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Chief Academic Officer in Mountain View, CA



$100K - $150K*


Education Administration


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Job Description

We're looking for a senior thought leader who internally drives and communicates the instructional and pedagogical strategy for Khan Academy's learning programs, content, and product to improve student and teacher engagement and outcomes. This person will also represent Khan Academy externally in the education, press and philanthropic communities and ensure we're always grounded in the realities of K-12 and higher education as well as best practices from learning science.

What You'll Do


  • Can unpack and translate our pedagogical vision and theory of change, in conjunction with known best practices, to address key pedagogical choices in our product, programs, and content and ensure the cross-functional teams are aligned.
  • Understands the learning needs of the organization related to education and learning science, and proactively helps ensure understanding and alignment between the educationa
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Valid through: 2020-5-19

About Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available to users of the website. The website and its content are provided mainly in English, but are also available in other languages like Bengali, Hindi and Spanish. The organization started in 2004 when Sal Khan tutored one of his cousins on the Internet using a service called Yahoo Doodle Images. After a while, Khans other cousins began to use his tutoring service. Because of the demand, Khan decided to make his videos watchable on the Internet, so he published his content on YouTube. Later, he used a drawing application called SmoothDraw, and now uses a Wacom tablet to draw using ArtRage. Tutorials are recorded on the computer using screen capture software called Camtasia Studio. The critical acclaim and the positive responses of students prompted Khan to quit his job in finance as a hedge fund analyst at Connective Capital Management in 2009, and focus on the tutorials (Then released under the moniker "Khan Academy") full-time.
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