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Graduate Studies Program - Instructional Designer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $52,434 ($25.12 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

CIA University (CIAU) is seeking extraordinary graduate students to serve as innovative instructional designers. If you are talented, creative and want to make a difference, come help us develop creative learning solutions and improve Agency performance. You will design and evaluate mission-critical training programs used by CIA employees at all levels serving worldwide.

You will work alongside subject matter experts and will partner with talented graphic designers and multimedia developers to design learning experiences. Candidates will leverage a variety of technologies, incorporate instructional design principles, and develop strategies to evaluate the outcomes of their work.

Minimum requirements: Candidates must be working toward a masters or doctorate in instructional design, educational technology or related field and have practical experience developing face-to-face, blended and/or online learning experiences. Candidates must also be familiar with program evaluation or data collection/analysis methods and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an openness to experimenting with new learning techniques, and a record of being innovative and creative. Experience working in an LCMS (e.g. Moodle or Blackboard) or similar online environment is desired.


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2009 02:24 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 05:14 PM

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