Manager, Instructional Design

| Remote, OR, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 130,000-155,000 Annually
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Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

Motive’s Enablement Team plays a critical role in the strategic implementation of key business initiatives. Every team member has a crucial part in helping us fulfill our mission: To ensure that new and existing customer-facing team members are educated and equipped with the information they need to thrive in their roles.

We are a group of “A players” that adapt quickly to changes stemming from Motive’s dynamic go-to-market strategy and environment. Every team member builds a great working relationship with his or her counterparts in Sales, CS, Product, Product Marketing, Enterprise Systems, and all other stakeholders and works to ensure each customer-facing team member has what he or she needs to succeed at Motive.

The Instructional Design Manager is responsible for developing high-quality content to support Enablement initiatives that span across multiple segments and business lines. In addition, they define and manage the instructional design and content development standards for the global instructional design team. Success criteria for this role include but are not limited to stakeholder and trainee satisfaction surveys and adherence to quality and SLA standards. 

What You'll Do:

  • Be a thought leader and mentor for the rest of the Instructional Design Team in the following areas (and others as determined by the management team):
    • Graphic design best practices, Instructional Design Methodologies (ADDIE, SAM, etc.), and Stakeholder and Project Management
  • Outline and manage scope of work for team of Instructional Designers
  • Create SLAs and define expectations against them
  • Create visually appealing, engaging learning experiences as needed for all subject matter areas, including: 
    • Changes to product, process, or policy
    • Gaps in knowledge of existing SOPs & information
    • Soft Skills
  • Tailor learning experiences for various roles to align with each audience member’s roles & responsibilities
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Source and/or create Enablement content including but not limited to:
    • Structured slide decks
    • Internal Product and other “One Pagers”
    • Videos (including voice over and/or webinar-style/screenshare)
    • eLearning Experiences
    • Email Templates
    • Talking Points/Scripts 
    • Role Plays
    • Facilitator Guides
    • Sales Playbooks (SOPs not included, they are out of Enablement scope)
  • Manage a schedule of upcoming trainings that provide audience members & stakeholders visibility into upcoming initiatives
  • Identify optimal training methodologies based on audience learning styles 
  • Create sound learning objectives for all training courses
  • Manage competing priorities from stakeholders and open communication around project completion
  • Maintain well organized project documentation and course folders
  • Upload courses, assessments, and other materials to the LMS

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years building content and facilitating training across a multi-site sales organization
  • 3+ years of progressive responsibility in Enablement, L&D or Training roles in a high growth, B2B, SaaS organization
  • Strong people management / development experience
  • Experience with a Learning Management System (Lessonly preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through ambiguity and actively build solutions for gaps that are slowing or blocking our ability to achieve results
  • Ability to build relationships and promote a work environment focused on team development and constant coaching
  • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
  • Proficiency with various authoring tools (i.e. MS Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Docs, sheets, slides, Captivate/Camtasia, etc.)
  • MA degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar relevant field (preferred, not required)
  • Familiarity with ADDIE, Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and other adult learning theory (preferred, not required)
  • Experience working with Continu, Salesfoce, Confluence (preferred, not required)

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits

The base compensation range for this role is:

$130,000$155,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 


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Our headquarters are located in the heart of the city’s bustling South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, a short walk from major public transit lines.

What are Motive Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We sponsor Women@Motive, Melanin@Motive, AAPI@Motive, Motive Proud, Allies@Motive, and regularly host Intersectionality Roundtables to discuss identity in the workplace.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Motive employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We offer comprehensive mental health benefits through Lyra Health.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Motive has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the on-tap beer and kombucha you can handle.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month. See our instagram @LifeAtMotive for details!
Recreational clubs
Motive has office sports leagues year-round. We currently hold the title for back-to-back Basketball Champs in the San Francisco Equinox League!
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Motive offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Motive hosts lunch and learn meetings for our interns bi-weekly and all are invited to attend!
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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