Instructional Designer

Operations / HR /
Full-time /
Are you ready to make a positive impact on clients, colleagues, and the global community? Do you value commitment, curiosity, continuous growth, compassion, community, and collaboration?

Join us at Brighton Jones; our purpose is to make the world a better place through our clients living richer lives. We are the largest RIA in the Pacific Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, with offices nationwide.

From the very start, we have been an award-winning organization. We’ve won dozens of Best Places to Work awards — including Seattle Business Magazine’s Best Companies to Work for 15 years in a row — to multiple national and regional Community Impact awards. We pride ourselves in our culture and giving back to our community.

We are industry leaders and pioneers in financial well-being with a focus on helping our clients align their wealth, passions, and purpose so they can pursue a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

Our team-based, client-centric approach has fueled our growth over the last 20+ years, and we’re now 250 teammates strong and growing, serving more than 4,000 clients, and advising on over $19 billion+ in assets. Every teammate has a path to ownership in the firm.

We’re looking for driven individuals who bring a “How can I help?” attitude to their work and are passionate about contributing to and celebrating the success of both clients and colleagues. Join our #OneTeam and be part of an industry leader committed to creating an incredible culture where every teammate can thrive.

 We are seeking an Instructional Designer to join the Learning & Team Development (L&TD) department. As a crucial member of our dynamic People Team, you’ll be responsible for designing and developing engaging and impactful learning experiences. You’ll partner closely with subject matter experts and stakeholders to develop innovative and high-quality learning programs aligned with Brighton Jones’ strategic goals.

Take our Values in Action Self-Assessment to see how our values align! 

Your Role:

    • Apply instructional design and adult learning theory to design and develop instructionally sound learning solutions/experiences. 
    • Leverage creative, immersive learning methodologies and mixed modalities in learning experience design and development which may include instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, eLearning, and blended learning experiences. 
    • Own and project manage the design, development, and delivery of multiple projects across the company. 
    • Collaborate with others to dynamically create durable and impactful learning solutions. 
    • Analyze quality and metrics to identify the root causes of performance opportunities. 
    • Identify and apply appropriate evaluation techniques (summative, formative, four levels and usability testing). 
    • Partner with other teams to monitor completion, comprehension, and retention of the content to determine training effectiveness and identify improvement opportunities. 
    • Build effective working relationships, including communicating effectively with partners and stakeholders. 
    • Support the vision and values of the company through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors. 

Your Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, or related field required. Advanced degree or certification in a relevant field a plus. 
    • 7+ years relevant experience in instructional design. 
    • Ability to analyze and logically organize complex information into instructionally sound training materials that excite and engage learners.  
    • Demonstrated capability with eLearning software such as Captivate, Storyline, Camtasia, and similar authoring tools and platforms for creating rapid animation or graphic-rich design. 
    • Demonstrated experience with presentation and graphics tools (PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). 
    • Demonstrated design expertise across a broad range of learning modalities focused on adult learners. 
    • Demonstrated media (audio and video) skills and some front-end web development. 
    • Applied cloud infrastructure knowledge and experience with APIs to design and build engaging and effective learner experiences. 
    • Prior experience using and managing learning management systems (LMS) such as Docebo, Cornerstone, etc. 
    • Experience designing and developing asynchronous (on-demand) and synchronous (live) learning experiences. 
    • Proven skill in managing several complex learning projects simultaneously, with strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize changing tasks and deliverables efficiently. 
    • Excellent grammar and writing proficiency. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including both written and oral communication skills. 
    • Creative thinker, self-starter with a proactive approach to resolving problems and issues. 
    • Eager to learn, grow and build skills, while working in a fast-paced environment. 
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite including in-depth knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel with the ability to pick up new systems and software easily.              
    • This role is an in-office, full-time, and exempt position. We are a work from office culture with lots of flexibility.


    • $90,000 - $115,000 per year
    • Benefits: Our benefits package includes, but is not limited to, health care benefits (medical/dental/vision), retirement benefits, paid time off (PTO), holiday flex-days, summer flex-days, company-paid holidays, parental leave, transportation benefits, unlimited volunteer time off, professional, and personal wellbeing stipend, and other fringe benefits.

Our Company
Our #OneTeam feels a sense of connection, pride, and ownership with our mission, vision, values, and objectives. We are committed to building a business where 100% of our team members genuinely love where they work and are supported by their colleagues. We do this through building authentic relationships with one another, supporting each other to continuously learn and grow, working hard while having lots of fun, and giving back to our community.

We are a team founded on equity and respect, and we’re on a mission to help our clients, teammates, and global community thrive. Brighton Jones is committed to building a team comprised of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. We actively foster a compassionate and inclusive culture, one in which all members of the greater Brighton Jones family feel safe to express their unique identities and empowered to reach their full potential.

To the right individual, we offer very competitive compensation, benefits package, and rewarding career opportunities. If you’ve been reading this job description thinking to yourself, this is the place for me, include in your cover letter why you’re excited to join our growing #OneTeam and be sure to describe how the opportunity aligns with your career objectives.

Brighton Jones provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or caste. In addition to federal law requirements, Brighton Jones complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has offices. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

What to expect in the hiring process
 1. Values in Action Self-Assessment - at Brighton Jones we don’t just talk about our values, we live by them! We’ve operationalized our values into behaviors and part of the application process includes completing a brief self-assessment on our Values in Action.
2. Initial Interview - this 30-min chat with a recruiter or hiring manager gives us a chance to learn about your background and goals and share more about the role and company.
 3. Role Alignment - next you’ll meet with the hiring manager and a peer (virtual or in-person) to dive deeper into the role, responsibilities, and your transferrable experiences.
 4. Full Loop - you’ll meet the team in two, back-to-back interviews with team members you’re likely to work with. During these conversations, we’ll be listening for examples of your technical skills as well as how core values show up in your experience. There may also be a writing sample, role play, hiring, or technical assessment depending on the position.
 5. Personal Reference Calls - in this final step in the hiring process, you will be asked to arrange 1-2 personal reference calls with past managers of our choosing.
 6. What’s Next - interviewing is time consuming and stressful, and we appreciate you taking the time to get to know us. Whatever the final decision, we’ll let you know our decision as quickly as we can. If this role isn’t a good fit, we invite you to stay connected and apply again.