Khan Academy is hiring a

Principal, Teacher Professional Development

Bengaluru, India


Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit startup on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of world-class instructional and practice resources that empowers learners. Whether they’re studying matrices, mitosis, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything. Our learning system is mastery based, which allows students to master key concepts at a pace that’s right for them.


Khan Academy India (KAI) aims to deliver a world class user experience to learners in India that is locally relevant and is enabled by a strong on-the-ground team and operations. Khan Academy content is already available in Hindi, Hinglish, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati. From  under 500,000 learners in 2016, we are now serving almost 4 million learners a month in India. These learners include both independent learners accessing us at home and teacher-directed learners in schools. You can learn more about our priorities and initiatives here, here and here

Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life and so do we. We are a fun and diverse team that come from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes people from academia, high tech, ed tech and social impact companies among others. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it is necessary for us to actualize our mission and truly impact the communities we serve. 


In line with our focus to reach the underserved, we partner with government school systems to improve student learning outcomes by enabling teachers and students to optimally utilize the tools and resources on the Khan Academy platform. From our government partnerships, we reached 1.2 million learners last year, partnering with 8000+ schools across various states. Our goal is to expand our scale to reach over five million learners in three years. 

The Schools Team works in a lean and collaborative way with our government partners, developing strong implementation plans and providing support at every step of the way. We learn and constantly iterate by gathering feedback and through data-backed insights and efficacy studies. With a small team of 9 members, we have managed to reach 12,000+ teachers and 1.2million learners across various states. 


As part of our government programmes, we support teachers and teacher mentors through training sessions, resources, webinars and by enabling peer-to-peer sharing. The Schools Team is looking to bring on-board Principal, Teacher Professional Development to lead all the professional development efforts of teachers, teacher mentors, and administrators as part of the team’s work with different government partners

In this role you would: 

  • Strengthen the existing teacher professional development framework, aligned to the team’s overall goals
  • Own complete design and execution of capacity building initiatives for the partner programmes, leveraging both  synchronous and asynchronous modes
  • Build a strong cadre of Master Trainers in multiple languages to execute high quality trainings for partners, at scale
  • Build relationships with existing and new training partners as well as key players in the TPD space such as SIEMAT, NCTE etc 
  • Work very closely with Khan Academy's schools, content, ops, data and efficacy teams


You would be a great fit for the role if you are:  

  • 10+ years of experience including 5+ years working on designing effective training programmes for teachers and other education stakeholder,  ideally in a government setting
  • Prior teaching or education research experience (will be a plus)
  • A first-principles problem solver with strong data-driven decision making skills
  • The ability and experience to comfortably move between short and long term outcomes
  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world
  • A proven ability to work across teams with superior communication skills
  • A proven ability to work with team members to identify and solve problem statements
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, including a high tolerance for ambiguity, a penchant for experimentation and a bias toward action
  • Willing to travel


We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team competitively

  • Competitive salaries
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
  • The ability to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
  • Remote work friendly, i.e. option to work from home; flexible schedules
  • Generous parental leave
  • Health insurance and wellness benefits
  • Professional development benefit



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