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Curriculum Development Manager - Creative Content

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Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Neenah, WI, US, 54911

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 10866
Functional Area:  Consulting; Editorial/Writing; Training; Workplace Safety
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Work at Position location specified above only
Work Hours:  Standard Business Hours
Travel Requirement:  Up to 10%

Position Summary

This position is responsible for leading the Curriculum Development team  in Editorial and Consulting Services to consistently achieve business results and to ensure that internal customer and business expectations are fulfilled. This position is also responsible for developing effective training curricula using appropriate instructional methods that best suit the content and the learner, and aid in successful knowledge transfer.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads, develops, and coaches team of associates and contractors:
    • Provides clear expectations, feedback, and recognition
    • Participates in the hiring/selection process
    • Writes and conducts performance evaluations and progress reports.
    • Handles associate relations issues
  • Delivers results in line with the following key metrics/accountabilities:
    • Project timelines
    • Training efficacy
    • Learner/trainer experience (user experience)
    • Associate retention
  • Leads cradle-to-grave development of training curricula and other visual-based content, and incorporates feedback from contributors (internal and external).  Works closely with team leadership to grow and maintain the existing training product line.
  • Actively participates in product planning and prioritization discussions, project kickoffs, content meetings, reviews, and other project-based meetings as needed.
  • Works closely with R&D (Portfolio Management, Customer Insights, and Innovation) and Content & Consulting Services leadership to develop new training products and introduce new types of training products.
  • Contributes to the design and development of content-based curricula used in online training, Instructor Led Training (ILT,) and Blended learning; including but not limited to: eLearning courses, trainer guides, employee handbooks, training publications, classroom exercises, video scripts, and training aides.
  • Maintains expertise in eLearning techniques and technology.  Evaluates and recommends software and tools, and when necessary provides training on tools to other associates.
  • Provides consultation and/or leadership within project teams in defining curricula for new print, electronic, and web-delivered, training products.
  • Maintains print and digital media to ensure the content reflects the most relevant materials, regulations, and best practices.
  • Attends video shoots when required (narration shoots and b-roll,) and communicates vision on-set with Creative Content Project Leader.
  • Encourages, facilitates and participates in continuous process improvements within the department and other company areas.
  • Carries out responsibilities in a fair, ethical and non-discriminatory manner and ensures that staff follow these same guidelines.
  • Manages expenses in line with departmental budgets and corporate business conditions.
  • Enforces and supports all company policies and procedures.  Fully supports the company's commitment to safety and the environment and strives to maintain a clean, health and safe workplace. 


  • 5+ years in a curriculum and instructional design related role.
  • 2+ years of experience building and maintaining training materials.
  • 3+ years of curriculum development leadership experience.
  • Experience with the development and maintenance of related products a plus (i.e. print, training, web).
  • Prior project management experience preferred.


  • Bachelor's Degree in adult education/training, instructional design, or a related field.
  • In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, 4+ years of combined education and closely-related experience (in addition to experience listed below) may be considered.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in the use of a PC and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline or Studio, Captivate, Lectora, or other similar eLearning development software.
  • Experience with eLearning training programming specifications and requirements (SCORM, AICC, Tin Can API) and how they interface with Learning Management Systems is preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects) is preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of eLearning course creation and design.
  • Understanding of adult learning and instructional design principles.
  • Skilled in script writing.
  • Familiarity with art direction, video/audio editing, and interactive game/activity building.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project teams and independently when necessary.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate strong time management skills.
  • Ability to handle complex projects and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams of internal and external project contributors.
Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for extended periods of time. Occasional travel to offsite offices, customer sites and/or industry and training events may also be required, depending on assignment.


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At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. Our associates have named J. J. Keller as a Great Place to Work® three years in the running. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J. J. Keller. 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.

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J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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