If you’re a regular reader of the CSCCE blog or monthly newsletter, you’ll have seen our recent announcement that we’re looking for a new team member to take on the role of Learning Program Manager. We thought, and still believe, that the job we advertised for is someone’s dream job. But, unfortunately we still haven’t found that person!
So, we’re adding a little more flexibility to our search now, and while we still welcome applications from anyone interested in becoming our Learning Program Manager, we’re also open to hiring at the Trainer and Curriculum Assistant level. This will ensure that we can support you in your journey on our team with adequate training and time.
Read on to find out more about the position, and why we’ve decided to be a little more flexible in our current hiring process.
Why we’re changing tactics
One of the things we’ve realized from trying to hire another experienced member of our training team is that we’re asking a lot from them. We’re looking for extensive in-classroom expertise, a style of teaching and curriculum development that meshes with our own, and experience with STEM communities and community management. We have yet to meet someone who checks all our boxes, although that’s not to say the people we have interviewed aren’t awesome in their own ways!
Joining CSCCE as a Trainer and Curriculum Assistant
We’d like to hire at least one new training team member. If you’re considering applying at the Trainer and Curriculum Assistant level, you’d work closely with Lead Trainer Camille Santistevan, providing support on existing courses and working under supervision to learn how to research and develop materials and documentation for new courses. We’re committed to training for this role: we don’t expect you to have extensive experience in these tasks when you interview.
But, of course, there are certain things we are looking for:
- Experience working in the STEM ecosystem – This might look like completing a PhD program, or 3-5 years working in research or scholarly publishing, for example.
- A commitment to culture change in STEM – We are passionate about what we do, and the curriculum assistant needs to share that passion to improve the way that scientific collaborations and communities are convened.
- Technical competence/comfort for working remotely – We are a remote-by-design organization, which requires a certain level of comfort with digital technology. Specifically, familiarity with Google Suite and Slack is essential, as well as clear, open communication with team mates.
- Interest in upskilling as an educator – The curriculum assistant role has the potential for growth within the organization, either into the classroom as a trainer or program management work behind the scenes. If you bring enthusiasm to learn, we’re committed to supporting you in growing with us as an organization
The curriculum assistant role is a full-time, fully remote position and you’ll need to be based within the US and eligible to work here. The role includes a comprehensive benefits package and the salary is expected to be in the range of $55 – $60,000 USD, commensurate with experience.
Interested? Got questions? Get in touch!
We plan to review applications in the new year and start interviews in mid-January, so we encourage you to get in touch as soon as you can if you’re interested in either the Trainer and Curriculum Assistant or Learning Program Manager role.
You can schedule an informal chat about the role by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and if you decide to apply, please send a CV and cover letter of no more than two pages for each to the same email address.