The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The learning architect is the subject matter expert in organization-wide learning and development programs. As an individual contributor, this role defines long-term strategy for the learning approach and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to develop and implement learning content and solutions across organization-wide programs.

Key Duties

  • As the subject matter expert in learning and development approach, leverages current learning principles and concepts, instructional design theory and evaluation methods, and available training techniques and technologies to develop and implement the learning and development programs.
  • Defines long-term strategy for the learning approach.
  • Exercises considerable latitude and initiative to oversee the analysis, design, delivery and evaluation of content across organization-wide programs reaching all employees, including project and program management.
  • Influences across the company and several levels up to implement and roll out professional, leadership, high potential programs, and operational/station management programs.
  • Partners with executives and other leaders to identify and address operational leadership development needs.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and continuously looks for ways to improve processes, products, and performance.
  • Ensures consistency, flow, and a strategic approach to learning programs across given employee populations.
  • Maintains subject matter expertise in instructional design, delivery modalities, and measurement of training outcomes.
  • Directs the work of contractors/temporary personnel, other Learning & Organizational Development team members and partners, but has no direct FTE management responsibility.
  • Oversees project and program budgets.

Additional Details

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 7 years of experience in instructional/learning design, or related area.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually, influence stakeholders, communicate effectively, and develop strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to support large-scale projects involving cross-divisional or company-wide goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence others at all levels of the organization.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as proficiency in learning authoring tools.
  • Experience utilizing integrated learning management and/or people systems (i.e. PeopleSoft, Greenlight, Skill Soft, Cornerstone).
  • Skilled in multitasking and prioritizing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain timelines for projects.
  • Articulate and confident standing up and delivering to large audiences.
  • Ability to effectively interact and build relationships with a diverse employee population.
  • Experienced in developing solutions and managing expectations.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • 2 years of experience in the following areas:
  • Management consulting,
  • Teaching or facilitation,
  • Organizational design,
  • Program evaluation,
  • Change management,
  • A related learning or organizational development capacity.
  • Master’s degree with a focus in instructional design or related discipline.
  • Experience in a leadership, project management, or solutions design role.
  • Skills in two or more of the following:
  • Graphic design (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.),
  • Video editing,
  • Media production,
  • eLearning authoring tools (e.g., Captivate, Articulate, etc.),
  • Web development.
  • Certification in Performance Technology, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, or equivalent is preferred.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k match program
  • Monthly incentive pay plan
  • Annual incentive pay plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

Employment Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition ID 2022-9433
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.