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Learning Designer, Write of Passage (Remote) – $150,000/year USD


What is a digital learning designer: digital learning designer is to Design and manage the production of high-quality digital learning content and rich learning activities/experiences across a broad range of subjects. Work with faculty and professional colleagues to develop engaging, educationally sound learning experiences.

Do you love writing but hate how it’s taught in schools? Are you an energetic speaker who can hold the attention of a virtual audience of teens? If so, join us and launch the brightest high school students into orbit.

We’re looking for outstanding talent to join us in creating the best online writing school in the world.

Write of Passage began in 2019 as an experiment: How do we teach writing for the Internet Age?

In three years, over 1,000 students from all over the world have learned a system for publishing quality ideas, connecting with like-minded people, and elevating their careers through writing on the Internet. Our graduates are using online writing to build audiences, launch businesses, and make an impact—living life on their terms!

This year, we’re launching Write of Passage Liftoff, a program teaching talented high schoolers to build writing systems of their own. We make these promises to our students:

  • They’ll love the program—this isn’t more “school.”
  • They’ll find others who share their passions—making worldwide connections.
  • They’ll 2x their potential—getting out of traffic and into the fast lane.

We’re seeking exceptional people to help us build this exceptional program.

You’ll lead students, ages 14-18, on a vibrant writing journey. The future of education is hands-on, entertaining, and centered around student obsessions.

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We’ll provide you with the foundation; you’ll use your passion and creativity to customize and deliver the best learning experience imaginable. Inspire our students to publish their ideas while having the time of their lives (or, at least, a lot of fun).

What You Will Be Doing

  • Adapting and translating the Write of Passage Flagship curriculum into the Write of Passage Liftoff curriculum. This isn’t dumbing down content but rather making it interesting and relevant to an audience of 14-18-year-old students
  • Creating all aspects of the Liftoff student experience, including live sessions, lesson content, and course community
  • Overseeing the design, planning, and execution of Liftoff Writing Workshops –– one-hour sessions with video, live exercises, group discussions, and breakout rooms.
  • Hiring, training, and leading the Liftoff Instructors, who will help you run the Writing Workshops, as well as guide and motivate students along their Write of Passage journey.

What You Won’t Be Doing

  • Creating a curriculum from scratch. You will adapt an existing curriculum to high school students.
  • Teaching students about grammar and things that they find boring.
  • Creating something then considering it “done.” You will continuously iterate on the curriculum, program, and coaching techniques based on student feedback and retrospectives.

Learning Designer Key Responsibilities

Serving as de-facto “Product CEO” for Write of Passage Liftoff, creating a program that fosters a love of writing, accelerates student potential, and builds connections. You’ll have the autonomy to build the best possible program.

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Basic Requirements

  • A compelling and engaging speaker, capable of holding the attention of a virtual audience
  • Able to relate to the interests and culture of North American teens (You’re willing to binge-read Billie Eilish fan fiction, watch MrBeast on repeat, and stay on top of whatever the “kids” are doing these days)
  • Experience writing internet-native content, either personally (blogs, YouTube channels, etc.) or professionally
  • Experience in curriculum design or learning development
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in any subject

About Write Of Passage

Write of Passage is the gold standard for community-driven, cohort-based, online courses. And, we’re growing. Our vision is to build a global platform for writing instruction in the 21st century while delivering the best educational experience in the world.

There is so much to cover for this exciting role, and space here is limited. Hit the Apply button if you found this interesting and want to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!

Working with Crossover

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), long-term position. The position is immediately available and requires entering into an independent contractor agreement with Crossover. The compensation level for this role is $75 USD/hour, which equates to $150,000 USD/year assuming 40 hours per week and 50 weeks per year. The payment period is weekly. Consult www.crossover.com/help-and-faqs for more details on this topic.

What to expect next:

  • You will receive an email with a link to start your self-paced, online job application.
  • Our hiring platform will guide you through a series of online “screening” assessments to check for basic job fit, job-related skills, and finally a few real-world job-specific assignments.

    We have over 3,500 partners in more than 116 countries. Everyone has their own Crossover story.

How do I become a learning experience designer?

To become a learning designer, you typically include a master’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, or a similar field and relevant work experience. Additional qualifications include teaching and technical skills, as well as creative problem-solving ability.

How much do learning designers earn in South Africa?

How much does an Instructional designer make in South Africa? The average instructional designer salary in South Africa is R 390 000 per year or R 200 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 312 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 720 000 per year.

What qualifications do you need to be a learning designer?

  • You’ll need:
  • Knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses.
  • Knowledge of English language.
  • The ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things.
  • The ability to use your initiative.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • To be flexible and open to change.
  • Customer service skills.


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