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Jr Instructional Systems Designer

Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

Design Internship

Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

CTP is a privately held small business based in Alexandria, VA. We provide trade and security services for government and private clients and deliver technical assistance programs in over 80 countries around the world. CTP provides specific solutions or full lifecycle support, including course and curriculum design, expert instruction, logistics support, monitoring & evaluations, knowledge management, strategic planning, program management, and staffing services.
Junior Instructional Designer
CTP is seeking a dynamic instructional designer who can apply critical thinking and creativity to produce high-impact eLearning courseware, using Articulate 360. You will apply your expertise to create engaging courses that increase the learner’s capacity for sound decision-making.

As the Junior Instructional Designer, you will work closely with subject matter experts, developers, and stakeholders to develop instructional content. You will collaborate in the content development and interface design processes, to create interaction courses that effectively convey meaning to adult learners across a variety of devices.
Required experience
2+ years instructional design experience, working with adult learners

Experience working with Articulate 360, specifically integrating Storyline and Rise

Experience writing scenario-based, narrative-driven, and interactive, courseware

Understanding of curriculum design principles

Able to develop metrics and criteria to measure training effectiveness
The Instructional Designer participates in all phases of the ADDIE instructional design methodology. The ideal candidate will:

Design instructionally sound web-based and/or instructor-led courseware

Storyboard courseware and design interactive and engaging HTML course components

Use design elements (text, graphics) to communicate logical sequence within a lesson

Be conversant in Section 508, HTML, CSS, and SCORM

Adhere to project schedule and manage work to allocated budget

Demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills

Able to adapt and understand instructional priorities
Educational or Equivalent Experience
BA or BS required

US Citizenship required
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance, Life Insurance, AD&D, Paid Time Off, Flexible Spending Account, and a 401K Retirement plan.
Alexandria, VA
Application Procedure
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume, inclusive of salary requirements, and samples of your work, to HRdirector at, subject line: Junior Instructional Designer.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background review. This includes, but is not limited to: employment, credit and education verifications, and criminal records check. All applicants are required to complete the associated paperwork in advance of an interview.

CTP is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 /hour


  • instructional design: 2 years (Required)
  • Storyline: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Rise: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Articulate 360: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Security Clearance Required:

  • Secret (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement