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Professional Development Specialist

Chicago, IL

Over the past year, the world has developed a new perspective on the power of video-based learning. We have seen an exponential increase in our products' usage and engagement, and our already-sky-high ambitions are now even higher. To achieve those ambitions, we need extraordinarily talented people like you. So we've accelerated our hiring plans across all departments.

While we'd love to meet you in person (and look forward to doing so one day soon!), we are prepared to conduct our entire interviewing and onboarding processes remotely.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Imagine a product that reached millions of users without a single salesperson. That same product has been adopted by tens of thousands of schools, with limitless growth potential ahead. That's the opportunity at Screencastify — a massive market, incredibly engaged customer/fan base, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of it all.

Hi, we're Screencastify 👋

More than 15 million people use Screencastify to record, edit and share all sorts of amazing videos. We like to think that we've democratized video creation by making it simpler and more affordable than ever before.

In K-12 classrooms around the world, teachers and students are using Screencastify to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much much more. Our free version is used in more than 70% of US school districts.

Life at Screencastify

Our small Chicago-based team includes a semi-pro volleyball player, champion debater, classically trained actor, elite runner, breakdancer, and avid baker 🍰

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Our first ever holiday party (followed by karaoke, which was not pretty).
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The team made sure we had a big presence at IdeaCon 2020!
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Matt striking a pose with his beloved pup Bento 🍱
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@NiftyNef sharing Screencastify tips in front of a packed house at TCEA 2020.
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We may never know what Martin was up to in this photo.
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Janelle outsourcing some dev work to her dog Maggie.
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Packing and shipping hundreds of swag bags to educators around the country!
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Our entry for an annual holiday door decoration competition.
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We escaped with plenty of time to spare!
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Cruising the Chicago river and cherishing the rare warm weather.

About the role

We’re looking for a Professional Development Specialist to help us reach thousands of users through engaging, high quality professional learning experiences. As our first PD Specialist, you’ll help our users understand the value of our products by leading external training sessions, certification courses, webinars, and asynchronous sessions. Along the way, you’ll help create curriculum, content, and a playbook for delivering amazing PD.

As our very first Professional Development Specialist, you'll deliver sessions with a goal to increase Screencastify usage, help our sales prospects realize the value of Screencastify, and empower our current customers to maximize their Screencastify adoption.

You’ll report to the Professional Development Manager on the Marketing team but, you’ll also work closely with sales, success, and product to refine our professional learning programs and report on their effectiveness.

Why is this role special?

  1. You get to have a massive impact. As our first Professional Development Specialist, you’ll help us determine the direction of PD at Screencastify. You’ll be an integral part of defining our strategy and launching new initiatives.
  2. You'll tackle a variety of challenges. You’ll work closely with a lot of different departments at Screencastify. Plus, you’ll work with schools and districts of all stripes and sizes. No session will be exactly the same.
  3. Work with an extremely talented team. In 2020, our team grew from less than 10 to over 50 employees and we still achieve results similar to companies 5x our headcount.
  4. Join us at a magical time. We're bootstrapped, profitable, and support tens of millions of users, which gives us a huge green field to work with. You'll join at the perfect time to shape how we grow from here.

What you'll do:

  • Deliver hundreds of PD sessions within a school year, that encourage our thousands of educator users (or non-customers) to maximize their use of Screencastify's products
  • Update and Enhance our existing Professional Development curriculum to meet the needs of customers, prospects, and individual users
  • Have a direct impact on Screencastify usage rates and adoption of the product within the classroom

You're perfect for this role if you:

  • Know teachers and understand how professional development can help shape their behavior
  • Have experience delivering professional development sessions (at conferences, staff meetings, or anywhere else!)
  • Are passionate about delighting users with engaging training, content, and certification materials and you have a proven record of success around improving understanding and usage
  • Love to make constant improvements to certification programs and training curriculum
  • Have outstanding and engaging communication and writing skills, including the ability to perfectly embody a brand’s voice within training and resources
  • Are action-oriented, resourceful, and kind.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation. We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.
  • 401k plan. We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.
  • Minimum vacation policy. We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year. You’re also encouraged to take additional paid time off, as needed.
  • Parental leave. Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership.
  • Flexible work policy. Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.
  • Professional development. Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?
  • Divvy bike membership. If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us.

We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. You do not need to fit this exact mold.

At Screencastify, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world through video.

Screencastify is an equal opportunity employer.

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