ABOUT KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit startup on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of world-class instructional and practice resources that empowers learners. Whether they’re studying matrices, mitosis, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything. Our learning system is mastery based, which allows students to master key concepts at a pace that’s right for them.

 

ABOUT KHAN ACADEMY INDIA

Khan Academy India (KAI) aims to deliver a world class user experience to learners in India that is locally relevant and is enabled by a strong on-the-ground team and operations. Khan Academy content is already available in Hindi, Hinglish, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati. From  under 500,000 learners in 2016, we are now serving almost 4 million learners a month in India. These learners include both independent learners accessing us at home and teacher-directed learners in schools. You can learn more about our priorities and initiatives here, here and here

Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life and so do we. We are a fun and diverse team that come from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes people from academia, high tech, ed tech and social impact companies among others. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it is necessary for us to actualize our mission and truly impact the communities we serve.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Country Director, Khan Academy India (KAI) you will be responsible for driving the overall vision, strategy, growth, and sustainability of our work in India. Additionally, you will be responsible for aspects related to the board of directors and key partner management (donors, states, private sector organizations etc). You will work with the leadership team in India and functional leaders in Mountain View to drive cross-functional coordination and overall operational efficiency at KAI.

THE OPPORTUNITY

For Khan Academy, India has the largest user base outside the US. However, we have a long way to go in India to reach underserved learners and teachers. You will serve as both a strategic leader and a hands on, cross functional leader to help increase our scale and impact across learners in India. 

 As Country Director, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Strategic direction and goal alignment
    • Synthesize a clear, actionable, consistent strategy in the face of many compelling opportunities. Prioritize aggressively and effectively.
    • Link the long-term vision (the big picture) with the near-term objectives (the details). 
    • Communicate effectively to connect the vision with the work people are doing on a day-to-day basis.
    • Work closely with the India Leadership Team and the VP International to develop and align short and medium term goals.
  • Growth and impact
    • Drive initiatives that are user focused and help increase our reach in an accelerated time frame.
    • Ensure that the initiatives balance scale with efficacious usage that leads to improvements in learning outcomes.
    • Drive articulation and accountability of organization level metrics across functions. 
    • Leverage data to provide recommendations regarding specific opportunities and investments.
  • Financial sustainability
    • Responsible for KAI’s financial sustainability by diversifying our donor base and providing stewardship to our existing donors.
    • Guide the overall financial plans and budgets across functions.
    • Oversee proactive risk identification for KAI and follow through with respective teams to ensure appropriate risk response strategies. 
  • Key Partnerships Management
    • Support and leverage KAI’s board of directors.
    • Effectively steward relationships with key partners including Ministries of Education, key state partners and private sector organizations.
    • Represent KAI externally at all levels including government,  partners, and  media.
  • Strengthen org and team foundation 
    • Support the India leadership team to ensure we attract and retain the right talent with the right culture fit. 
    • Define and drive the operational cadence for key processes that help support and strengthen the team.

 

ABOUT YOU

You are someone with:

  • 18+ years of professional experience in scaling programs and/or organizations
  • Passionate about education and Khan Academy's mission
  • Demonstrated ability to steward relationships at the highest leadership levels across partners
  • Familiarity with education research and how that connects with on-ground work
  • A user centric mindset with strong empathy for our users including learners and teachers 
  • High levels of persistence to overcome obstacles and a bias towards action
  • Ability to work with high levels of ambiguity and complexity, while driving clear outcomes
  • An articulate and versatile communication style across different stakeholders 
  • Ability to lead and build high performing teams and build/ be the custodian of the organization culture

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team competitively

  • Competitive salaries
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
  • The ability to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
  • Remote work friendly, i.e. option to work from home; flexible schedules
  • Generous parental leave
  • Health insurance and wellness benefits
  • Professional development benefits

 

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HOW TO APPLY

  • Attach your resume or Linkedin URL in the space Resume/CV. (required)
  • Please address the task mentioned and attach your response. (required)

    TASK: Describe in 2-3 pages your vision for Khan Academy's work in India over the next 3-5 years, including how you would go about bringing it to reality.

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