District Partnership Manager
We partner with thousands of schools districts across the country to transform elementary science instruction. By cultivating deep relationships with our district partners, we’ve learned so much from them about what it takes to truly support teachers as they dive into new standards and a new approach to teaching science. We’re looking for an experienced relationship manager who can step into the District Partnership role, ready to do whatever it takes to support our district customers.
As a District Partnership Manager, you’re an outstanding listener and communicator, able to ask the right questions that lead to insight about what our districts need and how we can best support them. You build relationships easily and can serve as a thought partner to districts as they navigate the new science standards and busy schedules of multi-subject elementary teachers. Your enthusiasm for science education is contagious and you bring a strategic perspective to solving problems.
Your primary focus is to ensure that our district members are successful with Mystery Science. You’ll also reach out and present to new districts who want to give Mystery Science a try. You’ll be the primary point of contact for our district members while managing a pipeline of prospective members. If districts have implementation questions, pricing questions, technical questions, anything they need to be successful, you’ll get them the help they need. And crucially, you’ll be the voice of our district members internally, ensuring that our products exceed expectations.
This is an opportunity to help fix science education for the next generation. We are headquartered in San Francisco and this position is based in our office.
Package & Perks
If you’re looking for the basics:
$4M in funding from leading education investors (and we’re already profitable)
Equity in a high-growth company
401K, health care, vacation
Customers who love us
…but the real perks of working at Mystery Science are the quality of the people on your team and the problem we’re solving. Those things are what bring us to work every day.
We started Mystery.org to create better explanations for every question children have about the world. We began with the 150 most common science questions that children ask teachers. We call this collection Mystery Science. Last year, more than 4 million children used Mystery Science in 50% of U.S. elementary schools. In an industry that is plagued by long sales cycle and high barriers to entry, we’ve sold thousands schools without a single sales person. We’re backed by a great group of investors including Y Combinator, Learn Capital, and Reach Capital.
We’re now moving on to all the other questions children have that they’ll never learn in school. In the last 18 months we received over 500,000 questions from children eager for better explanations of the world. Now we’re creating video explanations for every question. You can think of this like a visual Wikipedia for kids.
Our goal is to create a generation of better thinkers. We think this is the most important problem to solve in the world today.
Meet The Team
On your first day at Mystery.org, you’ll meet a team of people who are passionate about science and teaching, and who each love their respective crafts. Our co-founder, Doug Peltz, began by assembling the best science explainers in the world from the Exploratorium, Klutz, LePort Schools, Stanford, and The Field Museum. Our focus on people extends to every area of the company. We’re building the team that we want to work with.
We are a product-driven company. The core of what we do is create an incredible product that our customers love. We test every science activity, observe every explanation with children, and talk with teachers constantly. We take our responsibility to envision the future of learning very seriously and we want to bring the best science education to every child in the world. This is an opportunity to join a startup and transform science education for the next generation of children.
Are you an exceptional relationship builder who is passionate about science education and wants to help districts across the country stay curious? Apply today!