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Join us! We are hiring a Learning Designer


Off-University. Organisation für den Frieden e.V. is a non-profit organisation committed to create new strategies to uphold and sustain academic life and knowledge threatened by anti-democratic and authoritarian regimes. It was established for and by academics from Turkey yet addresses itself to academics all over the world: academics who have been purged from their institutions, forced to resign, who are legally and politically persecuted and even imprisoned because of their opinion and research.


Located in Germany, Off-University offers researchers and students with limited opportunity to move around freely an occasion to participate in online education. Off-University combines the good old ideal of academic freedom with state-of-the-art digital communication and collaboration opportunities. Off-University’s mission is based on its commitment to peace in the world and to living together in diversity. It therefore seeks to develop emancipatory education-research activities that are less hierarchical and more democratic.


For the organisation and facilitation of our main activity – online courses taught by politically persecuted scholars – we are looking for a new Learning Designer to join our team for 13 hours/week from 15th January 2021 onwards. The contract will be limited to 9 months (15th January 2021 – September 2021). An extension of the working agreement depends on the financial means of the association.


The position is remunerated as a fully socially insured Midi-Job with a gross wage of 17,5€/hour. The working location is Berlin.


We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage structurally disadvantaged and disabled applicants who will be given priority provided they fulfil the above stated job requirements.


What will you be doing?


  • Organisation and follow-up on the preparation of four online courses along the lines of the criteria defined by the host-university and Off-University
  • Developing the instructional design together with the lecturers and improving online learning methods that foster interaction with the course participants
  • Technical assistance of the courses throughout the semester on Off-University’s online learning platform Coworkingsquares
  • Creation of the course pages on our website
  • Take part in team meetings and contribute to the ongoing process of developing Off-University as an organisation


What do we require?


  • Expertise in learning design (syllabus preparation) and online education and/or the ability to familiarise yourself with the topic quickly
  • Fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of the university system in Germany
  • Working self-organised and team-oriented
  • Conversational skills in German to communicate with host universities (not a must)
  • Speaking an additional language (applications from Arabic speakers are highly welcome)


Please send us your CV and a short motivation letter to mail[at]off-university.de until 20th December 2020.