The Executive Leadership Council
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The Executive Leadership Council is the preeminent member organization for the development of global black leaders. Comprised of more than 800 current and former corporate black CEOs, board members and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, entrepreneurs leading top-tier firms, and recognized thought leaders, we open channels of opportunity for the development of black executives to positively impact business and communities.


We are currently seeking a Senior Program Manager, Instructional Design to join the Institute for Leadership Development and Research team. The incumbent will be responsible for the development, programming, and curriculum design of live in-person learning programs and self-directed e-learning programs. The Senior Program Manager will support the delivery, review, and maintenance of best-in-class learning programs, virtual learning programs, and user engagement. The Senior Program Manager will collaborate with others on our existing processes to effectively and efficiently build, refresh, and enhance the current offerings and build new ones. The incumbent will ensure that events and programs reach the highest level of participant satisfaction and are strongly positioned to yield excellent member value, Fellow engagement, support and sponsorships.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods to create learning programs detailed and specific to our target audience's learning needs
  • Develop and design a sound instructional design framework that is utilized when creating and reviewing courses
  • Build courses that can be uploaded to our learning management system for users to engage in self-directed learning
  • Set up and maintain curricula, courses and offerings for training content based on business needs and established best practices
  • Implement feedback provided by faculty and users related to course content changes and improvements
  • Provide guidance and expert advice on technical, systems or process-related topics
  • Support development and locate supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, gamification, etc.) to be used within for learning programs
  • Learn the Learning Management System to oversee the user experience when visiting the LMS
  • Audit and assess current curricula to follow best practices and improve user experience
  • Implement and test LMS platform configuration changes to enhance user experience
  • Create, deliver, and communicate reports and analytics from various learning experiences
  • Monitor and evaluate program and event effectiveness, and implement changes required for continuous improvement that enable the highest level of satisfaction to be achieved
  • Represent The ELC with various constituents as required
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education, organizational development, or a related field in learning development is required.
  • 3 5 years demonstrated experience as a curriculum designer.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal teams, external teams, and management to ensure requirements are being met and projects are kept on schedule.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent follow-up, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and very strong attention to details.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with Learning Management Systems.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Skilled in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and multitasking. Must be able to manage and meet deadlines within the parameters that are set.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and a passion for and belief in the value of workforce diversity.
  • Ability to work with external taskforces or committees by incorporating their input and suggestions yet balancing internal needs and requirements.
  • Work well under pressure with sound judgment and appropriate confidentiality; demonstrate integrity and a willingness to commit to the overall mission and programs of the Executive Leadership Council.
  • Strong positive attitude and an orientation to getting things done.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk. Must be able to lift to 10 pounds at times.
  • Moderate travel is required.

The Executive Leadership Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.


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