Global Instructional Designer

| Chicago

 

Are you the sort of person who loves to help others grow in their roles in a self-managed environment?

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

We are looking for a professional, creative and articulate Instructional Designer who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The ideal person will excel in the effective transfer of training into performance results. As an instructional designer, you will be responsible for crafting and developing high quality training content for technical and non-technical learning programs. The goal of all programs designed will be to deliver an exceptional learning experience and drive a positive, lasting business impact.

 

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop highly engaging and interactive training materials, and deliver engaging presentations to business leaders
  • You will apply advanced adult learning theories into a practical, application-based training strategy
  • Design training utilizing e-learning, game-based learning and other delivery methods that will support the acceleration of learning as measured by business performance
  • Utilize project management tools and skills to lead medium-to-large scale content development projects
  • Collaborate with servicing teams, subject matter experts (SMEs), and managers across support teams to provide consulting to effectively develop training content
  • You will coach and mentor junior designers in use of tools and instructional design methodologies
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new learning models and content design templates

 

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of instructional design experience, preferably in development of sales and/or service training for contact operation centers

  • Experience with technical customer service organizations
  • Strong proficiency in Captivate required (any version) and some other industry standard design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate - v9 or higher)
  • Ability to apply concepts, techniques and theory of other disciplines to instructional design assessment strategies
  • Proven e-learning Design and Development experience and experience designing, developing and delivering emerging learning solutions. This will include game-based learning, simulations and immersive scenarios requiring multiple branching elements and hands on experience in the design and development of blended learning solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage programs while working cross-functionally with multiple teams and partners
  • You will gather requirements from cross-functional partners to create and innovate multiple concurrent medium-to-large learning projects
  • Proficient in G-Suite and/or Microsoft Office
  • Degree or certification in Performance Technology, Instructional Design, Adult Learning or Teaching is strongly desired
  • Undergraduate degree in communication, education, design, or related field (or a technical field) is preferred

 

 

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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