Operations and Culture

Better World Ed - New York or Remote - Full time

Better World Ed (www.BetterWorldEd.org) is a “curriculum integration” that brings SEL and academics to life, and together. Our wordless videos and short stories help students immerse in math, reading, and writing through learning about diverse cultures and perspectives around the world.

We call this "Global SEL": Global Social & Emotional Learning. 

Timing has never been better for this role: we’ve now got a library of over 45 SEL videos (paired with 100+ stories and lesson plans) that can also help educators teach almost any Grade 1-6 math concept. And we're launching a new website soon to make the user experience more beautiful and seamless. Now it's time to deepen our capacity, scale, and impact. That's where you come in.

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THE ROLE:

Operations, Fundraising & Culture.

  1. Operations: Support, lead, and grow our team. Build the systems to operate effectively and efficiently as we grow our classroom engagement into the thousands and as we further grow our content creation and curation. 
  2. Fundraising: Engage philanthropists, foundations, social enterprises, CSR teams, and schools in supporting Better World Ed's various programs, including the sponsorship of schools and the creation of new Empathy Challenge stories in specific regions and about specific topics.
  3. Culture: Curiosity before judgment, humility, awareness, grit, and a deep hunger for learning are some of the ways of being that matter a lot to us. You're going to be supporting in growing a culture that's all about living this vision just like we're encouraging youth to. You'll be bringing team members to classrooms and communities that we work in, too.

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Relevant Reading:

http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/freeing_the_social_entrepreneur (Specifically, see the "Scaling Partner" and "Connector" roles)

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You:

  • Have significant experience and a passion for growing a startup from 3-5 full time team members to 25+. 
  • Support quickly-adapting environments that don't have the ideal support structure yet and that require autonomous, collaborative, and resilient effort.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable through clear communication and effective goal setting.
  • Have the hard conversations without (much) procrastination and take on the most important goals first, with curiosity and energy. While helping others do the same.
  • Become a humble learner again and again, every single day. You reflect with awareness and adapt with grace and humility.
  • Love unglamorous hard work. We need to know you’ve learned the value of being gritty and resilient through ups and downs. You've got to have a bit of crazy in you to join this kind of environment with joy, and we're looking for that.
  • Act with persistence and passion driven by a clear purpose.
  • Can sell and fundraise. Really well. You're a brilliant communicator and presenter. 

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Important Notes:

This role will involve travel, with a preferred base in NYC. 

This is an early stage organization. We don't have any offices, we haven't yet raised growth capital (and we don't make much money yet), we have a small focused and scrappy team, and we're doing things a bit differently. Read more on jointheteam.betterworlded.org.

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Role

C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Senior Level

Better World Ed

https://betterworlded.org

https://jointheteam.betterworlded.org

http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/freeing_the_social_entrepreneur ("Scaling Partner")

https://firstround.com/review/Keith-Rabois-on-the-role-of-a-COO-how-to-hire-and-why-transparency-matters/

http://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-hire

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