About Learning for Living®: The Learning for Living Institute® is one of the few nationally-oriented nonprofits dedicated to creating and facilitating cutting-edge Life Success Skills Programs for college-age young adults. Located in downtown Boulder, the Learning for Living Institute® is a small, growing organization composed of a dedicated group of eight to ten collaborative employees and independent contractors.
“Learning for Living® is a truly unique organization. Its mission is essential: to help young people attain the fundamental skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Learning for Living® stands to make a vital difference to both our young people and our communities.”
– Claudine Schneider, Former U.S. Congresswoman
WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORGANIZER-WRITER, who is also an experienced facilitator-coach-teacher to work with us as an Independent Contractor to develop the Methods Manual for our Life Skills Facilitators’ Training.
- Value approaches developed by Positive Psychology, Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, Marshall Rosenberg, Motivational Interviewing, & David Kolb’s Experiential Learning;
- Balance awareness and concern for others with awareness and support for yourself;
- Express these values through your words;
- Are genuine, empathetic, collaborative, and respectful of the students;
- Enjoy interesting innovative work;
- Have a sense of humor.
TASKS AND SKILLS
You can …
- Research life skills knowledge areas;
- Organize material drawn from various sources into practical, sequential, “how-to-do-it” steps and processes in an instructional manual that the reader- facilitator can use to coach college students in Life Skills Educational Programs;
- Use a brief, outline format so that our methods are clearly organized and easy to locate;
- Describe the methods we will teach in our Facilitator Training in ways which excite the reader-facilitator’s interest and answer their questions;
- Write in a way that is clear and to the point. Sentences are specific, simple, easy to understand with only one or two ideas included in each sentence;
- Write in a tone that is casual, warm, supportive, human, and humorous;
- Use specific examples, stories, and quotes taken from the typical college student’s life and concerns;
- Use words that are original, engaging, and easy to remember. Verbs are lively and active; adjectives can paint a picture, pronouns are in the first person, and words often resonate viscerally. The reader wants to keep reading.
- Read my hand-written hieroglyphics.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
- Are an experienced facilitator, coach, and teacher;
- Work extensively with experiential programs and are comfortable with dramatic activities;
- Enjoy working with college-age young people and college life issues;
- Are knowledgeable and experienced in Life Skills Education and/or Social Emotional Learning.
- Can work at home;
- Take home average to above-average pay after the initial learning period;
- Enjoy flexible hours;
- Have a great team to work with; and
- Use your skills to make a real difference in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to HR@learningforliving.org. Include the job title “Organizer-Writer” in the subject line or in the header of your cover letter. No calls or visits please. We look forward to hearing from you.
We Empower college-age young people with the skills they need to live successful lives.