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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

On-Camera Teacher

Full Stack Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Quality Assurance Analyst

Curriculum Author Associate

Marketing Automation Manager

Sales Operations Analyst

Product Marketing Manager

Integrated Marketing Manager

Customer Support Analyst

Customer Support Manager

Academic Assessments Associate

Director of Professional Learning

Director of Student Support

Zearn Math Facilitator

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 when the office reopens in 2021

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.

Senior Software Engineer

Zearn is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team. At Zearn, you’ll have the opportunity to work on the technology solutions that power our top-rated math curriculum. You will build user facing features for K-12 students and educators and build systems for the underlying platform that support Zearn’s operations. Your work will impact millions of students and educators and help us achieve our goal of Numeracy for All.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of long-term projects, which may include user-facing features or back-end system solutions
  • Identifying technical initiatives to improve our software architecture
  • Mentoring junior software engineers to nurture a culture of responsibility, learning, and collaboration
  • Working with cross-functional team members to clearly communicate tradeoffs and help plan against high-level goals

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 5+ years working in software engineering in a professional setting
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Fluency in frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Django, Express.js, etc.
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks like Vue.js, React, Angular, etc.
  • Deep understanding of HTTP, RESTful API design, data modeling and the ability to work with complex integrations in a web application context
  • Ability to evaluate and communicate different engineering solutions and trade-offs
  • A love of math and a strong grasp of K-12 math concepts
  • Passion for educational technology, and a desire to work at a mission-driven organization

Bonus points for:

  • An interest in working on site in New York City when the office reopens in 2021

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 a Curriculum Author Associate to play a critical role in providing middle school students with rigorous and engaging math instruction. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, as you’ll primarily work on thoroughly reviewing, revising, and finalizing our digital math lessons and printed materials to make sure they are in excellent shape for all teachers and students. In this role, you will be in a key position to gain a deep understanding of Zearn’s digital curriculum development. Over time, you will have the opportunity to take on more authoring responsibilities, including contributing to writing the independent practice (Tower of Power) and guided practice (i.e. Math Chat).

What you’ll do:

  • Use a systematic, detail-oriented approach to thoroughly review all aspects of our digital lessons, ensuring that there are no errors in the student experience and that all aspects of the lesson clearly support student understanding
  • Support with filming and revising instructional videos to make sure our lessons are clear, engaging, and supportive to all kids
  • Gain a deep understanding of Zearn’s digital manipulatives and use them to revise digital student experiences in our content management system
  • Clearly communicate with the production team to edit various aspects of lessons, including artwork, digital tasks, and printed documents
  • Implement written and verbal feedback from Zearn’s instructional leaders to continuously improve digital lessons
  • 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 middle school math education; experience with algebra a plus
  • Ability to think deeply about math concepts beyond computational activities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills in order to independently handle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate math concepts with a wide range of students in mind
  • Commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children
  • 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.

Marketing Automation Manager

Zearn is on a mission to ensure that all children love and learn math, and we’re looking for an analytical, data-driven marketer to optimize our email marketing programs in order to engage our community of educators and families. As the Marketing Automation Manager you will be responsible for email best practices, customer segmentation, campaign setup, and analysis of our email programs.

What you'll do:

  • Develop, set-up, and launch email campaigns with a heavy emphasis on customer segmentation and contact strategy, technical set-up & execution in Marketo
  • Query data from databases and execute an email campaign set-up using Marketo
  • Identify customer segments, testing approach, and execute database queries/file loads
  • Use customer analytics and engagement metrics to make recommendations and targeted campaigns
  • Maintain an email calendar across teams so that we have a clear view of all customer and marketing communications
  • Leverage UTMs, landing pages, forms, and other tools to ensure marketing communication engagement is captured and quantified
  • Manage our email database and data processes to ensure good data hygiene within Marketo
  • Guide Marketing, Design, Customer Success, and Sales colleagues to maximize email content, creative best practices, and personalization
  • Support event-triggered email campaign development working with Customer Success and Engineering colleagues

About You:

  • 2+ years' experience in email marketing campaign coordination/deployment, email best practices, customer segmentation, and database marketing
  • 2+ years hands-on experience with Marketo
  • Comfortable working with large data sets with the ability to query, modify, and join data from different sources
  • Strong ability to manage processes and ensure quality control
  • Proficient at analyzing results and creating and presenting reports in Google Slides, Google Sheets, Looker, or Excel
  • Project management experience working with cross functional teams
  • Thrive in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Well-organized, high attention to detail, deadline-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoys working with others as part of a team

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.

