Formative is starting to scale up its design team responsible for bringing awesome software to teachers, and is looking to hire a Full Time Director of Product Design to spearhead the department.
Who is Formative?
Our Co-Founder/CEO, Craig Jones, was a middle school science teacher at a struggling public school in South Los Angeles. Thanks to a school grant, he was able to work with a class set of used laptops every day. Initially, Craig patched together some basic software, a student response system, and a lot of spreadsheets to help understand his students' strengths and weaknesses to learning standards. The technique of daily formative assessment, more targeted intervention, and faster feedback ultimately led to record-breaking academic outcomes. After four years in the classroom, Craig went to grad school at UCLA where he met Kevin McFarland, his roommate, and soon-to-be co-founder. Together, Kevin and Craig envisioned a world where faster formative teaching practices could replace traditional end-of-year summative assessments. After multiple research initiatives, prototypes, and the help of countless individuals, Formative (goformative.com) was launched in January 2015.
Are you right for our team?
Picture yourself working directly with the Founders, Sales, engineering, and our amazing Customer Success team to make life easier on educators all over the world.
Since this is an early hire on the design team, we are looking for a generalist with proven leadership skills. We are seeking someone who is strategic (helps shape the big picture) but is also a hands-on design practitioner. The ideal candidate will guide our millions of teachers and students through an experience crafted by research, analytics, and the latest principles of UX and product design. We are seeking an expert with the skills to evolve the existing product to be even more simple, powerful, and visually appealing.
What will be some of your core responsibilities for the first year?
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Formative is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.