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Lead Instructional Designer

Digi-Key Electronics
Thief River Falls, MN
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DigiKey is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .


Position Overview: The Instructional Designer leads the assessment of Operations learning needs through the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that facilitate the professional development and continuous learning of team members. The Instructional Designer is an expert in Training Interventions and is responsible for performing advanced, specialized, and project-related duties within training. The person in this position works collaboratively at organizational and developmental levels to ensure that all training activities support the business goals.

This role is based in Thief River Falls or Bloomington, Minnesota, and will require a minimum of two days per week in the office and be available for projects in the office as needed. Travel required, at times, domestically and internationally.


  • Assess, design, develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs that support organizational objectives and align with the organization's business goals
  • Research the latest trends in education and instructional design
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Effectively utilize current learning delivery platforms and tools to support training , including eLearning (Articulate) , gamification, self-paced, etc.
  • Conduct and/or c ollect research and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Collect data on training needs by interviews, workplace shadowing, and research training data
  • Track training outcomes and en sure alignment to the business objectives
  • Develop and drive cross-functional goals and objectives by collaborating with internal departments to develop training materials that achieve defined learning objectives
  • Provide insight , facilitation, team development, whole systems analysis, process reengineering and learning and development services in consultation with Business Partners to implement training strategies/plans
  • Develop, revise, and implement procedures in relation to course content
  • Observe training program(s)/session(s) in real time for effectiveness and make changes based on corporate goals/mission
  • Assess, develop, and implement staff development programs that support the organization's objectives
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to peers, trainers, and business partners as appro p riate
  • Advise relevant professionals on how to deliver training materials
  • Lead and participate in special and cross-functional projects and project teams
  • Support the International Training Teams /Offices as needed, answer questions, and escalate to Manager when appropriate
  • Seek continuous improvement strategies as they related to training outcomes
  • Taking on additional responsibilities from Training Leadership
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team and/or country-specific requirements, inside and outside the standard role of Operations Training

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, relevant work experience
  • 6-9 years of learning and development experience
  • In-depth knowledge of curriculum /instructional design theory and learning principles , and training techniques
  • Proven experience in designing multiple training events and/or programs
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools, and techniques
  • Experience in Articulate 360 and/or eLearning Software Platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Instructional Design Certification from an Accredited Institution
  • Experience with the electronic component distribution industry
  • Strong knowledge of DigiKey brand and its principles

Physical Requirements:
  • Work is primarily performed at a desk and/or in an office environment for 3/4 of the day and up
  • The office noise level in the work environment is typically, moderate
  • Generally, spend the workday at a workstation or in a training environment and operating computer devices, such as, but not limited to keyboard, mouse, and screen
  • Generally, spend the workday performing repetitive motions that involve or affect the hands, head, and other parts of your body

DigiKey Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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As one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world, Digi-Key is ramping up. And we’re giving quality people lots of opportunities to grow. Here, you can find a role that fits your future with career development resources and an industry-leading benefits package including an $18/hour starting wage for full-time entry level positions with an additional $2,000 sign-on bonus. No matter where life takes you, Digi-Key is the kind of place you’ll want to stay put.



We believe in hiring the best people - and offering a benefits package that makes them want to stay for the long term. Check out the benefits and perks you'll receive as a valued Digi-Key employee.

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • On-Site Clinic - save time and money without a co-pay or a need to clock out
  • Relocation Assistance - you could be eligible for relocation assistance 
  • 401(k) - with matching funds
  • Flexible Spending Account - enables you to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.
  • Time Off  - competitive time off to meet your needs


Company info
701 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls
United States

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