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Learning Experience Designer

Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024
Company Description

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education is a national leader in post-secondary education and leading provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry. Adtalem educates and empowers students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their communities and make a lasting impact on public health, well-being and beyond. Through equitable access to education, environments that nurture student success, and a focus on expanding and diversifying the talent pipeline in healthcare, Adtalem is building a brighter future for communities and the world.

Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University.

Visit Adtalem.com for more information, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Adtalem believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we can work flexibly.

  • REMOTE – If you live over 50 miles from Adtalem offices in Chicago, IL, Addison, IL, Columbia, MD, Minneapolis, MN, and Miramar, FL, this role is remote. However, occasional office visits may be required based on business needs, with advance communication for such requests.

Job Description

Opportunity at a Glance

The Learning Experience Designer actively engages in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of learning products (e.g., academic programs and courses, short courses, micro-credentials), working closely with strategic partners and vendors; this includes the creation of new learning content, as well as the search for suitable existing learning content within Adtalem's owned content repositories and learning content management systems. The Learning Experience Designer has a working knowledge of digital learning product design and development theories, processes, best practices, and trends, integrating that knowledge to enhance the student learning experience by leveraging contemporary learning design principles, applying flexible approaches, and driving strategic innovation to anticipate, meet, and exceed partner needs. The Learning Experience Designer manages multiple projects during different stages of development, each with varying requirements and milestones. The Learning Experience Designer works with a range of internal and external academic experts, product development staff, vendors, and institutional representatives to ensure adherence to product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations.


  • Actively engages in the learning content creation for multiple delivery contexts, including course-based, competency-based, self-paced, micro-learning and other such contexts to align with partner institution strategies.
  • Coordinates and/or participates in program design and development meetings as needed to address marketing research and analysis, regulatory issues, industry trends, competitive landscape, unique differentiators, relevant data, instructional framework options, and core themes and topics for product development.
  • Works collaboratively with subject matter experts, academic and business representatives, marketing professionals, educational media specialists, and shared services staff to design, develop, and implement learning solutions.
  • Works with little or no supervision on all assigned learning products at the course and program levels.
  • Ensures the learning content developed for online/hybrid course delivery is of the highest quality possible and supports student mastery of learning outcomes.
  • Ensures learning content adheres to program/product design decisions, business requirements, and academic expectations; ensures that relevant internal and partner reviews occur and that feedback/required changes are incorporated.
  • Works collaboratively with others to establish project management plans that ensure product launch dates are met and ensure appropriate resourcing of all projects; ensures members of the project team are familiar with program design and development design philosophy and project management plans.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of learning experience design, online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy to support program and course development.
  • Applies research skills to assess current and prospective technologies and innovative products to enhance the student experience in the online classroom.
  • Selects learning resources in collaboration with the academic team, ensuring adherence to business and regulatory requirements, PDCD and institution strategies, and works collaboratively with shared services staff to ensure availability of learning resources.
  • Designs learner experiences for the integration of text, graphics, animations, videos, and interactions for these offerings; ensures materials follow development objectives/outcomes and exhibit best practices for visual and interaction display to support learning.
  • Works closely with curriculum authors and subject matter experts to develop content, storyboards, and related instructional elements for incorporation into the courses.
  • Ensures project timelines are met and deliverables meet quality expectations of the institution.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to create instructional material in a visually dynamic, engaging, and interactive format, while offering suggestions to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Adapts to rapidly changing project timelines and deliverables.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Master's Degree required.
  • PhD preferred.
  • 3+ years of learning experience design work, with specific experience in conceptualizing, designing, and creating learning experiences for adult learners a plus.
  • Experience working with third-party vendors and independent contractors required.
  • Experience managing budgets and ensuring adherence to budget limitations required.
  • Experience working with higher education professionals preferred.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following: instructional design, instructional technology, contemporary theories and methods of learning experience creation, learning management systems, learning content management systems, application of technological innovations to enhance learning and mastery of outcomes.
  • Experience developing with tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline/Studio a plus.
  • Successful experience in relationship management across a range of partners.
  • Be able to evaluate vendor, contractor, and SME contributions to ensure all learning products meet and/or exceed Adtalem standards of excellence.
  • Be a skilled communicator and collaborator, able to handle criticism, actively participate in design meetings, and deliver highly engaging learning assets.
  • Possess a working knowledge of contemporary and innovative principles of instructional design, curriculum development, and educational technology.
  • Possess solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Be committed to results and consistently demonstrate accountability in all areas of responsibility.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and have a history of positive results achieved collaboratively.

Additional Information

In support of the pay transparency laws enacted across the country, the expected salary range for this position is between $59,923 and $108,334. Actual pay will be adjusted based on job-related factors permitted by law, such as experience and training; geographic location; licensure and certifications; market factors; departmental budgets; and responsibility. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements. The position qualifies for the below benefits.

Adtalem Offers a Robust Suite Of Benefits Including

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • 401k Retirement Program + 6% employer match
  • Participation in Adtalem’s Flexible Time Off (FTO) Policy
  • 12 Paid Holidays

For more information related to our benefits please visit: https://careers.adtalem.com/benefits.

You are also eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

Equal Opportunity – Minority / Female / Disability / V / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation