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ETCH Jobs of the Week 9/1
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This week on JOTW, let’s kick things off with a brief journey through workplace evolutionary history:
2.5m B.C. to 10,000 B.C. - Cave
12,000 B.C. to 1800 - Field
1800 to 1980 - Factory
1850 to 2000 - Office with doors
1970 to 2010 - Cubicle w/ a schtickle of telecommuting
2000 to 2020 - Hip offices and coworking spaces, with cold brew on tap, massage chairs, laundry service, and slides.
2020 to 2023 - Remote work (pandemic)
2023 to…? - Hybrid work with smaller offices. Cold brew downgraded to Keurig.
Where will things normalize? Hard to say, but it looks like Goldman Sachs employees are reaching their breaking point:
According to a recent survey, 80% of bosses regret instituting hybrid paired with return-to-office (RTO) mandates. The surveyed bosses lamented not having a better understanding of employee preferences, and blamed insufficient data. Apparently, employees don’t like getting emails from their higher-ups with the subject, “RTO! No WFH!”
Hybrid done right seems to be about balancing structure, boundaries, and expectations with professional autonomy and discretion.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits mix. It requires company leadership to make informed decisions based on an understanding of their employees' relationships, quality data on preferences, and clarity around the actual work employees do on any given day (e.g. "office days" should be more involved than sitting on Zoom calls all day).
With more hybrid work opportunities hitting the job boards, it is important for:
Employers to be clear and upfront by what they mean by hybrid work, expectations and all (e.g., # of days per week, are there specific required days in office, will local IPA’s be waiting for me at 5pm?)
Candidates to be candid - firstly with themselves - regarding their hybrid work needs, preferences, and how far they are willing to bend for the right opportunity.
Now, let’s get to the Jobs of the Week…
This week we’ve curated a selection of the top hybrid opportunities from across the education innovation ecosystem in major US metropolitan areas.
Location: San Fransisco Bay Area - Hybrid in San Mateo, CA
EdFocus: Educational Products & Tools
Mission: IXL Learning is the country's largest edtech company reaching millions through their diverse range of products. Their mission is to create innovative products that will make a real, positive difference for learners and educators.
Job Summary: As the Product Manager, Business Intelligence, you will improve IXL Learning’s ability to support users and accelerate growth by establishing BI, data visualization, and analytics that power strategic decision-making. You will design products and features to better enable IXL’s leaders and teams to access and utilize data to drive business decisions. You will spearhead the creation and execution of internal Business Intelligence solutions, ensuring data accuracy and performance. Your expertise in BI tools, databases, and SQL, along with 5+ years of product management experience, will empower you to deliver end-to-end solutions and work harmoniously with cross-functional teams.
Compensation: Salary range for this role is $125,000 to $180,000 + equity. In addition to 100% paid medical, dental, and vision, matching 401K retirement plan, flexible paid time off and sick days
Location: Hybrid in Seattle, WA
EdFocus: K12, Higher Ed
Mission: Gravyty believe in providing simplified and impactful technology to nonprofits, organizations, universities, K12/independent schools and corporations to accelerate their mission. Gravyty’s solutions provide educational institutions and nonprofit organizations the tools they need to create an engaging community and fundraise smarter.
Job Summary: The Product Partnerships Manager role involves identifying, developing, and managing collaborations to enrich products and advance go-to-market strategies, in close collaboration with cross-functional teams. The successful candidate boasts a proven track record in end-to-end product partnerships, strong technical acumen, effective communication skills, and a commitment to driving substantial business growth. Reporting to the VP of Product, the role encompasses strategic partnership development, negotiation, relationship management, go-to-market strategy formulation, performance tracking, product integration, and revenue growth. Qualifications include 3+ years' partnership and/or product operations experience, ideally in a SaaS company, technical proficiency, analytical thinking, and a proactive approach to initiatives. A bachelor's degree in business, engineering, computer science, or related field is required.
