We're Hiring!

Join us to create Numeracy for All

In 2012 we founded Zearn because we believe that universal access to an excellent education can change the world. We want to work with others who believe this, too. Join our team of leading education entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, problem solvers, designers, and digital product creators and help us achieve our mission of Numeracy for All.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production Analyst

Visual Product Designer

Visual Designer (Illustration focus)

UX Product Designer

Curriculum Author

On-Camera Teacher

Associate Product Manager

Full Stack Software Engineer

Accounting Associate

Customer Support Associate

Curriculum Author

Zearn is looking for talented Curriculum Authors who are passionate about providing students with rigorous and engaging math instruction.

What you'll do:

  • Drive the conceptualization and production of lessons to create a rigorous and engaging learning experience:
    1. Use Zearn’s model and curricular materials to draft digital math lessons and independent practice
    2. Collaborate with the production team to create visuals and implement digital manipulatives
    3. Collaborate with the video team to film and revise videos
    4. Ensure each lesson is a clear and cohesive student experience
  • Use data to improve students’ learning experience
  • Work directly with students and teachers to test, validate, and iterate on digital lessons

Ideal candidates will have:

  • At least 2-4 years of experience in math education; experience with middle school math content a plus
  • Ability to think deeply about math concepts beyond computational activities, and to clearly articulate math concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A love of learning, and a love of math
  • An interest in working on site in New York City

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Visual Product Designer

Zearn is looking for a talented Visual Product Designer to join our growing Creative team. This position helps to define and design the visual experience across all aspects of the digital product including Student and Adult facing experience with occasional contribution on projects involving branding, marketing, email and print collateral pieces.

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with Creative and UX Directors, Product Managers and Developers to create necessary design deliverables in an agile and collaborative environment
  • Create original design layouts as well as work off of established wireframes
  • Create a variety of assets including custom illustrations, templates and other visual elements with adherence to quality and established design standards
  • Help expand, maintain, and evangelize our design system and style guides
  • Contribute user centered thinking to help solve design problems
  • Execute occasional user testing on in-progress designs
  • Manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvements to process and systems

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Proven experience working in the creative industry in either agency or startup environments
  • Portfolio showcasing relevant design expertise, with product or service design examples
  • Professional level knowledge of current design software like Sketch, Adobe CS, InVision etc.
  • Solid understanding of the process of digital product design and its limitations
  • Fluency with interactive design principles and processes
  • Experience working with responsive design
  • Experience designing for mobile and tablet
  • General tech savviness with understanding of coding and development process
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to own and run projects from concept to completion with little supervision
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability and desire to collaborate with product managers and engineers, as well as other members of the creative team
  • Light prototyping skills in program of your choice
  • Experience in designing for children
  • Passion for educational technology and math

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume, portfolio link, and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Visual Designer (Illustration focus)

Zearn is looking for a multidisciplinary Designer to support all aspects of Student Lesson creation. The focus is creating custom illustrations and assets for video lessons, along with a range of projects involving branding, marketing, email and print collateral pieces. You will collaborate with other designers, product managers, lesson authors and developers to ensure that all visual execution adheres to requirements and established brand and style patterns.

What you'll do:

  • Design, layout, modify and deliver graphic files for interactive lessons and video production
  • Create original designs and layouts that support marketing needs whether print or digital
  • Create downloadable, printable documents and materials to support lessons
  • Manage asset libraries for development and video teams
  • Help with other digital product design projects as needed
  • Ensure that styles, colors and quality are consistent across all creative deliverables with strong attention to detail
  • Make and update creative assets when product, video production or development teams need them - often with a quick turnaround time
  • Create specs for developers to execute
  • Support the rest of the creative team in creating and updating style guides and pattern libraries

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong illustration skills, whether digital or hand drawn that can be converted to digital files
  • Proficiency in graphic design basics such as composition, color, typography, etc.
  • Strong familiarity with Sketch and Adobe CC focusing on Illustrator and InDesign
  • Web production experience including understanding of asset creation process for front end web development: image optimization, importance of file sizes and types, font usage
  • Great communication skills and a sense of urgency when responding to requests
  • A self-starter with strong time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple requests in an agile development process
  • Interest in math and how it’s taught in K-8th grade
  • Experience with designing for children and/or education environment

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume, portfolio link, and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

On-Camera Teacher

Zearn is looking for talented and charismatic teachers to be on-screen leading Zearn Math’s video lessons. This is your chance to become one of the faces of Zearn, and to engage and inspire kids across the country. The time commitment is just 5 to 15 days a year, can work around your teaching schedule, and you don’t need any prior on-camera experience.

This role is based in New York City and requires you to be based within commuting distance. If you are passionate about inspiring kids, excited to bring them joyful AND rigorous instruction, and comfortable teaching math, we want to hear from you!

Compensation

Zearn offers a competitive compensation, as well as the chance to positively impact the lives of millions of children. However, we are not able to cover travel costs.

