Chief Innovation Officer for a 75+ employee (and growing) remote education non-profit providing professional learning to K-12 educators nationally
Type of Vacancy: Salaried, full-time
Start date: To Be Determined
Location: Remote/home office anywhere in the United States
Report to: Chief Executive Officer
Supervises: Senior Directors; Directors
Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $180,000 – $272,266 annually.  There are two types of experience being considered for this role: Experience that is directly relevant to the role and Total Working Experience, in all fields. This includes: internships and consulting work. In collaboration with the hiring manager, the People and Culture team calculates experience based on the candidate’s most current resume. When calculating the offer, consideration is given to candidates that possess additional qualifications (i.e., desired qualifications).  Teaching Lab will generally cap salaries for new employees at 105% of the midpoint to allow for continued growth in the role over time.
Teaching Lab is an equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We pursue equity as both a means and an end and enthusiastically welcome candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
Teaching Lab is a nonprofit organization with a mission to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning to achieve educational equity. We envision a world where teachers and students thrive together in communities that enable life-long learning and meaningful lives. In partnership with teachers, we transform professional learning from the ground up to dramatically improve student outcomes. We also work with school, district, and state leaders to create the instructional systems necessary to support these changes. To learn more about Teaching Lab, explore our website at
The Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), leads the innovation division at Teaching Lab. The CIO sets the strategy and goals for their division, and is ultimately accountable for achieving the goals of their division as well as the goals of the organization. The CIO collaborates closely with the Chief Program Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer to steward the organization to grow, generate revenue, and impact teaching and learning through innovation on a broad scale. Note: additional functions could sit under the CIO, as determined by the CIO and CEO, aligned with what is best for the organization.

The CIO will:

    • Envision, establish, and lead an Innovation Studio to develop and invest in innovative products and services that improve instructional coherence and the educational ecosystem
    • Develop and execute the strategy to create the first and ground-breaking Innovation Studio at Teaching Lab, which identifies key areas of innovation and invests in early-stage founders or organizations to create market solutions that advance educational equity and instructional coherence
    • With the CEO, fundraise for the Innovation Studio, earning approximately $5M per year to support an early operating budget
    • Source, hire and manage the first Innovation Studio team at Teaching Lab, including but not limited to a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Director and M&A Manager
    • Engage in user-centered design, identify innovation opportunities and develop innovative services
    • As a member of the Executive team, foster a strong culture of distributed leadership, commitment to excellence, equity, and accountability, and participate in shared decision-making and strategic planning for the organization with other chief-level officers
    • Represent the organization externally through meetings, speaking engagements, writing, and publishing
    • Stay abreast and lead others in learning key research and guidance in the field, attend learning experiences to build skills and competencies in the program, innovation, technology, business development, and fundraising functions


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Experience innovating and scaling programmatic initiatives in education
    • Experience engaging in futurist visioning and execution
    • Experience as a system-level leader in K-12 education
    • Experience managing complex and fast-evolving initiatives and programs
    • Understanding of business functions such as business development and fundraising
    • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning
    • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
    • Executive presence
    • Aptitude in executive decision-making and problem-solving
    • Track record of effective people management aligned to equity values


    • Advanced degree
    • Remote work experience
    • Experience leading a scaling organization


    • Ability to work a flexible schedule to support operational needs
    • Ability to perform the essential project, duties, and responsibilities with or without accommodation


      • Teaching Lab seeks to fundamentally shift the paradigm of teacher professional learning by reaching more educators every year with the highest impact programming.
Teaching Lab’s ultimate goals are:
      • Educators learn more than they would without us
      • Students learn more than they would without us, in a way that cannot be predicted by race, gender, or family income
      • Educators we serve say they love our approach and they want to keep doing it to advance educational equity
All employees are expected to embrace Teaching Lab Values, which are necessary to develop Teaching Lab Competencies, which help us to achieve our Ultimate Goals.
    • Collaboration
    • Responsive Service
    • Research
    • Excellence
    • Learning with Humility
    • Equity
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