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $110,000. Gravyty also offers medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K matching, 15 days PTO, federal holidays, a week off between Christmas and New Years, and a parental leave program
Location: Hybrid in New York City
Mission: Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life. From early childhood, education, and career programs to community outreach and wellness initiatives, HCZ opens pathways to mobility and prosperity.
Job Summary: The Director of Data and Learning role at HCZ involves managing the data and learning strategy for Wealth Builds, an innovative initiative focused on reducing the racial wealth gap. The director will design and execute data and measurement strategies, collaborate with internal and external teams for progress monitoring, and use data for evidence-based decision making. Responsibilities also include overseeing data systems, cultivating cross-functional relationships, and preparing reports. The ideal candidate should hold a master's degree in relevant fields, possess technical proficiency with tools like Tableau and data infrastructure, exhibit strong interpersonal skills, and have experience in research and team leadership. The role requires a proactive, self-disciplined approach and a passion for HCZ's mission and values.
Compensation: The anticipated salary range is $115,000-$120,000. Additionally, HCZ offer annual performance-based bonuses, a deferred bonus program for senior staff, and a comprehensive benefits package.
Location: Hybrid in Washington D.C.
EdFocus: Professional Society
Mission: Optica is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.
Job Summary: As Director of Event Registration you’ll oversee registration activities for major conferences and smaller meetings, managing registration staff, ensuring organization and processing of registrations, and interacting with staff and attendees. The role entails in-person and virtual registration responsibilities, including setup, reporting, reconciliation, and stakeholder communication. Responsibilities span registration management, vendor interaction, database oversight, data analysis, financial reporting, and staff management. The ideal candidate holds a bachelor's degree, possesses 5-7 years of event and registration management experience, exhibits attention to detail, excels in Microsoft Office and Tableau, demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills, and thrives in both independent and collaborative settings.
Location: Hybrid in Austin, TX
EdFocus: Educational Products & Tools
Mission: Udemy is on a mission to improve lives through the power of learning. They’re a leading global learning company and one of the world’s largest education platforms, with more than 59 million learners. Their goal is to provide flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals.
Job Summary: As Content Services Manager your main responsibility is coordinating internal and customer resources to manage projects effectively, aligning with major account objectives. Reporting to the Manager, Project Management Services, you advocate for a customer-first approach, crafting innovative solutions to meet client needs. Your tasks include overseeing project design, development, and production, while fostering a self-organized team environment. You will establish partnerships across departments, ensuring project plans align with customer expectations. With 5+ years of experience in customer-facing roles for SaaS companies, you bring proven project management expertise and an organized mindset to handle multiple projects concurrently. Your focus is on achieving outcomes and results, backed by strong analytical and communication skills.
Compensation: Starting salary of between $92,000-$115,000 in addition to extensive benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and disability coverage, with expanded medical coverage for gender-affirming care, HSA/FSA/Commuter plans with employer contributions, generous support for parents, fully paid memberships for meditation/mindfulness, therapy/coaching visits, financial planning, family planning, a yearly stipend for professional development, Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, charitable contribution employer match, and flexible PTO
Location: Hybrid in Boston, MA
EdFocus: Higher Education
Mission: Stride Funding is a venture-backed, mission-driven start-up transforming access to alternative and higher education. Stride believes in the power of education to fuel economic mobility and recognizes the limitations of society's current approach to funding education. At Stride, they seek to increase educational access by leveraging alternative data sets, innovative modeling techniques, and school-supported funding to offer outcomes-driven funding products on the basis of students' future career trajectories, rather than their historical family credit profile.
Compensation: Strive offers competitive salary and equity compensation, unlimited PTO, health and dental benefits, 401k, individual learning & development opportunities as well as bi-Weekly lunch & learns (lunch provided!)
Location: Hybrid in Dallas / Fort Worth
EdFocus: Workforce Education
Mission: SVI is a U.S. based talent solutions and EdTech company that has supported the learning, education, and training needs of many of the world’s most admired companies and institutions. They create innovative learning experiences through their services, curriculum and media solutions, and best-in-class software.
