Job Opportunity: Content Developer – Community Leadership

Part-time with potential conversion to full-time, Remote

About OpenMind

Imagine you could bring the best behavioral science research to life by creating scalable interventions that reach millions of people worldwide and teach them the skills they need to thrive . . .

At OpenMind, that’s exactly what we’ve set out to do. OpenMind is a rapidly growing non-profit, EdTech startup that translates the best social science research into engaging, accessible, and scalable behavior change interventions to help people gain the skills they need to bridge divides, solve complex problems, and thrive in a rapidly evolving global economy. 

OpenMind was founded by the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the bestselling author of The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind.

Since launching just over a year ago, our online program is being used in more than 400 classrooms and 40 organizations across 15 countries. We are growing quickly in organizations and communities around the world and are working to build new products specifically for community leaders.

About the Role

We are seeking a Content Developer to help us adapt our existing OpenMind program to serve community leaders. The Content Developer should have excellent research, writing, and editing skills, as well as experience writing engaging and highly practical content for an adult audience. The ideal candidate will have prior knowledge of conflict resolution literature and/or experience writing educational content for community leaders.

The Content Developer will also be responsible for driving the development of new OpenMind modules as appropriate for this audience. They will work with our Innovation Director and Research Director to write content that is interactive, adaptive, and evidence-based.

While this current position is part-time, successful performance in this role can lead to a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, write, and summarize complex concepts to create practical and engaging content.
  • Learn OpenMind’s pedagogical model, style, and tone, and use it as a framework for all product development.
  • Work with a cross-functional team of contributors and stakeholders to create, iterate, and disseminate OpenMind tools.
  • Assist with additional writing for the organization as needed, such as marketing materials and grant proposals.

Requirements

  • Available at least 15 hours/week: We expect that the role will initially require more hours for training, and then the number of hours will vary based on various stages of product development.
  • Remote work: You can work remotely from anywhere, though we have a slight preference for New York.

The Position Offers

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexibility: Work remotely from anywhere, with flexible hours.
  • Impact: Develop scalable tools to reach millions of people worldwide and help them gain essential skills to thrive.
  • Team: Work alongside individuals who are passionate, driven, intellectually curious, collaborative, and have experience across the private sector, nonprofits, and academia. 

Relevant Experience 

  • 5+ years of professional writing experience with a preference for experience in digital curriculum design.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution, mediation, social psychology, and/or research from another related field is highly preferred.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects relating to different topics at once.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Intellectually humble and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Mission-aligned (to create wiser and less polarized communities, institutions, and societies).

Next Steps

Please send your resume and cover letter to Raffi Grinberg at info@openmindplatform.org. In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in OpenMind and what experiences you have that demonstrate you possess the above qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer

OpenMind is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.