Curriculum Operations and Growth Manager

Pathstream - San Francisco, California or Remote - Full time

What we do

At Pathstream, our mission is to create the most accessible and effective career pathways to knowledge economy jobs, at scale. To achieve this, we partner with leading tech companies, such as Facebook and Unity, to support the delivery of career-critical digital skills programs through our national network of community college and university partnerships, which collectively reach over 1 million students.

Our career programs are delivered through our own online learning environment which teaches job-critical tech skills through active learning experiences and real work simulations, unlike the passive experience of most online learning.Throughout the courses, users build a portfolio which demonstrates their skills and ultimately earn a certification from the relevant software platform company, both of which ensure that their efforts translate into actual career mobility.

We have built programs for clients such as, Facebook on Digital Marketing, Unity on VR/AR, and Silicon Valley Bank in Business & Data Analytics. More about Pathstream's partnership with Facebook and Unity can be found in this TechCrunch article.

What this role is about

As Curriculum Operations and Growth Manager, you will work cross-functionally to build and scale curriculum processes that ensure the operational excellence of our fast growing Learning Experience Design team in developing new courses and refining existing courses to continually improve student outcomes.

You will work across our Curriculum, Product, and Program Success teams, to lead continuous improvement efforts and ensure curriculum and course quality standards are met, best practices are followed, and our production processes gain in efficiency while we continue to improve the experiences of our learners and college partner instructing faculty.

To be successful in this role, you must have a strong sense for high quality learning design as well as excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and a passion for process improvement. This role requires strategic thinking and problem solving, and strong communication skills.

As Curriculum Operations and Growth Manager, you will have a hand in every course. This requires the dexterity and flexibility to move quickly from one project to the next, as well as the individual leadership to see the big picture and manage deadlines. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with a strong bias for action that is not afraid to dig into the details to ensure we are creating content that is engaging, effective, and closely aligned to intended career paths.

At Pathstream, all team members must thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, have a passion for innovation in online learning.

You will report directly to our Director of Learning Experience Design and partner with the entire team to drive Pathstream’s success.

What you’ll do

  • Manage course development process from authoring learning objectives to designing and developing quality exercises, activities, and other learning materials
  • Proactively design new processes which improve learning design and increase operational efficiency, including systems for finding and managing external resources and subject matter experts
  • Review and provide feedback on draft curriculum to assess learning design and ensure curriculum development best practices are implemented
  • Work closely with our Director of Learning Experience Design to align on pedagogical standards and best practices
  • Work closely with course authors to understand challenges and provide supportive coaching to improve the learning quality and student experience
  • Collaborate with our Product team to extract insights on student performance to inform course design decisions and new product features to enhance the learning experience and outcomes
  • Accurately forecast and update budgets required for program development and improvement

You’ll be successful if you have many of the following experiences

  • Strong and proven understanding of all aspects of curriculum and course development, including curriculum design, assessment practices, instructional design, interactive design, course production, quality assurance, and process development
  • Experience in curriculum management and/or course development for online learning environments
  • Familiarity with relevant curriculum frameworks including: Teaching for Understanding, Understanding by Design and Universal Design for Learning
  • Product management or development responsibility for digital products or services
  • Previous experience leading teams in fast-paced, high-performing environments
  • Strong prioritization and interpersonal skills to balance multiple demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

You get bonus points if you have

  • Experience with content management, learning management systems, and online assessments
  • Experience with various software platforms and/or familiarity with computer science concepts
  • Familiarity with content accessibility requirements

Pathstream is a great match for you if

  • You’re deeply passionate about increasing equity and access in education and/or workforce development / training.
  • You’re a top one-percenter on ambition, hard work and hustle.
  • You’re an excellent communicator and have the ability to express complex topics clearly and easily. You have a strong command of the English language.
  • You’re a fast learner: you pick up on new topics quickly, enabling you to speak the language of our tech partners about their products and users.
  • You’re collaborative by nature and are energized by cross-functional work.
  • You thrive in fast changing, high growth environments with changing expectations and responsibilities.
  • You understand that a job goes beyond a job description and are willing to lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed.
  • You’re a great team member who is kind, collaborative, and supportive.
  • You’re mission oriented; you’re fully motivated to create a positive impact in the world.

What we offer

Pathstream offers the full package – great benefits, a fun place to work and the opportunity to have a growing career. Specifically,

  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience (This is a full time, exempt, salaried position).
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flex spending accounts, paid time off, commuter benefits, and 401(K).
  • We’re open to the role being remote or in-person in our San Francisco office.
  • We provide free snacks, drinks, coffee, and tea in our San Francisco office.
  • We’re building an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.

What’s next

If you’re interested in joining our Pathstream team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in Pathstream and how your past experience has prepared you for this role. Please include your salary needs.
  • A Resume.

Pathstream is an equal opportunity employer. Our company values diversity and believes diverse teams make innovation possible. We encourage all qualified applicants from any race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or other characteristic to apply.

Apply for this job

Apply for this job


Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level


Our mission is to create the most accessible and effective career pathways to knowledge economy jobs, at scale. To achieve this, we partner with leading tech companies to support the delivery of career-critical digital skills programs through our network of college partnerships.

Share this job

Find your

Dream job in edtech

EdSurge Connect Beta matches talented educators, technologists, and business leaders with amazing edtech companies.

Get Matched

Get our email newsletterSign me up
Keep up to date with our email newsletterSign me up