OpenMind is a rapidly growing non-profit EdTech startup that leverages behavioral science to equip people with skills to communicate and collaborate across differences. We translate the best psychological research into tools that are engaging, scalable, and evidence-based to help people bridge divides and thrive in our complex digital age.
OpenMind was co-founded by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of the bestsellers The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind. Since launching in 2017, our tools have reached more than 45,000 people in more than 450 classrooms and 50 organizations and companies, across 15 countries.
OpenMind is embarking on an ambitious plan to develop an extended set of online and in-person educational tools for universities, high schools, and workplaces. As part of the learning solutions team, the Senior Learning Designer will play a critical role in this process. They will work collaboratively with our research team to translate complex behavioral science research into practical and impactful content. We are looking for a creative and fast-learning professional with deep knowledge of educational design principles and a knack for creating engaging content. A successful candidate will be innovative and open to iteration. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects, flex your creative muscles, and have a significant social impact.
5-7 years of experience in learning design, ideally with some experience teaching in a classroom and some experience working in a corporate setting. This should include experience designing content for development in common eLearning authoring tools, including Storyline, Captivate, Evolve, or other similar tools
Ability to write effectively for a college, high school, and adult audience, while understanding the nuances of both environments
A passion for and knowledge of psychology and behavioral science concepts
Extensive experience with project planning and management
Ability to collaborate with a development team to create engaging, interactive learning experiences
Demonstrated ability to create in-person learning experiences
Ability to synthesize research and translate complex concepts into engaging and practical content
Deep and demonstrated knowledge of learning design principles and Adult Learning Theories
A Mission-Driven Culture — we practice what we preach, so we wear our values of intellectual humility, continuous improvement, and open-mindedness on our sleeves
Remote First — OpenMind was founded as a remote first organization, and we work hard to maintain a strong team culture across vast distances (our small crew is spread across six states and three countries)
Compensation — salary starting from $100,000, negotiable, commensurate with expertise and experience
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