Founding Lead Learning Coach

Prisma - Remote - Full time

We plan to turn the typical high school experience on its head, so this is not your average teacher role. In fact, in our model students will be led by ‘learning coaches,’ not teachers, and they will attend ‘school’ via live video and online chat, not classrooms and lecture halls. As a learning coach, you will be responsible for a group of 15-20 high schoolers, and you will guide them through all aspects of their high school experience - including setting and meeting academic goals, leading engaging online discussions and other learning experiences, providing career advice and life coaching, and generally supporting each student as they prepare for successful adult lives. You don’t need to have a background in teaching (though this certainly may be helpful), but you should have a passion for education and have great respect for and rapport with teenagers. While daily interactions with students will be virtual (and you can therefore be located anywhere in the world), you will have significant opportunities to meet your students in person.

This is a perfect job for anyone who wants to have a meaningful, lifelong impact on the lives of young people and could especially be perfect for teachers who love being with students but feel stifled by the rigidity and bureaucracy of the traditional education system.

Who are we looking for?

  • You have a deep passion for education and a desire to change the world
  • You love interacting with teenagers and are able to build deep trust and rapport with them
  • You are adept at leading discussions and encouraging students to think for themselves
  • You enjoy providing advice and mentorship
  • You’re the kind of person who inspires and motivates others
  • You are a creative thinker who questions the status quo
  • You have a passion for alternative models of education
  • You know what it takes to make learning exciting for teenagers
  • You are a strong believer in the power of technology to enhance students’ learning
  • You are comfortable working in a distributed team and desire a job with a high level of personal agency
  • A background in teaching is not required, but could certainly be helpful

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company equity
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Work from home or anywhere in the world

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Mid Level

Prisma

We’re on a mission to reimagine the way children are educated by developing an educational model that is scalable, affordable and offers kids an exciting, empowering, inspiring educational journey that provides the skills, qualities and direction needed to excel in the world of tomorrow.

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