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Senior Math Specialist (Remote)

Senior Math Specialist (Remote)
Rising Academies, Ghana

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Dec 7, 2022
Last Date
Jan 7, 2023

Job Description

The Context

Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help.

About us

We are a growing network of inspiring schools in West Africa. Our mission is to unleash the full potential of every student, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in further study, work, and day-to-day life. We support more than 250,000 students across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Rwanda through a combination of low cost private schools we manage directly, and partnership schools we manage in collaboration with governments. But this is just the start. We want to expand our range of digital products to help improve the quality of education for millions of students around the world.

We have recently closed our Series A funding round and won a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to accelerate the development of our digital ed-tech solutions for low-income students across the globe. If you want to make a difference to the lives of teachers, students and parents, then we are the right place for you.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Mathematics Specialist with exceptional abilities to lead the design and development of our math content at Rising Academies. A major part of this project will be leading on design and strategy for our multi-award winning AI-powered Math Chatbot tutor Rori which is delivered via WhatsApp. Additionally, you will be responsible for designing math assessment tools to measure student progress in math skills as well as create models and visual aids to help students understand complex concepts.

Successful candidates will have a strong background in pedagogy, curriculum design and learning science - preferably in primary or secondary school mathematics. The role will be remote, so candidates must be self-motivated, capable of communicating and collaborating effectively across multiple teams, often distributed across different countries and time zones, and be adept at utilizing/ learning new virtual collaboration tools. Candidates should be excited to join a small team solving big real-world problems working in a high-paced and agile environment. Most importantly, we are looking to add amazing people who are passionate to change the way children learn.

The Senior Math Specialist will:

  • Review Rori’s current content and develop a content development roadmap for implementation.
  • Leverage user data regularly to improve content and engagement by diagnosing content red flags and providing intuitive solutions for them.
  • Spearhead market research and testing of other educational bots to assess their content and applicability to Rori.
  • Design and implement a robust assessment plan to support student placement on Rori and measure their progress.
  • Build a team to handle content design, implementation and evaluation of math products at Rising.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • University level undergraduate degree. A Masters degree is preferable, but not required.
  • Experience teaching or tutoring math across primary and secondary levels of education.
  • 4 - 6 years experience in a similar role developing and implementing excellent academic content, preferably mathematics.
  • Digital assessment authoring experience.
  • Experience developing and writing?online math educational content and concepts.
  • Strong technology skills, including Google applications, math equation editors such as MathJax/LaTex, Samp;S for FasterMath, and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong data analytics experience amp; using data to increase user satisfaction, engagement amp; increase revenue for Rising.
  • EdTech experience is a plus.

About You:

  • You have excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.
  • You can communicate with technical teams and business stakeholders in a multicultural environment, as well as clearly document content for these audiences.
  • You demonstrate people skills; must be able to collaborate effectively with diverse personalities and skill sets, and enjoy constructive conflict.
  • You have a strong track record of professionalism, trustworthiness, working independently and collaboratively.
  • You possess effective communication, relationship building, and teamwork skills.
  • You are comfortable working across multiple projects and identifying connections and efficiencies.
  • You are comfortable interacting with high-level external stakeholders, take initiative and problem-solve when challenges arise.
  • You are comfortable working with senior leadership, reporting on data and outcomes.
  • You are willing to take risks, fail, learn, give and receive feedback, and try new approaches.
  • You are passionate about improving the quality of education across Africa.


Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits. Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organization and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.

The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.

Location and reporting

This is a fully remote position and open to candidates everywhere. The role is full-time. The Senior Math Specialist reports to the Senior Advisor on the Rori Project.

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 15 January 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the volume of applications.

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