Job Summary: SVI is seeking a client-focused individual to serve as a Client Champion, responsible for supporting clients, leading software integration, creating and managing project plans, and collaborating with the creative team to develop custom training programs. The role involves partnering with clients to understand their training needs, coordinating interactions and meetings, providing expert advice on training program development, overseeing detailed project plans, liaising with the creative team for project success, reviewing deliverables, ensuring timelines are met, and maintaining a client-centric approach. The ideal candidate holds a bachelor’s degree, possesses 3+ years of service or business experience, is tech-savvy, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and has a strong work ethic.
Compensation: SVI offers medical insurance and 401(k) for their employees
Location: Denver Metropolitan Area, Hybrid in Louisville, CO
EdFocus: Corporate Learning
Mission: Duda was started to help small businesses boost their traffic with better mobile websites. They are driven by their desire to empower customers with the most innovative and efficient tools for creating, managing, and cultivating the online presence of their SMB customers.
Job Summary: As the Technical Instructional Designer you will design and develop new, engaging, and effective learning solutions and instructional experiences for web professionals, Duda customers, partners, and or/sales & customer success professionals on Duda’s platform. In this role, you will conduct instructional research and create storyboards, outlines, scripts and assessments as part of the overall curriculum development strategy. You will also assess the effectiveness of the curricula and refine them for optimal learning outcomes. The ideal candidate possesses at least 3 years of experience in customer training for SaaS companies, familiarity with web design and digital marketing agencies, expertise in course development strategies and instructional design models, and strong communication and analytical skills. Knowledge of web development (HTML, CSS) is a plus.
Compensation: Duda offers competitive compensation, and an opportunity to develop new skills to fast-track your career as well as unlimited PTO/vacation, top-tier health benefits, 401(k), dog-friendly offices, and in-office provided lunches
Location: Hybrid in Atlanta, GA
EdFocus: Workforce Education
Mission: Hands on ATL (HOA)’s mission is to mobilize the Atlanta community to tackle the city’s most pressing needs. Through flexible volunteering models their goal is to turn Atlanta into the most civically engaged and equitable community in the world. HOA’s educational programs work primarily with local elementary and middle school students to address the holistic needs of students and communities.
Job Summary: The Education Programs Coordinator role at HOA entails providing support for the organization's education-focused programs. The coordinator will work alongside internal and external stakeholders, emphasizing relationship building, problem-solving, and communication skills. Responsibilities include overseeing AmeriCorps members, conducting evaluations, coordinating training sessions, participating in outreach efforts for AmeriCorps recruitment, and serving as a HOA ambassador at community events. This role requires organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple projects, data analysis experience, proficiency with Office 365 and Salesforce, strong communication skills, teamwork, and a growth mindset. National Service program alum experience is preferred.
Compensation: HOA offers medical, dental and vision insurance, disability insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, and 401(k)
Location: Hybrid in Los Angeles, CA
EdFocus: College and Career Coaching
Mission: Ready to Succeed (RTS) empowers first-generation and foster youth college students to graduate, launch and accelerate their careers, and reach their full potential. RTS offers Scholars a unique combination of personalized college and career coaching, connections to industry professionals, placements in paid internships, and access to financial and mental health resources.
Job Summary: Ready to Succeed is seeking its first Institutional Partnerships Officer to support their three-year plan of expanding services to underrepresented students. The role involves securing funds from foundation, corporate, and government partners, building relationships, and facilitating financial support through grant proposals, reports, emails, meetings, and event invitations. The ideal candidate possesses at least 2 years of relevant experience in grant writing, fundraising, and donor care, demonstrates a results-oriented approach, research skills, project management abilities, and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Compensation: The base salary range for this role is $70,000-$80,000 with potential eligibility for up to 10% annual bonus (after 12-months). RTS also offers a great work life balance with flexible scheduling and hybrid work structure, 15 days vacation which will increase over time, 3 recharge weeks, 11 holidays and your birthday off. In addition to health insurance reimbursement up to $487.50/month, IRA with 3% match, and a cell phone stipend
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