To Apply

Zearn is accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. Follow the instructions below to apply:

  • Create a one-minute video of yourself as though you were speaking to a small group of 6th graders. You can use your phone or webcam. In the video
    1. Introduce yourself
    2. Tell 'your students' three facts about yourself
    3. Tell 'your students' why you like math
  • Upload your video to YouTube. Use the 'unlisted' setting, which allows anyone with the link to view the clip, but ensures your video isn't searchable to the public
  • Write a short bio telling us why you became a teacher and a high-level summary of your background as an educator
  • Email the YouTube link, biography, and your preferred method of contact to teachers@zearn.org

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

UX Product Designer

Zearn is looking for a designer who loves to dive into everything—from research to prototyping, requirements gathering to wireframes. This position involves doing work across both our student and educator experiences, so an interest in all types of users and all types of interfaces is a must.

What you'll work on:

This role will be leading the UX design of a new feature set that will support Middle School students in learning, reviewing and practicing math. We are still in the process of defining what this set of features will ultimately be, but we know this feature set will require a wide breadth of user experiences - which may include:
  • engaging activities that make practicing math fun
  • review lessons for math concepts from previous grades
  • activities that provide a deeper understanding of current grade-level concepts
  • the platform where the students access these activities
  • reports where educators can monitor their students’ progress and performance
  • assignment tools for teachers to give relevant work to each student

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with the UX Director, Creative Director, Product Managers, and Dev to create necessary design deliverables in an agile and collaborative environment
  • Design and execute user research, usability tests, and competitive audits
  • Gather requirements, define business logic, create objectives, and reach consensus with stakeholders
  • Create original wireframes and prototypes to communciate and test your interface designs
  • Help expand, maintain, and evangelize our design system and style guide
  • Aid the product managers in writing functional specs for the dev team
  • Manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvements to our processes and systems

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be both collaborative, flexible and tenacious in service of making the work the best it can be
  • Have a portfolio that showcases their expertise in all of the above areas
  • Have designed for both desktop and mobile and be passionate about both
  • Have the skills to use all the most current design programs for wireframes, prototypes and final design when necessary (ex. Sketch, inVision, Adobe CS, etc.)
  • Understand the process of digital product design, its possibilities and limitations
  • Be able to work independently, manage multiple projects, and hit deadlines consistently
  • Have experience designing for children (a plus)
  • Passion for educational technology and math (a must)

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Production Analyst

Zearn is looking for a Production Analyst to join our Content team. This New York City-based position involves helping to build some of Zearn’s key products, including interactive math lessons and teacher materials. You’ll be joining the work of our Curriculum Authors, who create lessons for our users, and the work of our engineers and designers, who built the structure that the students use to experience the instruction.

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with Curriculum Authors and Production Director to create key content
    1. Transcribe instructional material into our content management system using critical thinking to logically implement complex mathematics or layouts.
    2. Iterate and edit based on input from Curriculum Authors and Product Managers
    3. Upload documents, images, audio files, and videos in the content management system while following internal protocol for file management
  • Produce a wide variety of documents and visual assets
    1. Work with Curriculum Authors to create and edit artwork (including diagrams, illustrations, and other visuals), student workbook materials, and other supporting documents for Zearn lessons
    2. Edit audio clips
  • Demonstrate ownership of content creation processes
    1. Support knowledge management and transfer by documenting and following new product norms, processes, and tips
    2. Review content and report bugs and other problems or inconsistencies
    3. Adhere to existing styles and call attention to discrepancies across related materials
    4. Participate in development of production processes, providing feedback and suggested improvements in areas that affect content production

Ideal candidates will have:

  • BA or BS with 2+ years of work experience
  • Strong time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • An eye for efficiency and great attention to detail
  • Basic familiarity with Javascript
  • Basic to Intermediate Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop
  • A desire to collaborate on a diverse team and learn new tools and techniques
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently to meet goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A love of learning, and a love of math

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Product Manager

Zearn is looking for an Associate Product Manager who is passionate about solving complex problems and working collaboratively to build features for our Educator experience. As a member of our product team, you’ll help define and prioritize new features, manage weekly development sprints, and lead research projects to help Zearn build an excellent Middle School product for teachers and admins.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with engineers, designers, and educators to define, prioritize, and deliver high quality digital experiences for educators
  • Manage the end-to-end product development process:
    • Translate user needs into detailed product requirements, specifications, and timelines
    • Partner with Zearn’s design team to develop wireframes and visual layouts
    • Work with Zearn’s engineering team to plan and sequence development
    • Ensure features are delivered on time and function as desired
    • Communicate new features and gather feedback internally and externally
    • Analyze user data to improve educators' learning experience
  • Review user feedback and visit schools to understand educators’ needs and refine product usability
  • Lead research projects to develop Zearn’s product strategy as we bring Zearn into middle schools

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 3+ years of work experience in product, education technology, consulting, or related field
  • Ability to take ownership of projects from planning through execution
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize to manage multiple projects on tight timelines
  • A desire to collaborate and a proven ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • UX sensibility to create excellent experiences for educators
  • Excitement to understand and learn an existing and complex system
  • Commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • A love of learning, and a love of math
  • A desire to join an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment at a high-growth organization
  • Experience with agile software development a plus

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children. This role is based in NYC.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Stack Software Engineer

Zearn is looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer to join our team. You'll be working on building out new features across the stack to improve our top-rated math curriculum and create tools for educators. You'll collaborate with our small team of engineers and product people and you'll have the opportunity to make a big impact in helping us achieve our goal of Numeracy for All.