This role is remote, but you may be asked to travel to our New York City office periodically when it reopens in 2021.

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

Sales Operations Analyst

What you'll do:

As Sales Operations Analyst, you’ll play a critical role in supporting our growing sales by guiding customers through the process of ordering and receiving Zearn Math products.

  • Lead sales process for customers who are purchasing printed materials
    • Guide potential customers through the purchase process by responding to questions, creating quotes and purchase agreements, and problem-solving purchasing hurdles
    • Process and place a large volume of complex printed material orders through our print partner
    • Ensure purchase orders from schools and districts are accurate and complete, and communicate with customer purchasing departments to revise documents as needed
  • Track sales information in CRM
    • Enter and maintain accurate record of orders and sales transactions
    • Utilize Salesforce reports to ensure orders are placed in a timely fashion
    • Communicate relevant information with Sales, Finance and Customer Support teams
    • Work with Finance team to create monthly reports of printed material sales
  • Work closely with vendors and customers to problem solve as needed
    • Respond to any customer support questions related to printed materials
    • Coordinate with vendor partner to investigate and resolve customer issues
    • Communicate with customers throughout the resolution process
  • Support Sales team with additional fulfillment and operations related projects
    • Ensure customers receive timely account setup, working cross-functionally with Support team
    • Help coordinate renewal purchases for past customers
    • Recommend improvements to printed materials sales processes

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Ability to manage a high volume of emails and tasks, with strong prioritization and organizational skills
  • Excellent written communication skills to engage and follow-up with customers
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems is a plus
  • Work experience in customer support or sales operations at a top-tier business-to-business company, ideally in education or technology, is a plus
  • 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

This role will be based remotely, with a preference for candidates on Central Time or Mountain Time. Email jobs@zearn.org with your resume and cover letter to apply. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Product Marketing Manager

Zearn is on a mission to ensure that all children love and learn math, and we’re looking for a strategic, data-driven Product Marketing Manager to join our team and help grow Zearn Math to reach all students nationwide. As Product Marketing Manager, you will generate customer insights that inform Zearn’s go-to-market strategy, craft the launch of new products, and define new campaigns to drive product growth. This is a highly cross-functional role, partnering closely with Sales, Academics, Product, and Engineering to name a few. We are looking for a passionate, data-driven, collaborative product marketer to join our fast-growing team.

You will:

  • Develop product positioning informed by user research, market research, and product understanding
  • Lead market insights, including synthesizing and communicating opportunities for Zearn product positioning to the broader Zearn team
  • Deeply understand the positioning needed to reach different customer segments; lead the work to regularly interview teachers and administrators as well as incorporate qualitative and quantitative secondary insights to inform your work (content, messaging, positioning, etc.)
  • Work closely with a range of cross-functional teams—product managers, sales, design, PR, and engineering—to successfully launch new products and identify positioning that drive adoption
  • Lead marketing analytics and engagement metrics to further refine synthesis of market and sector trends and insights to make recommendations on opportunities for growth in brand awareness, free users, and sales leads
  • Keep abreast of news and events related to industry/competitors/policy; proactively distribute topical reports and developments when appropriate

We’re looking for someone with:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience that can span marketing, product marketing, product management, operational roles, or strategy consulting
  • 2-3 years of product marketing or go-to-market experience; experience working in technology, education, or platform companies is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-moving, dynamic environment and is able to operate fluidly between the 30,000-foot strategy level and the micro-detail to get things right

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.

This role is remote, but you may be asked to travel to our New York City office periodically when it reopens in 2021.

