Founded by 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 society’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education. Across our core initiatives of Science and Education, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy, to progress in our mission of building 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.
In a traditional K-12 classroom, the teacher’s role is often to lecture at the front of the classroom, with a disproportionate focus on memorizing facts. Instead, we’re envisioning for the future where teachers place a larger emphasis on teaching through hands-on projects, where teachers are able to use data to identify each student’s gaps, and where students learn the kinds of skills they’ll need throughout life.
At the heart of our Summit Learning program is Project-based Learning, where students learn by engaging with material — whether it’s a debate connected to events in the Civil Rights era, or a lab report when students are doing a genetics experiment. Through these Projects, students also have the opportunity to learn and refine the skills they’ll need beyond school, such as working with a team, interpreting data, or presenting a persuasive argument. With the help of the technology we’re building, teachers have access to granular data about each student, helping them offer targeted and individualized support to each student.
Our funding model allows us to put the student’s experience above all else, rather than be constrained by market pressures. Over the past few years, this program has grown from serving 19 schools to more than 380 around the country with promising results — since 2015, for example, the Pasadena Independent School District in Texas has seen seventh graders who were the furthest behind their peers made a 17 percent gain on the state math assessment and a 20 percent gain in reading.
As a Senior Product Manager, you will partner closely with a software development team, learning scientists, human development experts, and former educators to continue to create and refine the technology tools that help our teachers and students thrive.
If you are mission-driven and are committed to building transformative education technologies, we want to hear from you.
The position is full-time and remote.
- Lead a core product area with a team of world-class engineers, designers, data scientists, and experts in education
- Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products and projects
- Integrate insights from usability studies, research, and market analysis into product requirements
- Establish shared vision across internal teams and external partners and develop principled and tactical strategies
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with a diverse set of teammates and partners (internal and external)
- 5-7 years product management experience building consumer-grade technology products
- Demonstrated ability to design, build, launch, and iterate/improve on compelling products for consumers
- Strong analytical skills, including proficiency in hypothesis-driven A/B testing to drive product changes
- Strong communication skills across a broad set of cross-functional stakeholders