We work with Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, and PostgreSQL. Experience with these is a plus, but we are more interested in general familiarity with working on various parts of a large and complex web application.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of web application frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Django, Express.js, etc.
  • Familiarity with modern JavaScript frameworks like Vue.js, React, Angular, etc.
  • Experience making great products
  • Passion for educational technology and math, and a desire to work at a mission-driven organization

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with test-driven development or continuous delivery
  • A code sample (or a link to an open source contribution) for us to review
  • An interest in working on site in New York City

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Accounting Associate

The Accounting Associate plays a key role in the smooth day-to-day financial operations at Zearn. The Accounting Associate will report to and be supported by the Senior Accountant. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute their skills in a mission-driven environment.

We Want You!

You will be great for this job if you:

  • Are responsible & diligent
  • Delight in details and love when numbers match to the penny
  • Dig making spreadsheets
  • Enjoy working on a small, supportive team in a dynamic and fun organization

What you'll do:

The Accounting Associate will perform day-to-day bookkeeping functions, including:

  • Process all A/P functions, including monthly bookkeeping of bills, issuing checks, preparing for signatures and disbursement
  • Process all A/R functions, including weekly bookkeeping of deposits for earned revenue and grants
  • Process monthly expense reports for employee reimbursements and Zearn credit card
  • Review daily sales activity: review sales contracts, liaison with customers on invoicing and PO requirements
  • Maintain an accurate record of customers’ sales tax exemption certificates and assist with monthly reporting
  • Maintain Zearn’s independent contractors records, assist with annual 1099s reporting
  • Maintain technology property & fixed assets, including performing annual inventory
  • Assist with monthly close of the books and reconciliations
  • Maintain accurate filing of all finance documentation in organized and secure files
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis as needed

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 1 year of accounting experience or related internship
  • Familiarity with basic accounting principles
  • Strong time management and attention to detail
  • Professional and friendly demeanor with demonstrated success in service-oriented roles

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a cover letter or introductory email and your resume to jobs@zearn.org. A member of our team will respond to you within two weeks. This role is based in NYC.

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Customer Support Associate

What you'll do:

As a Customer Support Associate, you will deliver exceptional customer service and account fulfillment to help teachers, coaches, school, principals, and district administrators adopt and use Zearn Math. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, are an effective communicator, and are excited about working on all aspects of customer experience, business operations, and procurement, then we’d love to meet you. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in fast-growing and widely loved organization - that is dedicated to ensuring all children love learning math. Specifically, you will:

  • Coordinate end-to-end order fulfillment and ensure all district and school customers are setup for success
    • Work directly with customers to gather customer requirements, advise on account setup, and set user permissions
    • Work with Sales and Finance teams to gather key customer information, order information, and account-specific context
    • Procure materials through a third-party print vendor on behalf of customers and Zearn and manage all communications, tracking, and troubleshooting
    • Provision accounts within internal systems and setup district and school accounts that include critical data received from Sales and Finance teams
    • Analyze data provided by customers for completeness and accuracy and communicate with customers on status of their account provisioning
    • Collaborate with Marketing team to author collateral and documentation to help customers navigate the fulfillment process
    • Work with Legal team to terminate account access and delete data as needed
  • Provide ongoing support, guidance, and help to over 250,000 educators
    • Develop deep expertise in the Zearn Approach to Teaching and Learning, and apply that expertise to support customers with using our curriculum, classroom model and professional development
    • Act as the voice of Zearn in customer conversations across email interactions and Zearn’s online community, authoring guidance that is clear, compelling, and helps educators use Zearn Math.
    • Use data to inform proactive guidance provided to customers, finding a way in every interaction to provide extra support and help based on a customer’s specific situation
  • Continuously improve customer experience
    • Work with Engineering counterparts to identify, replicate and report product bugs, issues, and outages
    • Work with Marketing counterparts to author new Help Center content, update support email messaging, and create tutorial videos and guides.
    • Independently create tutorial videos and collateral based on learnings to support customers

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years of customer support, procurement, finance, or operations experience
  • Excellent written communication, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • A true passion for helping people and creating positive customer service experiences
  • Commitment to Zearn’s mission of ensuring that all students learn and love math
  • Desire to join an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment at a high-growth organization

Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To apply, please send a resume and a bit about yourself to jobs@zearn.org. This role can be based remotely. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.