Lead Learning Design Specialist


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Strategic Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a Lead Learning Design Specialist for a contract opening with one of our largest clients!

This is a Contract Opportunity with our company that MUST be worked on a W2 ONLY, NO visa sponsorship or C2C eligibility for this position.  The details are below.

Job Title: Lead Learning Design Specialist W2 ONLY!!!!

Contract: 6 Months

Location: Houston, TX ON SITE REQUIRED 

Job/Role Description:

  • Plan, design, deliver, and evaluate workforce learning and development programs.
  • Design, develop, and deploy new curriculum including experiential learning, action learning, and other modalities.
  • Embrace a mindset that allows for acceptance of minimally viable learning products.
  • Develop course content and supporting materials with adopted enterprise tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Articulate
  • Storyline, and Articulate Rise 360, and products within the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Help in the trial and development of best practices in use of next generation design tools, such as Vyond, Animaker, and AI-assisted tools (e.g., video creation, voice generation, translations).
  • Work independently or with minimal guidance on prioritized projects.
  • Develop a scope of work that is in line with industry best practices and  standards, as a member of a durable team.
  • Develop solutions in line with the approved scopes and proposed timeline, working within the L&T service model.
  • Build learning strategy PowerPoint decks to explain complex design principles and scopes to durable design team and stakeholders (which may include executives or SMEs) to ensure solution adoption
  • Advocate for use of learning sciences and design best practices.
  • Coaches other team members, shared services employees, and contractor design resources, when required, on client relations and design best practices, to effectively and efficiently meet deliverable requirements.
  • Deliver design work against established standards and to meet agreed key milestones.
  • Liaise with outsourced design and development capabilities (vendors) to ensure that external resources are available as needed to support design priorities.
  • Manage training vendor relationships, as needed, included monitoring of performance, within budgetary constraints provided by LSM or LD&D leaders.
  • Manage your own capacity and workload.
  • Build key relationships across a range of stakeholders in the L&T value chain including L&T Portfolio Manager, Learning Solution Managers, Talent Development Services, Executive Development, Diversity Talent Management, and
  • Technical/Functional SMEs as appropriate.
  • Maintain awareness and incorporate industry leading practices and emerging trends related to learning design and development.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, instructional design, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in learning design and development, preferably in the oil and gas industry or other complex and global environments.
  • Expert knowledge of learning design principles, methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Strong project management, vendor management, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to manage project scope and deliver within established acceptance criteria and timelines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, and to innovate and experiment with new approaches and solutions.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others in learning design and development.
  • Ability to develop relationships with senior leaders and executive stakeholders.

How to Apply:  send resume and contact information to Nick Gleason, Sourcing Specialist, at .

The S3 Difference:

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities. The four pillars of our company are to:

  • Set the bar high for what a company should do
  • Create jobs
  • Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation Package
  • Life & Disability Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Job ID: JOB-235214
Publish Date: 29 Apr 2024

Tagged as: Lead Learning Design Specialist