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Chief Product Officer

Remote, USA | Nearpod

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Position Overview:

As Nearpod’s Chief Product Officer, you will be responsible for setting direction and driving strategic initiatives empowering teachers to have an impact in their classrooms. You will work closely with senior leadership across the organization to define product strategy and build and communicate the product roadmap. You will be responsible for managing, mentoring, and growing our Product, UX, and Content teams into their next phase of success. You will also collaborate directly with Nearpod’s Engineering, Marketing, and Data teams to build and execute on the product vision.

About You: 

You are senior, experienced, and passionate about product management. You have experience at a leadership level growing product organizations.

You have a passion for education and teaching. You understand the multifaceted jobs that teachers hold today and the challenges inherent to them.

You have previously built and scaled a product organization, establishing a culture of excellence for the product team and extending the product process throughout the company.

You leverage behavioral psychology, UX, and data science to deliver customer and business value.

You are comfortable understanding and working across both consumer and enterprise client profiles.

Role and Responsibilities:

Scale Nearpod’s product vision and strategy and prioritize impactful initiatives that align with our business objectives

Lead, mentor, and grow a diverse team including Product Managers, UX designers, and Content/Curriculum Specialists

Act as an advocate for a product-centric culture, our mission, and continued innovation and product excellence

Establish a data practice across product management measuring to objectives and key results that align with the product and business strategy

Identify, prioritize, and evaluate product initiatives and build our product roadmap

Drive the implementation of the product roadmap by partnering closely with our engineering, UX, client success, and data teams

Work closely with Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success to communicate the product roadmap and ensure new features make it into our customers’ hands.

Define, monitor, and analyze product metrics. Communicate important trends and learnings as they happen. Feed learnings back into the product discovery process.

Communicate product plans, trade-offs, and results to the company and leadership.

Required Skills and Experience:

Previous experience as a senior B2B or B2C2B software product leader, CPO or VP level.

High emotional intelligence.Sensitive to the company’s current culture, yet confident enough to establish their own culture based on a strong sense of urgency.

Experience in a high-growth, entrepreneurial environment is preferred; with emphasis as a strong strategic thinker having proven to have driven through to implementation. 

A superb communicator that will be eloquent and charismatic in front of customers, business partners, employees, and investors.

Experience hiring, managing, and mentoring high-performing product teams

Experience creating, building, and scaling user centric SaaS products

Experience with agile & scrum best practices

Experience partnering with globally distributed development teams

Passion for our product and a growth mindset

Experience in Education, specifically K-12 a plus

4 Year Degree


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