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LMS Administrator & Instructional Designer

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Jul 17, 2023 Full time R19118
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

The LMS Administrator / Instructional Designer role is a unique opportunity to blend technical and creative skillsets.  This role configures, manages, and maintains the Polaris online learning platforms for optimal efficiency and ease of use.  As a contributor to the Instructional Design team, you will also identify training curriculum for internal employees and dealer channel partners that results in increased knowledge, productivity, and engagement.  A strong background in Project Management serves as the foundation for both aspects of this role.


Project Management

  • Collaborate with internal partners to understand business plans, priorities, issues and needs. 
  • Continually enhance methods based on best practices in the industry, emerging technologies, vendor resources and products, business unit requirements and expectations, and feedback from learners
  • Autonomously scope, prioritize, and implement projects
  • Employ continuous improvement tools to identify and document best practices and streamline processes
  • Develop and deliver user communication on platform and course updates
  • Ensure projects meet cost, timeliness, and quality requirements

Learning Management System Administration

  • Manage user accounts, load course content, and configure system settings
  • Create training resources to guide users and proactively address FAQs
  • Troubleshoot technical issues related to the LMS and user accounts by working with vendor and internal teams
  • Provide direct correspondence and support for learner email inquiries
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert with business unit leaders to create effective and understandable curriculum configuration structure
  • Track, analyze and consult on training metrics via scheduled reports and intraday requests

Instructional Design, eLearning Course Development, and Implementation

  • Create and maintain engaging eLearning content to communicate complex learning concepts effectively
  • Develop objectives, content outlines, and evaluation criteria for learning solutions
  • Provide coaching, support and leadership to contracted employees that develop and deliver training
  • Structure courses to integrate seamlessly with software and LMS



  • Bachelor’s Degree in instructional design, educational technology, computer science or a related field preferred
  • 2+ years LMS Administration experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the following software:
    • Storyline, Articulate 360, Rise
    • Adobe Creative Cloud: Captivate, Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier
    • SCORM and xAPI
    • Microsoft: Power BI, Power Automate, Forms preferred
  • UX/UI design experience, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and APIs
  • Experience working with IT teams, LMS integrations, and APIs
  • Powersports experience preferred


  • Standard office environment – fast-paced and collaborative

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.