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Are you a passionate, self starter looking to join an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional education industry? Here are a few reasons why you should consider joining the Hoot team:

Our technology based on research: Our proprietary App is based on a research project from Sesame Workshop – the creators of Sesame Street!

We have an awesome team: We are led, backed, and advised by leaders in education, technology, and entrepreneurship.

We are making a difference: We are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and helping them become confident, capable readers for life!

Our Hoot family is the best: We continue to grow each month, but one thing stays the same – our teachers and families are out of this world! We feel very lucky to work with instructors and students that are so amazing and hard working!

Interested in becoming a Hoot TEACHER? please apply here.

Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and value applications from underrepresented groups.

Marketing manager

Position: Full Time
Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home
Reports to: Co-Founder / Sr. Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager is responsible for implementing and evolving the Marketing strategy maximizing and aligning Hoot Reading consumer brand activities across the digital ecosystem and beyond!  The ideal candidate is data driven, has strong organizational and analytical skills, is curious and creative and strives in a fast-paced environment. This person will effectively leverage experience, knowledge and skills to push innovative thinking while balancing brand and commercial needs and ensuring business success.

Together with key stakeholders, the Marketing Manager oversees all aspects of the company’s Digital Marketing, PR, and B2C Partnership efforts to best position the brand and increase exposure and sales in the North American market.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The successful candidate will:

  • Own, manage, and optimize PPC, paid social, and influencer campaigns to drive website traffic and new customers
  • Proactively explore campaign enhancements, considering more innovative (channel, creative, structural) approaches to elevate engagement levels
  • Design, develop and execute a range of email marketing campaigns to support the company’s lead nurturing and sales goals.
  • Manage regular analytics, dashboards, and reporting; effectively communicating performance, wins, challenges and learnings from lead acquisition strategies
  • Optimize website for SEO (metatags, keywords etc.)
  • Employ a marketing mindset with a firm understanding of brand positioning, business objectives and target customer demographics in order to drive creative marketing solutions
  • Execute a test and learn approach including ongoing refinement of customer initiatives such as website content and acquisition digital creative and communications
  • Source and bring to life brand partnerships to drive awareness and credibility of our brand

QUALIFICATIONS

This job is for you if you:

  • Have 4+ years of diverse marketing experience, including digital advertising, social media marketing (organic and paid), email marketing, partnerships, and more
  • Are tech-savvy with expertise utilizing marketing technology and metrics/reporting software such as CRMs, email marketing systems, as well as metrics/reporting software such as Google Analytics
  • Have exceptional digital strategy skills – campaign measurement and analytics; integrated marketing program design
  • Are able to manage and execute multiple projects, competing priorities, objectives and deadlines
  • Possess strategic and critical thinking capability – with a view to being able to connect the dots, spot and shape opportunities and think ahead
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and accountability, resourcefulness, tenacious follow-through, detail-oriented and creative problem-solver
  • Have strong writing and editing skills in English.

Nice to haves

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Google Analytics certification.
  • Google Ads certified
  • Experience working with a Startup/Early stage business

HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary expectations, a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to maya@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and values applications from underrepresented groups.

DESIGNER

Position: Part Time OR Full Time Opportunities (opportunity for the role to evolve and develop with company growth!)
Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home
Reports to: Marketing Stakeholders / Sr. Marketing Manager

We’re looking for a skilled and passionate Designer to join our growing team!

The ideal candidate has experience in UI and graphic design and is excited to collaborate in an agile, high-growth startup environment! We are looking for a designer that will leverage their creative and analytical skill sets to deliver on-brand visual assets for social and sales content, mockup high-fidelity designs, and execute design strategy inline with Hoot’s user-focused vision. The candidate is a driven, self-starter that will thrive working across platforms and products, is flexible and prepared to roll up their sleeves to help wherever is needed, and is prepared to ensure great user experiences!

