Operations Director - Beast Academy Classroom

Art of Problem Solving - San Diego, California - Full time

At AoPS, we believe the best way to solve all of the future’s toughest problems is to invest in all of the problem solvers of the future. That is why we are launching a new business unit called Beast Academy Classroom to bring our curriculum to hundreds of thousands of elementary students directly through in-school instruction.

For 10 years the Beast Academy curriculum has been providing engaging, rigorous math challenges to elementary school students. Beast Academy Classroom will build on that knowledge and experience to deliver a best-in-class, day-to-day math education experience for students in Grades 1-6, teachers, families and school leaders.

The Operations Director will:

  • Lead tactical execution of the academic year. Includes tracking, execution, and maintenance of yearly recurring projects, tasks, and responsibilities, such as academic year curriculum pilots.
  • Lead operational strategic planning. Design, deliver and scale operations to deliver for Beast Academy Classroom products and services.
  • Collaborate with leadership on overall product strategy, including offerings, projects and priorities, and policies.
  • Design, hire and develop a cross-functional operational team responsible for 1) managing educational services and customer support and 2) delivering instructional coaching and professional development
  • Identify and prioritize operational continuous improvement opportunities; map, monitor and manage processes; work cross-functionally with other teams to implement improvements
  • Serve as the main point-of-contact for operational inquiries from internal and external stakeholders, concerns, and cross-functional collaboration while driving cross-functional trouble-shooting, planning, and coordination.

You might be a good fit for this position if...

  • You are passionate about our high-level mission of discovering, inspiring and training the next generation of intellectual leaders.
  • You are committed to flexibly designing and delivering operations for a best-in-class mathematic education experience
  • You are an excellent collaborator and welcome feedback from teachers, students, schools and parents
  • You are thorough and have a predisposition towards action and rigorous experimentation.
  • You are committed to offering and receiving constructive feedback; and have a desire to continually grow the scope and impact of your work.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience building program or operations management for a new product, within an educational institution or edtech company a plus.
  • Solid people management experience, including the ability to manage managers.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and consider multiple different perspectives.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Occasional travel required to visit partner schools, including overnight out-of-state travel.

Why Join AoPS:

This is a hybrid full-time position based at our headquarters in San Diego, CA. The full salary range for this position is 100-130k, with a variable year-end bonus. Here are some things you can look forward to:

  • Impact/Growth Opp: The opportunity to join the Beast Academy Classroom team to pursue its ambitious vision, mission and goals.
  • Culture: Work and collaborate with an organization filled with builders and life-long learners who strive to discover, inspire, and train the great problem solvers of the next generation
  • Flexibility: Casual work environment with a hybrid work week and flexible scheduling
  • Benefits: Multiple options for Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Future Planning: 401K with company match
  • Quality of Life: PTO Plan and supportive leadership that gives you the work-life balance you deserve
  • Ease of Transition: Relocation bonus (if currently located outside of San Diego)

Background Check:

Please note that employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Work Authorization:

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are unable to offer sponsorship, including STEM-OPT and H-1B.

About AoPS:

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is on a mission to discover, inspire, and train the great problem solvers of the next generation. Since 2003, we have trained hundreds of thousands of the country’s top students, including nearly all the members of the US International Math Olympiad team, through our online school, in-person academies, textbooks, and online learning systems. While our primary focus has been math for most of our history, through the years we have expanded our unique problem solving curriculum into more subjects, such as language arts, science, and computer science.

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