The Office of Academic and Learning Innovation (ALI) develops new academic enterprises for the University of Colorado Boulder locally, nationally, and globally. ALI provides centralized support for faculty and staff who seek to develop new, large-scale programs or partnerships driven by education innovation. As a division of CU Boulder Online, we bring stakeholders together from across campus in support of new initiatives, and we collaborate on program design and management, staffing, and funding. We believe in transformative change for the university through partnership and action.

The Office of Academic Learning and Innovation (ALI) is seeking CU Boulder students to support the development of scaled online courses through video production and course building.

Job Duties

As an Online Learning and Video Production Assistant, you will collaborate with project leads, instructors, and Coursera partners to bring online learning experiences to a global audience on the Coursera platform. Additional job duties and responsibilities may arise, but in general, you will be charged with:

  • Editing raw video to create a professional and polished product. This involves:
    • Green screen editing
    • Sound adjustment
    • Separating audio and video 
    • Cutting and splicing video with slide decks, images, callouts, etc.
  • Building out course content on the Coursera platform. This involves:  
    • Laying out module and lesson structures based on an outline 
    • Uploading videos, readings, assessments, and discussions
  • Preparing assessments (quizzes, peer reviews) for the platform. This involves: 
    • Transferring original assessment information into platform-ready templates 
    • Identifying missing components and connecting with faculty for information 
    • Providing recommendations for clarity, readability, organizational structure, etc. 
  • Reviewing course content and structure with a critical eye and providing recommendations for improved clarity, readability, organizational structure, etc.
  • Maintaining and navigating course project folders in Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive
  • Meeting with project leads and/or faculty via Zoom to ensure a smooth workflow and that development timelines are met
  • Meeting with your supervisor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
  • General problem solving and other tasks as needed 

Hours are flexible based on availability and can range from 5-20 hr/wk. Pay is based on background and experience, $15/hr undergraduate + $18-$20/hr graduate.


  • Strong time management and organization skills; ability to meet production deadlines 
  • Excellent and timely communication skills; especially over email and messaging apps
  • Familiarity with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Camtasia
  • Strong written and verbal skills 
  • An Attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning new systems, both technical and non-technical


  • Strong media production skills
  • Familiarity with Coursera and/or other online learning platforms
  • Familiarity with Slack messaging platform

Hours and Pay

This position is 95% remote.  Most meetings are conducted over Zoom and the majority of the work can be done as your schedule requires as long as deadlines are met, communication with stakeholders is maintained, and agreed-upon meetings are attended.   

Hours are based on project availability and can range from 5-25 hr/wk for undergraduates and 5-20 hrs/wk for graduate students.  

Pay is based on background and experience: $15/hr undergraduate, $18-$20/hr graduate.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page résumé and a short cover letter to the Office of Academic and Learning Innovation ( Your résumé should be direct and professional, and your cover letter should tell us something important about your qualifications that is not readily apparent from your résumé. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.