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Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 113 million registered learners as of September 30, 2022. Coursera partners with over 275 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.
We are seeking a strategic, data-driven, and entrepreneurial content strategist to ensure that Coursera’s Computer Science & Technology content catalog of Certificates, Degrees, and Courses meets the needs of our learners -- building skills to help them get top jobs and professional outcomes. This person should have extensive knowledge of the ecosystem of skills and technologies around technology. Broadly, this is defined as Computer Science, Software Engineering (including mobile and web dev), Cloud, IT and Security. In particular the ideal candidate will have extensive research and analysis skills, and will create a cohesive and data-driven content strategy with a bird’s eye view of on-platform demand, total addressable market, and Coursera’s differentiating characteristics. In addition to identifying the content that is needed to help build learners’ skills, this candidate will need to identify companies and universities to pursue to source this content.
While part of the role involves identifying these key areas of strategic investment, another meaty part of the job will involve consultation to our Partnerships teams as well as the companies and universities with which they partner. This consultation will be done in coordination with our Partnerships Managers, and will range in scope from helping to identify specific topics in Computer Science & Tech, to reviewing proposed curricula, to creating multi-year content plans that cut across departments and content formats (e.g., Courses, Degrees).
This person will also work cross-functionally with other teams that are helping to create and position content on the platform, such as our Services, Marketing, and Product teams. In short, you should have a deep knowledge of Computer Science & Tech, must be very comfortable using data to make strategic recommendations, be a real team player, and also be passionate about education in technical fields.
- Ensure the technology (IT, Cloud, Software, Security) catalog meets the needs of Coursera’s learners. This involves identifying in-demand jobs and skills in Tech, and influencing our Partnerships team to source content to meet those skills.
- Consult with companies and universities (via Partnerships Managers) on strategic content opportunities in Computer Science & Tech
- Curate and analyze Tech catalogs
- Use data and domain knowledge to ensure the overall health of Computer Science & Tech at Coursera
- Present internally and externally to knowledge area experts and people without a background in Computer Science & Tech on your recommendations
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other tech related discipline
- 5+ years of experience with a breadth of topics related to Computer Science & Tech
- Demonstrated history in data analysis or research, using Excel and/or other tools
- Possesses strategic thinking skills
- Masters degree in Computer Science & Tech or other related fields preferred
- Experience with breaking down complex Computer Science & Tech topics for beginner to advanced learners
- Experience analyzing and curating tech catalogs
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills
- Experience with EdTech strategy a plus
- Experience and knowledge in the areas of cybersecurity, traditional IT architecture, and physical engineering (e.g. electrical, mechanical) are a plus
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Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $92,000 and $200,000 for all US candidates. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and location. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits.
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