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Chief Operating Officer

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Jara
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 1 month ago
Chief Operating Officer

How to Apply: To apply, please email us your resume and cover letter via jara@joinjara.com, with the subject line Application: Chief Operations Officer. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The Company: We are Jara, www.joinjara.com a growing international education technology startup based in San Francisco that is working towards providing emergency education through the Jara Unit to displaced children whose education is disrupted due to conflict and/ or natural disasters and more. 

We are creating the Jara Unit, the first off-the-grid powered low-cost IoT-enabled education device that can enable a child to learn anywhere, anytime in low-internet low-power communities. The device runs on solar and crank power with geographically customized content that is updated through IoT technology. The Jara Unit is a long-term viable alternative learning solution, so every child on this planet can get access to the quality education they deserve. We are currently signing agreements with Governments/Education Ministries globally and customers. We have received continuous support from Cisco and recognition from the United Nations, Samsung, ASME, and more.

 

Who You Are: Jara is looking for a professional to join the team as our Chief Operations Officer. This position will start as a pro bono role at this time and has potential to become a paid full-time position.We have been working to create more efficient and effective organisational structures and processes, and we are looking for someone to maintain and grow this standard. As an experienced operations professional, you will oversee Jara’s multiple departments and teams; support in setting and monitoring annual, quarterly and monthly objectives; and you will oversee and optimize day-to-day operations.

 

As an ideal candidate, you will have a brilliant mind for operations and ‘system-creation’, as well as proven success in managing multiple departments and workstyles toward maximum productivity. You will be tasked with leading the creation and implementation of operational policies and procedures for daily operations, recruitment, and maintaining company culture. Additionally, you will have a proven affinity for fostering an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within the team.


We are a small, close-knit, energetic team and there is room for growth within the role and organization. This role can be part-time or full-time depending on your availability, and can be based out of the San Francisco - Bay Area, or remotely. Please note that this position is a pro bono position with potential to become a paid full-time position.


Responsibilities:


  • Provide inspired leadership for the organization in operations
  • Support in making policy, planning, and strategy decisions for the team
  • Review existing operations and update, develop, and implement relevant operational policies and procedures
  • Support with recruitment and internal staff management
  • Further Jara’s existing company culture that is modeled after excellence and prioritising team wellbeing
  • Support senior leadership in short and long term goal planning
  • Conduct M&E on existing operations in line with short and long term goals, and constantly identify opportunities for improvement
  • Assess and improve upon internal team communication
  • Ensure that Jara has the best procedures in place to support the team, and its capacity to meet the goals
  • Support with organisational budgeting and auditing processes
  • Where relevant, ensure all documentation is created with global legal and regulatory parameters in mind


Requirements:

  • Strong academic and professional experience in operations management business management, or another related field
  • Strong experience in management, operations, and leadership
  • Ability to monitor and support teams in working towards their goals
  • Understanding of recruitment and legal operations procedures for startups
  • Proven ability to lead and delegate responsibilities while maintaining organizational efficiency
  • Experience leading operations in a startup setting is highly preferred
  • Experience and understanding of education technology is highly preferred
  • Passion for international development 
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to work independently and to plan and organize work effectively
  • Advanced Google Suite and Microsoft Office skills, and familiarity with Slack, Asana, Trello or other team organizational software
  • Strong organizational, project management and creative problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Entrepreneurial, self starter and comfortable with working in a distributed team
  • Flexible: you thrive off of the energy of a fast-paced startup environment

Jara does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

How to Apply: To apply, please email us your resume and cover letter via jara@joinjara.com, with the subject line Application: Chief Operations Officer. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

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How to Apply: To apply, please email us your resume, LinkedIn, and cover letter via jara@joinjara.com, with the subject line Application: Chief Operations Officer. Due to a large number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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