Help us improve children’s futures

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 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.

K-12 District Success Manager

About Kinvolved

We help school systems improve family engagement and attendance to get every student to every class and boost student outcomes. We do this by providing tailored professional learning services, and an all-in-one communications app called KiNVO™. 

Because our platform and services are designed with holistic, research-based practices that positively change the behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance and success, our partner schools experience dramatic improvement. In fact:

  • Most of our partner schools see a 10% decrease in chronic absence within their first semester of collaboration with our team
  • 93% of our partner schools have improved parent communication
  • The average teacher using KiNVO™ saves 50 minutes per week
  • The average administrator using KiNVO™ saves 75 minutes per week

By joining our team, you will improve the lives of our stakeholders nationwide. Over 240,000 users have joined us in the mission to improve school communications, family engagement, and attendance. 

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 creative problem-solving, training educators on how to use technology, and relationship development, you will excel in this role. 

You will be primarily responsible to our national district satisfaction to ensure annual renewal of our software and professional development and training services. 

  • Software Training and User Engagement 
    • Provide in-person training to schools and school districts, nationwide
    • Facilitate training webinars to support continued skill development 
    • Execute monthly client engagement campaigns via email and phone
  • Relationship and Client Management
    • Build and maintain relationships with district-level and school-level leaders 
    • Manage school-level relationships to drive KiNVO uptake, utilization, and impact 
    • Conduct regular phone and video call check ins to answer client questions and collect product feedback  
  • 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 and renewal opportunities 

We’d strongly prefer you to have … 

  • Former K–12 experience (2+ years)
  • Former client, account management, and/or education sales experience (3+ 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.  You must be comfortable on trains, planes, and driving an automobile. 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 K-12 National District Account Manager.”

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.