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Specialist, Learning Innovation

Date: March 24, 2021

Position Title: Specialist, Learning Innovation (Instructional Designer)

Reports To: Senior Manager, Learning Innovation

Status: Exempt

About ASAM

ASAM is a medical professional society of over 6,000 members with 50+ staff and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities in the area of addiction medicine.

Position Summary:

The Specialist (Instructional Designer) will work closely with the Learning Innovation team to support the design, development, and delivery of ASAM’s educational products. He or she will provide instructional design and technological support to ASAM's educational curriculum across live, online, and blended learning modalities.


  • Collaborate in the following areas of course development: curriculum design, instructional design, best practices in adult learning, technology integration, and multimedia development.
  • Create educational offerings incorporating best practices in curriculum and instructional design.
  • Implement user-centered practices to improve the usability and navigability of the educational offerings.
  • Build and implement uniform modules for online courses.
  • Implement the continued improvement and maintenance of educational products through ongoing updates and course revisions.
  • Support the production, post-production, and maintenance of multimedia assets.
  • Lead recording sessions with subject matter experts for ASAM educational offerings.
  • Support the education team with creating products for the learning management system.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Design or similar discipline.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in instructional design and curriculum development preferred.
  • Experience using e-learning technology and multimedia tools preferred.
  • Association experience, particularly in a medical society preferred but not required.
  • Some experience with medical organizations or educations preferred but not required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent proofreading and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, including setting priorities in work assignments, managing projects, and following up on assignments with minimal direction
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple priorities with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively, efficiently, and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with content authoring tools (Camtasia, Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360)
  • Experience with audio/video editing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, and creativity valued
  • Team player with a positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and ability to have fun with team members

Works closely with:

  • Members of the Learning Innovation team
  • Faculty subject matter experts
  • Other ASAM staff and departments

Benefits of Working at ASAM:

  • ASAM's work with physicians and clinicians helps millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction
  • ASAM's work helps address the vast national crisis of opioids and addiction
  • ASAM enjoys a strong organizational culture, living by values determined by staff of open collaboration, trust, courage, and connectedness
  • ASAM is proud to have earned the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
  • ASAM offers competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) and benefits that include paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, medical insurance, and 401k.


To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills match the position to hr@ASAM.org.

Recruiting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience (with a robust benefits package)


ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.