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

Integrated Marketing Manager

Zearn is on a mission to ensure that all children love and learn math, and we’re looking for a passionate, experienced, and outcome-driven Integrated Marketing Manager to join our team and help grow Zearn Math to reach all students nationwide. As Integrated Marketing Manager, you will shape and scale our demand-generation and go-to-market efforts. We are looking for someone who can think strategically and execute tactically to get campaigns across the finish line. This is a highly collaborative role, working cross-functionally with teams like design, comms, sales, and product.

You will:

  • Lead segment-based audience campaigns, including developing messaging, plans, and timelines. You’ll work collaboratively with partners across marketing and sales to develop, test, and iterate the marketing strategy
  • Lead multi-channel campaigns from planning, production to execution across email, webinars, and website, working closely with design and content partners
  • Deploy and measure integrated marketing campaigns for our key target audiences by keeping project timelines and KPIs updated and clear across all stakeholders
  • Develop plans and timelines for critical marketing projects, including conference programming and submissions of curriculum reviews
  • Build a bridge with our product marketing team to align messaging and understand relevant product launches and moments to roll into each campaign
  • Manage a team of external vendors to meet campaign goals
  • Closely monitor performance to help us optimize impact across multi-channel campaigns
  • Use your strategic, analytical, agile, and digital skills to help us achieve our full-funnel marketing and business goals
  • Ensure that the Zearn brand is appropriately represented in all campaigns

About you:

  • 5+ years of marketing experience, including specific experience with multi-touch campaigns, demand generation, and multi-channel programs and tactics such as email, webinars, and landing pages
  • Proven experience managing highly interdependent, complex projects and keeping various workstreams on track
  • Experience working with Webflow and Marketo is preferred
  • A startup mentality with a bias to action and the ability to flex in a fast-paced environment

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.

This role is remote, but you may be asked to travel to our New York City office periodically when it reopens in 2021.

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

Customer Support Analyst

As a Customer Support Analyst, you will deliver exceptional customer service to help teachers, coaches, school, principals, and district administrators adopt and use Zearn Math. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, pick up new technology quickly, love learning how things work, and are an effective communicator then we’d love to meet you. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in a fast-growing and widely loved organization - that is dedicated to ensuring all children love learning math.

What you'll do:

  • Provide support 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, 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
    • Work with Engineering counterparts to identify, replicate and report product bugs, issues, and outages
    • You're a great listener, you work to deeply understand other people's perspectives, and you actively think about how you can help them achieve their goals
    • Respond to 10+ support tickets per hour answering technical, account, and product related questions

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1+ years of customer support 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. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Customer Support Manager

As a Customer Support Manager you will deliver exceptional customer service and account fulfillment to help teachers, coaches, school, principals, and district administrators adopt and use Zearn Math. You will be responsible for driving high quality customer support through policies, procedures, and the setting/managing of goals. You will be up-to-date on best-in-class support practices and train the team accordingly. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, are an effective communicator, enjoy leading a team, and are excited about working on all aspects of customer experience and business operations, then we’d love to meet you. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in a fast-growing and widely loved organization - that is dedicated to ensuring all children love learning math.

What you'll do:

  • Lead roster fulfillment to 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
    • 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 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
    • Work with our partnerships and development teams to outline troubleshooting checklists and identify when items need to be escalated
    • 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
    • Work with Engineering counterparts to identify, replicate and report product bugs, issues, and outages
  • Manage a team of high-performing support analysts and associates
    • Set team and individual goals for KPIs like CSAT, First-Reply time, Full Resolution time, and One-touch tickets
    • Train new team members in customer support best practices and all aspects of ticket management within Zendesk
    • Act as the first level of escalation for team members when they encounter product bugs or other customer issues
  • Continuously improve the customer support function and share analytics and insights with the leadership team
    • Formulate and revise customer support policies and procedures as well as promote their implementation
    • Leverage support operations metrics to identify and project future staffing needs
    • Work with internal team members to bring deeper analytics into the support function to facilitate high quality responses (E.g., what data about a customer is important for a support agent to know - how can we provide that information without requiring them to visit multiple different systems)

