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Our mission is to get every student to every class, every day. We work with school systems and communities across the country,  and we’re just getting started. Want to use your skills to help? Explore our job openings and join the team.

Current Positions

Director of Client Success

About Kinvolved

Kinvolved is the leading services and software organization galvanizing students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by eradicating chronic absenteeism.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance. By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide.

About the Role

This full-time role, which reports to the Chief Product Officer, is perfect for someone comfortable working hand-in-hand with our district leaders and users. If you enjoy collaboration and relationship development, you will excel in this role.

  • Relationship Management
      • Build and maintain relationships with district-level leaders (Superintendent, Chief of Staff, and other critical roles)
      • Manage school-level relationships to drive KiNVO uptake, utilization, and impact  
  • Software Implementation and Ongoing Client Management
      • Coach at the district level to create vision and plan for KiNVO use
      • Lead in-person KiNVO implementation and training
      • Evaluate training practices and provide recommendations to drive efficiency and cost savings
  • Client Renewal and Growth Activities
    • Grow positive relationships with district-level and school-level leaders to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction
    • Present regular impact metrics to districts to support Kinvolved’s efficacy
    • Collaborate with sales team and identify expanded service delivery opportunities  
    • Renew annual contracts with districts and source geographically proximate new partners

We’d like you to have …

  • Former K–12 experience (2+ years)
  • Former client, account management, and/or education sales experience (5+ years)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and an eye for detail

Please note that this position entails up to 50% travel during the school year.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and success in achieving business and impact goals of this role.

To apply: Email your resume and your top three relationship management tips (no more than 300 words) to hello+success@kinvolved.com. Use the subject line “Application for Kinvolved’s Director of Client Success.”

Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations

Organization 

Kinvolved is the leading services and software organization galvanizing students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by eradicating chronic absenteeism and increasing family engagement.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance. By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide.

About the role:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations (SVP) will be responsible for the development of Kinvolved’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic business goals. In addition to the strategic components, the SVP will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join the leadership team of a  high-growth, mission-driven organization.

Role responsibilities: 

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Lead and conduct financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters, collaborating with the CEO and key senior managers to make key decisions.
  • Serve as the management and finance liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select board of directors and committee meetings.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic business goals and objectives, as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in fiscal negotiations.
  • Support CEO in future equity and fundraising activities.

Team Development and Leadership

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • In coordination with leadership team, set objectives, establish priorities, direct semi-annual performance reviews, and advise on salary adjustments.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and departmental goals.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of an outsourced finance and human resources team.

Operations

  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual and auditing budget processes. 
  • Provide analytical support to internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
  • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as cash flow management, accounts receivable, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.

Qualities and experience: 

  • Business or accounting degree mandatory; MBA strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5–7+ years experience in a senior management role ideally with audit, fundraising, and in-house financial management experience 
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Interested in growing into a potential C-level position
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Experience in a fast-growing startup environment 
  • Mission-driven
  • Ability to be connected to the home office (if not NYC-based) during regular business hours through Slack, Zoom, and other technology solutions

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary with stock options; health insurance 
  • Company-wide “work-from-home-Friday” policy
  • Fun, energetic, and supportive team
  • Headquarters in comfortable Teach For America offices, offering networking opportunities

To apply: Email your resume and a relevant writing sample (no more than 500 words) to hello@kinvolved.com. Use the subject line “Application for Kinvolved’s SVP of Finance and Operations.”

Kinvolved is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Director of Engineering

Organization 

Kinvolved is the leading services and software organization galvanizing students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by eradicating chronic absenteeism.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance. By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide.

About the role:

If you’re an engineer in a leadership position looking to put your technical expertise toward social good, this job is perfect for you.

As a senior member of our team, you will be critical in leading strategy on a system that impacts thousands of teachers, students, and parents. We will collaborate on roadmapping, designing, and architecture. As our team grows your leadership and experience will be essential in ensuring that we maintain a healthy technology solution as well as a strong engineering culture. 

We would like you to: 

  • Lead Kinvolved’s technical strategy, in close collaboration with product and business leads and contribute to the overall business strategy.
  • Lead our engineering team, including guiding our current offshore team and building a local team.
  • Drive the architecture and development of systems to handle rapid growth and scaling including managing cost and business level tradeoffs.
  • Drive the transition of complex manual processes to automated processes.

Qualities/experience needed: 

  • Proven experience leading engineering teams for 5-8 years 
  • Experience collaborating with offshore engineering teams
  • Proven track record of close collaboration with product and business leads to form strategy, roadmaps, and features
  • Proven experience building scalable data applications and reliable interactive and messaging applications
  • Experience with security and hosting using Amazon Web Services
  • Comfortable working in a domain with lots of detail and managing client specific requirements
  • Bonus points: Experience working in education technology

Compensation/benefits:

  • Competitive salary and equity options; health insurance and benefits 
  • Flexible working structure (remote work is an option)  
  • Ability to scale up internally and serve in a leadership position
  • Fun, energetic, and supportive team

To apply: Email your resume and two references to hello+engineering@kinvolved.com. Use the subject line “Application for Kinvolved’s Director of Engineering.” While we are based in New York City, you do not have to be.

Special note: Our current team is based in Poland, and we’d like you to spend three to four weeks there to learn from our engineers.

School Training Associate

Organization

Kinvolved is the leading services and software organization galvanizing students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by eradicating chronic absenteeism.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance. By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide.

School Training Associate (Contractor)

Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, this role supports client trainings for a growing education technology company. The contractor will provide in-person, school-based trainings for New York City schools.

This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to work in education, education technology, or professional services, as well as for anyone interested in training educators and administrators.

You’re a good fit if you:

  • Love teaching educators and administrators how to use technology
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Would like to lend your experience toward social good

This is a contracted role, and you will need to be available on demand to provide school-based trainings across the five boroughs of the New York City.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver in-person trainings for educators and administrators
  • Teach educators and administrators how to use KiNVO, Kinvolved’s web and mobile app
  • Support educators and administrators in strategic KiNVO implementations, in alignment with Kinvolved’s curriculum on family engagement and attendance improvement
  • Gather and report feedback collected during trainings

Qualities and qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work one-on-one with educators and administrators
  • Ability to deliver a presentation in front of a large group of people
  • Previous experience in education

Contracting period: As needed by the company, from January through June 2019. This contractor role may extend to the 2019–2020 school year, with room for potential full-time employment and growth.

Compensation: Hourly rate for travel and trainings.

Application Process and Timeline

Please submit a resume and a cover letter with three clear examples of why this contracting position is right for you to hello+training@kinvolved.com by January 31, 2019.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.