Jobs: east coast principals, west coast biz dev

Revolution portfolio companies adding positions:

1. Director of Market Development for edu-web 2.0 Bay Area start up

Company Description:

Founded by key talent from leading social networking, digital content, and education management organizations, this new Bay Area company is developing a breakthrough personalized learning platform for the K12 market.

Position Overview:

Work closely with engineering and product management leads to initially handle go-to-market activities during beta stage of platform rollout, migrating to a long term business and partnerships management role.  Select product management responsibilities as well. Immediate role entails managing outreach and coordination with select school districts; organizing teacher and student contributors; managing evolution of outbound communication for company; and interfacing with company’s Board and stakeholders from the for-profit and non-profit worlds.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
Exceptional communication and project management skills, along with entrepreneurial experience/skill set; direct experience in the classroom as a teacher or volunteer highly valuable; additional background in a high performance business setting essential, such as consulting, technology or investment banking; MBA preferred although not mandatory; alternatively, Masters in Education or Educational Technology very helpful.

For more information about this opportunity and its’ associated responsibilities please forward your resume along with a cover letter describing your unique qualifications to [email protected].

2. Principals for innovative new high schools blending online/onsite learning

Company Description:
Recently formed NYC school management organization that will operate contract and charter secondary schools in the Northeast. Like, these innovative schools will blend project-based learning with personalized online learning.

Newark (Vailsburg) NJ, Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy) NY, Hartford CT, Baton Rouge LA

Position Overview:
Work with company management team and local school developer to plan for and open a new school in September 2010.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills:
Demonstrated commitment to urban education; belief that every student regardless of background can excel academically; track record of holding self and others accountable for outcomes; understand and use a variety of instructional strategies including online and project-based learning; success at mobilizing staff and community members toward common goals. Graduate degree required; Masters in Education or Educational Technology from a top university preferred.

For more information about these opportunities and associated responsibilities please forward your resume along with a cover letter describing your unique qualifications to [email protected].

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books and papers including Getting Smart, Smart Cities, Smart Parents, Better Together, The Power of Place and Difference Making. He served as a public school superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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