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Requisition Number 17-0709
Post Date 11/3/2017
Title Ecology Content Author (Contractor)
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Remote
Description This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm working remotely throughout the US.
Requirements The Ecology Contract Author is responsible for writing clear questions and solutions of varying difficulties, which test students understanding and application of concepts in Ecology. S/he will author hints, solutions and feedback that provide insightful diagnosis of student mistakes and misconceptions and coach students toward mastery.

Major Responsibilities:
• Writing clear, engaging questions which test student’s understanding and application of concepts.
• Authoring hints and feedback that anticipate common student errors, provide insightful diagnosis of their misconceptions, and coach them toward mastering the material.
• Creating solutions to these questions that are complete and concise.
• Inputting the questions, hints, solutions, and feedback into the software.
• Providing clear, concise feedback to other contractors in order to correct errors of content, spelling, grammar, and/or pedagogy.

Required Skills / Knowledge:
• Strong knowledge base in Ecology
• Experience teaching Ecology or a closely related subject for science majors
• Desire to see students learn and succeed in their roles as students
• Ability to write conceptual questions
• Experience writing original homework and/or test questions
• Strong computer skills including the ability to quickly learn new products and technology
• Recent experience teaching Ecology or a closely related subject and tutoring for Higher Education

Hours:
• 15 - 20 hours per week

Location:
• Remote

Experience Needed:
• Experience teaching Ecology or a closely related subject and writing original homework and/or test questions
• Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new systems quickly
• Recent experience teaching Ecology or a closely related subject and tutoring for Higher Education

Background Required:
• MS or MA in Ecology or closely related subject, PhD in progress will be considered
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