Call for Writing Coaches: 2017
Brave Writer is growing!
Want to join our creative, passionate, talented Brave Writer team? Would you enjoy reading student writing, helping kids blossom into competent, powerful writers? If so, keep reading!
In the next few months, we will hire and train more Brave Writer writing coaches. If you’re looking for a way to supplement your family’s income and have writing and homeschooling skills, Brave Writer may be right for you! Brave Writer instructors work part-time from home. Hours and scheduling are flexible. Pay is based on student load.
Our requirements are straightforward, but critical to our success. If you do not match all the criteria and still feel convinced that Brave Writer would be a good fit for your skills, please explain in your application to us. We’re interested!
1. Homeschool Experience
You must have homeschooled your kids or been homeschooled yourself for at least 3 years.
Publishing credits in any of the following venues are necessary:
- magazine articles
- an active blog with a readership
- a community newsletter (homeschooling, religious community, affinity group, etc.)
- letters to the editor or editorials
- you tell us! (There are lots of ways to be published today.)
3. Online presence
You need to have a warm, engaging online presence that is evident from links you send us. We prefer to know that you are active in an online community (homeschooling, film, gardening, theology, gaming) or that you are active on social media. We need to be able to see how you relate online because that’s what teaching for Brave Writer is all about!
4. Excellent writing skills
We are looking for people who write with clarity and ease using accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
You need to be a creative person who can problem solve and foster imaginative solutions to writing dilemmas. We’ll train you in our method, but it helps if you have a knack for editing, or expanding writing content already. It also helps if you have homeschooling experience that enables you to support and encourage other parents.
6. Knowledge of academic writing forms and literature
Not required, but helpful.
In addition to needing instructors for our core classes for children aged 8-13, we also have a need for instructors who can teach high school writing forms—college prep writing. Please indicate in your letter/resume if you feel qualified to teach academic forms and any experience that validates your qualifications.
Who wouldn’t want to work with this great team?
Follow these submission directions
Please use this form to apply (emails will NOT be accepted).
You will share this information:
- name, phone number, email address, and where you currently live
- degrees (high school, college, graduate school – whatever you have)
- homeschool experience
- publishing credits
- online presence
- familiarity with Brave Writer products
You also must attach:
- a writing sample that shows your writing voice (700-800 words)
- your resumé (please include any experience teaching writing)
We will conduct Skype interviews and invite select candidates to complete our writing instructor training (conducted online asynchronously): March 6 – 17 of 2017. The training is required of all qualifying candidates: no exceptions. There is no invitation to work for Brave Writer until completion of training.
The resumé submission period closes on Friday, December 2, 2016 midnight.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email. Paula Horton, our human resources agent, will contact you in January to either invite you to an interview with Julie Bogart, or to thank you for your submission. Invitations to our training will be extended by January 31, 2017, after we complete the interview process.
Have questions? Watch this video!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Brave Writer is an equal opportunity employer. Brave Writer is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. Brave Writer encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on access to reliable Internet.