Project Manager, Outschool.org at Outschool (Remote)

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The Company

Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We achieve this by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with other classmates who share their passions, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own paths. Our small group classes meet over live video chat with teachers who celebrate their unique strengths and empower all learners to develop confidence and a strong sense of self.

We're also focused on removing barriers for historically underserved learners who face systemic challenges to their success. In 2020, we started Outschool.org and began offering financial assistance to families in need. We are currently creating an Educator Endowment Fund to appreciate the teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.

We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a child's boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.

The pandemic has been challenging for families all over the globe. We acted quickly and worked together to provide quality resources to learners, parents, and teachers in the past year. As communities worldwide rethink their approach to education, Outschool will continue to innovate and provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their passions.

Last year Techcrunch recognized Outschool as the newest EdTech unicorn. We've also been named Fast Company’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from Elpha.


The Role

Outschool.org, the non-profit arm of Outschool, started in the spring of 2020. Currently, we have served over 25,000 learners, given more than 2 million dollars in free classes, and topped 100,000 hours of education to learners in need. Our work moving forward is to continue providing this support while scaling our impact to reach even more learners, support additional communities, and address different barriers to learning. 
 
As a Project Manager, you will serve as the strategic organizer, task manager, and champion of the teams’ multiple projects and initiatives, effectively balancing the responsibilities of your own projects and the projects you are assigned to manage, including other contributors and a lead. 
 
You will scope, resource, execute and report on projects, always maintaining clarity on the goals and the mission of Outschool.org. Excelling in this role also means fostering and maintaining strong cross-functional relationships across the broader Outschool organization.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define the Outschool.org teams’ project scopes, deliverables, and timelines
  • Track and manage both your own and the teams' projects and individual tasks, efficiently adjusting focus from micro to macro, as needed
  • Manage the time and priorities of team members to achieve project goals
  • Routinely report to Outschool.org leadership on project progress and outcomes
  • Manage weekly team meetings and task management
  • Support the Ops Lead in implementing organizational processes and tracking toward operational goals

DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in education, nonprofits, technology, or a related field
  • Have the ability to communicate and work effectively with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Proficiency in managing multiple complex projects that move quickly, effectively prioritizing project tasks
  • Possesses a drive for helping people, improving processes, and progressing towards team goals
  • High level of comfort receiving and implementing feedback

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • A belief in the value of social justice and have direct experience in promoting and advancing equity, racial equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to balance a big-picture perspective with attention to detail 
  • Comfortable using collaboration, CRM, and analytics tools like Slack, Google Analytics, and Metabase
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment

OUTSCHOOL CARES:
At Outschool, we believe that taking care of one another enables us to do our best work. To us that means:

Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.
Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth. 
PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends. 
Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.
Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool! 
Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.


Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience. 

Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to neurodiverse individuals, applicants with physical and mental disabilities, and disabled veterans. For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, you may reach out to us at [email protected] or through your Recruiting point of contact as you schedule your initial interview.

Benefits packages are included for full-time employees only.
Full-time employees must be a citizen or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.

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An Insider's view of Outschool

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's fast-paced, but boundaries are respected, and leaders go out of their way to encourage vacations and mental health breaks. You're encouraged to be honest about your stress level and workload and to ask for help when you need it. That authenticity is seen as a strength, not a weakness, unlike so many places.

Anna

Creative Strategist

What projects are you most excited about?

As part of my role, I get to work with subject-matter experts who help ensure that the content available on Outschool is accurate, free of bias, and supports multiple perspectives, particularly those of marginalized groups... Amplifying the voices of these experts by bringing them to Outschool and sharing their work with educators inspires me.

Rachel

Content Policy Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

When I started at Outschool in customer support, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my career. My manager and teammates supported my exploration and I'm now in a department that is exactly what I was meant to do.

Sophie

People Operations Coordinator

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I'm a firm believer in see a need, fill a need. I encourage my team to take risks and act independently. I also challenge them to grow radically. We should all be growing and pushing our boundaries, and not specifically for productivity's sake. We should be growing for our own joy and fulfillment.

Eric

Head of Growth Marketing

What's something quirky about your company?

The lighthearted child-like nature of the company and the people without any children actually around! Being silly and genuine is encouraged and exhibited by leadership and staff alike.

Sara-Jean

Executive Assistant

What are Outschool Perks + Benefits

Outschool Benefits Overview

Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.
Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth.
PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends.
Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.
Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool!
Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Outschool.org is sponsored by the Edward Charles Foundation, which provides oversight and compliance support for charitable projects. Through this we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Principal 12 Weeks STD and Guardian EM 12 Weeks LTD
Dental Benefits
We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits that are effective on the employee’s start date.
Vision Benefits
We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits that are effective on the employee’s start date.
Health Insurance Benefits
The company contribution for our baseline HMO, PPO, and EPO plans is 100% for employees and 60% for dependents.
Life Insurance
2 x Salary to $500,000 coverage provided by Guardian
Wellness Programs
Meditation subscription through Headspace, fitness subscription through Aaptiv.
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Free coaching and therapy sessions provided by ModernHealth.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Administered by Empower Retirement
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
$250 per year to an established 501c(3)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
80% capacity full time roles available.
Generous Parental Leave
Employees are able to take up to 16 weeks of fully paid new parent leave for birth, adoptive, or fostering parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Fully-distributed team across the US and Canada! Monthly coworking stipend of $150 USD. Employee workshops and remote activities as well.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Non-accruing PTO, plus additional Outschool Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Employees can expense for up to $20/meal for two weekly team meetings.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees can expense up to $500 for home office setup and then $100 annually, and can expense $150/month for coworking. Outschool also provides a subsidy of $75/month for internet.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees can expense up to $2,500 per year with manager approval for any professional development expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Weekly lunch and learns and fireside chats.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Employees can expense $200 per year for DEI learning materials, including toward books for our George Floyd book club.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Plus up to $500 per year in Outschool classes for your family or to gift or donate.

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