Sr. Manager Instructional Design

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

Date: Nov 14, 2023

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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As the Sr. Manager for Instuctional Design and Workforce Planning, provides broad, strategic leadership and vision and oversees the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of interdepartmental training standards, policies, procedures, and tools. Leads team of instructional designers responsible for the oversight and development of instructor-led, online, blended, and operationally-oriented learning solutions. Sets direction and guides the development of consistent instructional design practices for the company.  Serves as senior learning architect and strategist for large-scale workforce development programs. Manages relations with executive level sponsors and key stakeholders for purposes of successful implementation of large-scale and complex training programs



  • Develops, gains sponsorship, and implements an effective vision/strategy for the implementation of large-scale interdepartmental and highly complex training programs through strong and effective leadership. Serves as senior learning strategist and architect for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale, complex workforce development and training programs.
  • Serves as primary subject matter expert, establishes standards and processes, and oversees the use of DACUM occupational job analyses methods associated with instructional systems design (ISD) practices.
  • Serves as primary subject matter expert and provides guidance and support specific to strategic workforce planning and skill team practices.
  • Develops and directs performance-based workforce development programs that ensure cost-efficient operation, efficient use of resources, and effective learning and skill development outcomes, including outcomes associated with the work performed in partnership with external education partner.
  • Leads and facilitates the identification of appropriate learning and skill development methods (i.e., individual training, group instruction, training within industry, workplace training, simulation-based learning, e-enabled learning, etc.) based on detailed needs analyses.
  • Leads the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of interdepartmental training programs in support of the incumbent workforce and new hires.
  • Leads the development and application of best practices for the determination of training effectiveness, including the application of applicable methods of calculating return on investment (ROI) and return on expectations (ROE).
  • Evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental training programs and makes recommendations for broad changes and improvements.
  • Manages team of instructional designers and oversees the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructor-led, online, and blended learning solutions.
  • Researches and establishing optimal practices for the completion of instructional design projects.
  • Provides guidance and oversight for personnel completing instructional design projects throughout the company.
  • Researches progressive methods used in industry for instructional design and makes recommendations for the adoption of these practices within the company.
  • Works closely with local high schools, community colleges, professional associations, consortium, and other educational institutions for purposes of establishing internships, apprenticeships, and other mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Establishes company standards, policies, and procedures and provides company-wide oversight for apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeship programs, ensuring all programs meet both State and Federal requirements.
  • Provides oversight of employee testing, setting standards for testing and ensuring compliance and best practice as relates to employee testing.



  • Bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Workforce Education, or Instructional Design plus 8 years of experience supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training programs reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High School diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate, plus 12 years of experience supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training programs reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Supervisory or management experience within a complex, multi-functional organization.
  • Experience in the application of adult learning methods in the development of training programs specific to production/operational work environments.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Travel required to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.
  • Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Workforce Education, or Instructional Design plus 10 years of experience implementing corporate training programs in a production/operations environment reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Industry certifications from organizations such as ATD, Langevin, Kirkpatrick, ROI Institute
  • Proficient in the use of DACUM job analysis and certified DACUM facilitator
  • Proficient in the development of performance-based training programs.
  • Experience in the application of project and program management practices supporting the execution of large and complex training programs.
  • Experience in the application of standardized training development methodologies and best practices including the use of the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) development process.
  • Proficient in the use of Training Within Industry (TWI) practices. Experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative training evaluation practices, including experience in the use of the Kirkpatrick Four-Level Evaluation model.
  • Experience in return-on-investment (ROI) methods.
  • Experience in development and implementation of outreach programs specifically aimed at building partnerships with local high schools, community colleges, trade schools, and public/private universities.


  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $127,500 -$193,000.  
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.

Perks & Benefits:

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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Gallo’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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