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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.

Full Stack Developer

Position: Full Time 

Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home

Reports to: Tech project manager and tech lead

 

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 technical professional to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

Working with the technical team, the Programer will build, maintain, update, the Hoot Reading 2.0 PWA application. Assist development team with sprint and stretch goals for product development as well as maintain the backlog and squash bugs.  

Environment experience:

  • 2 years with Angular, React, or comparable MVC.
  • Fluent, coherent and understanding of GIT
  • Familiarity with Kanban or Agile development.
  • Some project based experience (personal projects are ideal)

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain good communication and documentation
  • Follow best practices in project tasks board
  • Help build best practices for ongoing development
  • Document and maintain code

An ideal candidate possess:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Programming experience (3+ years (school counts))
  • Project implementation experience
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies

Self qualifies as:

  • A quick learner and a self starter.
  • Flexible and nimble.
  • Maturity in working from home and on a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and productively to meet internal deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary expectations, a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to james@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Business Systems manager (BSM)

Position: Full Time 

Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home

Reports to: Tech project manager & tech lead

 

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 technical professional to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

Working with the technical team, the Business Systems Specialist will maintain, update, and monitor 3rd party business systems. Assist staff and users with issues and training so that the business can operate smoothly and efficiently. The System Admin would be the main link between that bridges the business systems, with those who use them. 

Business systems include:

  • Google Workspaces (formerly known as G Suite)
  • Zoho ONE
  • WordPress
  • Hoot Reading 2.0

Responsibilities:

  • Assessment and analysis of Business systems
  • Implementation of 3rd party business systems
  • Integration of Business systems
  • Provide first level, internal support for the Ops team
  • Manage support desk
  • Provide second level support for Hoot Reading 2.0 users
  • Document, provide, and communicate training materials as necessary
  • Document automation processes and procedures

An ideal candidate possess:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • IT customer service experience (2+ years)
  • Project implementation experience
  • Familiar with Agile and GIT methodologies
  • Business Systems Management experience 
  • Familiar with Javascript, PHP, WordPress and similar.

Self qualifies as:

  • A quick learner and a self starter.
  • Flexible and nimble.
  • Maturity in working from home and on a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and productively to meet internal deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary expectations, a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to james@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

GROWTH SPECIALIST
Position: Part Time – 20 Hours Per Week

Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada)  | Work from Home

Reports to: Co-Founders

 

Hoot Reading is searching for a driven and creative “growth hacker” with strong communication and organizational skills to lead our customer acquisition marketing efforts and build our B2C growth channels. Working closely with both Co-founders, the Growth Specialist will use organic and paid campaigns across various platforms to consistently grow our top of funnel lead pipeline, while maintaining low cost per acquisition KPI targets.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated and prepared to work in an entrepreneurial, start up environment. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a small, yet experienced team and make a tangible contribution, within an award winning tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

THIS JOB IS PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO:

  • Develop, design and execute creative growth tactics to drive traffic to our website and mailing lists.
  • Use proven strategies to design and execute campaigns to increase followers on Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • Develop creative, low-cost “growth hacking” initiatives and campaigns to drive qualified traffic.
  • Manage and test paid marketing campaigns across various channels including Google Adwords, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Push leads through our sales funnel by creating and executing on campaigns to convert visitors into paying customers.
  • Develop referral relationships with other businesses and referral partners to drive new sales channel sources.
  • Identify and work with social media influencers to increase Hoot’s brand awareness and presence.
  • Report on specific campaign success, ad spend and cost per lead using the company CRM.
  • Create work processes that can be routinely tested and measure results.
  • Compile and manage weekly lead reporting and overall pipeline

AND WHO HAS/IS:

  • 3+ years growth marketing and customer acquisition marketing.
  • 2+ years experience in social media strategy.
  • Post secondary undergraduate degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent grammar, writing and proofreading skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and closely with small teams.
  • Knowledge and proficiency using design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) and Canva considered an asset. 
  • Experience with Google AdWords (or AdWords certified) and social media ad campaigns. 
  • Strong personal planning and work organization.

AND WHO CAN BE:

  • A quick learner and a self starter. 
  • Flexible and nimble.
  • Maturity in working from home and on a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and productively to meet internal deadlines.

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 maya@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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
Position: Contract/Part-time

Location: Work from Home

Start date: ASAP

THE OPPORTUNITY 

Are you a retired teacher or substitute teacher who is passionate about teaching guided reading skills and can commit to teaching 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 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 recruiting 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 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 30+ hours a week from Monday – Friday 8 am to 8 pm and/or weekends 9 am – 3 pm. 
  • 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 classroom experience with preference to PreK to Gr. 4 
  • Passion for literacy and guided reading 
  • 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

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