Instructional Designer, Startup Education (Contract Role) Job in United States
500 Startups , United States

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1 Year
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Job Type
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Job Category
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Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 23, 2021
Last Date
May 23, 2021

Job Description

Our Mission

We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Who We Are

We have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startup ecosystems worldwide.

About Startup Ecosystems at 500 Startup (Ecosystems Team)

The 500 Startups Global Ecosystems Team partners with governments, foundations, and corporations worldwide to forge entrepreneurial ecosystems. We do this through a variety of programming targeting all stages of the startup lifecycle, from idea to growth stage startups. Our programming consists of bootcamps, accelerators, startup generation, and market access programs. For more, see:

What You Will Do

As part of 500’s efforts to evolve distinct and differentiated services to enable and train startup founders all around the world and at scale, we are investing in the development of a robust online learning platform that will serve as a digital learning commons for startup founders. This platform facilitates training exposure to 500’s network of world-class entrepreneur mentors, investors, and staff, and is also a peer learning platform for participants to engage with each other. As part of this vision for digital learning, we are in need of contractual support in the development of engaging content that immerses our founders in tactical application of concepts to enable their rapid growth.

The instructional designer will:

  • Work with the Course Strategist and Lead Instructor to design the appropriate course sequence for each course
  • Advise on the development of overall learning objectives of a course or a topic and ensure appropriate scope
  • Design and structure content to be appropriately scaffolded for learners and pedagogically sound
  • Build checks for understanding and assessments, and identify additional opportunities to capture learner data throughout courses
  • Research and develop online activities and formats to keep the learner engaged
  • Leverage blended learning, as appropriate, for certain courses
  • Manage multiple course designs across startup and investor programs


  • Demonstrated expertise in adult online learning, experience in entrepreneurship, and/or venture capital a plus
  • At least 3 years of experience with designing online courses/curriculum
  • REQUIRED - Expertise using popular e-learning content authoring tools including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Gomo, Elucidat, or comparable software
  • Has an eye for design and can see the process through -- from the course vision to the initial storyboard to the finished content
  • Knows engaging methods to immerse learners in developed content
  • Thoughtful to learner needs in the design of course content
  • Extremely meticulous to detail and very organize
  • NOTE: This is an initial 6 month contract

500 Startups is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Employment decisions at 500 Startups are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. 500 Startups encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.

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