JOBS

Listenwise is always looking for exceptionally talented people to join our team.


“We inspire individuals to fulfill their potential through the power of listening”


Listenwise is an award winning listening skills platform for students and teachers in middle and high schools. Listenwise, a proud partner of NPR, curates a growing collection of professionally produced podcasts, aligned to state standards in ELA, social studies, and science. We harness the power of listening to advance literacy and learning in all students by using podcasts as classroom texts, amplifying content and providing students practice in required listening skills. Listenwise has users in all 50 states and internationally. We are based in an EdTech co-working space (LearnLaunch) in Boston’s Seaport District and growing rapidly.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Partnership Development Associate

Account Executive

Curriculum Developer


Partnership Development Associate
What We’re Looking For

We have spent the last few years honing our product market fit and creating a repeatable sales model. We are now in a position to apply these lessons at scale. It will be your job to help us build relationships with schools and districts interested in improving student success through listening.


The Role

As a Partnership Development Associate, you are the first point of contact for our clients, responsible for qualifying all inbound opportunities. You will also engage decision makers in thoughtful conversations to drive revenue and improve student outcomes through outbound prospecting. Lastly, you will assist the team in sales operations as needed.


On Any Given Day, You Will
  • Qualify inbound sales leads through discovery calls and emails
  • Engage school and district leaders through tailored prospecting efforts
  • Accurately track sales prospects in CRM software
  • Research initiatives within target school districts in areas like ELA, ELL, and College and Career Readiness
  • Speak with teachers passionate about implementing Listenwise at their schools
  • Generate new sales opportunities and transition relationships over to Account Executives for follow up
  • Plan, execute, and analyze prospecting campaigns
  • Support Account Executives in advancing and winning sales opportunities in their pipeline
  • Contact purchasing departments to locate purchase orders as needed
  • Create price quotes as needed

This job is for you if you are:
  • An all-star listener and relationship builder
  • Passionate about making a difference in education
  • Excellent at thinking on your feet, anticipating needs, and navigating objections
  • Possess superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented, efficient, and persistent
  • A competitor who loves to learn and improve
  • Interested in working in a dynamic startup environment
  • A college graduate
  • Able to work from Boston office

Even better if you have:
  • Worked in K-12 educational technology, K-12 education, or both!
  • Campaigned for a social cause or political campaign

Our Team and Culture

Equally important to the candidate’s skill-sets, is the candidate’s fit within our business. We are looking for someone who is equal parts mission driven, bright, curious, and coachable. You measure success not only on the number of meetings you book every week but by the number of at risk students you empower to become better listeners. You are also excited to share new insights about product market fit and accelerate the sales process for your Account Executives.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to monica@listenwise.com

Account Executive
What We’re Looking For

We have spent the last few years honing our product market fit and creating a repeatable sales model. We are now in a position to apply these lessons at scale. It will be your job to help us accelerate this growth. You will need to embody all of the characteristics of a strong sales person- objection handling, empathy, and grit. Equally important is the way you work with others---collaboration with colleagues and a desire to serve customers is critical.

The Role

As an SMB Account Executive, you will be the first voice that our customers hear, listening to and understanding the needs of teachers and administrators. You will qualify opportunities through phone and email to move them through the funnel yourself or hand them off to the Director of Sales. This is an end to end revenue generating role. You will be responsible for a new business quota.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Qualify all inbound leads from teachers and administrators to understand their needs and educate them about Listenwise
  • You will either take these opportunities through the pipeline for closing or transition these opportunities to the Director of Sales based on account size
  • Closely monitor deadlines and trigger events to ensure timely follow up
  • Participate in outbound prospecting campaigns to develop new opportunities for sales team
  • Deliver accurate revenue forecasts and account notes into CRM
  • Track down purchase orders to ensure the timely closing of all new business
  • Become knowledgeable in market factors (e.g. education policies and literacy competitors) affecting Listenwise sales opportunities
  • Collaborate with all members of the Listenwise team to deliver superior business outcomes, most consistently with marketing and customer success functions
  • Up to 10% travel required
The Ideal Candidate
  • Looking for highly motivated, passionate, empathetic, and intellectually curious people
  • Strong academic record and demonstrated interest in social impact, mission driven work
  • 1-4 years of sales experience
  • Superior listening skills, ability to influence education decision makers, and overcome objections
  • Detail oriented with an ability to step back and strategize
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment within a challenging industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Passion for education, public radio, and listening skills
  • Transparent, ethical, and dependable in all circumstances
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Must be able to work from Boston office
Some Plusses
  • Experience selling to government institutions or school districts
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in SaaS sales is a bonus but not a requirement, we’ll teach you!
Our Team and Culture

Equally important to the candidate’s skill-sets, is the candidate’s fit within our business. We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, fast paced, data-driven, a creative thinker who looks for opportunities within challenges, has a competitive drive to win, and values collaboration.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to monica@listenwise.com

Curriculum Developer
What We’re Looking For

We are looking for someone with passion and energy to be the lead writer and managing editor of content for the Listenwise platform. As lead curriculum writer, you will be responsible for managing the development, production, and publication of current events, lessons, and quizzes with high quality and timely execution. You will be the lead writer and editor of all instructional content and listening assessments, as well as blog posts and professional development materials. You will be responsible for managing a team of freelancers who write many of our lessons and quizzes and editing their work. You will also be responsible for managing relationships with public radio and content partners. You will work primarily with the Listenwise Director of Curriculum and collaborate with other team members on specific projects.


Who would be the perfect fit

You are a leader and innovative thinker who believes in the power of auditory learning. You care about listening – to our teammates, our customers, and the data. You are a mission-driven, hardworking self-starter and lifelong learner, who can roll up your sleeves and get things done while also seeing the big picture. You bring K-12 classroom teaching experience as well as passion and commitment to the goal of empowering all students. You know the world of teachers and students and can translate that into instructional content designed for easy integration into the classroom. You have high standards, meticulous work habits, and strong writing, editing, and problem-solving skills. You enjoy listening to and learning from podcasts in your free time. You think about issues such a diversity, empathy, social justice, and balanced news reporting. You crave a fast-paced, high volume work environment where your work has tangible social impact.


What you’ll do:
  • Curate engaging, academically relevant public radio stories and other podcasts for the Listenwise platform;
  • Write and edit lesson plans, quizzes, blog posts, and other instructional content;
  • Align lessons with curriculum and identify additional content development needs;
  • Manage audio story collection content and track data;
  • Manage audio story collection content and track data;
  • Manage freelance writers and content development pipeline;
  • Publish current events, lessons, and quizzes on Listenwise platform;
  • Manage custom curriculum mapping and other implementation support deliverables;
  • Coordinate with teacher advocates to showcase model curriculum projects;
  • Develop materials to support professional learning;
  • Fulfill additional curriculum development tasks as needed.

What you need to have:
  • Master’s degree in education;
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience;
  • Experience supporting literacy learning in K-12 schools;
  • Experience writing curriculum;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Superior writing and editing skills;
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong facility with digital technology;
  • Demonstrated strength in design thinking, problem-solving, and attention to detail;
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, and strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment;
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and other national curriculum standards.

It would be a bonus if you also had:
  • Experience with instructional design;
  • Experience with editorial publishing;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Experience teaching elementary students and/or English language learners;
  • Experience with WordPress;
  • Experience with audio editing;
  • Knowledge of the educational technology landscape and a variety of online learning tools and environments.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to marielle@listenwise.com