Operations and Culture

Better World Ed - New York - 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. Now it's time to deepen our capacity and our impact. That's where you come in.

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THE ROLE:

Operations, Sales & 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. Sales: Engage philanthropists, foundations, social enterprises, CSR teams, and schools in supporting Better World Ed's various programs, including the creation of new Empathy Challenge stories in different regions and about different key 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. Help us all strive to practice what we preach in the big and small things. 

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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 growing a startup in this role or a very similar role 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. 

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Important Notes:

This role will involve travel between NYC and SF, and your base could likely be either, though we have a leaning towards NYC for the coming years. For sales work, we could be anywhere in the US together or on solo trips. 

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

Mid 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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