Course Developer

Job Type

Part Time





Start Date


Application Deadline



727 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd floor
United States


Organizational Overview

Silver Lining Mentoring empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. For over ten years, Silver Lining Mentoring (Silver Lining) has enjoyed continuous growth and success in matching youth in the child welfare system with highly committed volunteer mentors. Silver Lining works with young people who are preparing to age out of the child welfare system by teaching critical life skills to help teens successfully transition to adulthood. Silver Lining continues to be among only a few mentoring organizations in the United States, and the only mentoring organization in Massachusetts, that exclusively serves the unique needs of youth in the foster care system. For more information on our work, our supporters and the incredible young people we serve, please visit

Job Details Description

Silver Lining Mentoring (SLM) is looking for someone to join our team as a course developer on a contract basis. The primary deliverable of the Course Developer will be an online version of approximately 4 hours of course content that is currently delivered in person. Silver Lining will be responsible for writing script for the courses, seeking permissions for content from external sources and developing course learning goals for quizzes or other indicators of student progress. We are seeking a Course Developer who can advise on pacing of content and effective mix of audio and visual information. The Course Developer will build out online and blended courses in our new Learning Management System, based on specific design standards and instructional information. This position is ideal for someone with a passion for technology, a commitment to detail and a background in education. Students or freelance workers are encouraged to apply. In this role, you would work with the Volunteer Manager to develop online courses in our learning management system using finalized course materials and multimedia technologies. You need to have strong communication skills, both written and spoken, and interact professionally with all internal and external customers.


 Preferred: Three years of work experience developing online courses or instructional websites, or experience working in a content development capacity in a learning management system. Sample work products are required.

 Preferred: Experience working in web-based technologies in an educational environment

 Preferred: Experience/familiarity with TalentLMS and Litmos

 Ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies

 Ability to create custom graphics and edit stock photography to support development

 Examples of course design, including web-based/online courses is required. Including additional examples of general web design as well is preferred.

 Comfort working on multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines - efficiently and on schedule

 Demonstrated proficiency using software including, but not limited to, graphic software, design software and basic HTML, especially the following:

o Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & Dreamweaver)

o Adobe Acrobat o MS Office Suite 2010 or 2013

o Preferred knowledge: Camtasia, Articulate Storyline and/or Adobe Captivate

Teamwork & Communication Skills

 Ability to work in a team environment, but also independently in a proactive, self-directed fashion

 Ability to clearly articulate problems and/or issues and research resolutions prior to supervisor escalation Writing & Editing Skills

 Ability to copyedit content for errors, style, accuracy, and meaning

 Ensure all course elements align with the designated layouts and design


 Commitment to and belief in the mission, vision and values of Silver Lining Mentoring.

 Ability to multi-task and to respond flexibly to a fluid and evolving program environment.

 Commitment to social justice and cultural responsiveness.

 People of color and people with personal foster care experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Silver Lining Mentoring offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, and an accessible office location in downtown Boston. Silver Lining Mentoring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Candidates should review Silver Lining Mentoring’s website and submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Candidates should review Silver Lining Mentoring’s website and submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this position to Sample work products are required.