Director of Learning and Content

Edovo - Chicago, IL - Full time

Edovo - Chicago, IL - Full time

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The Role

The Director of Content will set the path to impact in this fast-growing, mission-driven startup. Your work every day will be to make the learning experiences that create the impact we seek.


  1. Form new relationships with content partners, both well-established entities and independent ones focusing on making an impact with justice-involved people
  2. Grow strong relationships with existing content partners
  3. Prioritize, negotiate, and handle portfolio of content licenses within budget
  4. Handle a grant and research partnership portfolio encompassing cutting-edge federal and foundation-funded research, development, and evaluation
  5. Lead Edovo content team of additional full-time employees and contractors to successfully deliver on content integration and custom content creation
  6. Future areas that this role could cover would include leading the prototyping and development of peer and/or coach-led feedback, as well as deepening Edovo’s work in custom content creation.
  7. Lead product strategy for long-term improvements to the education technology platform


  • Education or education technology experience
  • Strong understanding and judgment to prioritize based on social impact, client needs, and economic sustainability
  • Strong negotiation ability
  • Deep passion / experience around criminal justice reform, adult education, etc. or some area of social impact
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Strong/demonstrated management skills
  • Intellectual curiosity to learn as much as possible about the Edovo technology stack and all content areas outside of own immediate expertise
  • Excitement to work directly with correctional staff and people who are incarcerated to design learning experiences with great educational outcomes in a challenging environment
  • Ability to receive and implement feedback immediately
  • Excellent personal time management and organizational skills
  • Tenacity, ownership over projects and professional development, and a proactive, collaborative problem-solving spirit
  • Passion for Edovo’s mission
  • Excitement to learn from and solve challenges with our constituents by working with staff, students, friends & family of the incarcerated
  • Excitement to shape and build processes out of organic momentum in our fast-paced, growing environment


  • Previous startup experience
  • Exposure to software development processes
  • Teaching experience, especially in adult education
  • Deep expertise in a particular content area important to Edovo (academic, therapeutic, job skill, research, assessments, etc.)
  • Experience with academic coaching
  • Experience in criminal justice reform, social justice, adult education, or telecommunications
  • Experience working, volunteering, or personally impacted by the jail/prison system


  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Salary: Yearly, options will be included in compensation
  • Department: Content Team; Role reports to CEO and Senior Vice President
  • Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


Edovo is an impact driven private company. We offer our employees an exceptional workplace and fully paid benefits for team members and their families. We hire tenacious, innovative and passionate people and give them opportunities to grow and succeed.

If you've had the chance to read all the way through this job description, please include "[Unlock Potential]" in a brief statement of 1) why you're excited about this opportunity and 2) why you'd knock it out of the park. No formal cover letter required, just tell us a bit about you! We look forward to meeting you!

Teams with bold missions need diverse ideas to make the most impact. For that reason, Edovo is committed to building diverse and inclusive work spaces. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. And yes, we believe in second chances. 

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At Edovo, our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives. We’ve created a secure digital platform to expand education behind bars. See more at

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