Python Course Authors & Facilitators

zyBooks is hiring highly-qualified persons to author and facilitate an interactive online course for Introductory Python.

Phase I of the Python course will include developing content that will be delivered as part of a full asynchronous online introductory course. Phase II of the project will consist of monitoring and facilitating independent learner progress through the course created in Phase I. We are looking for candidates interested in contributing to either one or both of these project phases.

The successful candidate will know how to use and teach the Python programming language, and the benefits of delivering this information through an interactive, online environment. zyBooks is known as an innovative educational software company committed to delivering more engaging instructional resources. As a part of the zyBooks Authoring Team, your ideas will be valued and you will be able to see how your efforts directly affect the shape of the product.

Key Responsibilities:

Phase I

  • Develop approximately 30 short, instructional example videos to supplement zyBook sections
  • Conceive and create of a set of coding projects that scaffold towards a cumulative project that demonstrates student skills learned throughout the course
  • Author some additional zyBook sections

Phase II

  • Interact frequently with independent learners participating in the Introductory Python course
  • Monitor the student forums daily and provide prompt responses to student questions
  • Schedule individual sessions with students to review their work
  • Provide written feedback on student project submissions to help them improve their projects and generate a successful final deliverable
  • Maintain specific “office hours”

Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD in a STEM subject preferred
  • College-level teaching experience (required for Phase II)
  • Previous college-level authoring preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • A passion for making a real difference in education
  • Excellent organization, multitasking and planning skills
  • Be able to receive instruction and have the flexibility to alter approach and techniques based on feedback
  • Authorized to work in the US

The position is part-time with the possibility of transitioning to full-time. The position is remote but candidates near Los Gatos, CA / Riverside, CA / Austin, TX may enjoy more frequent in-person interactions with colleagues. Please apply with a resume and cover letter indicating why you think you’re good for this role.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume or CV to careers@zyBooks.com

Account Executive

The zyBooks Account Executive is responsible for driving sales growth of zyBooks in university/college accounts throughout North America. This includes mining opportunities in the 2-yr/4-yr college market and closing on those opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the organizational structure, timing and seasonality, and the decision-making process in universities and community colleges.
  • Understanding the needs and issues facing instructors who teach lower-division STEM courses, with emphasis on computer science, engineering and math.
  • Developing account plans and strategy.
  • Communicating educational needs, requirements and trends impacting zyBooks’s roadmap to the product development team.
  • Providing accurate and timely pipeline and forecast information.
  • Maintaining all sales activity data within zyBooks’s CRM.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of sales experience preferred.
  • A record of success in sales, with a demonstrated ability to meet or exceed sales goals.
  • Prior experience in Education/EdTech sales is preferred, but not necessary. Particular experience selling to STEM college-level instructors is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems.
  • Highly motivated and organized. Ability to work independently.
  • A passion for making a difference in education.

Education BS/BA degree preferred.

The position is remote but candidates near Los Gatos, CA may enjoy more frequent in-person interactions with colleagues. Please apply with a resume and cover letter indicating why you think you’re good for this role.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume or CV to careers@zyBooks.com