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American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC, United States (hybrid)
14 days ago
American College of Cardiology
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States (hybrid)
14 days ago


The ACC has an exciting opportunity for an Instructional Designer / Learning Architect to join our Innovative Design team within the Education Division. It's a great opportunity for someone looking to do creative work within the learning space for a very mission-focused, premier health care organization. The Instructional Designer will design ACC educational activities in collaboration with ACC member subject matter experts and staff, ensuring linkages between educational design elements (i.e., learning needs, outcomes, objectives, etc.) and the creation and delivery of learning content for live in-person, web-based and blended learning activities. 

This position is based in Washington, DC where we have a hybrid work environment (roughly 40% of the time in the office). 


  • Applies adult learning principles and appropriate instructional design techniques to achieve desired outcomes for ACC educational activities.
  • Develops intended learning outcomes and learning objectives for educational activities and links them to identified member problems or evidence-based gaps in knowledge, competence and/or performance.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians and healthcare providers to curate and create clinical, administrative and leadership competency-based education
  • Recommends learning strategies and appropriate delivery formats (live, online, blended) for achieving intended learning outcomes.
  • Creates process linkages between educational design tasks (gaps, goals, objectives, outcomes, target audience, etc.) and activity development tasks to ensure that all are aligned to achieve intended learning outcomes.
  • Works collaboratively in teams with ACC staff (within Education Division and across other divisions) as well as ACC member subject matter experts to plan and develop learning content.
  • Works collaboratively with Course Directors, ACC program managers and other ACC Education staff to complete the required Certification Request Form, ensuring compliance with ACCME/ANCC standards and guidelines.
  • Maintains knowledge of available ACC Apps, tools, and learning resources which may be integrated into educational activities.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of the ACC Learning Content Management System (LCMS) functionality and applies that understanding to facilitate efficient educational design, development and delivery.
  • Suggests content repurposing ideas to broaden reach and create new revenue streams.
  • As a member organization, it’s critical that we support and partner with our members when they are available. This person will need to work outside of normal business hours on occasion, in order to fulfil member and program needs. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Education, Instructional Design, or health care related field, and 2 + years of instructional design experience; must have had responsibility for delivering educational activities from the idea stage through development, implementation and evaluation (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered).
  • Experience managing multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of learning content management systems and an understanding of technical standards for online learning such as SCORM, AICC, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Dedication to member service and ability to work well in a team environment with clinicians, executives, contractors, consultants, and other staff.
  • Available for travel on occasion to support job responsibilities.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours on occasion, in order to fulfil member and program needs. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with the healthcare delivery system; patient clinical experience a plus
  • Instructional design experience directly within the healthcare industry and/or medical education sector.
  • Instructional design experience to produce competency-based education.
  • Experience designing content for mobile devices and personalized education platforms.
  • Experience designing and delivering content through authoring systems and content management and delivery systems such as Xyleme and Digital Ignite.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65750062
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: American College of Cardiology
  • Position Title: Instructional Designer
  • Org Type: Accommodation and food service
  • Job Function: Instructional Designer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Washington , Dist. Columbia ,

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 52,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. ACC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous retirement plan, commuting subsidies, flexible work schedules, and more. Fo...

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