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of customer support, education, or operations experience
  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • Deep knowledge of Zendesk a plus
  • 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. Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Academic Assessments Associate

Zearn is looking for a talented Academic Assessments Associate who is passionate about standards, curriculum, and instruction and how these areas can support Zearn Math in providing students a rigorous and engaging experience. In this role, you will work on Zearn’s Academic team in the creation of Mission-level, paper-based assessments for our expanding Middle School and Algebra curriculum. The ideal candidate is passionate about educating, writing curriculum, thinking deeply about math standards, and about the role of assessments in supporting students on their path to understanding.

What you'll do:

  • Assist in the creation of new Mission-level, paper-based assessments for Middle School and Algebra I
    • Create rubrics and scoring guidance to accompany newly created Mission-level, paper-based assessments
    • Perform competitor analysis by conducting research, reviewing existing assessments, and providing analysis on how results connect to instruction
  • Use performance data to determine the most critical need inside of Zearn Math and recommending foundational content that could best support identified struggles
    • Performing data analysis and providing results
    • Writing foundational content guidance based on findings
  • Work collaboratively within Zearn’s team to thoroughly review and revise assessments

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 5+ years of experience in math education as a teacher with Middle School or Algebra experience preferred
    • Experience writing assessments a plus
  • Ability to think deeply about math standards and thoughtfully assess the standards in engaging and meaningful ways
  • Experience in creating and/or evaluating standards-aligned assessments
  • 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
  • A passion for collaboration

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.

Director of Professional Learning

Zearn is seeking its first Director of Professional Learning to develop and lead the training strategy, content, and experience that will support hundreds of thousands of educators in leading math instruction that helps all kids love learning math. Motivated by a passion for working with educators and a deep understanding of adult learning, the Director of Professional Learning will build and continually refine Zearn's training experience to be a best-in-class support for educators. They will ensure that every teacher and administrator trained by Zearn is inspired, equipped, and supported to successfully adopt, implement, and thrive with Zearn Math in their district, school, or classroom, creating welcoming learning environments where all kids believe they can be math kids. Ultimately, this role will have a significant impact by helping millions of children develop a love of learning math.

The Director of Professional Learning will bring expertise in adult and teacher learning and inspiring and engaging facilitation skills, as well as the creative and strategic thinking skills necessary to build out a new professional learning program. Fundamentally, they will share the Zearn team's belief that all kids can love learning math.

Reporting to Zearn's Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Professional Learning will be part of a growing academic team working within a highly collaborative organization. They will partner with colleagues in the School Operations, Content/Product, and Sales/Marketing teams to ensure that Zearn's professional training is responsive to teacher and administrator needs, current with a growing curriculum, and consistently delivered with the highest levels of quality. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a seasoned and dynamic instructional leader who is experienced in both designing and delivering the training needed to successfully implement a high-quality curriculum.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the creation of the Zearn Math training experience, including a multi-year scope and sequence and associated content, that will support teachers and administrators from adoption to thriving with Zearn Math
  • Draw on best practices in adult learning to design training opportunities, content, and activities that excite and inspire educators as learners and support them in implementing new or different approaches for teaching math
  • Identify differentiated training pathways and build responsive programs, modifying the professional learning experience as needed based on factors such as audience, user case, and time
  • Serve as an expert facilitator and lead a variety of training sessions, leveraging these opportunities both to deliver an exceptional training to users and to understand users' needs, informing ongoing iteration of the Zearn Math training experience
  • Partner with the School Operations team to identify the best training activities for the Director of Professional Learning to facilitate directly, on an ongoing or case-by-case basis
  • Share expertise with a growing corps of Zearn Math training facilitators by designing and delivering internal onboarding and training activities that prepare these individuals for success and help them enhance their own facilitation skills
  • Ensure appropriate supports are in place for ongoing evaluation and feedback for Zearn Math training facilitators
  • Assess the impact and effectiveness of the Zearn Math training experience, continuously testing, learning, and refining based on observations, research, market needs, feedback, and Zearn's robust internal data system; collaborate with other internal teams as appropriate to identify opportunities for improvement or change

