VP Education

Brightfox Education - San Ramon, CA - Full time

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We’re launching a modernized afterschool educational center for elementary school kids this fall and are looking for a VP of Education to lead our educational vision, strategy and operations. If you want to help build an exciting new product that brings great software into a real-life setting, read on!

At Sylvan Learning Centers and Kumon, kids sit in solitude, doing paper and pencil worksheets over and over in a dreary space. It's a dated, boring experience that needs to be modernized. Brightfox is just that. It's a bright and fresh space where six kids sit at a circular table with an instructor for hour-long classes in math or science. Each child has a 12.9'' iPad Pro in front of them. The instructor introduces a topic using physical manipulatives, presentations, videos, songs or other mnenomic devices etc. Our real-time software platform (featuring a variety of minigames) is used to practice the new content in a fun and fast-paced way. The instructor is able to see student results instantly to lead a conversation or follow up. We've also developed a 72-animal physical trading card game (like Pokemon) which are used to reinforce persistence, teamwork, focus and honor. In our trial runs, all of the above has proven to be wildly popular. 

We’re looking for someone to lead our overall education vision and our day to day educational operations. That includes: designing and developing our curriculum and pedagogical messaging, leading all instructor hiring, training and management, doing some instructing yourself (especially in the beginning), helping define our product roadmap with our engineering team, managing our teacher/administrator relationships as needed, and more. You will be employee #1 and in charge of all things education while our CEO takes care of everything else. Given the very early stage of this company, someone who enjoys building things from scratch and wearing multiple hats is crucial.

Our CEO started working at a tech-based afterschool educational company at age 16, studied related areas in the Ivy League, returned at that same company after college, then spent eight years at Google and Twitter, learning what excellence in business, software and a healthy company looks like. However, he's never been an educator and is looking for leadership in that area. 

If this opportunity intrigues you, reply now and our CEO will get back to you very soon.

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Role

Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

Brightfox Education

Brightfox Education is bringing a much-needed refresh to the afterschool educational tutoring industry with a focus on modern, engaging software and a social, conversational format that's both fun and affordable, 

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