Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.   As VP of Content, you’ll empower a broad and growing team of teachers, content creators, project managers, and subject matter experts to create those educational and learning experiences for millions of people around the world.  You have a passion for education, and you know what it takes to build a high-quality, high-throughput media or software product organization.   The overall Content team is 20+ people and growing, located primarily in Mountain View, CA, with several remote team members around the US.  You will report directly to the President/COO.  You will be contributing at both hands-on and strategic levels, and partnering with the cross-functional leadership team to design and execute our pedagogical strategy and principles for how we develop and publish our content through our software products.  In addition, you will be ensuring we improve our efficacy and our content over time through iteration, experimentation, A/B testing, research, and data insights.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The VP of Content is broadly responsible for all things related to Content at KA, serving the needs of the K-14 learners and teachers across core academic subjects in math, science, humanities, economics, finance, and more, as well as in test prep, initially through our SAT, AP, and LSAT partnerships.  In addition, as we expand our sights globally, the VP of Content will expand our content localization capabilities, both in-house and through strategic partnerships in key markets. In ten years, Khan Academy’s mission is to globally enable every K-14 core subject to be either learned independently or in conjunction with a physical classroom, and the VP of Content is an integral part of helping to achieve that mission.  As VP of Content, you will:

  • Serve as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, helping to define the overall vision and direction of the organization that enables KA to grow and deliver impact to learners and teachers around the world
  • Help operationalize, codify, and scale the pedagogical vision of our CEO / Founder / Chief Academic Officer, Salman Khan
  • Oversee and scale Khan Academy’s Content team, including strengthening our planning and managerial capability as our impact scales, defining career paths within the team, and developing scalable processes and content of videos, articles, exercises, and any other future modalities for effective learning
  • Contribute significantly to overall product strategy. You’ll work collaboratively with your counterparts in Product Management, Design, and Engineering to ensure that we’re testing and iterating how best to deliver excellent content and experiences to our learners through our content platform and tools
  • Develop strategies for maintaining quality and effectiveness as we extend content creation to non-US locales
  • Work cross-functionally with Product to research and analyze our curriculum and pedagogy to ensure efficacy and continuous improvement of our content and overall product offerings

 

YOU NEED

  • 15+ years of professional experience, including successfully leading or building content at an edtech company, media production or software product related team of 50+ members
  • A strong understanding of the education space
  • A strong desire to learn our existing content and work cross-functionally with our product team and our chief academic officer to iterate, improve, and make consistent across subjects
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a talented creative team
  • Flexibility to problem solve creatively in a still-young digital education medium
  • A clear and systematic approach to prioritizing content and product-related challenges
  • A willingness to roll up your sleeves and help the team get work done as we are growing

 

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

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

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses
  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time
  • Delicious catered lunch daily plus tons of snacks and beverages
  • The opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education
  • Great location: walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View
  • Awesome team events and weekly board game nights
  • The ability to improve real lives
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
  • Oh, and we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life

 

HOW TO APPLY

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  • In the space provided below, address the following prompt. At Khan Academy, we believe that reaching all learners requires a team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team's experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives— whether personal, professional, academic, or otherwise— could contribute to the diversity of our team.

 

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