About You:

As the incoming Director of Professional Learning, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following experiences, competencies, and attributes:

  • You love thinking deeply about adult pedagogy, teacher learning, and how to engage and energize educators as learners and thinkers. You are a continuous learner and will bring curiosity to learning about Zearn Math and how to build a strong professional learning and training experience for this program, as well as excitement about working with math educators.
  • You bring 10 - 15 or more years of professional experience, including substantial experience and skill in designing and facilitating professional learning and development sessions for educators, as well as demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, instructional leader, and educator.
  • You are a hands-on leader who is comfortable rolling up your sleeves to create high-quality professional learning and training materials.
  • You are able to toggle between looking at big-picture strategy and goals for your work and zooming into the details as necessary.
  • You possess excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as dynamic, engaging, and effective facilitation skills.
  • You are comfortable utilizing a variety of software programs, including Keynote and Google Slides for presentation.
  • You are committed to Zearn's mission of creating learning and teaching experiences where all kids belong and can love learning math.

Compensation & Benefits:

Zearn offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a robust benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 401K matching; parental leave; and a generous PTO policy.

Location:

Zearn is currently operating as a fully remote organization and this position is designed for remote work on a permanent basis. Ideally, the Director of Professional Learning will be located in CA, CO, CT, FL, LA, MA, NJ, NY, TN, TX, WA, or WI, though Zearn is able to consider candidates who would be based in other locations within the US. There will be some travel required for this role, once it is safe to do so.

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 submit your materials here. All 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.

Director of Student Support

Zearn Math is built on a set of foundational learning principles designed to support teachers in creating classroom math communities where all students feel they belong and can love learning math. Zearn is seeking its first Director of Student Support who will unite academic research, the learning science behind learning disabilities, and Zearn Math’s results to codify and expertly communicate how those learning principles support all students, in particular special student populations and historically underrepresented student groups. Sharing the Zearn Math team's belief that all kids can love learning math, this individual will use their expertise in mathematics and learning science to narrate and continuously improve Zearn Math's communications. This individual will effectively communicate what is in the best interest for optimal teaching and learning of math for diverse student populations; including best practices in special education, culturally responsive curriculum, and curriculum and instruction supports for English Language Learners. Additionally, this individual will need to be an influential leader who can take academic ideas and communicate them in a friendly, collaborative style when working with our district partners.

The ideal candidate brings 10+ years of deep expertise in special education, and has experience in studying the connection of mathematics and how students with learning disabilities learn. The ideal candidate also has school experience implementing research-backed strategies to increase accessibility for all students in an upper elementary or middle school environment. This person will align to Zearn’s belief that addressing the divergent needs of special populations increases usability for everyone.

The Director of Student Support will report to Zearn's Chief Academic Officer and be part of a growing academic team working to improve math education for all kids.

Requirements:

The Director of Student Support will provide leadership and vision to ensure continuous organizational development and improvement. This individual will be expected to:

  • Bring together academic research, learning science, and Zearn Math’s results to codify and communicate how Zearn Math’s learning principles support all kids to be math kids, in particular special student populations and historically underrepresented student groups
  • Identify the connections between brain research and Zearn Math’s Approach to identify the ground rules that allow diverse student populations (such as, English Language Learners and vision impaired students) to thrive, fostering a love of learning math
  • With a grounding in research and learning science, partner with Zearn team members and Zearn Math’s partner districts and schools to develop the best plan for special populations in an effort to improve educational results for all kids
  • Identify, communicate, and support the adoption of culturally responsive instructional practices that are research-based, aligned with Zearn's instructional perspective, and support student learning of historically underrepresented student groups
  • Ensure that our communications resonate with a variety of audiences; exercising an influential voice and one that speaks to a variety of different audiences
  • Engage in ongoing collaboration with the product team to continuously improve how Zearn’s products support all kids
  • Keep abreast of new research-based best practices for potential adoption by Zearn to enhance curriculum and related product offerings
  • Build the team and collaborate with a content specialist team / advisory committee to incorporate diverse teacher voices and experts in ELL, accessibility, vision, and special education
  • Develop partnerships with schools, organizations, and other agencies in order to build awareness, develop support, and share research-based resources and practices

