Special Projects Assistant JD (Temp)

EdLight is searching for a Special Projects Assistant (Temporary)! Help us create a platform that increases family access to student work!

Do you believe that students deserve authentic, unbiased feedback? Have you found yourself pondering ways to intentionally engage families with their student’s wins and progress? Are you interested in leading work that is grounded in increasing educational equity and tech accessibility in school communities? Keep reading!

We refuse to be ordinary, so neither is this job description! At EdLight, we believe in keeping it real. At the core of our work, we recognize that teachers hold the power in moving educational innovation forward. Educators who are still in classrooms fighting on behalf of ALL kids are extraordinary. We know that the work that we’re doing at EdLight will respark your flame in the classroom. Join us to reimagine what equitable, data-driven instruction looks like in all classrooms!

What we’re looking for and why we need you!

At EdLight, we know that uniting a student’s village can lead to transformative educational experiences. We are diligently working to expand our platform to include a family-facing application. Our goal is to increase family engagement in academic conversations by making student work more accessible without an added lift.

EdLight is currently seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to join our team as a Special Projects Assistant. This position is temporary, and has a 6-month contract with a start date of October 15, 2023. In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to lead and drive the development of an AI-powered system that seamlessly integrates families into the work that their students are doing each day. At EdLight, we are committed to reimagining equitable, data-driven instruction in classrooms, and we need your expertise and passion to make it happen!


Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Lead the advancement of innovation initiatives through the entire innovation life cycle, including design, development, evaluation, launch, and scaling of family-facing initiatives.
  • Plan, direct, and review the goals of grant awards for family-facing products, ensuring alignment with the EdLight’s overall objectives.
    Collaborate with the CEO to coordinate the execution of the EdLight’s grant budget, strategic plans and defined goals.
  • Monitor the accomplishment of goals and report/audit organizational performance towards those goals.

Communication and Partnership:

  • Coordinate with current school partners to plan, organize, and facilitate in-person focus groups and empathy interviews with families. Conversations with families will occur both virtually and in-person.
  • Conduct intentional conversation with families to gain insight on their current level of engagement, including wins and barriers.
  • Coordinate meetings, conferences, and events, both internally and externally, ensuring seamless execution and follow-up.


  • The Special Projects Assistant will report directly to EdLight’s CEO.


  • This is a temporary, contracted position from October 15, 2023 to April 15, 2024.

Desired skills & qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field
  • Proven experience in leading and delivering successful initiatives, utilizing change management, project management, and business process management methodologies
  • Willingness to travel (~25%)
  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to develop and execute effective deployment plans for initiatives
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

The perks

  • Pay: $4,000 / month
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, candidate’s timezone. Flexible, remote working environment. Travel is required!
  • Culture: We are a small, yet agile and mighty team. If you are searching for a close-knit team of coworkers driven by educational equity and tech accessibility in schools, we hope that you reach out!

Who we are

Here at EdLight, our mission is to make great teaching easy. We are an early-stage startup team of lifelong educators who come together each day to help teachers gain insight from handwritten student work in real-time, while ensuring that the work that students do each day is seen and valued.

Our application process

If you are interested in this role, please complete our application form (linked here). Selected candidates will be invited to complete a short task to showcase their expertise.