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

Senior Software Engineer

Quality Assurance Analyst

Marketing Automation Specialist

Customer Support Analyst

Research Manager

Visual Product Designer

Associate Product Manager

Product Analyst

On-Camera Teacher

Zearn is looking for talented and charismatic teachers to be on-screen leading Zearn Math’s video guided practices. 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.

Marketing Automation Specialist

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

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 Specialist 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

Requirements:

  • 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 for teambuilding when it reopens.

To apply, please send a 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.

Research Manager

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Zearn is seeking its first Research Manager to lead research on Zearn’s math learning data, ensuring Zearn Math’s impact for students and teachers across the country, and developing insights to further fields of math pedagogy, behavioral science, and learning engineering. In addition, with billions of math problems solved on the Zearn platform each year, Zearn’s dataset offers massive potential for insights that can guide the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping all kids catch-up and move forward with their learning. As Zearn's Research Manager, you will manage day-to-day execution of Zearn's efficacy research and field building research initiatives, and act as a thought partner to strategic evaluation of new research studies. This is a people manager role with individual contributor responsibilities. The ideal candidate will oversee the end to end process- identifying topics/questions to explore, outlining analysis, and summarizing insights to share with different types of shareholders - within the Zearn team, the research community, and key decision-makers at the local, state, and federal level.

Responsibilities:

  • Research strategy:
    • Partner with Director of Research and Strategy to define Zearn’s multi-year research strategy and themes and ensure alignment with Zearn’s mission and key priority areas
  • Efficacy research:
    • Manage day-to-day planning for Randomized Control Trial to rigorously measure Zearn Math impact on student achievement, engagement, and mindsets
    • Design and oversee district-level and statewide correlational studies on an ongoing basis
  • Internal explorations:
    • Identify and explore research questions tied to key organizational priorities, informing Zearn product development, customer success strategy, and efforts to support students and teachers
    • Act as a project manager for research question exploration: ideation, design, analysis, and insight generation
    • Translate insight into communication materials to engage the Leadership team and the organization as a whole
    • Provide strategic reporting to internal team members, Zearn’s Board of Directors, and external stakeholders as needed
  • External research partnerships:
    • Help build relationships with leading researchers in behavioral science, learning engineering, and math pedagogy
    • Co-design studies with research partners to leverage Zearn data to develop impactful field-building insights, informing and improving approaches to math teaching and learning across the country

Qualifications:

  • Masters in a social science field with an emphasis on statistics or quantitative research methodologies required; PHD strongly preferred
  • 2+ years years of project management experience in a professional setting
    • Experience in Education field a plus
  • Previous people management experience a plus
  • Deep statistical knowledge/data fluency required, including a history of data analysis and visualization
    • Research/study design with experimental/quasi experimental methods is a must
  • Humility, a team-oriented mindset, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and dig into the tactical alongside the strategic
  • Strong written proficiency translating research to a general audience
  • A strong commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children

Apply here: https://apply.workable.com/zearn/j/B41CD2AE36/apply

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Visual Product Designer

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

We are looking for a Visual Product Designer to join our growing Creative team. This role will help to define and design the visual experience across all aspects of our best in class education product, with a focus on leading the design of innovative features and updates to the Educator experience. Occasionally, support work is needed on Student facing experiences, and some contribution on projects involving branding, marketing, and print materials.

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
  • Develop deep understanding of the business, design and user needs, while delivering on company mission
  • Create original, visually engaging interfaces that are functional and intuitive, as well as transform established wireframes into compelling visual experiences
  • Create a variety of assets including custom illustrations, templates and other visual elements with adherence to established quality and brand design standards
  • Integrate team feedback effectively by knowing when to push the details and when to prioritize speed
  • Perform detailed Visual QA in preparation for feature launches
  • Help maintain, expand, and advocate usage of our design system and style guides
  • Contribute user centered thinking to help solve design challenges
  • Execute occasional user testing on in-progress designs and apply learnings to create necessary improvements
  • Manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify and deliver continuous improvements to internal process and systems
  • Stay current on best practice and advances in visual design and product design fields

