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
OFFERS MEANINGFUL WORK.
USE YOUR SKILLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
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.
Internal Number: HR 18-05 16mm
About The Learning for Living Institute
OUR LEARNING FOR LIVING VISIONThe Learning for Living Institute envisions a world in which young people enjoy Life Success Skills education that empower them to live happy, contributive lives and become caring citizens, capable of creating a more peaceful and sustainable world.OUR LEARNING FOR LIVING MISSIONThe Learning for Living Institute develops experiential Life Success Skills programs that use coaching, facilitation and teaching methods to help college-age young people discover their passions, develop their strengths, and become adults capable of succeeding in their lives and contributing to their communities.