Getting Smart, a learning design firm focused on the future of education, is looking for a new team member focused on supporting our strategy and learning design work with partners across the globe. We are seeking someone who is motivated by challenge, passionate about innovations in learning and committed to individual and team growth. 

Getting Smart welcomes and encourages all applicants and is actively seeking to work with and amplify people of color, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, veterans and others. Getting Smart believes in leading by example and aims to reflect and drive a diverse educational landscape that encourages acceptance, growth, continuous learning and a focus on positive impact for youth. 

Position Description – Strategy Manager


Timeline: Hiring Immediately 

Location: Fully Remote

Title: Strategy Manager

Candidates of Color and from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for this role. This position description is a wish list and we encourage every person who is excited about the work and the mission of Getting Smart to apply.

Getting Smart is seeking someone who is motivated by challenge, passionate about innovations in learning and committed to individual and team growth. We’re looking for someone who is a:

  • Learner: Our team is a group of lifelong learners. We want someone to join who is excited about the opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge and skillset. Even when it is outside of their comfort zone.  
  • Leader: Everyone on our team has an opportunity to lead–from presenting insights and ideas to inform internal work, to leading projects with our partners. 
  • Creator: Strong ability to write, create and curate in multiple modalities such as organizational strategies and strategic plans.
  • Hybrid: Fluent in the worlds of education and business and passionate about human development.
  • Design Thinker: Demonstrates grit and perseverance to try new things and take projects from ideation to completion. 
  • Creative Organizer: We often consider ourselves professional plate spinners. At any given time our team members are managing multiple projects. This requires organization and an ability to self manage time and priorities. 

The Fit: Finding the right person for our environment is very important, and that includes a variety of elements. We are looking for someone with strategy and project management experience. Can you say yes to most of these statements?

  • I have strong organizational strategy skills;
  • I have education and learning market expertise;
  • I have excellent project management skills; 
  • I have the ability to manage multiple timelines and priorities;
  • I have the ability to demonstrate empathy in building relationships to arrive at a shared outcome of transformed work and learning;
  • I am comfortable in a digital and remote working environment; 
  • I enjoy working with a team but can also work independently;
  • I believe the best ideas happen when diverse teams are built and diverse thinking is encouraged, welcomed and embraced; and
  • I am passionate about education and life-long learning.

The Role: Our ideal candidate has spent 5-7 years working in the education ecosystem and/or related business and has been involved with the strategy, marketing and organizational growth practices. This role will include: 

  • Support client engagements with strategy components such as go-to-market strategy, scaling strategies, sustainability planning and organization development 
  • Support strategic planning efforts, with emphasis on design-based, iterative strategies.  
  • Support marketing services such as go-to-market strategies, market positioning and research. 
  • Co-facilitate and support the development of engaging agendas and materials/content preparation. 
  • Lead organization and management of project management software for client projects.
  • Lead and support logistics, engagement and client communication.
  • Engage as a thought partner within our Getting Smart team and deliver confidence in contributing to our internal growth.
  • Be an active learner and have the willingness to grow your knowledge and understanding of education.

The Details: Total compensation for this role is market driven, including a base salary of $70,000. Some travel is required pending local safety and health guidelines. In addition, Getting Smart offers:

  • Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance. Getting Smart covers the majority of the employee’s premiums. 
  • Flexible time off policy. Getting Smart believes that employees should have the freedom to manage their work and personal obligations as they see fit.
  • Retirement plan with company match. This goes into effect after one year of employment.
  • Comfortable remote working. Getting Smart will ensure your technology needs are met to successfully work from home and offers a technology stipend to help cover internet and cell phone costs.
  • Professional development opportunities. Attend conferences, in-person team retreats and working sessions. 

About Getting Smart 

Getting Smart® is a learning design firm passionate about accelerating and amplifying innovations in learning. Our service division provides advisory, advocacy and design solutions for a network of impact-oriented partners that help people and organizations learn, grow and innovate. Going beyond traditional consulting, our team integrates strategy, thought leadership, advocacy and strategic communications to maximize impact for our partners. Our media channel, GettingSmart.com is a community of learners, leaders and contributors that cover important events, trends, products and publications across K-12, early, post-secondary education and lifelong learning opportunities.

Getting Smart is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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