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional quality and experience in product design
  • Solid understanding of the digital product design process and its limitations
  • Fluency with best practices in UI design
  • Ability to sell design concepts with adherence to business, user and company goals
  • Professional level knowledge of current design software including Sketch, InVision, Adobe CS, Zeplin
  • Experience with responsive design and designing for tablet & mobile
  • General tech savviness with understanding of coding and development process
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to own and run projects from concept to completion with little supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Light prototyping skills in program of your choice
  • Passion for educational technology and math
  • A plus if you have experience in designing for children

Apply here: https://apply.workable.com/zearn/j/30B251D923/apply

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Product Manager

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Zearn is on a mission to ensure that all children love and learn math, and we’re looking for an Associate Product Manager who is passionate about solving complex problems and translating solutions into delightful experiences for users. Zearn creates thousands of math problems for students every year, each of which must be thoughtfully written by our Content Authors, utilizing digital manipulatives with precise feedback for kids at each step of the way, and then uploaded to the Zearn platform using our content management system (CMS). As a member of our product team, you’ll work collaboratively to define and prioritize new features to improve both the student-facing math manipulatives and the CMS used to build those manipulatives into Zearn lessons.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with product leaders, engineers, designers, and educators to define, prioritize, and deliver features that will lead to a more usable and scalable CMS to support high quality instruction for students
  • Manage the end-to-end product development process for discrete projects:
    • Deeply understand Zearn’s content creation process, including the instructional goals for each digital manipulative and its use cases in-app
    • Translate content needs into detailed product requirements, specifications, and timelines
    • Partner with Zearn’s design team to develop wireframes and visual layouts
    • Partner with Zearn’s engineering team to plan and sequence development
    • Ensure features are delivered on time and function as desired
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure a smooth rollout of new CMS features and processes
    • Champion the value of new CMS features as the entire team transitions to a new way of creating digital lessons
    • Regularly create lessons using these new features to develop a first-hand understanding of all functionality, and develop processes around that functionality
    • Work closely with internal content teams to identify major pain points when using new features and identify opportunities to improve the system
    • Develop documentation and deliver team trainings for each new CMS feature
  • Develop and maintain expertise in K-8 Math

Ideal candidates will have:

  • BA or BS with 2-3 years of related experience (product, project management, consulting, education tech, or similar discipline)
    • Prior experience working with content management systems is a plus, but not required
  • 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 users
  • 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

Apply here: https://apply.workable.com/zearn/j/48B4067CB9/apply

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.

Product Analyst

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials - including 400+ hours of digital math learning - are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school- and district-wide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Zearn is on a mission to ensure that all children love and learn math, and we’re looking for a Product Analyst to join our growing team. This New York City-based position will help to build Zearn’s digital fluency product, which is a suite of gamified math activities that students complete at the start of every lesson. These activities are designed to help students build foundational number sense, reinforce previously learned skills, and support ongoing grade-level learning by developing students’ procedural fluency and preparing them for upcoming content. As a Product Analyst, you will be involved in all aspects of the product development process: from content creation, to monitoring student performance data, and planning new features.

What you'll do:

  • Develop and maintain expertise in K-8 math, with a focus on fluency content
    • Deeply learn Zearn’s approach to fluency, become an expert in Zearn’s suite of fluency activities, and learn how fluency content is created today
  • Assist with end-to-end content creation for all grade-levels
    • Help draft fluency content for each lesson
    • Translate content drafts into the Zearn app & iterate on improvements based on feedback from the product team
    • Review fluency activities in-app to ensure an error-free experience for students and ensure all features function as desired
  • Use student performance data to identify fluency activities where students are struggling most and propose content solutions to better support students
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Zearn’s product, engineering, and design teams to ensure a smooth product development and content release process
  • Develop a holistic understanding of our users’ needs, encompassing everything from compliance with accessibility standards to how to author content that is friendly for kids

Ideal candidates will have:

  • BA or BS with 2+ years of work experience
  • Excitement to work with K-8 math content and to think about your work from a student’s perspective
  • Strong time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • An eye for efficiency and great attention to detail
  • 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

Apply here: https://apply.workable.com/zearn/j/0A701A1657/apply

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer.