Head of Growth

TARA - Atlanta, Georgia or Remote - Full time

To apply to this role, please complete the interest form at

www.tarateachers.com/careers 

TARA Education Technologies

Founded in 2019, TARA is an education SaaS startup with the mission of putting teachers at the center of education's tech-fueled future in a rapidly changing world.

The future is uncertain. Economic inequality, climate change, and the continued disruptions in technology are just a few of the many challenges that will ultimately reshape our world in the 21st century. For us to not only survive, but thrive, it is critical that we improve our education system’s ability to prepare students to be adaptive, creative, and empowered to lead us - and education systems depend on teachers.

Unfortunately, the teaching profession is in trouble. In the US, 48 out of 50 states are reporting teacher shortages - a reality that was true even prior to the pandemic. Worldwide, it is estimated that we will need 69 million more teachers by 2030. More teachers are leaving the profession than are joining it. And the #1 reason teachers are leaving is due to a lack of support.

It is estimated that the average teacher has 400-600 hours of additional work per year outside of their time at school. 92% of teachers report bringing work home. In any other profession, this amount of extra work would typically lead to bringing in part-time support. In education, we call that support a “teacher’s assistant” - which is exactly what we are building.

TARA is a SaaS productivity assistant for K-12 educators and schools that streamlines the teacher workflow in order to maximize teacher talent, time, and satisfaction.

Think ClickUp meets GSuite - specifically designed for K-12.

With TARA, educators get to plan their curriculum and manage their daily tasks using a task manager, calendar and planner designed FOR educators. TARA aims to significantly reduce the administrative burdens of teaching while improving overall efficiency and performance.

Our Core Values

  • Teachers come first...because the future of education depends on them.
  • Bolder is always better...because playing it safe never leads to breakthroughs.
  • Simplicity is the point...because the best solutions streamline chaos into flow.
  • Go the extra mile...because teachers always do.

What Working at TARA is like:

Well, right now there are only 3 of us full-time (along with a handful of contractors here/overseas), so it’s pretty intimate and high impact! We currently work remotely, but are based in Atlanta with aspirations of having some sort of physical space one day.

We have a live product with paying customers and a clear vision for the next 24 months that includes a significant push for growth in the next twelve.

We use Slack, try to keep video chats to ‘only when necessary’, and care about each other’s time. If you need to hit the gym or run an errand in the middle of the day, go for it. There is not a formal vacation/PTO limit, you can do what you need or want to do - we focus more on communicating ahead of time if you want to take multiple days or even a couple of weeks off so the team is prepared for your absence.

When we order TARA gear, we always get the super soft stuff. We like to joke about pivoting the business into completely unrelated things (e.g. TARA Space, TARA the Restaurant, TARA the Band, etc.) - but obviously never do. And we often dive into things we’ve never done before knowing that we can probably figure it out. We believe in setting goals, working together on possible ways to achieve them, and then getting out of the way of whoever is owner of the project in question - until we come back together to see what the drafts or data tells us.

But most of all, we push ourselves to constantly think boldly because that is what inspires us and what education needs. Life is too short not to swing for the fences.

The Role & Opportunity

As a business, TARA is ready to grow. We have the product and the vision to impact educators and schools anywhere. Now we have to really get ourselves out there, which means being relentless about finding new users and partners.

As the Head of Growth, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly w/CEO to implement a high-growth strategy targeting schools, charter networks & districts
  • Create & lead partnership presentations, pitch meetings & marketing events
  • Generate & grow the brand awareness of a truly innovative product & vision
  • As an early employee, you can be a part of a team trying to build something special

The Qualifications & Characteristics We Look For

  • Must have experience & proven success in sales & business development
  • A keen sense for industry and technology trends that can inform TARA’s growth strategy
  • Someone who is not afraid to set big goals & then pursue them relentlessly
  • Ability and energy for putting themselves out there to ensure TARA is everywhere
  • A self-starter who pursues novel opportunities aligned to the mission & strategy
  • Empathetic & engaged listener
  • Ability to be clear and concise with communication of all forms consistently

Bonus points if you have experience within:

  • K-12 schools or education systems of any kind
  • If you have ever been a teacher of any kind

TARA Could be a Great Fit if you:

  • Enjoy challenging assumptions and the status quo
  • Thrive in situations with “positive tension” and where the best solution wins
  • Believe in the universality of teaching and its fundamental importance to the future of our communities and the world
  • Have ambitions to grow professionally and achieve success at great scale - while recognizing that humility and learning through failure are critical strengths required to get there
  • Believe in an “ownership” mindset where you are confident with both responsibility and accountability
  • You are looking for something to really dive deep into

Compensation

$80,000 annual salary; $350/mo in healthcare reimbursement

Commision % on sales

Equity options in the company

TARA is a startup

As an early stage company, there is inherently a risk of failure, which anyone who goes to work for one should make sure to acknowledge and appreciate going in. It’s also a lot of fun :)

TARA is an equal opportunity employer

TARA is committed to diversity and inclusion. We recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs and are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To inquire about this role, please complete the interest form at

www.tarateachers.com/careers

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TARA

TARA is the leading SaaS workflow assistant for K-12 teachers and schools. By streamlining daily productivity, content management & performance management into one seamless experience, TARA helps teachers avoid burnout and reclaim their profession.
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