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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

Visual Product Designer

Visual Designer (Illustration focus)

UX Product Designer

Curriculum Author

On-Camera Teacher

Full Stack Software Engineer

Data Analyst

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.

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.

Data Analyst

Zearn is looking for a Data Analyst to join our team. You’ll be working to gather and analyze data to inform all aspects of what we do at Zearn, working to improve our top-rated math curriculum for teachers and students. You’ll collaborate across teams, working with engineers to organize and manage our data and with product, communications, research, and other teams to generate insights in pursuit of our mission to ensure that all students love learning math.

What you'll do:

  • Establish and manage a consistent process to organize and fulfill data requests from different teams to effectively inform product development, customer success, etc.
  • Develop dashboards and reports to highlight and track key data points regarding program implementation, student progress, and more
  • Support management of Zearn’s analytics database and connections to front-end tools for data visualization, marketing automation, customer relationship management, etc.
  • Strengthen Zearn’s organizational culture of data-driven decision making
  • Explore Zearn’s data to find meaning and patterns; work with other teams to understand the data and make it useful to them

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Looker or Tableau
  • Proficiency with SQL and knowledge of relational database management systems and data warehouses (e.g. Redshift, BigQuery, Snowflake)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and/or other basic spreadsheet tools for organizing and sharing data
  • Experience with statistical analysis in Python, R, or similar is a plus.
  • Ability to tell written and verbal stories using data to different types of audiences
  • An ability and desire to collaborate across different teams within Zearn
  • Exceptional curiosity; a drive to explore and understand data, learn what it means, and use it to help our team improve Zearn
  • A love of learning, and a love of math
  • A commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children

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.