Director of Learning Solutions

Job description

About OpenMind

In recent years, our society has become increasingly divided. Rather than appreciating our differences, all too often, people are viewing the world through an "us versus them" lens. OpenMind works to address these issues by translating the best behavioral science research into practicable, scalable, and evidence-based tools that equip people with the mindset and skillset to communicate and collaborate across differences. Our tools are built for use in many contexts, including workplaces, universities, and communities.

OpenMind is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that was co-founded by the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of the bestselling books The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind. Since launching in 2017, our online program has reached more than 45,000 people in more than 900 classrooms, as well as 100+ organizations and companies, across more than 15 countries.

About the Role

We are looking for our first Director of Learning Solutions — an exceptional writer and adult learning expert who loves translating behavioral science into memorable learning experiences. You will lead the creation of transformational learning experiences that help our learners develop long-term habits to communicate and collaborate constructively across differences.

In this role, you will manage the production of our digital learning solutions and live training for corporate and higher ed audiences. You will be responsible for hiring and leading our content team, serving as a player-coach who contributes to and manages the team’s projects and priorities.


    • Lead the content strategy and development of OpenMind's digital and live learning solutions
    • Create the tone of voice and other standards, style guides, and templates
    • Keep up-to-date with trends and research in social psychology, conflict resolution, and behavior change design, and continuously incorporate into our content as appropriate
    • Build and lead a team of internal and contract learning experience designers
    • Collaborate with the Product and Research teams to deliver and measure our learning solutions

    Job requirements


    • At least 5 years producing adult learning experiences that drive behavior change
    • A passion for making a difference through psychology, and working experience with behavioral science, organizational culture change, and/or conflict resolution
    • Outstanding conversational writing skills, with a flair for delivering complex ideas in memorable, straightforward prose
    • Developed content for multiple formats, including interactive applications, live facilitation, and video
    • Experience leading exceptional teams and projects

      Why Work with Us

      • Fully Remote — OpenMind has always been fully remote, and we work hard to maintain a strong team culture across vast distances (our small crew is spread across six states and three countries)
      • A Mission-Driven Culture — we practice what we preach, so we wear our values of intellectual humility, continuous learning, and non-partisanship on our sleeves
      • Compensation — competitive salary 
      • Unlimited PTO
      • Other Benefits — $400/mo reimbursement for health insurance premiums/expenses, subsidized parental leave, 401(k) program (not matched), short- and long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance, $1,000 annual professional development budget

      OpenMind is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.