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.
CZI also supports multiple work options. Learn more about our philosophy and approach here.
In Education, we aim to ensure all young people have the knowledge, skills, habits, and agency they need to thrive in an ever changing world. Through grantmaking, impact investments and research and engineering we are partnering with students, educators, and parents to build and support tools and programs that make it easier to apply the science behind how people learn and develop to education. In this role you’ll lead product marketing for Along, a product that helps teachers and students develop and strengthen one-on-one relationships. We’ve built this product in partnership with a non-profit, Gradient Learning, who helps ensure we keep educator and student voices at the center of what we build. With Along, our goal is to help every student feel seen and understood by a trusted teacher.
This is a multi-dimensional role requiring a leader who can drive both strategy and execution while leading a cross-functional team towards a clear North Star. They will work closely with Product, Design, Research, Communications, and other teams to define strategy and go-to-market for key feature launches, and work to build brand affinity and awareness through integrated marketing campaigns. They are highly strategic, analytical, collaborative, and have a successful track record of launching and scaling consumer products with a strong outcomes-focus. They also have a track record of developing people alongside products.
- Work across Product, Research, Data Science, and other teams to generate compelling quantitative, qualitative, and competitive insights that guide product development
- Build strong product positioning and clear narratives for established and new features.
- Align cross-functional go-to-market teams on central messaging/narratives and GTM strategy
- Ensure clarity, consistency, and cohesion across the end-to-end user experience
- Drive go-to-market strategy and plans working closely with cross-functional teams to determine effective launch strategy and communications sequencing
- Develop integrated marketing campaigns and programs built on brand vision and positioning to drive consumer awareness, adoption and long term engagement
- Understand the competitive landscape and Along’s unique differentiators in the space to help define long term product/brand strategy
- Tackle complex challenges with a strategic mindset and create thoughtful recommendations and action plans for solving them with product and cross-functional leadership
- 4-5 or more years of experience with team leadership, cross-functional team leadership, thought leadership, or team management
- 8-10 or more years of experience with consumer products or product marketing
- Experience developing and driving rigorous and disciplined online and offline marketing campaigns
- Experience motivating and challenging teams and individuals at all levels of an organization, both directly and cross-functionally
- Depth of expertise in growing consumer products through sustained engagement and acquisition
- Understanding of ed tech landscape in the U.S