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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • At Construct we work with Higher Ed and K12 institutions, companies, governments, and nonprofits to bring online programs to life - no matter the starting point, platform, time or budget. A common goal, to unlock opportunity for our clients through transformative learning experiences, unites our teams of instructional designers, technologists and creative...
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    Learning Designer

    About the job

    Job summary: We are seeking experienced and innovative learning designers to help us deliver world-class service and sector-leading digital products to our portfolio of global clients.


    You will work closely with a learning strategist (LS) on multiple client and in-house projects and be responsible for delivering high-quality course content, including a course atlas.


    City: Cape Town

    Required attributes: Motivated, adaptable, and creative, with a passion for great learning and a solutions-orientated approach to learning and design challenges.

    Education/Experience level: Graduate of English and/or Education with undergraduate-level English writing skills. Preferably with experience in learning design, but applications for entry-level jobs are welcomed.

    Compensation: Competitive


    We are:

    Construct was born out of a passion to use the revolutionary power of digital learning to transform the lives of individuals and organizations. Every day we work tirelessly toward a world that has open access to education as a means to create equal opportunities for all. 


    It’s a hugely exciting time to join Construct! You will work with a dynamic, diverse, and innovative global team to deliver high-quality digital learning experiences. With offices in Cape Town, London, and Salt Lake City, we deliver courses to 100,000+ learners in over 165 countries. Our vision is to become the global leader in digital learning. We partner with higher education, government, enterprise, and NGOs to create tailored and engaging digital learning experiences, providing world-class instructional design, digital content production, and project management services.


    At Construct, it is our mission to enable opportunity through transformative learning. We believe equality and diversity are the cornerstones of good learning and meaningful innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that encourages and supports diverse voices. 


    We pride ourselves on:

    • Providing fair compensation.

    • Offering unrivaled opportunities for skills development.

    • Keeping things straightforward—grounded in integrity, simplicity, and fairness.

    • Being dynamic and solutions-driven.

    • Making smart decisions that build a sustainable future for us and our partners.

    • Being collaborative, co-creating engaging learning experiences together.

    • Being invested: Using our shared passions to achieve outcomes that make an impact.



    You have: 

    • Demonstrable interest in and understanding of agile L&D design and delivery, especially technologically enhanced L&D.

    • Excellent attention to detail.

    • Understanding of the EdX, Canvas, and Bridge platforms (preferable).

    • Strong English writing skills.

    • Proven ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    • Excellent organisational and time management skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

    • An ability to build and maintain good relationships.

    • An ability to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively, both in written and verbal form.

    • An ability to effectively use online collaboration tools e.g. Slack, Zoom, Google Docs etc.


    To do:

    • Apply foundation level L&D knowledge and design skills to create technology-enabled learning experiences for a range of learners that meet best practice standards.

    • Effectively engage in regular interactions with your learning strategist to translate a course blueprint into a detailed course atlas which supports an effective and efficient digital course building process.

    • Taking a lead on all internal Construct team initiatives.


    This entails:

    • Reviewing course documentation to familiarize yourself with the broader context of the course.

    • Collecting content aligned to learning outcomes by creating and reviewing content request documents for your clients.

    • Creating instructionally sound and engaging online learning experiences by presenting content coherently, creating relevant activities, and proposing necessary graphic and video content.

    • Designing and writing grammatically correct learning content in partnership with external subject matter experts (SMEs).

    • Populating course atlas and writing scripts, according to Construct’s learning and visual design principles.

    • Regularly engaging with the production team to create a course graphics guide and video graphics guide according to Construct’s design principles.

    • Supporting learning strategists through QA processes.

    • For example, processing client feedback and mapping all design activity to Construct’s quality standards.

    • Support the learning technologist team through as they build the course.


    Method of Application


    If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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