Business Operations Manager

EdSurge - Burlingame, CA - Full time

EdSurge, the leading source for edtech news, research and tools for selecting edtech products, is looking for a BizOps Manager to lead and implement major pending projects across all sectors of the company. We’re looking for someone with business experience and acumen to help increase operational efficiency and drive revenue throughout the organization. You will partner closely with senior leaders from EdSurge to develop and implement projects to increase users, standardize processes and improve team efficiency, and identify the next wave of EdSurge products. This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of a successful startup and see how the highest-level business concerns get translated into action.

You’re the kind of person who:

  • Is so quick that you can understand what someone is talking about before they even finish their... sentence!
  • Has a favorite Excel function
  • Has been dispensing business advice to friends and family for years
  • Believes in leadership that values team results, not personal recognition

In this job you will:

  • Shadow company and team leaders to understand how EdSurge functions and moving parts all fit together
  • Implement major pending projects on several different product teams
  • Work with teams to research and brainstorm ideas for updating the value proposition, messaging and marketing
  • Develop plans and business cases for projects that can increase revenue generated by each team
  • Prepare analyses in Excel using financials and/or KPIs to make recommendations on revenue opportunities
  • Coach teams through the business thinking needed, and give them feedback in a way that drives results and keeps morale high
  • Increase general operational efficiency of all teams by identifying opportunities to standardize processes and tools as well as opportunities to reduce complexity
  • Identify the next wave of projects to further improve EdSurge
  • Forge relationships and trust with senior leaders at EdSurge


  • You have experience with BizOps activities, namely creating business plans and businesses cases, researching and identifying revenue opportunities, and coaching teams through the business thinking needed
  • You’re comfortable adapting your approach between more junior staff and senior leaders within a company as well as with partner organizations
  • You’ve managed and influenced outcomes of small teams
  • You’re proficient with Excel

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Experience Level

3 or more years


About EdSurge

EdSurge is a high growth, venture-backed news and information resource organization that’s at the heart of the rapidly growing education technology ecosystem. We care deeply about our mission to connect the users, buyers and builders of education technology to close the opportunity gap by getting the right tools into classrooms. Our team is high energy, tight-knit and loves great reads, silly puns and giphys. We read Quartz and Wired. We sometimes do science experiments in the office because—well, why not? Every day we strike that fine balance between being serious and silly. Come aboard!


  • Employee health care
  • Pick your laptop and desk setup (e.g. monitors)
  • Location at the intersection of BART and Caltrain, plus ample parking - reasonable commute anywhere from Palo Alto to Berkeley
  • Three weeks mandatory vacation (not the "unlimited" that never seems to happen....)
  • Flexible work - work from home one day a week

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