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Online Psychology Teacher (1099 Contractor)

Coursemojo
Part-time
Remote
United States
$40 USD hourly
Coursemojo is a leading ed-tech company that helps districts and schools address staffing shortages and expand their course offerings through hybrid courses. Our mission is to radically expand access to education for middle and high school students. By offering hybrid courses, training, guidance, and strategic support, Coursemojo empowers districts to create sustainable, high-quality education models for the future. 


Coursemojo is looking for a part-time (1099 contract) teacher to teach Intro to Psychology and/or AP Psychology to high school students (grades 9-12) via Zoom. 


Why is this role important?

Our online teachers deliver and teach high-quality courses to our district and school partners, and they are are experts in online facilitation. They prepare and lead lessons, and they regularly collaborate with in-person “learning coaches” at our partner schools to provide a hybrid experience where students learn a lot and love their experience. 


This is a part-time, 1099 contract role for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year, teaching Intro to Psychology and/or AP Psychology. In a typical week for one section, online teachers can anticipate their core work as teaching (four hours) and planning/grading (about two hours). Online teachers also engage in coaching, professional development, and recurring team meetings (typically one hour on average per week, though varies week-to-week) for a total weekly commitment of six to seven hours.


The ideal candidate is passionate about delivering inspiring and meaningful learning experiences to students through technology and has experience teaching in a virtual or hybrid environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate is enthusiastic about learning, growing, and developing within an early-stage ed-tech startup. This position will require ongoing collaboration with the on-site learning coaches, school-based staff, and other Coursemojo colleagues. 


The Online Teacher reports to the Sr. Manager of Instruction for Electives.


What will you do? 

  • Prepare for and teach an agreed-upon number of sections of this course (four or five days of live, synchronous instruction). Coursemojo will provide the course content including the curriculum, resources, assignments, etc., and online teachers are responsible for internalizing and adapting materials.
  • Grade, analyze and respond to student learning data at the individual and class level. This includes providing direct feedback to students. 
  • Respond to messages from students, caregivers, and administration within 48 hours (communication via student managing platform)
  • Provide additional support to students struggling with the academic expectations
  • Communicate and collaborate weekly with the school’s in-person “learning coach” who oversees the physical classroom and supports student attendance, participation, and assignment completion 
  • Engage in regular feedback and coaching cycles with the Sr. Manager of Instruction
  • Participate in professional development (typically 5-8 hours a month)
  • Collaborate with Coursemojo’s Learning team on curriculum design and the broader team to provide feedback on what’s working and what could be improved
  • Contribute where needed as an integral member of an early-stage startup 

What are we looking for?

Requirements

  • Direct experience teaching students Intro to Psychology in grades 9-12 
  • A track record of teaching and facilitating engaging and high-quality learning experiences for secondary students in the content area
  • Experience instilling students with a sense of ownership over their learning
  • Experience finding innovative ways to address unexpected challenges
  • Experience providing outcomes-based actionable feedback that helps students improve their engagement, learning and motivation
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and how to design inclusive learning experiences for all learners
  • Tech savviness and familiarity with Canvas, Zoom, Nearpod and other interactive tools
  • Growth mindset, a hunger for learning, and an orientation of flexibility and adaptability
  • A valid and up-to-date U.S. teaching license or certificate 
  • A reliable computer device, a workspace conducive to teaching, and access to a high-speed internet connection

Preferred (Not Required)

  • Experience working at an ed tech company or startup
  • Aptitude using AI technologies (including ChatGPT) or a willingness to learn and incorporate these technologies into the hybrid course design

Where is this position located?


This is a part-time, fully remote position for candidates based in the United States for the 2023-24 school year.


What is the compensation for this position?


For this position, we pay $40 per hour. We anticipate a weekly commitment of 6-7 hours per section when considering teaching time, lesson plan internalization and grading.  


Our Commitment


Studies have shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they check all the boxes listed in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. 


We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse team. We have designed a hiring process that surfaces candidates’ strengths, celebrates differences, and mitigates bias where we can so that we can hire the best and most diverse team possible.