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We are looking to expand our team! Please listen to this brief message explaining who we're looking for, what you'll be doing, and why we need help.

Written job descriptions and instructions for how to apply are included below.

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#1: systems optimization specialist

Teach 4 the Heart  supports educators through our blog, podcast, books, free trainings, online courses, events, and more. But it takes so much work behind the scenes to make all of this a reality, and, to be honest, we could do a much better job if we had some more help in this area. 

So, we are seeking a former or current teacher to join our team and help build and improve the systems that make Teach 4 the Heart run. If this sounds intriguing to you, click here to view a full description of this position.

#2: SECONDARY MATH RESOURCE PRODUCER

We also create secondary math resources under the MathLight brand (mymathlight.com). We are seeking a former or current math teacher to help us create, compile, and spread the word about these resources.  View the full description here.

#3: PROJECT-BASED HELP

We anticipate also needing help in these areas over the coming year. If you are skilled in any of these areas, please complete this form here so that we can reach out to you when we are hiring for these positions.

  • Copywriting
  • Social Media
  • Online Advertising (Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google, etc.)
  • Marketing
  • Tech/Development (FTP, html, web hosting, etc.)

Thank you so much for considering these position. We are honored that you would want to work with us. ❤️


SYSTEMs optimization sPECIALIST

Your role will be to work behind the scenes to build and improve the systems that make Teach 4 the Heart run. 

Job responsibilities may include (but are not limited to)...

  • Create process documents for various workflows.
    Linda will create a video or notes explaining how the process works. Your job is to take these videos/notes and arrange them into a clear step-by-step process that others can understand & follow.
  • Understand the inner workings of all of our tools and systems and be in charge of updating them, adding new systems, etc.
    We use a lot of online tools to run Teach 4 the Heart, and the ways they interact are quite complex. For example, we use ConvertKit to send emails, Webinar Jam to set up webinars, ManyChat to send Facebook Messages, Teachable to house our online courses, ThriveCart to accept payments, and ThriveArchitect (in WordPress) to create and edit web pages. When we set up a course, we have to create a sales page in ThriveArchitect (WordPress), connect it to ThriveCart to accept payment, set up the course in Teachable and make sure that when someone pays in ThriveCart they are enrolled correctly in the course in Teachable, set up email reminders in ConvertKit & make sure that subscribers are correctly tagged as members of the course & are sent the correct follow-up messages, etc. We have processes for all of this, but as you can see, it’s complex. If your head is spinning and you’re overwhelmed just reading this, this is not the position for you. However, if you get excited by solving complex problems, working with technology, and figuring out the best way to make things work, this may be a good fit.
  • Research best tool/app to solve various problems or improve aspects of the website. Make a suggestion to Linda; implement the new tool/app into our existing systems.
    Example: We would like to provide closed captioning on the videos in our courses. I have an idea of a tool that could be good, but haven’t researched it yet. Your task would be to discover the details of how the tool works as well as look to see if there are better options. Make a suggestion. Then after we’ve decided, figure out the best workflow to get captions on all the videos and make sure they all get done.
  • Track conversion rates and other statistics on various offers and systems. Continually test to work to improve conversion rates.

Experience required:

  • At least one year of teaching experience is required (You must be able to relate to teachers and understand how they think)

The ideal candidate would...

  • Enjoy and excel at problem-solving and logic.
    You will need to figure out the best way to make the systems flow & also troubleshoot when something isn’t working. Ideally you are someone who enjoys logic puzzles or logic games and maybe even does them for fun 🙂
  • Be detail-oriented.
    You must be able to pay attention to the smallest details and make sure everything is set up correctly. You should be able to double-check your own work and catch your own mistakes
  • Possess good writing skills and have a good grasp of grammar/mechanics.
    You do not need to be the world’s best writer, and you will likely not need to write long pieces of content. However, you need good writing skills because there are lots of small pieces of writing that will be needed as you connect systems. For example, if you’re setting up a course, you may need to write a brief description of the different payment options or edit the wording on the receipt that is sent to customers. You need to be confident & competent to write these short pieces of content in a way that is easily readable and concise and without grammar/mechanical errors. That is, there should not be a need for someone else to have to go behind you & check your work.
  • Enjoy working with numbers.
    You will be calculating and comparing conversion rates, figuring out the cost per conversion, profit per lead, etc - and then using that information to make recommendations and decisions. This cannot be something that stresses you out, but would ideally be right in your wheelhouse.

NOTE: I (Linda) actually love all things logic puzzles and problem-solving, and I am very good at what I call logistical creativity. I can look at a system and figure out how to make it do what we want and the best way to set it up. In that way, you will not be completely on your own. I understand how things work & will be involved in figuring out the best set-ups, etc. However, I no longer have time to actually execute everything, and that’s where you come in. Once you’re up to speed & we figure out the best way to do something, you will be in charge of actually setting it up. That’s why you also need to also enjoy the logic/problem-solving/troubleshooting aspect and be confident in your ability to figure things out.

