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Program Manager/Senior Program Manager, TED-Ed Student Talks


The Program Manager/Senior Program Manager for the TED-Ed Student Talks program (formerly, TED-Ed Clubs) will lead TED’s initiative to help students everywhere share their own ideas in the form of short TED-style talks. This individual will have a passion and vision for celebrating the voices of young people, have a love for the operational side of program management, and work collaboratively across an entrepreneurial-spirited team.  


  • Work with the TED-Ed team to further the vision of a world in which every student, everywhere, has an opportunity to share their ideas as a TED-style talk
  • Develop and execute a growth strategy for the program -- including community outreach, recruitment and developing ambassadors for youth voices and TED-Ed throughout the world
  • Manage the maintenance and improvement of all systems (ie: content, application, account management) that help the program thrive at a global scale
  • Increase visibility of TED-Ed’s student voice initiative through participation in high profile events and other external promotions
  • Use program feedback and evaluations to constantly understand, measure, and improve the program’s efficacy and overall user experience
  • Lead, manage and support the Student Talks team in establishing, pursuing and achieving program goals
  • Work closely with other program team leaders to ensure strategic alignment across all aspects of TED-Ed



  • 4+ years working in education and/or an educational nonprofit
  • 2+ years managing individual(s)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong balance between operational and strategic thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills  
  • Comfortable communicating within a variety of international contexts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Time management skills—ability to set and meet deadlines for self and for team


  • Experience writing and reviewing video-based content
  • Event planning and execution experience
  • Digital community management experience

This job is based in New York City. 


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TED Conferences LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their resume.

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