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Job Title:  eLearning Specialist

Property:  St Louis Corporate Office
City:  Des peres
State:  MO

Successful applicants should be ready to provide input and make an impact while learning the Drury product and culture quickly, all while maintaining the industry leading service scores – a record FOURTEEN-IN-A-ROW J.D.Power Awards (

In this role you'll have a chance to bring our President, Chuck Drury's mission into reality - "We're different than the big franchise chains. We build, own, and operate all of our hotels. Our focus is ensuring that our guests get more for their dollar than our competitors. If we provide a consistent experience at all of our hotels, we believe we can be the first choice as a home away from home." If this sounds like you, and something you can believe in, consider Drury Hotels as your next career move. It could be your best one.

Drury Hotels, a privately owned corporation, has consistently demonstrated a record of conservative and stable growth. Drury Hotels has been a part of the hospitality industry for over 45 years, and has continually retooled its product to make it ever contemporary and responsive to guests' needs and wishes. Drury has continued to stick with the basics that helped the company grow from a small plastering business in the bootheel of Missouri to a successful, growing system of 150 hotels in 25 states. The exceptionally friendly and hardworking team members at every Drury Hotel share the same simple virtues that the brothers learned on the family farm and adapted to the road...You are our guest, you are welcome and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Basic Function

The eLearning Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise to assist professional work groups in the area of developing and revising elearning courses. This role supports projects internally and is responsible for tasks and assignments associated with the development of learning solutions.

Job Duties

Multimedia Development

  • Creates multimedia products using a variety of software programs, primarily in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Articulate. 
  • Delivers products on-time with minimal defects.
  • Manipulates and edits digital imagery, video and incorporates graphics and effects.
  • Manipulates and edits sound using appropriate software applications. 

Graphic Design 

  • Creates images and animations that identify a concept or convey a message utilizing graphic design techniques.
  • Develops graphics for classroom-based training, online training and websites.
  • Selects colors, images, text styles and layouts that are professional, align with brand guidelines and convey a specific message. 
  • Incorporates changes recommended by stakeholders. 
  • Reviews designs for errors before printing or publishing.
  • Develops graphics for course catalogs and course information sheets. 

Instructional Design 

  • Develops instructor guides, job aids and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
  • Applies creative design to the discipline of instructional design with an emphasis on multimedia.
  • Develops instructional programs that leverage new technologies and multimedia. 
  • Applies interactive learning principles to instructional solutions for adult learners. 
  • Selects, modifies and integrates existing instructional materials that employ multimedia and emerging technologies. 

Design eLearning

  • Creates/Revises elearning using Articulate software. 
  • Maintains elearning content using Articulate software. 
  • Works with project team and subject matter experts to design and develop SCORM compliant elearning. 
  • Researches subject matter to provide accurate and up to date information.
  • Develops storyboards and scripts for elearning and virtual live training.
  • Uploads and configures elearning content into learning management system. 
  • Integrates emerging instructional methods and technologies into elearning. 

Training Program Production 

  • Produces training programs for virtual or live training through Microsoft TEAMS.
  • Produces training scripts to accompany storyboards that are grammatically correct and accurate.
  • Advises and assists with updating procedures as necessary.

Drury Team Requirements

  • Collaborates with all members of the Training Team.
  • Exemplifies a +1 Service attitude and provides courteous, friendly guest service to both internal and external customers by responding promptly and efficiently in all communications.
  • Determines resource requirements for each project and obtains approvals as necessary.  Prepares, tracks and commits to project schedules. This includes scheduling talent as necessary.
  • Assists with any additional duties or projects as assigned.
General Knowledge, Skill and Ability
  • Ability to give and take oral and written direction and communicate fluently in English with strong writing and grammar skills in written communications.
  • Ability to serve as an ambassador of service to both internal and external customers.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and be a self-starter.
  • Proactive technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in Articulate Storyboard 360.
Mental and Physical Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in multimedia design, graphic design, instructional design, or a related field in learning development is required.

Experience: 3-5 years demonstrated experience as an elearning developer and 1-3 years’ experience using Articulate Storyline or newer elearning software.  Experience and proficiency with LMS systems is required; Workday experience is preferred.

Physical Skills:  Requires ability to work in a seated position for the work day, read a computer screen and operate a computer for extended periods of time. Requires ability to stand for extended periods of time (i.e. during a photo shoot). Requires the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. (i.e. for video equipment).

Working Relationships
  1. Reports to the Director of Training & Development
  2. Works in collaboration with the Training Team and Corporate Team Members
  3. Works with all hotel team members

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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