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Instructional Designer

Main Office (MOS)



Our Learning & Development team is looking for an Instructional Designer to assist with various projects within the L&D team. If you have experience designing and developing learning materials, we want to talk to you!


As an Instructional Designer you'll work with subject matter experts to streamline and update policies and procedures, design and update e-learning and blended curriculum (i.e. ILT, web-based training, on-the-job training, small discussion groups, etc.), define learning and performance objectives, and perform occasional instructor-led training programs and Train-the-Trainer on system rollouts, if applicable.


  1. Develop and revise e-learning, blended and training curriculum in conjunction with facilitators/SMEs based on evaluations and changing business needs, including e-learning/virtual components.
  2. Create storyboards for self-directed online training, write job aids, and create lesson plans and participant materials for instructor-led training.
  3. Assist with training needs analyses to ensure all training materials are highly targeted to the needs of the audience.
  4. Review and recommend revisions and/or changes to Sun’s policies and procedures.
  5. Develop and maintain documentation for various company systems, processes and procedures in the Knowledge Base.
  6. Monitor and support web 2.0/social communication and collaboration regarding course content (chat, discussion groups, wikis, etc.).
  7. Assist with evaluation of learning results and the business impact.
  8. Other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, or related field
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience creating, designing and developing learning materials
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience writing and updating policies and procedures
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience managing a learning management system
  • Prior experience writing processes and/or procedures, preferred
  • Basic HTML coding experience, a plus
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems
  • Strong attention to detail, customer service, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Ability to work effectively as a collaborate team with diverse groups/audiences, including those in remote locations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent computer proficiency including the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), email and internet


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
  • Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty

Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  83837

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Learning, Human Resources