Instructional Designer

NEHA logoCompany: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location:  Denver, CO

Date Posted: December 12, 2018

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

Instructional Designer

About NEHA

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more. With over 5,000 members and a growing staff of 30 employees we work to fulfill our mission by setting standards of excellence for the profession through our credentialing program; by providing opportunities for education and training at our annual conference as well as through online and in-person courses; and by providing advocacy through our Government Affairs Department. Our headquarters is located in the Denver area.

About the Position

NEHA is seeking an instructional designer with the skills and experience to develop compelling online, classroom, and printed courseware and other instructional materials for environmental health professionals. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience conducting analysis of instructional needs and objectives, developing instructional design strategies, creating and developing content assets, implementing training programs, and evaluating outcomes as well as a passion for learning and instructional design and a desire to keep abreast of emerging learning theory, methods, and technologies. Some travel will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with subject matter experts, graphic artists, and staff to determine project scope and requirements.
  • Identifies project instructional goals and objectives.
  • Determines appropriate learning environments, methods, and technologies.
  • Applies instructional strategies according to intended behavioral outcomes.
  • Employs appropriate pedagogical approaches specific to adult learning.
  • Develops and evaluates learning objectives, assessment instruments, and exercises.
  • Works with subject matter experts to create original learning content.
  • Writes and edits instructional materials and scripts.
  • Creates learning program storyboards.
  • Collaborates with staff to produce online and classroom training courses, job aids, and instructional materials.
  • Works with graphic artists to develop infographics and choose appropriate video and still imagery.
  • Conducts formative and summative evaluations of learning programs to ensure continuous courseware improvement.
  • Manages workload responsibly and meets project goals and deadlines.

Physical Requirement

  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (25 pounds or less).


Bachelor's degree in instructional design or education or equivalent work experience and competency based knowledge.

Experience, Skills, and Traits

  • 5+ years of professional experience working as an instructional designer.
  • Demonstrated experience developing/implementing instructional courseware and programs for adult learners.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical concepts quickly and accurately.
  • Superior verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity with online learning systems.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and on a fast-paced, dynamic team.
  • Possess integrity and honesty with a commitment to NEHA’s mission.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a range of individuals at different professional levels.
  • Interest in and ability to relate information about science and/or food safety to others.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Lectora and Adobe Creative Suite core applications preferred.
  • Classroom teaching/instructional experience preferred.

Salary Range

The salary for this position is dependent on experience and qualifications. Please include your salary requirements with your resume and cover letter.

How to Apply 

Apply for this position through our portal here.

What We Offer

We offer a generous benefits plan including paid sick and vacation leave and health, dental, vision plans with employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary contribution to employee retirement plan; paid short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility and a wellness program led by an employee committee that strives to inspire, create and maintain a workplace environment that supports physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

When Considering Applicants
When considering applicants, we look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
The National Environmental Health Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the association complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the association has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.