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Subject Matter Expert

SME – Health, Fitness and Wellness

Sophia Learning
February 9, 2023
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Job Type Contract   Part-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range $40/hr - $50/hr


Remote, 1099 Contract

20-25 hrs/wk

Mar 23′ – Sept 23′

Sophia learning is seeking two Subject Matter Experts to consult, write and edit course content and assessments for their Health, Fitness and Wellness online course. If you are an expert in Health, Wellness and Fitness, have teaching experience, and previous curriculum writing experience – we want to hear from you!

About Sophia

Our mission is to help students achieve college success with Sophia Pathways, our affordable, flexible, competency-based online courses. These self-paced courses cost a fraction of traditional college courses, and are accessible anytime, from any device. As part of our ongoing commitment to learning, we also provide free college readiness resources for students, including test prep and refresher courses, as well as professional development resources for teachers.

About the Role

Sophia is looking for two Subject Matter Experts (SME) to conduct a competitive analysis, develop the course structure and write text-based lessons for our Health, Wellness and Fitness course.

Essential Duties

  • Content SME :
    • Consulting on course structure.
    • Writing, adding written content to, and/or revising approximately 80-110 lessons (avg. 1500-2500 words each), based on OER source content.
    • Reviewing and providing feedback on multiple choice assessment items.
  • Assessment SME :
    • Consulting on course structure.
    • Writing assessment content (avg 600-800 multiple choice questions with feedback/rationales).
    • Reviewing and providing feedback on lesson content drafts.

Job Skills

  • Strong writing skills leveled for undergraduate or general education audiences
  • Professional experience writing course and textbook content for a publisher or similar entity
  • Previous course development experience in Health, Fitness and Wellness
  • Previous experience teaching in Health, Fitness and Wellness
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills (Sophia course development is a very collaborative process)
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and responsiveness

Work Experience

  • 2 years of experience in teaching and writing in subject matter area


  • Master’s or PhD in Health and Wellness, Health Science, Sport Science or a related field