This role has the potential to evolve into a full-time opportunity in the future!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop design strategy for multiple customer facing assets, including our web app, website, emails, and social and sales channels
  • Elevate cross-platform design (including e-commerce performance) for success with diverse (age and geographic location) user groups 
  • Thoughtfully design marketing assets that can be leveraged for website landing pages, digital creative, email, sales materials, and social media, including creating and visualizing copy as needed
  • Work with tech, operations, and marketing stakeholders to identify innovative opportunities to deliver value to users inline with design and business objectives 
  • Maintain a pipeline of mid-long term initiatives and work to effectively achieve them in an agile development environment 
  • Apply design best practices of leaders in the high-growth tech and ed-tech spaces

QUALIFICATIONS

This job is for you if you:

  • Have 2+ years related experience in an agency, marketing environment, or UI/UX design role (recent college or university graduates are also encouraged to apply)
  • Have post-secondary training in visual design (considered a high-value asset, not required)
  • Have exceptional skills in graphic design, typography, production and colour correction
  • Have experience with developing design visions and strategies that correspond to product development roadmaps and business objectives
  • Comfortable making user-driven decisions, setting milestones for design discovery, and tracking progress
  • Have exceptional skills in web design, conceiving UI flow, and composing and producing visual assets
  • Proficient in graphic and visual design softwares including Adobe Suite, InVision and other similar software
  • Have excellent attention to detail, interpersonal/communication skills, and organizational skills for proactive, self-motivated success
  • Are a deadline-driven performer with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Are able to think strategically and creatively, and execute with excellence.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary expectations (hourly rate), a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to kara@hootreading.com. A portfolio accompanying an application will be considered a significant asset. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and values applications from underrepresented groups.

OPERATIONS LEAD - SCHEDULING & CUSTOMER ONBOARDING

Position: Part Time OR Full Time Opportunities (25-40 hours per week)
Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home
Reports to: Director of Operations

Hoot Reading is one of Canada’s fastest growing EdTech startups! We connect emerging readers and real teachers to practice reading over our proprietary video chat App. We are expanding and are looking for a highly organized problem solver to join our growing Operations team. This is an excellent opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

Working closely with the Operations team, this role will serve as the primary point of contact for new and returning parents and teachers to plan and schedule their lessons, while maintaining a high level of customer service. This role will also be responsible for schedule forecasting and risk management to ensure efficient scale to meet our high growth objectives.

The job is perfect for someone who wants to:

  • Contribute to the growth of one of Winnipeg’s fastest growing startups
  • Gather information from multiple stakeholders to logistically coordinate their preferences and availability into optimized schedules
  • Support stakeholders in managing schedules, timelines, and ongoing change requests
  • Provide above and beyond customer experience to parents and teachers over email, text and phone
  • Review and audit teacher time tracking and payouts
  • Work closely with the operations and sales team in an environment of collaborative problem solving and teamwork
  • Execute best practices in service industry operations, focusing on providing value to users
  • Extract, transform and present data in various reports related to day to day operations
  • Actively build and sustain a high level of expertise on Hoot’s product, processes and value proposition
  • Be on the ground floor of a growing business with lots of potential for personal and professional growth
  • Be part of something awesome and meaningful!

And who has/is:

  • Post secondary education or equivalent work experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Experience managing and prioritizing tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Extremely organized, very organized and did we mention you must be organized?
  • Demonstrated ability to manage customer concerns in a service oriented and friendly demeanor
  • Experience troubleshooting and exceptional analytical problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with regular interruptions and re-prioritizing based on urgent matters

And who can be:

  • A problem solver
  • A quick learner
  • A self starter
  • A team player
  • Flexible and nimble

Please note – This role requires candidates to be “on call” during our business hours which include weeknights until 8 pm CST and weekends 8 am – 3 pm CST. Exact Schedule to be determined and set in advance.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary/pay expectations, a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to careers@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and values applications from underrepresented groups.

