Instructional Designer

Job Description


The Instructional Designer is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and continuous improvement for training, reference, and performance support materials consistent with The Habit’s culture and mission. This will require a creative and innovative approach to learning that can accommodate the fast-paced restaurant environment. The focus is primarily on development and delivery within an online and blended learning environment. This position will report to the Director of Learning and Development, will be based at our home office located in Irvine, CA and requires some local travel.



Project Management

  • Effectively manages multiple projects at one time, while achieving project goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Manages and evaluates project priorities based on business needs and strategies.
  • Collaborates with Operations and other cross-functional teams to achieve best solutions and mutual commitments within a project.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with Subject Matter Experts.

Design & Development

  • Conduct needs assessments to identify skills or knowledge gaps and ensure training is accurate, relevant, and accessible.
  • Provides learning solutions and performance improvement guidance for complex cross-functional projects and initiatives.
  • Design and develop effective and engaging learning materials, using eLearning authoring tools, Adobe InDesign, and MS Office. 
  • Evaluates effectiveness of delivered training programs by identifying and assessing learning outcomes and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Plans, shoots, and edits simple instructional videos. 
  • Provides recommendations for continuous improvement based on evaluation data, field and SME feedback, personal observation, and external best practices.


Salary Range: $81,600 to $96,000 annually + bonus eligibility. This is the expected salary range for this position. Ultimately, in determining pay, we'll consider the successful candidate’s location, experience, and other job-related factors.

At Yum! Brands and at The Habit Restaurants, LLC, one of our core values is to Believe in ALL People. This means seeing the value in everyone and unlocking their full potential to be their best self. The Habit Restaurants, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging for all dimensions of diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities or special needs.

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Employment eligibility to work with Yum! in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.



  • Competitive base pay with benefits including:
    • Up to 4 weeks of vacation per year plus additional sick days
    • Up to 10 Paid Holidays + 1 Floating holidays
    • The company provided Recharge Days to unplug and reenergize
    • Flexible Hybrid Work Environment
    • Competitive bonus program for eligible roles
    • Recognition-based culture.


  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits including prescription drug benefits & 100% preventative care starting on Day 1
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program available to all employees and their dependents
  • Bereavement time off


  • Onsite gym with brand new equipment and fitness classes
  • 401(k) benefit plan with a 6% matching contribution
  • Up to 2 Paid Days to Volunteer for any non-profit or charitable organization important to you
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Team Member may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Highly creative and looking to apply this creativity in the form of interactions, multimedia inclusion, and motivation strategies to produce unique and successful learning programs. 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills including the ability to write concise, creative, and effective instruction, specifically for training. 
  • Effective interpersonal, influence, collaboration and listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously; executes initiatives on time. 
  • Ability to effectively partner and communicate with Operations and the Home Office with people at all levels and in all functions within the organization; proven ability to understand and respond to a diverse population. 
  • Proven ability to produce quality results using rapid development methods and tools.



  • BA or BS Degree in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Communications, English, Business, or related discipline. Combinations of certificate and work experience may be considered.
  • 3+ years of instructional design experience. 
  • Proficient in eLearning authoring tools (Articulate Storyline and Articulate Rise).
  • Experience in video creation and editing.
  • E-learning portfolio required.

Additional Details

Date posted: 07/20/2023

Salary: $81,600 to $96,000 annually + bonus eligibility

Location: Irvine, CA

Contact: Mike Czach


Apply Online:

Prefer: online

Company Name: The Habit Burger Grill


HABIT stands for Hospitality, Attitude, Be Your Best, Integrity and Teamwork. At the Habit Burger Grill, our people make the difference, which is why since 1969, we’ve prided ourselves on being a people-first culture where each of us are celebrated for bringing our own unique flavor to the table. Our mission is to foster an environment where everyone feels like they are part of The Habit Family through One Habit, One Heart. The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast-casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, cooked-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice tenderloin beef, grilled chicken and sushi-grade Ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh-cut salads and an appealing selection of sides and shakes. The Habit Burger Grill was named the "best tasting burger in America" in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America's leading consumer magazines. 


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