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Jobs at GreatSchools

Founded in 1998, GreatSchools is a national nonprofit that helps parents get a great education for their children. Our programs inspire parents to aim high for their kids, helping them build skills and access resources to guide their children to education success. We believe that when millions of American parents support education excellence at home and demand it at school, we can fundamentally transform the landscape of education in the U.S.

Our Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, is the nation's leading guide to PreK-12 schools, with profiles of 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million parent ratings and reviews. This year we will reach more than 52 million unique visitors, including half of all American families with children. Our new program, GreatKids, is a personalized stream of information and activities that helps parents lead their children to educational success.

Our staff of approximately 60 has expertise in digital media, parenting, and education. We work together to create innovative and impactful resources for families, combining high-quality research with intuitive design. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, GreatSchools operates field offices in Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Washington, DC. Our organization has an $11M budget in 2014.

Unless otherwise specified, all of our open positions are located in our Oakland, CA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce.

Positions Available:

Project Development Manager
Senior UX Designer
Ruby on Rails Developer

Project Development Manager

Are you passionate about the role parents can play in the success of their children’s education? At GreatSchools, we develop media and technology that inspires and supports parents to guide their children to education success. The Project Development Manager plays a critical role by helping to define projects and raising funds from foundations to support projects.

Currently, we have projects focused on helping parents understand educational standards, providing better information to parents of children with learning disabilities, and providing parents with better information about preschools. Looking ahead to 2015, we aim to expand existing projects and develop new ones focused on early childhood education and Spanish-speaking families, among other areas.

The Project Development Manager will report to the CEO and will work closely with many members of our 60-person staff.

About the Project Development Manager:

The Project Development Manager leads our efforts to conceptualize, communicate, fund and track projects.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience Required: How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé here. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Senior UX Designer

Do you love designing things that actually make a difference in the lives of those who use them? At GreatSchools we develop products that helped half of America’s families get their kids a great education last year. This position gives you a chance work on a top 500 website, alongside an experienced team, that delivers a great deal of value to real people.

We have an immediate position available for an experienced Senior UX Designer to produce high quality user interfaces for web and mobile properties. The UX Designer will be responsible for interaction design, information architecture, wireframes, and mock ups for GreatSchools’ products. Qualified candidate will work independently and with experienced team members, under the supervision of the VP of Product.

Primary Responsibilities:

Requirements:

This is a full-time, regular staff position in our Oakland, CA office. Only apply if this is what you are seeking. Principles only.

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé and a link to your online portfolio here. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Ruby on Rails Developer

GreatSchools, a national non-profit and top 500 website, has an immediate contract position available for an experienced Ruby on Rails developer to join us in implementing new and exciting features on our website GreatSchools.org. Candidates must have demonstrable success as a web developer, at least one year of experience with Ruby on Rails, and excellent skills working on an agile Scrum team.

At GreatSchools you will be part of a fun team of experienced developers and will work in a test-driven development environment. You’ll brainstorm solutions to challenging problems, use great tools like Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Git, and JIRA, maintain excellent code quality, and collaborate with other teams. You’ll help make a measurable difference in the lives of people who use GreatSchools.org, while growing your skills as a web developer.

More About You:

We’re looking for a passionate developer who loves writing elegant, well-tested software as much as we do, all while helping American families find a great school for their children. Additional qualities include:

Work Culture:

Our team is comprised of people from a diverse set of backgrounds, and we all share a joy of working in a fun and supporting environment. We have high expectations of each other, but also have respect for one another’s work/life balance. We keep our skills up-to-date with brown bags, tech workshops, pair programming, and online training. Team lunches, salad club, darts, and ping-pong matches are used to nurture new ideas.

Primary Responsibilities: Requirements:

This is a 6-month contract position (approximately 40 hours/week) in our Oakland, CA office. Only apply if this is what you are seeking. Principles only.

How To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé here. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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