Gooru (www.gooru.org) is a Bay-Area-based nonprofit organization committed to building a community of educators, learners, partners, and developers to facilitate personalized learning for every student. Gooru has developed Navigator — a GPS for learning. Gooru empowers students by providing insights into their strengths and gaps in learning, information on what has worked for students like them, and access to crowd-sourced courses from amazing teachers around the world. Teachers curate standards-aligned, online K-12 courses of digital resources and assessments to create learning pathways customized for their class, and publish their courses to an open, global community.
Gooru was founded by Prasad “Pram” Ram in 2011 and has been supported by leading foundations and philanthropists. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Gooru has and always will be a mission-focused organization whose products are free of ads. Although it is a not-for-profit entity, Gooru’s culture is similar to that of many tech start-ups. For more information about Gooru’s solution and impact with students, review the Gooru Overview or visit our website (gooru.org).
The Program Manager will be responsible for program design, development, implementation, monitoring, and project management. This will involve close work with teachers, students, administrators, and parents using Gooru’s Navigator apps. Navigator is used not only in US K12 classrooms but in a wide range of contexts across the world, including skills training and professional development.
Your ability to project manage and execute is vital to ensuring educators and students have access to excellent curated content and best practices for implementation to achieve outcomes. Key activities will include providing and facilitating user feedback our team of engineers and designers; developing and maintaining resources that support users, including training materials and tutorials; managing the implementation of Navigator in Gooru’s partner school districts; monitoring ongoing progress; addressing user needs; assessing where changes and improvements need to be made; and supporting a variety of research projects.
BS/BA in Education or a related field
5+ years as a classroom teacher
Strong organization skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
Experience in project management
Exceptional communication and presentation skills
Willingness to travel as needed to train educators
Ability to self-motivate, multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment
MEd/MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction, Education, or related field
Experience teaching using digital/online instructional tools
Thorough understanding of principles of curriculum development and design, including commonly-used instructional frameworks (e.g., CCSS, NGSS, etc.)
Experience designing training materials and leading professional development for teachers and school leaders
Previous opportunities managing complex projects from start to finish
Experience conducting academic research studies professionally or at the graduate level
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com. We carefully consider each application and we will personally respond to the candidates as we move through the process.
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