Keypath LLC

Instructional Designer- Schaumburg

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Education Services
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The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Instructional Design and works with faculty at our partner universities to guide the design, development, production, and evaluation of engaging and innovative online courses. This individual consults with academics to re-envision traditional brick and mortar courses for online delivery, using technology to generate learning experiences that are just as (or more) effective than the on-campus implementation of equivalent content.


Guided by instructional design theory, models, and best practices, the Instructional Designer will work as an integral part of a collaborative development team. This individual will conceptualize and storyboard instructionally sound, interactive, engaging, web-based interactive objects and input these components into learning management systems. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with members of the academic community.


COVID UPDATE: We are working to finalize our long-term WFH policy; you may be expected to spend time in office when Keypath reopens its Schaumburg/Toroto offices.


  • Consult with academics to design objective-aligned and engaging learning experiences and authentic assessments that encourage critical thinking skills and skill application.
  • Construct learning experiences that promote interaction, social presence, and community among students and between students and faculty.
  • Ensure courses are designed on time, on budget and according to academic partners’ specifications and standards.
  • Conceptualize and storyboard engaging interactive learning objects that promote active learning.
  • Use data and feedback to guide course revision and the continual improvement of learning experiences. 
  • Build fully online courses in partner-chosen learning management systems.
  • Complete instructional design documentation to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews on courses and implement revisions.
  • Serve as a resource to business units and partner faculty during course delivery.


As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • knowledge of adult learning principles, constructivism, facilitation, and learner-centered activities
  • successfully designed quality online learning experiences
  • a strong commitment to quality standards and service
  • an awareness of accessibility issues and use of assistive technologies in course design
  • outstanding client management skills; ability to understand faculty needs and translate those into dynamic courses
  • the proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team and to communicate proactively within the team environment
  • the ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • the ability to adapt and to solve problems proactively and creatively
  • a passion for creating and improving online learning
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels including academic leaders, faculty, and production teams
  • curiosity about new tools and techniques for engaging learners and demonstrating outcomes
  • comfort in working within project management applications
  • the ability to prioritize, adhere to budgets, and meet deadlines
  • strong attention to detail
  • the aptitude to work with a range of academic content

experience in evaluating learner outcomes and their impact on curriculum design


Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or related; master’s degree preferred



  • 2+ years in instructional design consultation, preferably with academics in higher education settings
  • 3-5 years of experience in learning design, academic technology, product development or related discipline, generating innovative online learning experiences and authentic assessments
  • Familiarity with building course materials into learning management systems and utilizing the best online educational tools to promote student goal mastery
  • Experience conducting training sessions for both small and large groups
  • Experience working with simulations, games and other multimedia content
  • Higher education online teaching experience (a plus)

Technical skills:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite similar tools (a plus)
  • Experience with learning management systems including Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and others
  • Understanding of video technology and basic editing




Keypath Education provides comprehensive and competitive health, dental, vision, pharmaceutical, travel, life and disability benefits for all Keypathers, including above-market allowances for all paramedical coverage. We also offer an employee and family assistance program (EAP) where dedicated resources and a helpline are available to our team.


Additional benefits include:

  • RRSP company matching (CAD)
  • 401K company matching (US)
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Summer Flex/Family Flex days
  • Work from home policy
  • Volunteer time off
  • On-site gym access


Professional Development Programs:


Diversity & Inclusion

Our differences are our greatest strength and result in better business. But this is simply an outcome of what is fundamental to who we are and what we believe in - diversity and inclusion. Visit our D&I section on our website to learn more.


Future Leaders

At Keypath, we are passionate about training and developing our team and offer Keypathers the opportunity to apply for our Future Leaders program twice a year to build or further develop their leadership skills within the company with the hopes of securing managerial and leadership positions.


Partner Degree Program & Tuition Reimbursement

One of our values is to Be a Lifelong Learner. To support you and your goals, we provide Keypathers the opportunity to enrol in one of our partner degree program and receive a degree for free. If you’d prefer to take a program at another institution, we offer a tuition reimbursement to support your growth and development.


About Keypath Education’s Schaumburg and Canada Offices:


Our US Corporate Headquarters is based in Schaumburg and is home to more than 240 full-time employees. Our Canada office is based in Toronto and is home to more than 60 full-time employees. We gather teams of experts from marketing, instructional design, web development, finance and student service backgrounds across the Toronto region to support university partners in Canada, US, and around the world.


Awarded Best Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago s, the Chicago Tribune and named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies at the Schaumburg office, and Certified as a Great Place to Work at the Toronto office. Whichever location you work, Keypath is passionate about supporting our communities and philanthropic efforts that align with our company mission. In both locations, we enjoy celebrating with company sponsored outings and value time off to reflect, recharge and prioritize the wellbeing of all Keypathers.



About Keypath Education:


Our global mission is: Educate professionals to transform their world. We do this by partnering with the world’s leading universities who want to deliver career-relevant education to professionals. Keypath Education provides a market-led & tech-focused online education solution. We set ourselves apart from other providers, thanks to our global team of education experts who provide us with a breadth of diversity and data, which allows us to respond quickly to the “Future of Work” trends. We have an unwavering commitment to the student experience, an unrivalled desire to innovate, and a drive to leave a positive mark on the world. 

Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team, keeping its brand and academic rigour intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio and providing an exceptional student experience through industry-leading technology. Services provided include market research, program development, marketing, student recruitment, retention, and course development. 
Aside from the great perks and investment in Keypathers learning and development, it's our culture that makes Keypath Education unique. We truly put our people first – our employees and our students. Our mantra is, "Be Bold and Do Meaningful Work." We seek out unique challenges. We move fast by choice. We push ourselves to be lifelong learners and demand the best from one another. It's what defines Keypath – and we wouldn't have it any other way.
To deliver on this mission, the first thing we did was hire the best and brightest leaders in online learning. We opened offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Chicago, Toronto, and have virtual employees all over the world to support our university partners.


While our journey is just beginning, our team has accomplished so much already. We work with more than 30 partners worldwide, supporting 100+ degree programs, more than 2,500 students in 75+ countries. Our university partners are recognized for their academic quality, with most being regionally or nationally ranked. Also, 13 are globally ranked - a distinction given to only 3% of universities in the world. 



Note: The above statements outline nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required. All employees may be required to occasionally perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.


Keypath Education is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Keypath’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.










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