Vice President, Academics

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Who we are

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools.  Our two main focuses are to give students the best quality instructors and get them ready for the world of the future and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities, irrespective of zip codes. We are the new way to classroom!

What we offer

  • Competitive Compensation Offering
  • Unlimited PTO & 12 Company Paid Holidays  
  • Strong High-Performance Based Culture with High Growth Potential
  • Team Focused Culture – Team Events, Outings, Happy Hours & Recognition 
  • Full Benefits – Medical, Dental & Vision / 401k Plan
  • Our Team of Elevaters are: Problem Solvers, Passionate, Motivated, Thirsty for Knowledge & Mission Driven

What you will be doing – Vice President, Academics 

We are seeking a Vice President, Academics to lead our Instruction and Curriculum teams.  Will oversee the strategic vision & tactical execution of Elevate K-12 Academic Product & Outcomes.  Will ensure successful leadership, management and collaboration of teams that impact instructors, curriculum and new academic initiatives.  Reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.  

We have an incredible mission, team and brand at Elevate K-12, and we’re getting better everyday. We have achieved an extraordinary product/market fit and have entered an exponential growth stage of the company. If all of this sounds exciting to you – We want to hear from you! 

Responsibilities – Vice President, Academics 

  • Instructors: Works with Director of Instruction to continue to:
    • Ensure customer satisfaction levels on instructor team
    • Work to reduce turnover and attrition with the instructor teams especially mid semester leavers
    • Put plans in place to develop a community of evangelizing instructors and influencers to bolster the Elevate K-12 brand with future instructors
    • Ensure quality instruction through current and future evaluation metrics along side robust professional development
  • Curriculum: Works with Director of Curriculum to continue to:
    • Ensure quality curriculum developed that meets school expectations and can be leveraged across all states where Elevate K-12 does business
    • Ensure curriculum is engaging and exciting for students
    • Ensure curriculum is meaningful, relevant and easy to use for instructors
  • New Products:
    • Provide insights, strategy and inputs on new academic products and courses, including cost benefit analysis, market potential and analysis plans and tactical development and rollout plans
    • Performs benchmark comparisons to other products to identify future features for the Elevate K-12 product roadmap
    • Acts as SME for Academic inputs on product development
    • Manages current and cultivates new partnerships with other academic organizations
    • Identifies opportunities for improvement in current product set as well as identifies new product opportunities
  • Academic Outcomes and Performance
    • Develops weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics demonstrating the efficacy of the Elevate K-12 programs
    • Develops program scorecards and customer facing metrics and reporting
  • Other
    • Works with Head of Sales and contributes on sales calls where academic expertise is needed
    • Escalates any non standard requests to the COO and collaborates on evaluation and approval
    • Defines and documents processes for all teams reporting into the academics department
    • Ensures efficacy of academic programming
    • Works to streamline, create and automate repeatable processes wherever possible
    • Identifies areas of opportunity and improvement and works to close those gaps efficiently and effectively
    • Collaborates with operations team members on requests and needs from schools that need to be funded and prioritized for work product and improvement pipeline
    • Collaborates with Sr VP of Operations on streamlining classroom performance, operations and procedures

Who you Are – Vice President, Academics 

  • 15+ years of experience within the proprietary education/academic products space
  • 10+years of leadership experience within the proprietary education/academic products space
  • Track record of success leading and developing an Instruction and Curriculum team
  • Experience setting and leading the strategic vision and tactical execution of academic products and outcomes
  • Strong relationship building skills – Ability to gain credibility and commitment amongst internal Stakeholders 
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize commitments to achieve results in a high growth environment 
  • Motivational leader with energy, enthusiasm and ability to succeed in a high growth environment 

Why join our story

Elevate K-12 is tasked with an important mission: change the way K-12 classrooms and teaching work. Our organization is a radically open-minded company that is scaling fast. We are a team focused on high performance, dynamism and embodying a collaborative culture at all levels. Our teammates are able to have open, honest discussions that drive us toward our mission. Elevate K-12 is in a stage of hyper growth that will continue to open up new challenges and opportunities for our team. 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

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We are located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few blocks east of the Chicago brown line

An Insider's view of Elevate K-12

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Regional Operations team is a fast-paced, high energy, collaborative work environment. Our team has amazingly talented people and decisions have to be made quickly. We work with various schools and students across the US, we wear multiple hats and are always in constant communication with each other to ensure every program is successful.


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What are Elevate K-12 Perks + Benefits

Elevate K-12 Benefits Overview

Elevate K-12 provides competitive benefits plans for employees!

Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Funvengers is our intracompany culture and fun committee that manage events and programs from our holiday parties to company retreats.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
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