job overview

Instructional Designer


Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) is on a mission to give America a healthy mouth. As the nation’s premier dental services organization, we provide expert business, marketing and administrative support to the fastest growing, branded network of dental practices in the country. We take the load off of practitioners to free them up to do what they do best: practice dentistry. Together, we put patients at the heart of everything we do. 


As a reflection of our continued growth we are pleased to offer an opportunity to join our Learning and Development Team as an Instructional Designer. We are a mission-driven team, dedicated to supporting the job performance of Aspen Dental team members and ensuring that practice teams are able to give patients the highest quality of care. This position reports to the Manager of Instructional Design and Development.






We seek an instructional designer who is innovative, energetic, and committed to excellence.  You have experience developing instructional content for clinical and business operations audiences. You work well with cross-divisional project teams, and enjoy linking subject matter expertise in business leadership and clinical content to end-user needs. You’ll have a number of tools in your development kit, and be as experienced creating content for face-to-face training as you are developing multimedia modules for online delivery. You’ll have a diverse portfolio that showcases the right tool for the right task, and reflects current best practices in both formal and informal learning and development.   Your skillset will include up-front needs assessment and analysis and you’ll be able to complete all aspects of the design, production and evaluation of learning resources.  Finally, you’ll enjoy collaborating with a team of learning and development professionals with whom you can share great ideas and great work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing formal and informal learning resources and programs.
  • Assessing needs, analyzing necessary outcomes, and implementing appropriate learning and development solutions.
  • Producing training and support materials, including facilitator’s guides, participant’s guides, templates, tutorials, simulations, job aids, learning communities, and self-study material.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional project teams to develop resources and programs that support organizational initiatives.
  • Supporting the transition of traditional face-to-face training into blended learning courses.
  • Supporting team members as they learn to effectively facilitate and manage online courses.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of proven career progression with increasing levels of project complexity and responsibility in learning and development.
  • Proven understanding and use of instructional design and learning theory.
  • A portfolio of work that includes self-paced and facilitated courses, both synchronous and asynchronous.
  • Experience designing content for the Dental and/or Medical field(s), preferred but not required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • History of working effectively on cross functional team collaborations. 
  • Proven experience using traditional productivity and development tools such as Articulate, Captivate and HTML5. Experience with web conferencing platforms such as WebEx or GoToMeeting. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office. Photo, audio and video editing skills using Adobe Creative Suite a definite plus.
  • LMS/LCMS and/or general CMS experience desired. 



About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Aspen Dental-branded practices are supported by ADMI, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical business support to licensed, independent dentists.

Available Locations

ADMI - Chicago, Illinois 60607 United States