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

On-Camera Teacher

Full Stack Software Engineer

Quality Assurance Analyst

Curriculum Author Associate

Revenue Operations Manager

Director of People Operations

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.

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.

Quality Assurance Analyst

As a Quality Assurance Analyst, you’ll be helping to build and improve our student experience to support millions of kids on Zearn. You will play a critical role in ensuring that Zearn delivers exciting, educational, and functional features for kids with every release.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure all newly developed features meet requirements for functionality, performance, reliability, accessibility, stability and compatibility across devices and browsers
    • Understand product requirements, including wireframes and designs, to ensure effective QA of deliverables
    • Plan, create, and execute end-to-end test cases for new builds
    • Find and report product usability issues, defects, and incompatibilities with detailed, accurate, and concise steps to reproduce
    • Work directly with the engineering team to identify and resolve bugs
  • Become an expert on Zearn’s student experience and user functionality
    • Regularly review Zearn’s digital lessons to find and resolve any errors
    • Update Zearn’s QA test content to reflect a comprehensive set of features and content use cases
  • Assist the QA team in ensuring quick resolution of user issues raised through Zearn Support

Ideal candidates will have:

  • BA/BS
  • 2+ years of work experience in QA, technology, or a related field. Experience in education is a plus
  • An eye for detail, and UX sensibility to catch non-technical UX issues
  • Excellent organizational skills, follow-up, and written and oral communication
  • A readiness to understand and learn an existing and complex system
  • A desire to collaborate on a diverse team and learn new tools and techniques
  • 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

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.

Curriculum Author Associate

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

What you’ll do:

  • Work alongside Zearn’s instructional leaders to create a rigorous and engaging learning experience
  • Use Zearn’s model and curricular materials to gain a deep understanding of digital curriculum development and contribute to the authoring process, helping to shape student lessons from ideation to execution
  • Collaborate with the production team to thoroughly review and revise digital math lessons
  • Collaborate with the video team to support with filming and revising instructional videos
  • Test, validate, and iterate on digital lessons by incorporating student and teacher feedback

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 with students in mind
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Meticulous 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 remotely, and eventually 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.

Revenue Operations Manager

Revenue Operations Manager is a key cross-functional role in the smooth day-to-day financial sales operations at Zearn. The Revenue Operations Manager will report to and be supported by the Finance Director. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute their knowledge and skills in a mission-driven environment.

We want you!

You will be great for this job if you are:

  • Responsible and diligent
  • Problem solver and self-starter
  • Strong operations manager and owner
  • Thriving in a small, supportive team of a dynamic and fast paced organization

What you’ll do:

The Revenue Operations Manager will oversee, enhance and support financial sales operations, including:

  • Prepare and review accounting related functions surrounding contract compliance, invoicing, accounts receivable, and monthly account reconciliations
  • Partner and collaborate with Sales, Support, Legal, and Finance during the day to day operations
  • Supervise, mentor and develop AR Associate, contribute to a positive and collaborative team culture with highest integrity and sense of ownership
  • Serve as a functional expert in understanding the end-to-end order to cash system integrations, internal data flows and processes
  • Oversee Avalara in sales tax compliance, reporting and management of customer sales tax exemptions
  • Interface with external third-party providers to record, reconcile and collect revenue
  • Design and implement best practices in month end revenue close procedures and documentation
  • Establish revenue recognition policies and processes for newly launched products
  • Continuously enhance and refine processes and procedures that can scale effectively as we grow, serve as an implementation functional owner in ad hoc revenue accounting projects
  • Contribute to executive reporting and financial reporting in cross functional collaboration
  • Collaborate with leadership and external auditors on technical revenue and audit preparation matters to achieve maximum consistency in best practice, and policy application
  • Perform ad-hoc/special projects and analysis as required

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s or above Degree in Accounting, Operations or Finance
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in revenue and general accounting, excellent knowledge of revenue accounting pronouncements including ASC 606
  • Oracle Netsuite and Salesforce experience highly desired
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities and execute in a fast paced environment with attention to details
  • Team player and effective communicator with all levels of management

Compensation

Zearn offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.

To apply, please send a cover letter or introductory email and your resume to finance@zearn.org. A member of our team will respond to you within two weeks. Thank you for your interest!

