Research Associate

Job Description

About Teal

We believe everyone should achieve career growth on their own terms. To make this a reality, we are building the first personal career growth management platform that helps everyone make confident career decisions from the day they start working to the day they retire.

Companies have HR, but most employees really only have... Google…. Does the idea of empowering every professional in the world with the tools, insights and guidance for their career appeal to you? Do you believe a Calm or Strava for careers should exist? Do you think your research skills feel like a perfect fit for this massive problem?

Role Overview

Teal is building the most comprehensive skills, career path and course database in the world to help our members level up. With this product launch, our goal is to connect people with the skills and courses they need to grow their careers on their terms.

As the founding research associate for the brand-new career education vertical, you'll have the opportunity to own the strategy and execution of building out a robust, high-quality library of courses. You will report directly to the head of growth and business development.


  • Build and maintain a library of high-quality, short-form courses from providers like Coursera, Udemy, Udacity and more.
  • Conduct online research on the latest keywords, skills, and courses in the career space, working closely with the SEO & editorial lead to develop content ideas.
  • Help to build, automate, and maintain our career course / skills database.
  • Ensure all information for courses in our public course catalog is up-to-date, accurate and grammatically correct.
  • Work closely with product, marketing and revenue teams on other ad hoc projects as needed.

Ideally you are:

  • Detail-Oriented — No uncrossed 't' or undotted 'i' escapes you. You take pride in delivering highly-polished work.
  • Focused — You love taking ownership of a single lane, becoming an undisputed subject matter expertise in your area of focus.
  • Proactive — You ask for help when you need it. You're comfortable voicing concerns and finding a more efficient way to get things done.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year+ professional experience
  • Strong familiarity with spreadsheets (Google Sheets, Airtable)
  • Comfortable working in remote environment

Who We Are:

A small team of innovative, collaborative, and dedicated individuals passionate about helping people build meaningful careers.  Our backgrounds range from Architecture to Digital Design and from Human Resources to Software Engineering.  We are travelers, pet lovers, musicians, parents, scuba divers, podcasters, readers, gamers, croquet players, and puzzle masters.  We focus on aligning intentions, which typically results in less miscommunications, fewer meetings, and better outcomes.  We adhere to a “what-by-when” mentality, which means the hours you keep are up to you, and we value your ability to set expectations and do your best to meet them.

What We Offer:

  • Salary Range: $60,000 to $80,0000 depending on seniority & geography
  • Incentive Stock Options proportionate to salary
  • Fully remote work team & remote office stipend (coworking, laptop, etc.)
  • Career development stipend
  • Unlimited vacation and sick days
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • 80 - 100% coverage of health insurance, Commuter Benefits & 401K Benefits with company matching.
  • Guaranteed 1-month severance if things don’t work out. You are trusting us with your career, and we want you to know we take it seriously.

Our Hiring Process:


  • We read every application and make our best effort to reply to everyone.
  • Please read the job description. We love when people strive but if you do not meet more than 50% of the requirements, we are less likely to respond.

1st Interview

  • Goal: High level qualifications & mutual fit
  • 30 minute zoom with 1 Teal person
  • We make sure to preserve 10 minutes for your questions.
  • We will provide the question and guidance in advance.

2nd Interview

  • Goals: Deeper understanding of qualifications
  • 90 minute zoom with 2 Teal people
  • First 30 minutes we will ask some questions
  • Second 30 minutes we will discuss a past project of yours
  • Final 30 minutes we will go over how you might solve a problem

Final Interview

  • Goal: Meet more of the Team
  • 30 minute zoom with 1 to 2 Teal people

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity: (Come as you are. Feel welcome. Feel safe.) We are committed to safeguarding our workplace from all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, or family status. This commitment extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruiting, interviewing, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, and benefits.

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It won't take too long, we promise. All you'll need to do is answer a few questions and upload your resume. We hope to hear from you!