Re: Instructional Designer Position
To the Attention of the Hiring Director at XXXXXXXXXXXXX:
J am writing to apply for the Instructional Designer position at Place, as advertised on Place Advertised. I am a highly motivated Instructional Designer with X years of experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS), research, and technical documentation. For the last X years I have served as a Lead Trainer and Instructional Developer for three land grant universities. I am extremely confident in my skills with creating lessons, training modules, and constructing learning outcomes for a wide variety of learners.
I am seeking a career change that will allow me to practically utilize my skill sets of research and course design and am eager to relocate to Location.
In my current role, I have designed four original 16-week educational courses. The courses were designed to train individuals within a specific skill set. The courses consisted of both face-to-face instruction and digital learning spaces. I designed video series, social media projects, moderated group discussions and traditional research projects. For each of these courses, I created and utilized learning assessments for all of the lessons and projects. I fulfilled similar roles for the University of XXXXX and for XXXXXXX University.
I am extremely comfortable using Learning Management Systems, collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), evaluating the success of various curriculums, and adjusting learning environments. I have designed and run courses for adult, adolescent, and non-traditional learners. In the last seven years, I have successfully trained thousands of individuals. During my various tenures, I have become expertly skilled in various LMSs, Microsoft Office Suite, the Adobe Professional and Creative Suites, and web publishing.
I believe I am well suited to the Instructional Designer role and would make a valuable contribution to Place. I have attached my resume and look forward to discussing the role with your further.