Other skills desired:
These skills are not required, but since we are a small company, we often need to wear more than one hat. If you have skills or experience in any of these areas, that would be a great asset to the team. (We can discuss how they may be used.)

  • Copywriting
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Ads (Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google Ads, etc.)

Estimated Hours:
This is a part-time position that will start at 5-10 hours per week. (There may be the potential to increase hours in the future if desired.)

Location:
This is a virtual position, meaning you can work from home - or basically anywhere with a reliable internet connection. We prefer someone from North America so that we are in similar time zone and can communicate more easily, but we will consider applications from other locations.

Compensation:
You will be paid hourly. The rate will be discussed & determined during the application process.

Future:
Since there will be quite a learning curve, we are looking for someone who plans to be with us for awhile. If you are looking for temporary or project-based work, please review our other openings.

You will start out in the trenches, completing both high-level thinking and a bit of low-level grunt work as you execute the systems. Over time, however, there will be potential to grow with us into more of a leadership role. 

TO APPLY:


Send an email to tim@teach4theheart.com. Put "Systems Optimization Specialist" in the subject line and attach a single PDF that includes the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and sharing your teaching background, relevant experience, and spiritual testimony. Please also discuss why you are interested in this position and how you believe you can help your fellow teachers through Teach 4 the Heart.
  • A current resume or CV
  • Your requested hourly rate
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 professional references
  • A 500 - 1000 word summary of the ways Teach 4 the Heart currently provides value to teachers and a description of how you think the site could grow in the future.
  • Link to a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) of you introducing yourself & telling why we should hire you. One way to do this is to upload it to YouTube & set the settings to unlisted (that way we can view it but it will not be available to the public.)

Applications will be accepted through January 20, 2020. Priority may be given to those who apply first.

Next Steps:

  • Tim Kardamis, our hiring manager, will review applications and choose the strongest candidates to complete trial tasks and continue on through the interview process.
  • If you do not hear from us by January 31, that likely means you were not one of our final candidates, but please feel free to email us to check on the status of your application.

secondary math resource producer

We are seeking a former or current math teacher to help us create, compile, and spread the word about secondary math resources under the MathLight brand.

Job may include (but is not limited to)

  • Writing practice problems
  • Creating answer keys
  • Proofing algebra curriculum
  • Compiling, arranging, and editing existing resources
  • Creating new resources
    (You will not be required to come up with your own ideas for resources - although you are welcome to get creative and suggest ideas if you’d like. To start, though, we have a list of resources we want to create but haven’t had the opportunity to do so yet.)
  • Writing directions, descriptions, and explanations of resources
  • Executing marketing strategies for product lines
    (This does not require any previous knowledge or marketing experience. However, you do need to be good with technology and comfortable with learning new (and sometimes complex) systems.)

The ideal candidate would...

  • Be proficient in algebra and demonstrate good pedagogical practices.
    Skilled to write practice problems, create answer keys, check for errors, etc.
  • Be tech-savvy and enjoy learning new programs. 
    Know or be willing to learn inDesign, Adobe PDF, Google Suite, and Power Point. Be excited to learn and work with various online programs and tools.
  • Possess decent writing skills and a good grasp of grammar/mechanics.
    You don’t need to be an amazingly talented writer, but  you need to be able to write directions, descriptions, explanations, etc. Writing must be clear, concise, and grammatically correct.

Experience requested:

  • At least one year of teaching experience preferred 

Estimated Hours:
This is a part-time position that will start at 5-10 hours per week. (There may be the potential to increase hours in the future if desired.)

Location:
This is a virtual position, meaning you can work from home - or basically anywhere with a reliable internet connection. We prefer someone from North America so that we are in similar time zone and can communicate more easily, but we will consider applications from other locations.

Compensation:
You will be paid hourly. The rate will be discussed & determined during the application process.

TO APPLY:

Send an email to tim@teach4theheart.com. Put "Math Resource Producer" in the subject line and attach a single PDF that includes the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and sharing your teaching background, relevant experience, and spiritual testimony. Please also discuss why you are interested in this position and how you believe you can help your fellow teachers through MathLight.
  • A current resume or CV
  • Your requested hourly rate
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 professional references
  • The link to a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) of you introducing yourself & telling why we should hire you. One way to do this is to upload it to YouTube & set the settings to unlisted (that way we can view it but it will not be available to the public.)

Applications will be accepted through January 20, 2020. Priority may be given to those who apply first.

Next Steps:

  • Tim Kardamis will review applications and choose the strongest candidates to complete trial tasks and continue on through the interview process.
  • If you do not hear from us by January 31, that likely means you were not one of our final candidates, but please feel free to email us to check on the status of your application.

questions?

Email linda@teach4theheart.com. 

Thank you!


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