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Last updated: April 10, 2023

Executive Project Manager

Backyard Brains - Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description:

Backyard Brains, a cutting-edge neuroscience education technology company with 10 TED talks and a book from MIT Press, is seeking an experienced Executive Project Manager to join our team in Ann Arbor, MI. This role will involve working closely with the CEO to manage multiple projects, streamline operations, and ensure the company's continued success.


  • Work closely with the CEO to manage multiple projects across different areas including research, education, and product development
  • Coordinate efforts between engineering, software, and education teams to drive progress and achieve company objectives
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement changes to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Develop and maintain budgets, ensuring financial accountability across projects
  • Help to build and maintain a positive company culture and work environment


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Proven experience in project management, preferably within the education or technology sector
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to adapt and switch gears quickly to address new challenges


Competitive salary based on experience, in the range of $50,000 - $90,000.

Why Work at Backyard Brains?

Join Backyard Brains and help revolutionize neuroscience education with cutting-edge tech, an inspiring mission, and a collaborative team!

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to

Job Title: Sales and Marketing Manager

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Salary Range: $60,000 - $85,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications

Job Description:

Backyard Brains, a dynamic and innovative neuroscience education company, is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Sales and Marketing Manager to join our team in Ann Arbor, MI. We pride ourselves on creating cutting-edge educational tools, having delivered 10 TED talks, and publishing a book with MIT Press. We are looking for a smart, creative, and results-driven individual who shares our passion for neuroscience and education.


  • Develop and implement effective sales and marketing strategies to grow our customer base and increase revenue.
  • Analyze market trends and customer needs to identify new opportunities and develop targeted campaigns.
  • Manage and optimize our online presence, including website content, social media channels, and email marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the product development and education teams to create promotional materials and product presentations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including schools, universities, and other educational institutions.
  • Monitor and analyze sales and marketing performance metrics to adjust strategies as needed.
  • Manage the marketing budget and ensure marketing efforts deliver a strong return on investment.


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in sales and marketing, preferably in the education or technology sectors.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to identify opportunities and develop creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with digital marketing tools and platforms, including social media, email marketing, and content management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • A passion for neuroscience, education, and making a positive impact on the world.

We believe in the power of intelligence, creativity, and passion for success. If you are a highly motivated individual who is eager to make a difference and contribute to our mission, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

Backyard Brains is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.