Professional Learning Lead

TeachFX - Menlo Park, California or Remote - Full time

Who we are

TeachFX is an edtech startup that uses machine learning to superpower teachers’ work and advance equity in the classroom. Our flagship product, the TeachFX app, enables teachers to visualize how their students are engaging in class and provides teachers with resources and suggestions on concrete steps -- personalized based on their talk metrics and classroom discussion patterns -- that they can take to build a more student-centered classroom. We pair our app with inquiry-based professional learning sessions designed to build teacher capacity by leveraging data and translating research into practice.

We’re a small, mission-driven team and are looking for a Professional Learning Lead to join our Partner Success Team, who shares our passion for meaningful and equitable classroom dialogue. The Professional Learning Leadwill collaborate with our school and district partners to develop and facilitate tailored professional learning sessions that inspire teachers to reflect and grow.

We’ve raised $4M from investors including Ulu Ventures, Newfund, Brighteye Ventures, and Reach Capital. We’ve been remote since the pandemic started and plan to support a remote-friendly work environment for all our team members for the foreseeable future. Half of our team is based in the Bay Area and we have an office space at the Synapse School in Menlo Park, and the rest of the team is located across the country. Our team travels frequently, to facilitate sessions with partners, attend conferences, or participate in team retreats and activities.

Responsibilities

  • Foster relationships. As the primary point of contact, you’ll be responsible for providing value to and working in service of our school and district partners. You’ll endeavor to continually deepen our partnerships, ensuring that relationships with teachers, principals, and others are positive and productive.
  • Strategize and plan with school leaders. You will work in close collaboration with school administrators, specifically, to help clarify, structure, design, and execute on their instructional priorities for equity and student engagement.
  • Develop and deliver professional learning. You’ll work with the Professional Learning Team to design, update, and adapt professional learning experiences that meet teachers’ needs in developing a pedagogy that better engages their students. Using our library of professional learning offerings, you will collaborate with partner schools and districts to understand instructional priorities and develop professional learning plans tailored to address those priorities. You’ll facilitate engaging professional learning sessions with teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders.
  • Build a compelling case for decision makers to renew. Since you’ll have a front row seat for our partners’ progress along their goals, you will be a major contributor to ensuring our accounts are renewed for continued partnership with TeachFX. You will collect and present evidence of usage, teacher and admin testimonials, and tell a success story through data trends and analysis. Then you’ll find the right moments to elevate this information to key decision makers and stakeholders to secure these accounts for the following year.
  • Provide thought leadership, both internally and externally. You’ll act as the public face of TeachFX by presenting at conferences and webinars, and writing newsletters, blogs, and articles on issues related to student engagement, student voice, and equity. You’ll share your expertise within TeachFX to help us better understand the US K-12 education landscape and how we can leverage our unique capabilities to address pressing systemic challenges.
  • Inform company priorities. You’ll elevate the voice of teachers and school leaders within TeachFX, and will work with our product and sales teams to better tailor our offering to the needs of our users.

Who you are

We’re looking for an experienced, engaging educator with an in-depth understanding of US K-12 education, and a passion for teaching and learning. You might be a good fit if you have:

  • A strong identity as an educator. You have extensive experience working in classrooms and alongside K-12 teachers to explore various ways to strengthen student learning. You are familiar with visible evidence of learning and have a deep understanding of the various types of data our teachers collect on learning as well the anxieties they harbor when it comes to data analysis and acting in response to it. You are connected to other educators through forums or other networks to deepen your understanding of the work of our teachers and trends on the ground today. We highly value experience as an instructional coach, department chair, or other roles that work directly with teachers and administrators.
  • An understanding of the diverse needs of K-12 students and the implications for effective instruction. You are brimming with ideas about how to engage students in rich discourse. Many of these strategies you may have applied in your own classroom, but you’re also a great source of techniques for getting students engaged in all settings and subject areas. You move seamlessly from helping a kindergarten teacher work on a reading lesson to an AP physics instructor working on her electricity and magnetism unit.
  • Demonstrated investment in work to advance equity. You have ideas, based on your experiences and your own learnings, about the work that needs further support and momentum in our K-12 schools to expand equity in these institutions.
  • A knack for building strong relationships with education leaders, grounded in your understanding of schooling and education as a field. You can empathize with the myriad challenges facing education leaders, help them see connections between their challenges and our work, and find ways to support them.
  • An ability to engage adult learners. You understand how to design and lead sessions that will further teachers’ professional growth, and will leave them feeling prepared and excited to apply new learnings in their classrooms.
  • Great communication and organization skills. Whether on the phone, on Zoom, in person, or in writing, people love interacting with you! You can manage dozens of school and district relationships simultaneously and stay on top of the timelines and details associated with each one.
  • An ability to think critically. You’re comfortable analyzing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data about what’s working and what’s not, and you’re eager to make recommendations on what we should do differently.
  • Creative problem-solving skills. You love learning how to do something new and applying that learning immediately. You’re the type of person who is known for raising their hand to say, “I can do that!” You aren’t intimidated by a challenge that requires you to be ambitious, tenacious, or creative. You are a goal-oriented self starter and you thrive when given autonomy in your work.

Does this sound like you? Maybe you’re a former teacher or school leader looking to make an impact at scale. Maybe you facilitate professional learning in another context, and want to experience the thrills of an early-stage startup. Or maybe you have an entirely different background or motivation. If this is the right role and the right mission for you, please submit a resume and cover letter via our website: https://teachfx.com/careers

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TeachFX is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Role

Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

Mid Level

TeachFX

TeachFX is an edtech startup using machine learning to superpower teachers’ work and advance equity in the classroom. TeachFX enables teachers to visualize and reflect on classroom discourse, and provides guidance on concrete steps they can take to build more student-centered classrooms.
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