You will be a foundational member of Philanthropy University’s product team with ownership of our product roadmap and shaping the development of our product and engineering capabilities.

You’ll play a critical role in leading our product through public release, rapid iterations, learning and scaling towards our ambitious vision. Your role is built around the following question:

How do we create and ship digital products that drive us towards our top-line goal to measurably improve the performance of 5,000 nonprofits in emerging economies by 2020?

This role is highly cross-functional and will require a strategic thinker comfortable with (and excited by!) ensuring cross-departmental alignment, building tools, processes and capacity necessary to build a world-class education product from the ground up.


  • Ship products by managing the end-to-end process of conceptualizing products, acting as the glue between technical and non-technical teams, and translating the product vision into a product roadmap and product requirements
  • Develop a framework for evaluating new product features through testing and product metrics based on latest needs and learnings
  • Develop processes for working across the organization; disseminate learning and enhance the collective product instinct
  • Ruthlessly prioritize by identifying the highest leverage projects and work cross-functionally to set our product roadmap
  • Develop and drive SCRUM / agile methodologies
  • Produce clear, thorough written specification for all feature functionality and user flows
  • Design a product and (eventually, engineering) team capable of hitting and exceeding our organizational KPIs and build it


  • A passion for our mission and vision
  • An inspiring leadership approach and excellent interpersonal skills
  • A knack for organization, planning, and multitasking
  • A track-record of aligning teams to launch and ship great products
  • Capable of building product and engineering teams
  • Resourceful and tenaciously optimistic

Experiences that would be a plus

  • You’ve lived or worked a developing country and/or developed products or services with and for those living in developing countries.
  • You’ve managed outsourced product design and engineering teams across time zones
  • You’ve developed B2B products or products created for organizations
  • You've developed products that enable learning and facilitate learning communities