Instructional Design Specialist, World Institute on Disability

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizations founded and continually led by people with disabilities.

The Board of Directors and staff, over half of whom are people with disabilities, are respected national and global leaders in the disability rights field as well as in industry, government, and human services.

More information on WID’s programs, guiding principles, services, and resources can be found at

Position Summary

The Instructional Design Specialist position reports to the Director of Emergency, Disaster, and Climate Resilience and will play a pivotal role in the training development of multiple courses and modules on inclusive emergency preparedness and disaster response and recovery for individuals with disabilities. This position is responsible for leading the development of virtual courses that will be housed on the organization’s Learning Management System. This position will be working collaboratively with subject matter experts, public information, marketing and graphic design, IT and other staff. This position requires multitasking, excellent verbal and written communication skills, fast turn-arounds, and strong teamwork skills.

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STATUS:  Consultant, full time

  • Start Date: 5-20-2022
  • End Date: 8-31-2022
  • Travel Required: No


  • 2+ years prior experience in Instructional Design
  • Experience with disability inclusion and accessibility principles
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related laws
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong initiative and work ethic to meet critical project deadlines
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and collaborative creative environment


Send resume, cover letter, product sample, and references to the World Institute on Disability; EMAIL: Josephine Schallehn, [email protected] (WID acknowledges receipt of applications by email only.)

  • Application Deadline: May 6, 2022 by 5 pm PDT      
  • Proposed Start Date: May 20, 2022