Architect Education Specialist – Remote

At Black Spectacles we have ambitions plans to help support the architecture community, and we need an architect to help us execute that vision. We’re on the hunt for as Architect to provide subject matter expertise to teams to help us achieve our ambitions.

At Black Spectacles we’re on the hunt for teammates who:

  • Are passionate about architecture and making an ambitious impact on the architecture and design community.
  • Love to work on small, remote teams
  • Owns it- comfortable taking responsibility for your work
  • Take calculated risks and encourage others to do the same
  • Take a world-class approach to everything you do
  • Makes it safe to share ideas
  • Takes care of your people

If this sounds like you, we need to talk!

Black Spectacles is an ambitious group of 25 fully remote teammates with the goal of growing to 75 over the next two years to support our purpose of helping architects thrive in their careers, trying to achieve big things to support the architecture community.

At Black Spectacles, you’ll benefit from working with a team who lives and celebrates our values every day, and you can be sure that you will regularly see and feel the impact of your work. As a fully remote company you’ll benefit from working from home year round, and from quarterly company trips to keep you connected to your team.

Black Spectacles has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Built In as a great place to work, by the American Institute of Architects for the national impact we’re having on the profession of architecture, and has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

To keep that momentum going strong, we’re on the hunt for an Architect to join the Black Spectacles learning team as a go-to subject matter expert. As an Architect Educational Specialist, you’ll guide the direction of our learning content by advising on all things architecture as we improve our ARE test prep content and build new products.

You will:

  • Collaborate with other Learning Team members, including learning designers and other architects, to research and develop content for study materials. You’ll be at the helm of ideating and writing test prep content and working with video and motion graphics teams to make tough architectural concepts come to life.
  • Maintain, evaluate, and support all instructional assets: quizzes, practice exams, flashcards, and study guides
  • Identify areas for improvement and assist in the design, development, and delivery of new course content or learning features that meet the needs of our customers.
  • Be responsible for the ongoing QA of Black Spectacles content, particularly ensuring the accuracy of practice exam and quiz questions and clarifying customer issues when needed.
  • Help aspiring architects overcome common struggle areas on the ARE 5.0 exams via virtual workshops. Our weekly workshops enable participants to study smarter under the direction of an expert guide (you!). We’ll provide training and lesson plans. Then you’ll put your communication and mentorship skills to use leading virtual sessions focused on a specific exam division. You’ll guide the group through carefully crafted exercises, facilitate discussion, clarify difficult concepts, and offer advice for tackling the exams with confidence. You’ll also address follow up questions on our online discussion forum, the Black Spectacles ARE Community. Ultimately, you’ll play a huge role in our mission to support aspiring architects on their paths to licensure.

Requirements

You might be a great fit if:

  • You are a licensed architect with at least 3 years of experience
  • You have experience managing multiple commercial projects from start to finish (including bidding, SD, DD, and CA)
  • You love learning new things: you’re excited to dive deep into reference materials and resources to determine the information that is the most pertinent to the exam, and how to present it.
  • You are skilled in communicating difficult concepts and theories related to architecture
  • You’re willing to be accountable to our customers’ success, you encourage and respect your teammates, and you’re careful and thoughtful with your work. You also appreciate and value the power of great design.
  • You have a strong desire to help architects on their path to licensure
  • You have experience designing, developing, and producing e-learning content, including storyboards and videos
  • Preferred, but not required: you have experience teaching, mentoring, or helping others prepare for the ARE.

(Even if you don’t check all of these boxes, we’d still love to hear from you!)

Benefits

  • Chicago based, fully remote remote role
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision, Short-term / Long-term Disability and Life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Employee referral program
  • Team events & quarterly gatherings
  • Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.