Biology Product Manager

CK-12 Foundation - Palo Alto, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $58,000 - $82,000 a year
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Hey, you rockstars in biology! Want to come change the world with us? We have a team from all parts of academia and the technology sectors that is revolutionizing education. What will you bring to our team?

The CK-12 Foundation is looking for a creative biology content product manager with a background in creating technology to scale learning and science education. This position’s focus is to help CK-12 offer a platform and state-of-the-art resources to make CK-12 a household name. This is a full-time position in the CK-12 Palo Alto, California office and includes a competitive benefits package.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.

About Us

The CK-12 Foundation provides free access to content and technology tools that empower students as well as teachers to go further than ever before.

To achieve this ambitious vision, we at CK-12 are challenging traditional models of education to transform them dramatically. Technology has opened up lots of opportunities to revolutionize education for the benefit of students, teachers and parents.

Not only is CK-12 a non-profit, it also doesn’t charge for any resources. Backed by Vinod Khosla, a renowned technology venture capitalist, the CK-12 Foundation has merged free, quality, and technology innovation allowing us to experiment with big and bold ideas.

CK-12 employees experience the benefits of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, innovative, and non-bureaucratic environmentwhere cool things and big ideas happen daily. We are a small group of passionatefolks who are determined to disrupt the current form of education. Coming from companies such as Apple, eBay, Amazon, McGraw-Hill, and various startups,CK-12 employees have the experience to significantly change education around the world.

We deeply believe technology is the key to scale education and it is the backbone of our learning platform. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, CK-12 develops rich and interactive personalized content. Check out how CK-12 is making an impact in teaching and learning.

Would you like to be part of a committed and creative group of people who care deeply and believe in the mission of the organization? Are you a great technologist who will challenge the status quo? Are you willing to forge new pathways of learning that best meet each students’ needs? Together, we will change the world!

Scope:

  • Optimize current biology products including FlexBooks, adaptive practice, concepts, and learning objectives as CK-12 continues to develop a state of the art learning platform
  • Develop new products providing personalized learning pathways to address each students needs and experience in biology
  • Lead a team of mission-driven stakeholders including content creators, developers, contractors, and interns using innovative and inquisitive approaches.

Requirements:

  • Subject Matter Expert in K-12 biology
  • Work full-time in the CK-12 Palo Alto office
  • 3 years minimumexperience in digital learning product development with an edtech company
  • Evidence of product success as defined by usage and improvement metrics
  • High School Teaching experience a strong plus

Skills:

  • Ability to write, review, and edit content for both teacher and student audiences
  • Digital assessment authoring experience
  • Strong work ethic, inquisitive, passionate, committed, strong research and problem solving skills, proactive, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Product and goal driven

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter that specifically addresses your previous success at a technology company.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Product Development: 3 years (Preferred)
  • K-12 Biology: 2 years (Preferred)
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