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Posted February 19, 2016

Learn Fresh is currently hiring for two exciting new roles. Included below is information about our newest positions related to organizational management and digital product development. If you see something that catches your eye, send an email to khalil@learnfresh.org today!

 

Job Description – Associate Director of Finance & Logistics

Learn Fresh Education Co.
Location: Denver, CO

MAKE MATH FUN.

Overview

Math is inherently fun, you say? Well good. If you’ve come across this job description you almost certainly graduated from high school and you probably have one or two shiny degrees hanging somewhere. You have been fortunate to find meaning and excitement in academic pursuits, and you were undoubtedly supported along the way. Unfortunately, there are millions of students across the country who are chronically disengaged from their education, and they have never had the tools, resources, or support to discover the joy in math. That’s where we come in.

Learn Fresh believes that learning should be fun for everyone. We believe that learning should be culturally responsive and inclusive. And we believe in harnessing the power of large sports leagues and brands to draw students into the learning experience.

We’ve partnered with the NBA to create NBA Math Hoops - a fun math tool for elementary and middle school students, centered around a basketball math board game and mobile app.

About The Role

Learn Fresh seeks an Associate Director of Finance & Logistics to join our high-powered team of 6 and own all aspects of logistics, from funding proposal timelines and fulfillment requests to catering and calendar coordination, you will be at the helm of it all. NBA Math Hoops has grown 300% year over year since 2012, and we are now reaching over 900 schools and 12,000 students every week across 22 cities.

With great growth comes great organizational needs, and we are ready to add someone to the squad who can be a Jack or Jill of all trades and help us continue reaching more and more students while remaining nimble and executing at the highest level.

Responsibilities

- Work with CEO and COO to create and manage fundraising calendars, ensuring that all documentation is completed and submitted on time

- Coordinate extensive travel for staff, with an eye towards efficiency of time and resources

- Create detailed agendas for events with schools, teachers, and NBA Teams

- Manage Learn Fresh financials and payroll, navigating numerous government agencies and paperwork requirements

Required

- Truly excellent organizational and time-management skills

- The ability to balance many demands, prioritize well, and always hit deadlines

- Advanced understanding of Excel and a history of creating financial models 
and budgets

- Clear and persuasive written and verbal communication 


From the CEO

This role absolutely requires an “If I don’t know how to do it, I’ll Google it until I do” attitude, and it may require you to be always on. If you’re a person who likes to work hard from 9 - 5 or even 8 - 6 and then leave work behind when you go home, this role is not for you. Our team spans San Francisco to DC, and any team member may ask you for assistance throughout the course of the day. We are all respectful of each other’s time, but if it’s 10 pm on a Thursday and I need a document sent right away, the expectation is that you’ll be available or at least communicate as to when you will be available. 


The other side of that coin is the fact that work hours and location are fluid. Our whole staff travels a lot, the office is often empty, and most communication is through Slack. If you want to work from home, from a coffee shop, or from Hawaii for a week, that can be arranged. We are requiring your home base to be in Denver so that you can be in the office when most of the team is, and so that you can handle all mail related responsibilities. 


To Apply

Email your resume and a detailed itinerary for a fake road trip to khalil@learnfresh.org. 


 

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Job Description – Director of Product Development

Learn Fresh Education Co.
Location: Denver, CO

MAKE MATH FUN.

Overview

Math is inherently fun, you say? Well good. If you’ve come across this job description you
almost certainly graduated from high school and you probably have one or two shiny degrees
hanging somewhere. You have been fortunate to find meaning and excitement in academic
pursuits, and you were probably supported along the way. Unfortunately, there are millions of
students across the country who are chronically disengaged from their education, and they have never had the tools, resources, or support to discover the joy in math. That’s where we come in.

Learn Fresh believes that learning should be fun for everyone. We believe that learning should
be culturally responsive and inclusive. We believe that learning should be engaging and
rewarding, and we believe in harnessing the power of large sports leagues and brands to draw
students into the learning experience.

We’ve partnered with the NBA to create NBA Math Hoops - a fun math tool for elementary and
middle school students, centered around a basketball math board game and mobile app.

About The Role

Learn Fresh seeks a Director of Product Development to own all aspects of the NBA Math Hoops mobile app. You’ll have the opportunity to become a pioneer in the edtech industry by leading a team that creates the first educational mobile game directly supported by a major sports league. In 2015 we developed a vision for the deep and multifaceted ways we can make kids fall in love with math, and now we are assembling the team to make that vision a reality.

With the might of the NBA behind us, NBA Math Hoops has the potential to reach millions of students around the world.

Responsibilities

- Lead the execution of the NBA Math Hoops mobile app and own all aspects of the game from development to deployment and application submission

- Implement new game features and optimizations

- Lead technical discussions and guide key decisions

- Identify problems and solutions, balancing technical complexity and user experience

- Manage a mixed team of full-time team members, consultants, and interns

- Lead creative discussions and processes surrounding further development of Learn Fresh’s tech products and platforms

Required

- Ability to effectively break down large scale projects into multi-week goals and then actionable tasks and objectives

- Ability to identify and solve key problems creatively with minimal guidance

- Outstanding skill in Java, Objective-C, and/or Unity

- Ability to design and implement our backend services at scale, eventually building systems to supply dynamic content into the app

- Understand iOS and Android app performance analysis and optimization techniques

- Experience leading cross-functional technical teams, including both engineering, QA & UX resources

- Have a well-developed social justice lens as it relates to education

- BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred

- 2+ years of professional mobile gaming experience (through and beyond ship)

- Experience articulating and reviewing mobile application architectures

- Experience developing and maintaining applications on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or an equivalent

- Understanding of mobile graphics pipeline and rendering constraints

- Have an opinion formed about who the greatest basketball player of all time is

- Have a deep understanding of math education and its current state nationally

To Apply

Email your resume and something that tells us about you (link to personal website, completed
projects, public GitHub repo, etc...) to khalil@learnfresh.org.