that all recruitment is conducted in a transparent and consistent way, and that all global talent acquisition activities provide an equitable, inclusive, and positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process. 

The TAP is a hiring roadmap for managers with three key phases (HR Consultation; Recruitment; Hiring) containing tools and resources for developing inclusive job descriptions, sourcing candidates, screening candidates, developing diverse panels, structured interviewing, utilizing hiring assessments, and developing offers. 

Hiring Managers and Hiring Teams, as the closest partners of the Talent Acquisition team, are critical to achieving the talent acquisition experience laid out in the TAP. The training will bring life to the TAP and ‘certify’ participants to contribute to future inclusive talent acquisition activities at Vital Strategies. 

Vital Strategies seeks to contract an experienced Instructional Designer to: 

· Partner with the Talent Acquisition team in creation of a curriculum based on the TAP and rooted in the organization’s mission, culture, and values to upskill Hiring Managers and hiring teams. 

· Develop, design, and review content pieces, curricula, and assessments, applying an inclusion lens throughout the training to ensure that the product becomes a core resource for meaningful talent acquisition through a lens of diversity. 

· Clarify and reinforce roles throughout the hiring process. 

· Ensure a comprehensive and engaging training plan through the lens of inclusion. 

· Translate the three core playbook steps – HR Partner Consultation, Recruitment, and Hiring – into user-friendly, learner-focused, outcomes-based live, digital, and blended learning activities. 

· Develop documents to accompany and support the training, including a train-the-trainer guide. 

· Make recommendations regarding instructional best practices and learning technologies using adaptive management processes. 

Primary Audience 

· Managers who are responsible for hiring talent for their team 

· Hiring team members from all levels in the organization who may/may not be managers however require a set of skills to meaningfully contribute to the hiring process as panelists. 


· The curriculum would be completed between September and December 2021. 

Contractor Qualifications: 

· MA degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education or related field. 

· Demonstrable success record in developing curriculum with an inclusion lens 

· Experience with the talent acquisition process a plus (as a recruiter, hiring manager, etc) 

· Experience with a global organization 

· Strong project management and organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple work streams seamlessly 

· Excellent collaboration and communication skills 

· Experience working with all levels within an organization

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