This role is based in New York, NY. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of People Operations

Zearn is seeking an experienced and hands-on Director of People Operations to lead recruitment, retention, professional development, and culture- and team-building activities and to oversee employee benefits and policies. The Director will build and implement strategies that will ensure best-in-class human resources management across the organization. Through their work in codifying best practices and providing effective coaching to managers, the Director of People Operations will position the organization to continue to attract, retain, support, and develop a diverse, strong team and promote a values- and mission-driven culture.

The Director of People Operations will report to Zearn's General Counsel; supervise the Administrative Assistant; and work in collaboration with the Finance Director as needed, in addition to providing expert support, guidance, and service to staff at all levels of the organization.

What you’ll do:

Talent Acquisition, Retention, and Development

  • Develop, manage, and continuously refine a centralized, efficient system for attracting, evaluating, and hiring Zearn team members:
    • Partner with hiring managers to develop job descriptions and interview frameworks for maximum impact and consistency
    • Establish best practices for job postings and ensure high-quality and diverse candidate pools
    • Screen applicants, maintain communications with candidates, and prepare and send offer letters
  • Coach and support supervisors to provide effective management to team members:
    • Ensure consistent and effective execution of annual performance evaluations and regular performance management feedback
    • Partner with managers on how to provide employee development and training that maximizes potential and addresses any performance concerns
    • Serve as the main point of contact for HR personnel issues and respond in collaboration with Zearn's General Counsel

Organizational Culture Building

  • In close collaboration with Zearn’s General Counsel, develop, execute, and manage culture initiatives and support Zearn's diversity, equity, and belonging goals:
    • Identify and implement culture-based initiatives that promote organizational values and foster a strong sense of community across the team
    • Conduct and/or coordinate diversity and anti-bias workshops and trainings to promote an equitable and inclusive environment

Employee Benefits, Onboarding, and Offboarding

  • Manage the employee onboarding and offboarding process to ensure effective support through all stages of the employee lifecycle:
    • Liaise with Zearn's Professional Employer Organization (PEO) for new hires and terminations
    • Serve as point of contact for onboarding and benefits-related questions
    • Maintain complete and accurate personnel records; manage new hire background checks; and oversee the Administrative Assistant in collecting and maintaining relevant files and preparing employee equipment
    • Conduct exit interviews and manage offboarding documentation
  • Oversee the administration of team member benefits in partnership with Zearn's PEO and relevant internal team members:
    • Coordinate with the PEO on human resources matters such as annual benefits enrollment, Leave of Absence (LOA) management, relocations, etc.
    • Serve as point of contact for review of annual renewal plans and insurance carrier recommendations; lead internal communication across the team regarding benefits
    • Manage LOA policies and tracking; coordinate across Zearn's PEO, Finance team, and employees on leave eligibility, payment, and paperwork

  • Ensure all personnel policies, procedures, and records remain in compliance, proactively reviewing those currently in place and identifying necessary changes based on relevant laws and reporting standards
  • Collaborate with the General Counsel to maintain and update Zearn's employee handbook

About You:

As a strong candidate, you will demonstrate many, though perhaps not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • You offer at least 10 years of professional experience, including prior success in human resources positions that have required a generalist's range of knowledge across recruitment, retention, employee development, benefits, and compliance.
  • You have demonstrated expertise in leading, building, and/or managing systems, processes, and relationships related to talent acquisition, performance management, and/or staff development
  • You are able to leverage excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong relationships with managers and staff at all levels of an organization, offering a responsive and effective customer service experience. Experience in advising Director-level leaders is required.
  • You have been successful in fast-paced and/or growth-oriented organizations that are committed to high standards and high levels of accountability. You are self-directed and able to identify and act on opportunities for improvement.
  • You work with the utmost discretion, respect for confidentiality, and sound professional judgment.
  • You have experience working across a remote or geographically distributed organization.
  • You are excited about joining a team that provides transformative learning experiences.
  • You hold a Bachelor's degree or have equivalent professional experience.

Compensation

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching, parental leave, and a generous PTO policy.

While Zearn is currently operating as a fully remote organization, the individual in this position should be based within commuting distance of New York City and be prepared to work from the New York City Office upon its reopening in 2021.

How to Apply

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Cassie Scarano and Kirstin Griffiths are leading this search. To express your interest in this role please visit https://talent-profile.koyapartners.com/search/4196. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Zearn is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants.