Spathe Systems

Instructional Systems Designer (ISD)

Job Locations US-FL-MacDill Air Force
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Spathe Systems is seeking two Instructional Systems Designers (ISD) for the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) mission in support of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). 


Spathe Systems is a rapidly growing SOF led, 8(a) defense contractor headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Fayetteville, NC and strategic partner locations in Virginia Beach and Coronado. As a small business with a tight nit family feel, Spathe empowers its employees to solve problems and make decisions.


Clearance: Secret 


Job Description:  

SPATHE is looking for a qualified person to support our multi-year contract with the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) mission in support of USSOCOM. As the ISD, provide the SPATHE Task Lead and the Senior Instructional Systems Designer with instructional design support that assist in the execution of JSOU’s educational support services with emphasis on military studies.  


The candidate shall perform the following tasks: 

  • Advise and assist the Instructor of Record (IOR) in the prescribed JSOU process for course development and current best practices utilized in the field of education. 
  • Assist university faculty and staff in planning and facilitating workshops, conducting workshop hot washes, and producing reports including learning outcomes, scope, and sequence content. 
  • Build timeline and determine level of effort needed for developing courses under review. 
  • Assist IOR in determining learning outcomes and task learning relationships to ensure efficient and effective education program. 
  • Collaborate with designated Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and utilize various educational theories/practices to create learning experiences that meet the needs of the students. 
  • Analyze courses to improve their effectiveness and instructional techniques as well as provides recommendations for course design and delivery. 
  • Create course maps, pathway maps, and supporting storyboards for design of designated course or learning program. 
  • Determine course levels, depth and breadth of content, and the best sequence for content delivery. 
  • Schedule and provide in-progress reviews for designated courses as requested by the government. 
  • Attend pilot course as an evaluator, conduct the course after action review, and write a post pilot course report. 
  • Assist in the design of the course assessment plan, course syllabus, and other documentation as required. 
  • Assist in the writing and development of course instruction plans and assessment instruments. 
  • Provide an official record of course documentation for inclusion in the course documentation library, assist in the updating of course documentation library, and review course documentation for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Develop and recommend performance measures to assess instructional effectiveness in achieving course goals. 


  • BA/BS (degree must be from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or internationally recognized college/university) required with demonstrated study relating to the following subjects: learning theory, instructional design practices, education evaluation, and instructional product development; OR 2 years’ instructional design or related experience that involved the analysis and design phases of the instructional design process. 
  • 2 years’ experience operating personal computers and various software packages: Captivate, Storyline, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • 2 years’ experience providing subject matter expertise for incorporating the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model with in-residence and distance learning courses. 


Work Location:  JSOU Campus, MacDill AFB, FL  



  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Retirement Plan 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 11 Federal Holidays  


Schedule: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri adjusted hours as needed. 



  • Travel is required to various CONUS and OCONUS locations, including hazardous sites. The Contractor shall travel as initiated by written tasking.  


Position ID: MJ003ISD


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