Converge CEO

InnovateEDU - Remote - Full time

About Converge

Converge is a for-profit company committed to using best-in-class data integration, interoperability standards, and visualization to empower school districts, educators, and students. Converge is dedicated to creating enterprise-level data infrastructure for schools and districts in one integrated, securely managed, and user-friendly data ecosystem.

Products Include

Landing Zone - Landing Zone is a multi-phase project designed to streamline the process of transforming data in non-standard aligned formats into a format that aligns with an interoperability standard.

Cortex - Cortex is an integrated SIS and LMS that can create personalized learning progressions for students that allow students to own their data and drive their learning.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced leader to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Converge, an early-growth edtech company. The CEO will be responsible for driving the next phase of the company including expanding the existing high-performing K12 product team and growing sales to help districts and educators leverage data for learning impact.To thrive as a CEO, you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will be mission and impact-driven with an acute business mindset who can see the big picture and set and achieve ambitious growth goals. This leader will take action to enhance the company's cash flow while keeping the human factor in sharp perspective.Priorities

  • Grow the strategic vision, internal culture, and business impact.
  • Drive the company's development and guide it toward long-term success.
  • Develop high-quality business strategies and plans, ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Oversee the growth of all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.

What You’ll Do

  • Grow company leadership. You will establish and grow a strong Board of Directors and leadership team, with whom you will work closely to set and operationalize the long-term, vision and goals for the company.
  • Evangelize the company vision. You will collaborate with the leadership team on the company vision and ensure the vision informs every decision made on the products.
  • Own the product and go-to-market strategy. You will conduct market analysis and customer research to recommend new strategic opportunities.
  • Develop and execute a product roadmap.You will build and maintain the roadmap based on company objectives, market opportunities, customer feedback, and data analysis. You will use your deep product experience to manage an agile team of engineers and designers as they deliver innovative solutions to our customers.
  • Ensure consistent product delivery. You will work cross-functionally with the engineers and designers to create an effective software development organization. With your help, we will predictably deliver the right solutions at the right time.
  • Build and lead an engaged team. You will build, lead, and develop a team of product managers and designers who do their best work. You will network and nurture relationships to maintain a pipeline of future team members.
  • Represent the company. You will develop strong relationships across all parts of the organization and be the face of our products in sales calls, customer meetings, partnership discussions, and other alliances.
  • Lead resource allocation. You will manage the company’s overall budget, lead fundraising efforts, and make smart resource allocation decisions based on company and product strategic priorities.

This Job Might Be For You If

  • Embody our core values.
  • Are mission-aligned and focused on impact.
  • Have a passion for building product experiences that impact the lives of educators and students.
  • Have experience working in K12 education technology.
  • Know how to inform company strategy with metrics, customer research, market insights, and technology.
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, are a self-starter, and are internally driven to make an impact.
  • Are equally comfortable speaking to executives, customers, and engineers and know how to adapt your message for each stakeholder. Perhaps you have even successfully presented to customers, executives, or board members at conferences.
  • Have experience growing an organization from tens of employees to hundreds.
  • Possess humility and a willingness to check your ego at the door for the benefit of the product and team.
  • A problem solver can analyze complex situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
  • Have a deep sense of ownership and accountability, coupled with the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills. Will you bring an inspiring, motivated, and convincing personality?
  • Have strong leadership and managerial skills: Can you lead and expand a strong team of like-minded and driven individuals? Can you lead and motivate team members to advance employee engagement and develop a high-performing managerial team?
  • Embody a solid process-driven approach. Do you have what it takes to build processes for all new business divisions (customer training, sales, marketing, and operations)?

Bonus points if you have experience

  • with enterprise platform development.
  • working remotely with team members across different time zones.
  • with B2G.

This Job Might Not Be For You If You

  • Are status-conscious, hierarchy-driven, or resume/credential-focused.
  • Struggle to give or receive feedback or engage in healthy dialogue.
  • Don’t want to build alongside collaborators in leadership roles.

Other Information

  • This is a full-time position with the ability to work remotely. Since March 2020, the entire staff has worked remotely, and team members are expected to be available during typical office hours in Eastern Time, with some flexibility available.
  • You must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Core Values

We do this work because we have the skills to change lives. We level the playing field to eliminate educational inequity and advance social justice. Every child deserves an opportunity to go to college and successfully transition to adulthood. We help schools and systems achieve jaw-dropping growth for their students. Our teams set clear, ambitious goals and work with urgency to achieve them. Results are an opportunity to learn and focus on what we can do even better in the future.

Whatever it takes. With a social justice mission at our core, we feel an urgency to make a life-trajectory-changing difference. We go above and beyond. Whatever it takes entails developing systems, judgment, and teams that collectively work smarter to do what we need to do. Excellence is a habit and practice. We do whatever it takes to provide excellent customer service to our clients, schools, and partners.

Servant leadership. The thread that binds us together is a desire to make a difference and to serve. Our habit of humility means we own our strengths and weaknesses, build relationships and community grounded in empathy and respect, consider multiple perspectives, connect to something bigger than ourselves, and go above and beyond to serve.

Everything with integrity. We are empowered by a commitment to do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it. Integrity is workability. We choose to be responsible for our shared success, be true to our principles, and take joy in our mission's demands.

Stewardship and thrift. Building a world-class company requires the careful and responsible management of scarce resources. Thrift means working productively, consuming wisely, and serving our community generously. Wastefulness deprives our core work of needed resources. We work smartly, honestly, and unselfishly for the sake of investing in our mission.

Generous collaboration on tough challenges. This work is hard. We will get better faster when we focus on getting better together. We put the organization’s success and mission above ourselves. We are a performance-driven organization where we regularly celebrate success, confront brutal facts, and own and fix shortcomings. We live in a space of radical candor.

Learners for life. We learn continuously to improve continuously. Reflection and feedback drive improvement. Evidence serves and informs decision-making, instruction, and performance management. We are always listening, learning, and growing personally and professionally. We fail forward.

A company with a 10x impact. We aim to build world-class products, technology, and initiatives that impact millions of students by creating system-level change. We work at gnarly problems at the intersection of education, tech, and data that set precedent and define the standard worldwide for best in class use of data and technology in education.

Why Converge

Our team is women-founded and women-led, filled with strategists and doers with diverse lived experience who have worked across technology, education, social impact, philanthropy, and public and private sectors (we even have someone who used to explore caves to chart bat behavior!). We are headquartered in New York, with team members in Raleigh, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and Reno.

Fast Facts

Established: 2018

Employees: Less than 10

Schools + Districts Served: 25 

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Converge is a for-profit company committed to using best-in-class data integration, interoperability standards, and visualization to empower school districts, educators, and students.
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