Pivot Roles for Educators

Explore 14 edtech roles that are accessible to educators

UX Researcher

This role is about having deep empathy for people and using qualitative and quantitative methods to uncover their needs and pain points. The goal is to surface patterns and insights and influence a product or strategy.

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Learning Consultant

This role is about working with external partners to identify and customize learning models based on specific needs. The goal is to build strong relationships by positioning the products in the most relevant manner.

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Instructional Designer

This role focuses on the the design, user experience, and implementation of a specific curriculum. The goal is to the learner maximize adoption, engagement, and retention.

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Project Manager

This role covers everything from organizing and forecasting resources to meet project needs. The goal is to organize information for project stakeholders in order to maintain momentum, align stakeholders, and hit deadlines.

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Curriculum Designer

This role is about getting to ideating and creating innovative digital lesson plans based on new or emergent learning models. The goal is to develop groundbreaking learning methods.

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Program Operations Manager

This role is about solving fun and challenging organizational and workflow problems as it relates to the pre and post implementation of a product, program, or service. The goal is to improve efficiency and develop systems and processes that scale across the company.

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Community Manager

This role is for a people person who loves building organic connections and working directly with end-users, you’d make an ideal community manager.

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Account Executive

This role is about being adept at building relationships, and a wizard at maintaining them: you're used to serving as the long-term liaison and trusted confidant of your clients. You know how to delight customers by proactively answering their questions, solving their problems, and otherwise seeing to their needs.

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Customer Success Manager

This role is for people who have deep love for a product or service, and love working with customers to help them get the very most out of it.

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Product Manager

This role is for people obsessed with solving problems and shipping products with cross-functional teams.

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Chief of Staff

This role is essentially proxy to the CEO (or whichever Executive you are COS to). Your hours and responsibilities will mirror an Executives--you will arm executives with critical information for meetings and business decisions. The goal is to be the jack of all trades for executives.

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Head of Strategy

This role is about understanding the competitive landscape and leveraging business acumen to identify opportunities for new product lines and growth opportunities. The goal is to develop long-term strategic plans for existing and future product/solution lines.

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Sales or Business Development Manager

This role is about managing a team and helping develop a sign a pipeline of customers. The goal is motivate a team to hit quarterly revenue targets.

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Head of Operations

This role is about efficiently guiding and managing multiple internal and external cross-functional teams to efficiently execute a product or service. The goal is to optimize internal and external return on investment.

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