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Program Designer


Who We Are

A leadership development and strategy firm, ViRTUS helps companies build strong and capable leaders, develop top talent, and achieve collective results. We design every ViRTUS experience to influence team and organizational culture and shift behaviours to create lasting change. We provide customized learning relevant to what’s happening in business right now.


A Day in the Life of our Program Designer

A ViRTUS program designer creates customized solutions and designs leadership development programs that address the business needs of our clients. The designer creates and oversees the development of engaging and effective content that meet the key learning objectives and is in alignment with ViRTUS values and principles.


Areas of Responsibility

Program Design: Leadership and Team Development Focus

  • Lead the design of multi-cohort, multi-level custom leadership development programs
  • Curate client-specific learning roadmaps from our library of core content
  • Customize core content to create sessions that consider clients’ current business context
  • Collaborate with facilitators to design team development experiences for senior leadership and executive teams
  • Manage client relationships, including expectations and scope
  • Connect with stakeholders as needed to ensure you have what you need to create effective, relevant learning experiences
  • Conduct page-flips to walk clients through session content
  • Create supporting program materials that enhance the participant experience, including slide decks, worksheets, job aids and resource lists
  • Understand each touchpoint in the participant experience, how they connect, and the potential impact one of those things can have on another
  • Make informed decisions and strong recommendations to clients and team members about what will work best in any content or experience-related conversations

Core Content Elevation

  • Collaborate with the content team to consistently elevate our core content
  • Regularly audit learning content to ensure it meets or exceeds our equity and inclusion guidelines
  • Test and iterate to improve session design based on feedback
  • Integrate technology and new methodologies into current offerings
  • Strategic Contribution
  • Contribute to decisions and practices regarding our social and environmental impact
  • Contribute to decisions regarding the strategic direction of the organization
  • Contribute to decisions impacting the ViRTUS brand and reputation in the market

Qualifications

Get in touch with us if you:

  • Have 6+ years of instructional design experience
  • Have 3+ years in Leadership Development program design
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and a resourcefulness in navigating new technologies
  • Have an understanding of and experience applying adult learning principles to design interactive, creative sessions with a focus on experiential learning
  • Are obsessed with (or just super interested in) current trends in leadership development
  • Are great at putting yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand how learners will experience your design
  • Can see links between random things and can explain to others how seemingly unrelated things connect
  • May have never been a facilitator (or maybe you have!) but really get how to integrate different facilitation tools into your design to suit the group and the facilitator
  • Love finding creative ways to do things differently
  • Have a keen attention to detail
  • Could have done an even better job at writing this job description

Nice-to-haves:

  • Understanding of Organizational Development practices and frameworks
  • Certifications in or an understanding of assessments (e.g., EQ-i 2.0, LCP 360, DISC, MBTI)
  • Education in adult learning, instructional systems design, educational technology, human performance technology, or leadership and training

Compensation Package and Perks

  • A competitive salary
  • Extended benefits and a health spending account
  • 3 weeks of vacation annually, plus a one-week company-wide winter holiday shutdown
  • Four additional half-days on Fridays between June-August
  • Profit sharing participation after one full year of employment
  • Support for professional development
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Ability to work from home or our co-working space*

*This is a hybrid position. We are primarily remote, with some in-person team and client commitments. Laptop, phone, and other remote tools will be provided. Working hours are Monday through Friday with some flexibility of start/end times.


Candidates must reside in the Lower Mainland (be available in-person in Vancouver several times a month**) and be legally available to work in Canada.


Application process:

If you are passionate about leadership development, thrive on learning and collaboration, and are a seasoned designer – we would love to hear from you.


Please reach out to our Operations Manager, Lauren Yammine at careers@virtusinc.com with your resume, a copy of a lesson plan outline you have developed, and your answers to the following questions, each in seven sentences or less:


  • Why did you decide to apply for this position?
  • What do you think are the key skills of a good leader in 2022?
  • What contributes to the most effective adult learning?
  • What experience best prepares you for this position?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and qualified candidates contacted as received, so early applications are encouraged.


We celebrate and value all identities and encourage any, and all, applicants to apply! Requests for accommodation are welcomed throughout any stage of our recruitment process, and beyond. For more information, we encourage you to get in touch with us and check out our Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion statement.

**We continuously adapt to the realities of COVID-19. ViRTUS has policies for the health and safety of our team members, clients, and community.



Interested?
Email us at careers@virtusinc.com to apply