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated academic study and expertise in how learning disabilities impact math learning
  • A belief that all students can learn at a high level and should be held to high academic standards
  • Exceptional communication skills with an ability to liaise between partner districts and internal teams
  • Experience with mathematics instruction in upper elementary or middle school
  • Knowledge of curriculum and research-based programming
  • High bar of excellence with the ability to pivot and/or change when needed
  • Personal accountability for student achievement and a proven track-record of success
  • A strong commitment to Zearn’s mission and vision
  • Growth mindset with influential leadership skills
  • High expectations for student work and behavior with unwavering commitment to consistency
  • Optimistic, with the right blend of support and accountability
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Teaching experience (a plus)
  • 7+ years experience in education with a focus on special student populations; 3+ years in a leadership role within a school and/or education nonprofit organization

Compensation & Benefits:

Zearn offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a robust benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 401K matching; parental leave; and a generous PTO policy.

Location:

Zearn is currently operating as a fully remote organization and this position is designed for remote work on a permanent basis. Ideally, the Director of Student Support will be located in CA, CO, CT, FL, LA, MA, NJ, NY, TN, TX, WA, or WI, though Zearn is able to consider candidates who would be based in other locations within the US. There will be some travel required for this role, once it is safe to do so.

How to Apply:

To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All 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.

Zearn Math Facilitator

Are you an educator looking for an opportunity to have a huge impact this summer? If you love working with elementary and middle school math teachers, leading professional development, and are hungry to further build your instructional leadership skill set, the Zearn Math Facilitator is right for you. Zearn Math is seeking professional learning facilitators to lead professional development with Zearn teachers and administrators from all across the country.

Your responsibilities will be challenging and diverse. You will start by immersing yourself in a Zearn facilitator training, getting the opportunity to be trained by a Zearn expert facilitator on new content for the upcoming school year. You will then dive right in by leading professional development sessions over video conferencing for districts around the country.

As a result of this effort, you’ll benefit from seeing teachers you’ve worked with effectively implement Zearn Math. Ultimately, your facilitation will have a significant impact by helping millions of children develop a love of learning math.

To grow your own skills as a leader of adults, you will participate in team professional development and individualized coaching. This is a great opportunity for veteran teachers and/or school leaders who are looking to gain additional experience leading adult learners.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preparation & Instruction

  • Participate in facilitator training and become an expert in the approach and implementation of Zearn Math
  • Review pre-training email correspondence in a timely manner and complete necessary action steps
  • Prepare for facilitation of administrator and teacher training sessions (e.g., modify provided session plans, prepare materials)
  • Depending on scheduling and capacity, individual facilitators have the opportunity to lead up to 3 sessions a day throughout this period. Overall, individual facilitators could teach anywhere from 12 to 40 90-minute administrator and teacher training sessions during the time period of July 15th to September 1

Professional Development & Support

  • Attend a Zearn Math facilitator training in the beginning of July in order to review the professional learning, meet with other facilitators and practice effective and engaging techniques to use in your training sessions
  • Analyze and reflect on survey data after each session
  • Debrief instructional strengths and growth areas from session observations with Lead Zearn Professional Learning Facilitator and Zearn’s Chief Academic Officer
  • Engage in practice before sessions with other facilitators to prepare for facilitation

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five years of experience teaching in a school or other relevant experience
  • At least a master’s degree
  • Experience in leading professional development
  • Strong relevant content area knowledge is preferred (e.g. math instruction, adult pedagogy, supporting diverse learners)
  • Authorized to work in the United States

COMPENSATION:

Zearn offers a competitive salary for contract employees. Zearn Facilitators will be paid for upfront training and prep and then additionally per session.

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