Ygrene Energy Fund

  • Instructional Designer (e-Learning)

    Job Locations US-CA
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    Talent & Culture
  • Overview

    Ygrene Energy Fund is a national leader in residential and commercial clean energy financing.  Founded in 2010, Ygrene’s award-winning, privately funded Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is revolutionizing the home improvement industry, making it easier for property owners to invest in their futures and a healthier environment. Ygrene is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades.  Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. To date, Ygrene has provided over $1 billion of private capital to more than 400 local communities, creating thousands of jobs and investing millions into local economies across the U.S.


    We are seeking an experienced Instructional Designer and e-learning Developer to join our team in Petaluma, California.  This position will design, develop, and produce e-learning training modules for various training needs across the company.  This position will also be responsible for various aspects of instructional documentation, including but not limited to handouts, job aids, screencasts, and short videos. 


    Our company’s astronomical growth is driving the growth of our training department.  This is your chance to make a massive impact on the ground floor of a successful company.  We are a small, collaborative team, and the nature of our training projects will lead you to build an exciting and cutting edge portfolio.



    • Work closely with the Training unit director to serve incoming training requests, by producing instructional materials to high standards, under short timelines. Rapid design, development, and iteration will be key to success. 
    • Required materials may include interactive e-learning modules, handouts, job aids, manuals, in-class activities, screencasts, short videos, or classroom lesson plans.
    • Instructional Design duties: collaborate with business unit stakeholders to listen to and analyze training needs, design training plans, develop training materials, and implement training solutions to service those needs.
    • Assist in the development of an evaluation infrastructure for training efforts.
    • Edit existing instructional documentation or produce new documentation for easier consumption by learners. This may include moving materials online to the web.
    • Advise on the selection and implementation of a Learning Management System (LMS), including integration of the xAPI Tin Can standard.
    • Write and/or assist with reports or scripts related to training activities or other business initiatives.
    • Assist, advise, or coach other members of the training team in a collaborative and supportive environment. Must be open to receive similar assistance, advice and coaching.
    • Serve as an in-person or remote instructor as needed.
    • Serve in a one-on-one/tutorial capacity as needed.
    • Perform administrative and coordinative duties surrounding training as necessary.
    • Occasional travel may be necessary as part of the instructional design process or to deliver instruction in-person.


    • 4+ years of experience in e-learning development and production, including 2+ years of experience in a teaching, training, course design, or curriculum development role. Portfolio required.
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced educational attainment such as a Master’s Degree or certificate program in learning technology, instructional design, adult learning, or professional training is preferred but not required.
    • Demonstrated technical mastery of all relevant software programs, including:
    • e-learning authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, and other emerging tools. Our department has selected Storyline.
    • Document and Visual Design software such as MS Word, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or MS Publisher.
    • Presentation software such as MS PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi.
    • Preferred: Experience producing video with editing tools such as iMovie, Adobe Premier, FinalCut Pro.
    • Preferred: Web development, design, or publishing tools are desired but not required. Tools include Wordpress, Drupal, Dreamweaver or similar.  HTML, CSS, and Java literacy is most welcome.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software programs and new technologies.
    • Demonstrated command of modern instructional design:
    • Conversant in each element of ADDIE with a proven track record specifically in design, development and implementation.
    • Track record of rapid iteration, rapid design, and rapid production of training materials.
    • Strong (and supported) point of view with regard to adult learning practice and ability to choose among various theories of instruction.
    • Exceptional communication skills; specifically:
    • Deep listening skills for work with company stakeholders and individual learners.
    • Confident, engaging, and responsive public presentation skills
    • Classroom teaching skills, notably leading or facilitating group discussions and extracting learner involvement in a participatory environment.
    • Web publishing experience is desired, but not mandatory


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