We are seeking several people with a background in career and adult education for a short-term contract assignment. This will involve developing criteria for our career college to use in awarding professional certification to adults in non-traditional careers.
(Please note, this position does not involve working directly with our students.)
Currently we offer professional certification in a number of non-traditional career fields, from image consulting and interior decorating to wedding planning and wellness coaching.
You can see our current master professional certification offerings at https://www.iapcollege.com/program-category/master-professional-certification-programs.
For these careers, and the other career topics offered by IAP Career College (from Art Gallery Owner to Yoga Studio Owner), we would like to offer adult students the option of earning our master professional certification based on life experience.
Relevant life experience might include: years of work experience, volunteer service, higher education, and other activities demonstrating evidence of expertise in the particular career (e.g. publication authorship, speaking engagements, media appearances, professional memberships, etc.)
Your task will involve recommending to the college director a list of life experiences that are relevant, then allotting point values to each type of life experience. The goal will be to offer professionals a “menu” of life experience options, with 100 points qualifying them for our career college’s master professional certification designation.
For example, among your list of relevant life experiences, you might recommend that a year of work experience has a value of 10 points, a relevant Master’s degree is worth 20 points, and a TEDx talk or national television interview is worth 5 points. (These are examples only, and specific life experiences and values have not yet been determined.)
Based on the recommendations of multiple career and adult educators, we will determine the menu of life experience options, and how applicants can prove their life experience (e.g. a portfolio, paper, or application form with copies of relevant documents and links).
For this contract we are seeking career and adult educators who are self-directed and can run with this project with the basic information provided. This is a flexible, part-time, work from home position that pays a flat fee of $500 with an expectation of 20 hours of work.
If this sounds like a fit for you, please submit your resume with an email describing your relevant expertise to email@example.com
Please note that this position is not suitable for candidates whose experience is solely with high school students. The people who will be affected by this project are adults who have years of experience in the field for which they are applying for professional certification.
All applicants will receive an automated reply, and we will follow up with selected applicants.