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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 was created 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? We do not have any teaching positions open at this time, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist. You can please apply here.

 

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY/PRODUCT
Position: Full-time, Winnipeg, MB

Reports to: CEO

Effective Date: ASAP

Hoot Reading is a fast growing education and technology company that connects kids in Kindergarten to Gr.4 with live teachers to practice reading over our award winning video chat App. We are expanding and looking for a Director of Technology to join our team and play a leading role in building and managing the technical side of our organization. This role will work directly with both founding partners and is an excellent opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an exciting, fast growing, entrepreneurial tech company.

We are looking for an experienced software developer that can think creatively and lead our tech team. This role is a fit for someone who thrives in a fast paced start-up environment and offers more than just technical skills, but a passion to build our organization and help bring our educational services to all children in need.

Role:

  • Hands-on development: analyze product specifications, design implementations, write code and rapidly deliver features
  • Contribute technical ideas and suggestions to enhance the direction of the product
  • Write efficient, maintainable and reusable code and associated unit tests
  • Help design solutions that balance the user experience, the business needs and technical needs
  • Be an efficient and responsible team member, communicate, participate and help
  • Help to mentor other members of the team and contribute to system architecture and development process
  • Be enthused about teamwork in an AGILE environment: attend daily stand-ups, plan and demo your projects
  • Work with our outsourced partners to ensure all work meets our exacting standards

Experience:

  • Full Stack developer with several years of relevant experience
  • Product-focused; agile application development experience
  • Evidence of delivering consumer facing, mass market, networked, high-performance web and/or mobile applications
  • Up to date with the latest application trends and technologies
  • Has a post-secondary education in Computer Science or equivalent program and/or related work experience
  • Good understanding of data structures, design patterns, and modern programming practices
  • Understanding of analytics, remote reporting and measurements
  • Experience of working with Continuous Integration (CI) and Unit Testing
  • Experience in application performance tuning
  • Strong design sensibilities
  • Experience building beautiful, responsive and high-quality systems

About You:

  • Self-motivated and able to achieve deadlines and work independently
  • Love to write clean, reusable code and have a passion for web/mobile development
  • Solid communication skills and team-working capability
  • Positive and logical approach together with willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail and a passion for quality
  • Ability to work remotely, be self-motivated and disciplined in work/life balance

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

DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR
Position: Full Time – 1 Year Term  (Maternity Leave Position)

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

Reports to: Co-Founders

Effective Date: ASAP

 

Hoot Reading is searching for a driven and creative marketing professional with strong communication and organization skills to 

develop, manage and execute our digital marketing activities for our target audiences (parents, teachers, related partners). The successful candidate must have an eye for web and graphic design, 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. 

Working closely with both Founders, the Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the creative and digital aspects of the company’s brand, ongoing customer communications and social media communities.

THIS JOB IS PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO:

  • Design display ads, promotional posters, infographics, email campaigns, banner ads, social media images, website properties and other digital properties with creative expertise and a strong attention to detail.
  • Manage Hoot corporate website, including lead forms.
  • Optimize website for SEO (metatags, keywords etc.).
  • Commit to, maintain and champion visual brand standards through all creative work.
  • Manage company CRM tool and complete lead reporting, including regular analytics, dashboards, etc.; effectively communicating performance, wins, challenges and learnings from lead acquisition strategies.
  • Report on specific campaign success, ad spend and cost per lead.
  • Compile and manage weekly lead reporting and overall pipeline.
  • Expand and build Hoot’s social communities through management of a content calendar, respond and engage with community members and actively post on other groups.
  • Create short form marketing videos and ads; editing of Hoot Youtube channel videos.
  • Ensure consistent and compelling branding, creative and effective messaging across all campaigns/channels.
  • Implement strategies to build current mailing list.
  • Create email marketing campaigns to current lists.
  • Create automated drip campaigns for open and active leads for sales conversion. 
  • Manage weekly blog calendar and design. Cross promote blog across social media networks.

AND WHO HAS/IS:

  • 2+ years marketing and communications experience.
  • 2+ years experience in design/graphic design is considered a major asset. 
  • 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 Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro) and latest design and typography considered an asset. 
  • 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, a resume, design portfolio/examples and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to alyssa@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.

 

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR - SUMMER STUDENT

Position: Part-Time (10-12 hours per week) Winnipeg, MB

Reports to: Director of Operations

Salary: $15-16/hour

Effective Date: June 22nd to September 1st

Hoot Reading is Winnipeg’s hottest edTech startup! 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, post secondary student 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 directly with the Operations Team, the Customer Experience Coordinator will assist in executing functions related to our day to day business operations and managing our growing client base. They will play a critical role supporting the day-to-day operations of the business such as client communications, managing schedules and user retention.. This role is a fit for someone who is highly organized, can work within multiple deadlines in multiple different areas, thrives in a fast paced start-up environment and isn’t afraid of learning on the fly!

THIS JOB IS PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO:

● Support parents with managing schedules, timelines, and teacher communication

● Support teachers with scheduling and communications

● Provide above and beyond customer experience to parents and teachers

● Complete various reports related to our day to day operations

● Be part of something awesome and meaningful!

AND WHO HAS/IS:

● Be a post-secondary student aged 15 to 29 residing in Manitoba

● Excellent written and oral communication skills

● Extremely organized, very organized and did we mention you must be organized?

● Experience with customer service, friendly and able to handle customer concerns

● Experience trouble-shooting and problem solving

Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, international student, or person to whom refugee protection has been

conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and

Be legally entitled to work in Manitoba.

AND WHO CAN BE:

● A quick learner

● A self starter

● Flexible and nimble

HOURS:

● Exact schedule to be determined, position requires coverage during “on-call hours”

● On-call hours occur between 9am and 8 pm weekdays and weekends 9 am – 3 pm

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume or Linkedin profile and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to krista@hootreading.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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