Purpose of This Job

To support our Production & Education team in the development of high-school level Science (Physics and Chemistry) blended learning content for our various educational offerings, and the teaching and delivery of lessons to learners.

Desired Results

  • Develop new Science blended learning content
  • Contribute to the maintenance of our existing online and printed learning content materials
  • Delivery of in-person and online live lessons
  • Report data is accurately captured to enable accurate reporting & helpful changes to processes and products

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of high school Science (Physics & Chemistry) teaching or tutoring experience
  • Excel in classroom teaching contexts
  • Be an expert in high school Science (Physics and Chemistry) subjects. This can be either in the South African curriculum or the UK curriculum
  • Hold a diploma in Education or a Science-oriented degree
  • Ability and willingness to work across subject domains, particularly within the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Sound understanding of learning design principles, strategies of online learning and commonly used digital learning components for teaching and assessment
  • Confidence in managing digital learning resources and navigating online learning management systems
  • Excellent computer literacy and document processing skills, particularly using (but not limited to) Microsoft Word and Google Suite
  • Experience teaching, tutoring or supporting the delivery of live online lessons
  • Understanding and application of basic User Experience Design principles as they relate to online learning content development
  • Willing to constantly learn and improve on teaching ability
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively and proactively in a team environment
  • Analytical and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and innovation readily and effectively
  • Organised
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Friendly, empathetic and patient
  • Good command of English both spoken and written

Key Responsibilities

Content development

  • Adhere to quality standards and sound learning design principles to develop engaging and effective Science blended learning content
  • Work effectively with other subject matter experts and lead junior team members in Science content development
  • Use digital content development tools and content management systems such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Suite, Vimeo, Zoom, Google Suite and our own LMS
  • Maintain and improve existing print and online learning content 
  • Work with the broader team to ensure a streamlined user experience of learning content on the LMS

Teaching

  • Lesson preparation
  • Lesson delivery
  • Assessment, marking & feedback delivery to learners
  • Engagement with parents around learners’ progress when necessary
  • Collaboration with our Production & Education team and Operations team to maintain and improve the quality of lesson delivery
  • Basic administrative tasks related to lesson delivery

Reporting

  • Data capturing for reporting

Living our Core Values

  • Learner-obsessed
  • Customer-obsessed
  • Human & helpful
  • Committed to quality and impact
  • Collaborative and playful
  • Innovative by design
  • For-Value and For-Impact

Feel like you’re a perfect fit?

  • To apply, send your CV with references, a 2-5 minute video of you teaching (please ensure that you are visible in the video) and a copy of your highest degree certificate to [email protected] with the subject line Science Educator: {Your Name}
  • Submissions close: Ongoing
  • Location: Remote within South Africa
  • Type of role: Permanent
  • Salary: Market-related and negotiable based on experience
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