Remote Initially, then Buffalo
Founder & CEO
$43,000 + stock options
Immersed Games is harnessing the power of video games to empower students to learn and love STEM through authentic problem solving.
Our flagship product, Tyto Online, is a video game where students actively DO science. The student experience includes experiences like examining coral bleaching as an anchoring phenomena for learning about climate change, collecting evidence to determine if a planet is an invasive species, and breeding dragons to learn about genetics.
We are a small, multidisciplinary team that is excited to help build a generation of scientifically passionate and literate students, and our work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Department of Education. We’re looking for team members enthusiastic about this mission to work alongside us.
Your role can be summed up as: supporting educators in successfully implementing Tyto Online as effectively as possible to achieve their students’ learning goals.
We are an early stage startup, so you’ll be our only Implementation Manager (besides our Founder/CEO), and will work directly with her and our education research & design team. Part of this role can be customized to fit the best candidate, but at its core, here are some things you would be doing:
There’s always plenty to do in a startup, so our team shares responsibilities. Depending on your background and interest, there’s some other areas you will be asked to support in more or less. These may include:
Your work will be essential to the success of teachers’ implementations, and therefore students’ learning outcomes and our company’s goals, too. You will also have direct influence on improving our product based on the constant learning you will bring back to the team from working directly with educators.
Location. We value having our in-person team in Buffalo, NY, where we collaborate together. Due to COVID19, our team has been working remote the last year, but we plan on our full team being back in the office on July 1st, based on our local COVID19 vaccine availability.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We’re a small team, so we focus on making our collaboration as productive as possible, with minimal meetings disrupting your flow. We have weekly meetings for each team to collaborate and set goals and ~monthly full team meetings to go over larger business objectives.
We’re flexible to the needs of our staff with an open, communicative environment where everyone has access to everyone else on the team. If you have ideas to change processes, policies, or anything else, you just grab Ryan (one of our co-founders) to chat, and we’ve changed things because of this in the past.
We value inclusivity and diversity, and know our product has benefited from LGBTQ team members impacting the design of character creation (no gender choices, just body styles), or members with ADHD giving feedback on UX designs. Also, being more diverse simply makes a company stronger as research shows you’re less likely to have group think. Our Founder/CEO says that nothing is sacred or beyond questioning, and we love when people are willing to just work alongside everyone, including our CEO, as equals.
We’re still small, so there is ample room for growth as our company grows. We always promote from within first if the person is up to the task — which means you could end up creating an entire team around you, if that’s the type of role you’re interested in.
Salary: $50,000 + equity stock options
We’re an early stage startup, so we’re not making the big bucks yet. But our whole Buffalo team currently makes the same amount (yes, you’ll make the same as the CEO); we’re in this together as we hit achievements and grow the company and our own potential. We won’t be only growing this salary at a small rate, we’ll do significant raises as the business finances can support it until we get to market rates and pay everyone what they are really worth. We’re working towards multiple raise goals within the next 12-18 months… directly dependent on fundraising and revenue, actually, so you’ll be able to help there. And of course, you’ll have ownership in the company to benefit on that end, too.