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L&D Instructional Design and Innovation Director

Date posted: 
February 2, 2023
Salary Range: 
Cambridge, MA
What Makes This Role Special: 

Owning Moderna's internal university processes for a leader in mRNA and seven distinct other therapeutic disciplines.

Full Job Description: 

The Role

Reporting to the VP of Learning and Development, this role manages the Moderna University team’s design processes, systems, projects, tools and innovation pipeline. This leader builds, creates, and manages the capabilities to innovate on our learner experience across the entire Moderna University portfolio. This includes content management, AR/VR, micro/nano-learning, LxP set up, design templates, vendor management, MOOC’s, digital badging, desktop publishing, style guide, content curation, user-generated content, and more.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Build and manage the Moderna University design processes, tools, technologies, and creative services
  • Manage instructional design vendors and external outsource options
  • Define, build, and articulate the Moderna University learner experience and integrate into core flagship programs
  • Bring external best practices into Moderna learning environment
  • Work with external design partners to provide guidance on the Moderna learning experience and to perform quality control.
  • Manage innovation pipeline for Moderna University including nano-learning, design standards, digital badging, mobile learning, digital experience and more
  • Collaborate with program leaders to integrate in technology, design standards, and learner experience innovation
  • Produce thought leadership on the Moderna University learner experience
  • Represent Moderna externally in forums and conferences

Here’s What You’ll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 10 years developing training programs in a corporate setting with a demonstrated capacity to design training and performance improvement programs
  • Experience with content management
  • Experience with video production, user-generated content and editing
  • Experience with multi-media design
  • Experience with design software such as Articulate 360, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Rush and others

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, education, educational technology, curriculum and instruction, or a closely related field preferred
  • Strong and extensive experience with instructional design tools, technologies, and methods
  • Desktop publishing skills
  • Content management experience
  • Experience and skill in strategic vendor management
  • Creative skills and branding and design
  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
  • Vacation, sick time and holidays
  • Volunteer time to participate within your community
  • Discretionary year-end shutdown
  • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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