Facilitator (AI Safety Careers Course – India)

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Facilitator (AI Safety Careers Course - India)

We are seeking several enthusiastic and knowledgeable facilitators for the first large-scale introductory course on technical AI safety aimed at an Indian audience!

The AI Safety Careers Course is designed to introduce the key concepts in AI Safety and equip you with the knowledge to pursue a range of career paths, such as research, focused on AI safety to create safe and responsible AI.

The course is run by Axiom Futures - an India-based startup that enables talent in India to join the AI safety field by running cutting-edge educational and research programs with professionals from leading organizations. We believe we can support India in playing an important role in creating safe and ethical AI, especially by enabling Indian talent to contribute to safeguarding humanity's long-term future by aligning AI systems with human values. Axiom Futures is incubated by Impact Academy.

We evaluate candidates on a rolling basis so encourage you to apply as soon as possible and no later than May 19th.

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Responsibilities

Course Facilitation:

  • Onboarding and best practices from the science of learning.
  • Lead one-two weekly 1.5-hour facilitator-led discussion group for 5-8 individuals, fostering engagement, critical thinking, and a collaborative learning environment.
  • Support asynchronous learning through reading, watching, and exercises, ensuring comprehension and retention of course material.

Participant Support:

  • Provide timely feedback, guidance, and clarification on course content and exercises.
  • Be accessible to participants for questions and support on all digital spaces, helping them navigate the course effectively.

Program Alignment and Curriculum Adaptation:

  • We’ve already created a curriculum but as a facilitator you’ll get the opportunity to improve and tailor our curriculum based on your knowledge and specific group.

Who’s suited for this role?

Essential qualities:

  • A thorough understanding of AI safety: A strong understanding of and sympathy with the principles and arguments underlying AI safety and catastrophic risks reduction.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster meaningful discussions and engagement.
  • Experience in online course facilitation and a passion for guiding participants in their pursuit of knowledge and impact.
  • Available for at least 3 hours between 4pm and 12am (IST) as the majority of the fellows will be from India.

Other desirable qualities:

  • Strong knowledge and network in India: You must understand our target audiences and contextual factors.
  • Proficiency with asynchronous learning methods, reading materials, and exercises.
  • Ability to assess participant progress and readiness for advancement in the program.
  • Commitment to the mission of equipping participants for impactful contributions to a better future.

Compensation and benefits

You’ll get a one-time payment of 1 lakh INR/$1,200 (with compensation multiplied for facilitating multiple groups).

Other than that, your facilitation will lead to the following benefits:

  • Contribute to building the highly nascent field of AI safety in India.
  • Enhance your network.
  • Improve your facilitation skills this will include quantitative and qualitative feedback.
  • Practice explaining important and difficult concepts.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated and growing team.

Logistical details

The course will start on June 17th but you will start one week earlier (June 3rd)

Facilitation lasts ten-twelve weeks total, taking 5-6 hours/week. The general structure is:

1-week Pre-training

  • During that time we’ll get you familiar with the overall learning objectives, the structure of a session, and help you learn about best facilitation practices with concrete advice.

8-12 weeks facilitating online group discussions one time a week

  • We expect that you take ~ 1-2 hours to brush up on the curriculum content, 1.5-3 hours to facilitate the session, and 1-2 hours of review and follow-up (including communicating with fellows to support them in reaching their goals).

1 week evaluation and feedback

  • Evaluate the program for future iterations together with the core team.

 

About Axiom Futures

Axiom Futures is an India-based startup that enables talent in India to join the AI safety field by running cutting-edge educational and research programs with professionals from leading organizations.

We believe we can support India in playing an important role in creating safe and ethical AI, especially by enabling Indian talent to contribute to safeguarding humanity's long-term future by aligning AI systems with human values. Axiom Futures is incubated by Impact Academy.

Application process

The process is easy. Simply fill in this form. In some cases, we may want to do a short interview, too.

Diversity and inclusion

We’re aware that factors like gender, race, and socioeconomic background can affect people’s willingness to apply for roles for which they meet some but not all the suggested attributes. We’d especially like to encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

There’s no such thing as a “perfect” candidate. If you’re on the fence about applying because you’re unsure whether you’re qualified, we encourage you to apply.