Now Hiring: Class facilitator for our online workshop program

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LitReactor Hiring: Class facilitator for online workshop program

We’re currently looking to hire a class facilitator for our online workshops. In this position, you'll serve as the feet on the ground, troubleshooting issues in the classroom and keeping the workshops running smoothly.

This is a paid gig. So not only will you earn a few bucks, but you'll get access to the lectures and lessons from our esteemed instructors. 

Here are the responsibilities:

  • Reach out to students at the start of class and get them situated
  • Make sure first-time instructors are situated with the online workshop mechanics
  • Open the introductory discussions
  • Troubleshoot issues for instructors and students
  • Monitor the class to make sure everything is running smoothly
  • Step in to encourage students who aren’t contributing to peer reviews
  • Organize and host the occasional conference call between instructors and students

Here are the requirements:

  • Be passionate
  • Be organized
  • Be available for the duration of the class you're assigned to
  • Live in the US

As we add new classes, you’ll be assigned based on availability (there's one facilitator already on staff). And I’ll be relying on you to keep me abreast of issues, and provide a recap after the class is over.

Here’s what I need from you:

  • Resume (include any relevant writing or teaching experience)
  • An essay explaining why you want the job, and why you’re the right fit (1 page max)
  • Tell me what your favorite book is, and why (250 words max)

That’s it. E-mail rob@litreactor.com. If you have any questions, ask.

Move fast. Deadline is next Wednesday.

We're now closed to applications. Thanks to everyone who applied. We'll have an answer for you soon. 

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Robert Helfst's picture
Robert Helfst from Indianapolis, IN is reading The Tiger's Wife March 7, 2013 - 11:02am

What sort of hours do we need to have available for this? I'm extremely interested!

Rob's picture
Class Director
Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this March 7, 2013 - 11:14am

It's low impact. Most of the work is on the first day, to make sure things are situated. The facilitator offers his/her contact info so students/instructors can address them with questions directly. And then it's a matter of popping into the class every day or two just to make sure things are running smoothly. 

rmays's picture
rmays from New York, NY is reading Vampires in the Lemon Grove March 7, 2013 - 1:03pm

Another question -- do we need to be super tech-savvy to be considered, since trouble-shooting is part of the job description? Thanks!

Rob's picture
Class Director
Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this March 7, 2013 - 1:14pm

You don't need a degree in computer tech, but you need to know your way around a website. Some computer experience or demonstrable knowledge is helpful. 

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig March 7, 2013 - 5:21pm

Do you want the resume, essay, and favorite book paragraph sent as separate attachments?

Rob's picture
Class Director
Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this March 7, 2013 - 6:33pm

You can do it as one, or as separate. I'm not picky. 

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig March 12, 2013 - 6:03pm

In by close of business EST, I imagine?

Rob's picture
Class Director
Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this March 12, 2013 - 6:53pm

Sure! 5pm EST tomorrow (Wednesday).

Bradley Sands's picture
Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 13, 2013 - 2:54pm

Sending stuff now. Hope it's not too late.