Project Manager, at Outschool | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Outschool.Org

The Company

Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We achieve this by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with other classmates who share their passions, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own paths. Our small group classes meet over live video chat with teachers who celebrate their unique strengths and empower all learners to develop confidence and a strong sense of self.

We're also focused on removing barriers for historically underserved learners who face systemic challenges to their success. In 2020, we started and began offering financial assistance to families in need. We are currently creating an Educator Endowment Fund to appreciate the teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.

We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a child's boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.

The pandemic has been challenging for families all over the globe. We acted quickly and worked together to provide quality resources to learners, parents, and teachers in the past year. As communities worldwide rethink their approach to education, Outschool will continue to innovate and provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their passions.

Last year[ _Techcrunch_]( series-c- unicorn/?utm_campaign=All%20%7C%20Funding%20Announce&utm_content=162315913&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-6600171) recognized Outschool as the newest EdTech unicorn. We've also been named[ _Fast Company_]( innovative-companies-2021) ’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from Elpha .

The Role, the non-profit arm of Outschool, started in the spring of 2020. Currently, we have served over 25,000 learners, given more than 2 million dollars in free classes, and topped 100,000 hours of education to learners in need. Our work moving forward is to continue providing this support while scaling our impact to reach even more learners, support additional communities, and address different barriers to learning.

As a Project Manager, you will serve as the strategic organizer, task manager, and champion of the teams’ multiple projects and initiatives, effectively balancing the responsibilities of your own projects and the projects you are assigned to manage, including other contributors and a lead.

You will scope, resource, execute and report on projects, always maintaining clarity on the goals and the mission of Excelling in this role also means fostering and maintaining strong cross- functional relationships across the broader Outschool organization.


  • Define the teams’ project scopes, deliverables, and timelines
  • Track and manage both your own and the teams' projects and individual tasks, efficiently adjusting focus from micro to macro, as needed
  • Manage the time and priorities of team members to achieve project goals
  • Routinely report to leadership on project progress and outcomes
  • Manage weekly team meetings and task management
  • Support the Ops Lead in implementing organizational processes and tracking toward operational goals


  • 5+ years of professional experience in education, nonprofits, technology, or a related field
  • Have the ability to communicate and work effectively with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Proficiency in managing multiple complex projects that move quickly, effectively prioritizing project tasks
  • Possesses a drive for helping people, improving processes, and progressing towards team goals
  • High level of comfort receiving and implementing feedback


  • A belief in the value of social justice and have direct experience in promoting and advancing equity, racial equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to balance a big-picture perspective with attention to detail
  • Comfortable using collaboration, CRM, and analytics tools like Slack, Google Analytics, and Metabase
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment


At Outschool, we believe that taking care of one another enables us to do our best work. To us that means:

Shared Financial Success : Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.

Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth.

PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends.

Fully Distributed : With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.

Lifelong Learners : Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool!

Community Impact : Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to non-profit programs.

Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience.

Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to neurodiverse individuals, applicants with physical and mental disabilities, and disabled veterans. For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, you may reach out to us at or through your Recruiting point of contact as you schedule your initial interview.

Benefits packages are included for full-time employees only.

** Full-time employees must be a citizen or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.**

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Project Manager,
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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