Bilingual (Spanish) Online Reading Teacher/Literacy Specialist
POSITION TYPE: Contract/Part Time

START DATE: ASAP

LOCATION: Work from Home

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you a bilingual classroom teacher who is passionate about teaching guided reading skills and can commit to teaching 15-30 hours a week online?  Do you want the opportunity to earn extra money from the comfort of your own home?  We are seeking educators (active, on leave or retired) with bilingual elementary reading experience who can start work immediately. 

Hoot Reading is an online education company that connects emerging readers with experienced teachers to practice guided reading aloud over the award-winning Hoot Reading App. Our lessons are one to one and are personalized to the individual child.

We are currently recruiting bilingual teachers across Canada and the United States to help young students boost their reading skills – phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension, in English and Spanish. Our teachers will read online for 20 minutes with children from K to Gr.4 at a range of reading levels and struggling readers up to Gr. 9. Their job is to listen and provide constructive feedback in real time as the child reads out loud. The Spanish program will be offered to students in bilingual classrooms, who speak Spanish as a first language and want to strengthen their skills, or who are learning Spanish as a second language in school. 

THE OFFER

  • $18-20/hour based on experience 
  • Flexibility with no commute
  • We are open 8 am – 8 pm and can schedule your hours based on your availability.
  • Sessions to be completed in your home. All you need is an Apple iPad 2 or higher and reliable internet service.
  • Additional income available for teacher referrals or assisting with special projects
  • The opportunity to participate in an innovation in educational technology that has great potential for scale.

THE COMMITMENT

  • Be available a minimum of 12 hours a week from Monday – Friday 8 am to 8 pm and/or weekends 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Preference will be given to those who can work 25+ hours per week
  • Maintain a consistent schedule – Sessions are pre-scheduled
  • Keep notes and provide feedback – We ask for a quick 3 minute feedback report after each session.
  • Able to self motivate

REQUIRED EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of bilingual classroom experience with preference to PreK to Gr. 4
  • Passion for literacy and guided reading
  • Able to read, speak and understand both English and Spanish
  • Criminal records/child abuse registry check upon request

Apply today! Please email cristina@hootreading.com with your resume and availability or apply on our website www.hootreading.com

ONLINE READING TEACHER/LITeRACY SPECIALIST
JOB TITLE: Online Reading Teacher/ Literacy Specialist 

POSITION TYPE: Independent Contract/Part Time

START DATE: ASAP

LOCATION: Work from Home

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you a teacher who is passionate about teaching guided reading skills and available to teach between 12-20 hours a week online?  Do you want the opportunity to earn extra money from the comfort of your own home?  We are seeking educators with elementary reading experience who can start work immediately. 

Hoot Reading is an online education company that connects emerging readers with experienced teachers to practice guided reading aloud over the award-winning Hoot Reading App. Our lessons are one to one and are personalized to the individual child.

We are currently seeking teachers across Canada and the United States to help young students boost their reading skills – phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension. Our teachers will read online for 20 minutes with children from K to Gr.4 at a range of reading levels and struggling readers up to Gr. 9. Their job is to listen and provide constructive feedback in real time as the child reads out loud. 

THE OFFER

  • $18-20/hour based on experience 
  • Flexibility with no commute
  • We are open 8 am – 8 pm and can schedule your hours based on your availability.
  • Sessions to be completed virtually, from your home. All you need is an Apple iPad 2 or higher and reliable internet service.
  • Additional earnings available for teacher referrals or assisting with special projects
  • The opportunity to participate in an innovation in educational technology that has great potential for scale.

THE COMMITMENT

  • Ideal availability is 12+ hours a week from Monday – Friday 8 am to 8 pm and/or weekends 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Sessions are pre-scheduled so ability to maintain consistent schedule is ideal for our students
  • Keep notes and provide feedback – We ask for a quick 3 minute feedback report after each session.
  • Able to self motivate

REQUIRED EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of classroom experience with preference to PreK to Gr. 4
  • Passion for literacy and guided reading
  • Criminal records/child abuse registry check required

Apply today! Please email cristina@hootreading.com with your resume and availability or express interest on our website www.hootreading.com

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