Head of Education

London

We're on the hunt for a passionate Head of Education to join SAM (www.samlabs.com), our award winning tight-knit team in East London. You will be responsible for leading the newly-created education department, working with teachers, schools, districts, states, distributors, partners, influencers and governmental institutions to promote STEAM through the use of SAM. We are changing the way kids learn essential 21st Century skills and you will help us go full-steam ahead.

Responsibilities

  • Run the educational unit of SAM Labs with full P&L and managerial responsibilities
  • Formulate and communicate the brand’s educational strategy
  • Use the unit’s internal resources to develop and produce educational offering in line with strategy to expand and better serve our clients
  • Lead growth in education unit and deliver against sales targets
  • Drive agenda of using SAM Labs in classrooms in key markets
  • Provide and execute thought leadership within our category
  • Represent company on all levels and during a variety of events
  • Drive messaging and collaborate with the marketing team to create content that engages our target audiences
  • Define and develop educational content (lesson plans, curriculum, projects)
  • Be a part of the leadership team

Skills

  • Detailed understanding of the US and/or UK educational markets with a demonstrated ability to engage and influence education community at all levels
  • Extended knowledge of current education and pedagogy strategies with the use of technology
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate the brand’s educational vision
  • Experience in defining and spearheading the educational strategy
  • Experience in managing teams, getting the most out of every team member
  • Experience in designing, gathering, analysing and presenting data
  • Ability to work in a flexible, ever-changing entrepreneurial environment

Background

  • 10+ years of experience within the education sector, whether in government, within an edtech company, publishing company, or a school
  • M.A. in related field

Salary

  • £70,000 to £90,000