If you think back to your school or college days, the best memories you have are those with your friends! Your first day in college, your best friend, your dorms, hanging in the corridors, your school canteen, all nighters before exams & chilling for weeks after exams - our school lives are filled with so many awesome interactions, experiences & memories. In each of them you’re with a friend, never alone! Humans always have, and will always continue to learn from one another. We, at Openhouse, are a social learning platform that allows students to learn the way we learn best - socially.
Founded by Stanford grads, we are a nimble startup headquartered in Bangalore. We are currently building a team of passionate & talented folks from around the world. Collectively we’ve learnt & worked at awesome environments like Harvard, Ashoka, IIT, Uber, Microsoft, Mckinsey, Swiggy & Truecaller to name a few. We’ve also been backed by venture capitalists, Accel and Matrix Partners, to add some steam to our engine!
Covid has reshaped every aspect of our lives and education has become front & center for most families. The world is learning to learn online & the industry is seeing tremendous tailwinds. With hundreds of millions of students taking classes online, one thing has become clear - the current edtech world solves the ‘access’ problem, but fails miserably when it comes to engaging & retaining children.
We believe that we can change the above. If kids are going to actually learn online, the experiences should be so intuitive as if they feel they are in person with their friends. We are building an online learning platform from scratch that is student-centric: allowing for interaction, questions, discussions & collaboration both inside & outside the classroom. Our goal is not just to build an awesome classroom experience, but rather an engaging & sustained online community where students spend quality time & actually get to learn from each other!
Work with cross functional team and execute projects in timely manner-
Achieve smooth, replicable, ongoing working processes and schedules with teachers (individuals and groups)
Manage Operations (scheduling, communication, transfer of materials etc.)
Identified and minimize process flow (communication, scheduling etc.) errors to negligible
Build positive, deep relationships with teachers
Facilitate and oversee feedback flow between classroom and design teams
Vision: Build onto the inherent skills of passionate youngsters to make them high-quality teachers Passion: Drive to reimagine the educational landscape and the fire to create an impact
People Management: Ability to assign tasks, manage and build a rapport with school staff and team Achievement-oriented and perceptive : Highly motivated, persevering, problem-solving and ability to effectively perceive individuals
Subject Matter Expert: Strong understanding of pedagogical practices and belief in social learning
Minimum 2 years in leading a team and owning end to end operations
Experience in end to end implementation of project/s
Science & Maths background is desirable
Awesome to have:
If you resonate with our emphasis on the power of social interactions being a key driver in a child’s learning journey. They meant it when they said, “It takes a village to raise a child”.
If you believe in the power of a lifelong learning mindset to unleash the potential of India’s demographic dividend.
Having an existing network of educators willing to innovate and adapt to technology
Data skills to constantly monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs
The best classrooms have an awesome learning culture. We think of our organization as one large classroom, where each of us is a student trying to learn from & teach one another. We have all sorts of people here: humanists, tech junkies, educationists, designers & wanna be designers! Since we are a small organization, we function like a tight-knit family where we care for each other’s work but also for each other’s lives. We’ve often heard that the first 50 team members set the culture & pace of an organization, which is why we take time and carefully pick our team.
If you grab a sneak peek into our tribe, you’d find us to be super real. We are all encouraged to call a spade a spade, even if this means disappointing a peer. Coming up with prospective solutions is good, but we care about how well the experience is crafted - aesthetics do matter. Think of Disneyland, Nike, Airbnb, Wework, Apple: the best folks know not only how to deliver a product/service, but also make it beautiful. Most importantly, we are all students!
Right across the team. from engineering to product, community to classroom, we think of how we’d feel if we were students – and this reminds us to keep learning and growing!