Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Our work in education is aimed at ensuring that every student — not just a lucky few — can get an education that’s tailored to their individual needs and supports every aspect of their development. We’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy, and advocacy work to help every young person enter adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential — and equip every teacher with the tools and research they need to help students get there. Examples of the work CZI's education team supports include the Summit Learning Program, a personalized approach to teaching and learning that enhances the quality of student-teacher interactions and empowers educators to tailor instruction to individual student needs; Valor Collegiate Academies in their work promoting young people's social emotional development; and NeuroTeach Global, a professional development tool training teachers on how to apply the latest scientific discovery on how students learn into their classroom practice.
As a Product Manager on Product Frontiers, you are responsible for helping CZI translate the best and most promising research from the field into applied research projects and product hypotheses for evaluation inside the Summit Learning Program. Your work will inspire the future of the program and directly influence the product roadmap.
- Partner with internal and external domain experts to identify relevant opportunities from research supported practices, measures, and other learning solutions from the field
- Use your product and technology intuition to identify opportunities that address needs in the Summit program
- Drive day-to-day execution on the team’s projects from facilitating research pilots to the development and shipping of prototypes
- Build coalitions and champion projects within the organization
- Distill and share findings with the broader team
- 5-7 years of product management experience for technology products
- Strong communication skills that span business, academic, and technology contexts
- Experience with early stage product ideation
- Experience understanding, analysing, and using data
- Strong ability to drive execution
- Passionate about impacting the future of education