Director of Product Management

Empatico / The KIND Foundation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

Empatico is creating a global movement to spread kindness and empathy. Our platform was created to enable the future generation to be more empathetic and to open their minds to new experiences, ideas, and people. Recently featured on NBC Nightly News and named a Fast Company 2018 World Changing Idea, Empatico offers a free tool for educators of children ages 6-11 to connect their classroom with other classrooms around the world. The online platform consists of a matching algorithm, video, chat messaging, and file sharing technology along with high-quality classroom activities. Through these experiences, children can develop greater empathy and understanding for one another that positively influence our future society. Empatico is in its third year of operation and has reached more than 30,000 classrooms in 150+ countries. Empatico has been given generous seed funding by The KIND Foundation.

About The KIND Foundation

The KIND Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on a mission to foster kinder and more empathetic communities. Our approach is to create and invest in programs that will have scalable, lasting impact.

Overview of the Role

Empatico is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Product Management to help shape the future of the Empatico platform. This is a leadership role responsible for setting the product strategy, executing the product roadmap, leading market research and product market fit analysis that lead to informed decision making across the organization. The role requires working cross-functionally and building strong relationships with functional leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and drive the product strategy to align with the organization’s mission
  • Be a hands-on leader and drive the product roadmap, development and implementation plans
  • Deliver an incredible experience to children and educators by advocating for the “voice of the customer”
  • Partner with marketing on defining the go-to market strategy and execute on plan to reach target users and competitively position the product
  • Lead ideation, development and launch of product features
  • Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm
  • Manage, mentor and build a high performing product focused team
  • Identify and mitigate product risks
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of the product and features

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8+ years product management experience
  • 3+ years experience as a people manager
  • Experience leading all aspects of product management: identifying market opportunities, leading product vision and roadmap, developing business cases, driving execution activities, and measuring results
  • Ability to build consensus around the product roadmap and communicating the vision to the broader organization

In addition, all Empatico team members will have:

  • Empathy for, understanding of, and respect for the teaching profession
  • Deep commitment to the values of Empatico and a passion for connecting young people across cities and countries
  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to learn quickly, identify problems/opportunities, and be resourceful in taking action
  • Highly collaborative and agile approach to achieving success and a willingness to approach team members with grace, empathy, and a sense 

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Generous paid time off
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with organizational matching
  • Flexible work schedule and summer Fridays
  • A chance to be part of a mission-driven organization and team that is dedicated to changing the world for the better

Application instructions

To be considered for this position, please apply to the email below, providing a short cover letter and your resume. The role will be full time in our Times Square, Manhattan office.

 

We are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

The KIND Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The KIND Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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