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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the lives of students, teachers and parents. As schools around the country adjust to a new normal of extended closures and distance learning, there are critical, human parts of a school experience that are being lost. The hallway conversations to check in on a student. The impromptu words of encouragement that help a student feel noticed and supported. All the small things that add up to a student feeling supported and cared for.
We recently launched Along to meet this moment. At Along, our mission is to help facilitate meaningful teacher student relationships. We know from decades of research that having at least one supportive and caring adult relationship is one of the strongest predictors of resilience to adverse life experiences for children. Research also shows that strong relationships between students and teachers are associated with stronger academic engagement and achievement, higher attendance, fewer disruptive behaviors and suspensions, and lower school dropout rates. Learn more about the product here and the research here.
Along is currently in an early pilot phase. We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager that’s passionate about education and social impact to join us in this work.
Lead a product area with a team of engineers, designers, data scientists, and experts in education.
Communicate the product strategy in a fast-moving environment.
Create clear goals for the product that are aligned to this strategy.
Work closely with user research and data analytics teams to understand the success of those releases, and build team processes to iterate the product based on this feedback.
Build alignment across multiple stakeholders, including senior managers and executives.
5-7 years product management experience building consumer technology products.
Experience scaling zero-to-one products that people love.
Cross functional experience (user experience, growth, legal, brand, learning science, technical cost) across a variety of stakeholders
Strong communication skills across both strategic and tactical topics.