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Looking for Ed Tech Companies Hiring Remotely?

The growth of remote work opportunities over the past several years has been truly astounding. Accelerated by the COVID crisis, working away from the office rapidly matured from a small but growing trend to a long-term reality for a wide variety of professions and industries.

The Ed Tech industry is no exception. In this blog, we take a look at the state of hiring for remote positions in Ed Tech, and where to look for remote-friendly opportunities in this exciting industry. 

Or, if you are ready to get started with your remote job search, you can browse the largest industry job listing in Ed Tech here. Simply set “location” to remote. At the time of this post’s writing, we are sharing over 2,000 remote-friendly Ed Tech positions.

Are Ed Tech companies hiring remotely?

In short, the answer is yes. In fact, the Ed Tech industry has been at the forefront of developing some of the technologies needed to make remote work and education possible.

It’s strange to think that just a few years ago, many professionals had barely heard of video-conferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Now, they are a daily part of working life for so many of us. The need for socially distanced working solutions in the wake of COVID forced employers to adapt, leveraging these emerging technologies to enable a work-from-home model that few would have thought possible just a few years prior.

Just like the private sector, the education system also had to quickly adapt to the need for remote education delivery as schools were closed during the height of the COVID pandemic. In this way, the Ed Tech industry has always been uniquely positioned at the front lines of the massive, society-wide effort to adapt to a new, remote model for work and education, almost overnight.

Of course, with the pandemic receding, more and more companies have been able to safely return to in-office work. For some employers, there is simply no substitute for the collaboration and idea-sharing that can be facilitated by in-person work. There will always be companies and positions that are simply not well suited to working from home. However, many employers have also come to recognize that remote employees can provide exceptional value, all while allowing them to control costs for office space and draw on talent from much broader geographies. For these reasons, remote work is here to stay. 

HighFive Partners runs the largest job platform in the Ed Tech industry, which currently offers a number of remote opportunities (with new ones being added every week). Our team can personally attest that a desire to work remotely is no obstacle to a great career in Ed Tech.

Why is the Ed Tech industry a good place to look for remote work?

  • The Ed Tech industry is inherently focused on tech-forward solutions, and many of its employers are more open to remote working arrangements than companies in other industries that are less experienced with digital collaboration.
  • Many organizations in the Ed Tech industry are working to advance equity and accessibility in education, and they recognize that remote learning solutions have a key role to play in improving access for a wide variety of students and adult learners. This awareness means Ed Tech employers are more likely to recognize how remote positions can offer more equitable access to employment as well.
  • The Ed Tech industry features a diversity of firms ranging from agile startups to large global enterprises. The diversity of working environments makes it easier to find an employer who offers a strong fit and openness to remote work.

Learn More about Ed Tech Companies Hiring Remotely

If you are interested in the Ed Tech industry and prefer or require remote work, we are here to help!

We offer the largest industry-specific job listing in Ed Tech, which highlights the diverse array of opportunities in this industry--many of them remote-friendly.

If you are just getting started learning about the Ed Tech industry, our blog here is a great place to start. We explain the basics of this industry and a few reasons why the team at HighFive thinks it can be an exceptional place to start or advance a rewarding career.