Teachers Pay Teachers
New York, NY

Head of Seller Community at Teachers Pay Teachers

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About Us:

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 85% of U.S. teachers come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into a massive online marketplace where teachers have created more than 4 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than six million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have accessed  TpT resources more than a billion times. According to Fast Company, in 2019, Teachers Pay Teachers is one of the top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world! If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just ask a teacher. 

Who we are looking for:

We’re a team of good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers and learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate teamwork, and focused effort. We want every day to be fun and to matter.

Role Description:

We are looking for a Head of Seller Community to deepen our partnership with our Seller community and grow our business. You will lead a team of relationship managers, ops managers, and marketers who are transforming education alongside our TpT Sellers, a highly engaged, motivated, entrepreneurial group whose educational resources are used by millions of teachers every day. You will set the vision and drive forward the strategy for TpT's Seller Team and Seller Community to achieve company objectives. You will be a key stakeholder in many of the company’s top priority initiatives and will work collaboratively with leaders from Product, Marketplace Integrity, Editorial and more, as the Seller community’s support is core to TpT’s ability to meet our full set of goals and achieve our mission. 

Responsibilities:

  • Set the vision, strategy, and KPIs for our Seller community and our Seller Team
  • Orient the team’s effort to impact, evolving our programs and initiatives to be more results-oriented
  • Create effective programs and strategies that support seller adoption of new initiatives  
  • Continue our strong track record of relationship management, creating systems that further strengthen relationships and are more scalable and sustainable for the team
  • Cultivate brand advocates and foster seller brand affinity through programs to educate & connect our community to one another
  • Work cross-functionally with many teams across TpT including Product, Product Marketing, Marketing/Communications, and Marketplace Integrity
  • Grow and develop your team members

Qualities of a successful candidate:

  • You have a track record of success motivating a community to take action and leading a team to high impact
  • You are strategic, results-oriented, and an effective operator
  • You excel at communications whether you’re rolling out something new to the community, sharing the team’s work at a cross-functional meeting, or building a relationship in a 1:1 conversation
  • You respect educators and have a deep commitment to empowering them
  • You love your role as a people manager, investing in your team members’ growth and development

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS
  • 6+ Years of experience 

Extra Credit:

  • Experience in K-12 education
  • Prior experience managing the seller-side of a marketplace

Extracurriculars:   

  • Parental leave for both mothers and fathers to be able to take some quality time in bonding with their new addition to their family
  • Comprehensive Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Mother’s Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Company Events (Bring Your Child to Work Day, Field Day, Camp TpT, Hackathons, etc.)

Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion and encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work.  We cultivate an environment where people are recognized and celebrated for their individuality.

Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process should contact the TpT People Ops Team ([email protected]) to make the need for an accommodation known.

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Teachers Pay Teachers Benefits Overview

Building for Diversity and Inclusion is one of our core company values here at Teachers Pay Teachers. A huge part of this means that we want to make TpT a place where people feel like they can thrive, regardless of what stage of life they're in. This means we have a competitive parental leave policy (three months for both mothers and fathers to bond with their little one), 20 days of PTO, 7 wellness days to look after your physical and mental health, as well as fun perks like twice-weekly catered lunches and discounted tickets to events around NYC. As a company rooted in the belief that teachers must be at the heart of everything we do, we also make time twice a year to go into local classrooms in the tri-state area to shadow teachers in action, and remind ourselves of the urgency of our mission.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 5 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have an undefeated softball team, and have also sponsored volleyball, dodgeball, and are always taking new suggestions!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

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