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Lakhani Coaching, an academic coaching firm with $1.8 million in revenues, is recruiting a DIRECTOR of STRATEGY and Operations in New York.

Serving clients across the U.S. and in twelve countries worldwide, Lakhani Coaching teaches students to turn desire into ambition, and ambition into success. We coach students in four core areas: university admissions, standardized testing, academic skills and character growth. As a result of our work, our students earn higher marks, more letters of acceptance, and more opportunities to achieve—but what’s more important is that they become better thinkers with bigger dreams. We believe that success requires more than the right answers. It requires passion, inspiration and commitment. At Lakhani Coaching, our job is to fan that spark of passion and ignite the drive to achieve.

Our firm is growing by over 2x each year, in large part because of our track record: we’ve helped students achieve admission to Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Cal Tech, and Columbia, among other great schools, alongside incredible score increases on standardized tests—as large as 600 points on the SAT, for instance. 

Hafeez Lakhani, a Yale graduate and perfect scorer on the SAT, founded Lakhani Coaching because the greatest job he ever had was working as a camp counselor. Lakhani Coaching is his way of continuing to create an enormous impact on young people. As Lakhani Coaching grows, we aspire for Hafeez to spend most of his time with students—alongside his passion for writing literary fiction—thus creating a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to lead the business side.

Position: Director of Strategy and Operations
We are actively seeking a Director of Strategy and Operations who is passionate about scaling a fast-growing company by 10x to 100x.

Company facts:

  • founded 2013

  • hourly rates: $260/hr to $1000/hr

  • 2017 number of clients served: approximately 50

  • median annual spend per client: approximately $30,000

  • largest annual spend per client: approximately $200,000

  • median hours of coaching per client: approximately 100

  • coaches on staff: 11

The Director of Strategy and Operations will:

  • directly impact the firm’s PNL

  • report to Founder and President, Hafeez Lakhani

  • scale our existing operations, both on the education side and business side

  • create and implement new internal processes for our fast growing business

  • harness his/her experience in strategic partnerships to expand current pipelines of business

  • launch new and exciting growth initiatives, funded by a healthy budget

  • manage the firm’s ongoing PR and marketing channels

  • cultivate new client relationships with families from across the U.S. and across the world, as well as maintain relationships with active clients

  • oversee Lakhani Scholars, our fully-funded scholarship for high achieving, low-income students

  • engage in direct client interaction

Lakhani Coaching takes pride in offering a flexible work-life balance, the option to work from our Upper East Side offices or remotely, and the chance to engage with families from across the globe—this in addition to a positive, supportive work environment.

A strong candidate will possess:

  • A love of entrepreneurship and of inspiring young people

  • A minimum of five years experience in one of the following:

    • management at a growth stage company

    • business development

    • management consulting

    • luxury or family-focused services

    • luxury marketing

  • A strong familiarity with the most discerning clientele

  • A keen awareness of the higher education landscape

  • Strong speaking and writing skills

  • The ability to create structure in an unstructured environment

  • Creativity and positivity

  • Advanced degrees are a plus.

Salary: $90,000 base, plus year-end bonus tied to firm profitability. Highest tier bonus: $100,000+.

Interested candidates should send a resume and thoughtful letter to




Lakhani Coaching is actively seeking inspirational coaches who are experts in their field.

More than anything else, our instructors act as ambition role models. Seasoned experts in their areas of instruction, our coaches hail from the best universities in the world, have scored in the 99th percentile on standardized tests, and possess as many as seventeen years experience teaching in a one-on-one setting.

We're looking for expert instructors who love to inspire young people and who have at least three years teaching or tutoring experience. This is not an entry-level role.

Open Positions:

We offer strong hourly pay, flexible scheduling, the chance to work virtually with clients from across the globe, and the opportunity for occasional travel—this in addition to a positive, supportive work environment. 

Our positions are based in New York though we will consider remote candidates.

A strong candidate will possess:

  • Clarity in communication

  • Eagerness to work with students of all personality types and nationalities, as well as with parents and firm administrators

  • Strong writing skills

  • The ability to create structure in an unstructured environment

  • Great enthusiasm and positivity

  • Advanced degrees are a plus

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, standardized testing history, and a thoughtful letter to the following address: