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Guidehouse Instructional Systems Designer - Senior Consultant in Albany, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Guidehouse seeks qualified candidates as Instructional Systems Designers (ISDs) for various government and commercial clients. Guidehouse continues to expand our capabilities in the areas of Training and Learning Development and is seeking candidates to meet an ever-increasing demand for work that Guidehouse has proposed and expects to win. Guidehouse is a world class consulting firm and is looking to add to the team with employees that have a technical and personal passion to creating compelling training content in support of demanding clients.

The Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) will be responsible for all facets of training products, including course design, development, virtual delivery, update and assessment. This position will include the development and delivery of high-quality courses using a combination of web-based training, distance-learning, and instructor-led training.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the design, development and evaluation of adult professional trainings.

  • Develop high-quality courses using a combination of web-based training, distance-learning and instructor-led training.

  • Collaborate with SMEs, business owners, and other team members throughout the design and development process.

  • Adhere to a quality assurance/compliance guide and course design templates.

  • Work with technical specialists and subject matter experts to:

  • Analyze needs and identify preliminary options for course design.

  • Develop objectives and design specifications, such as: target audience; participant prerequisites; key learning objectives; length and configuration of training; trainer requirements; delivery methodologies (e.g., trainer-led, online); instruction techniques and material types; course completion requirements, and course structure.

  • Craft course design documents and preliminary course agendas for review and revision.

  • Design instructional material that reflects an understanding of Adult Learning Theory and of the diversity of learning styles and delivery methodologies.

  • Structure content and activities for the intended audience(s).

  • Revise and rewrite content as needed to ensure it addresses the learning needs.

  • Devise performance evaluation measures for the course.



  • BA/BS in education, instructional design, or a related field.

  • A minimum of five (5) years previous experience developing high-quality courses using a combination of web-based training, distance-learning, and instructor-led training.

  • Proficiency with Articulate Storyline and Articulate RISE eLearning software.

  • Well versed in adult learning theory and instructional systems design to engage adult learners through multiple modalities.

  • Advanced knowledge of developing blended-learning programs and training materials based on proven adult learning techniques (including ADDIE, Rapid Course Development, and Adult Learning Theory), using appropriate design, content, and technologies adapted to the context of actors in developing countries.


  • Knowledge of 508 accessibility and compliance.

  • Ability to provide guidance to internal subject matter experts and external training providers on training format, materials design, and evaluation.

  • Ability to manage the concurrent development of multiple courses according to project schedules.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Candidates located in the Eastern, Central & Pacific time zones will be considered for this opportunity.

Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program