Product Manager (K-12 District Features)

Chicago, IL

Imagine a product that reached millions of users without a single salesperson. That same product has been adopted by tens of thousands of schools, with limitless growth potential ahead. That's the opportunity at Screencastify — a massive market, incredibly engaged customer/fan base, and the chance to get in on the ground floor of it all.

Hi, we're Screencastify 👋

More than 15 million people use Screencastify to record, edit and share all sorts of amazing videos. We like to think that we've democratized video creation by making it simpler and more affordable than ever before.

In K-12 classrooms around the world, teachers and students are using Screencastify to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much much more. Our free version is used in more than 70% of US school districts.

Life at Screencastify

Our small Chicago-based team includes a semi-pro volleyball player, champion debater, classically trained actor, elite runner, breakdancer, and avid baker 🍰

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@NiftyNef sharing Screencastify tips in front of a packed house at TCEA 2020.
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Our first ever holiday party (followed by karaoke, which was not pretty).
matt and pup
Matt striking a pose with his beloved pup Bento 🍱
ideacon team photo
The team made sure we had a big presence at IdeaCon 2020!
martin in office
We may never know what Martin was up to in this photo.
janelle with dog
Janelle outsourcing some dev work to her dog Maggie.
escape room team photo
We escaped with plenty of time to spare!
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Cruising the Chicago river and cherishing the rare warm weather.

About the role

We empower our product teams to solve hard problems – customer problems and business problems – in ways that our customers love, yet work for our business. Our product teams are cross-functional and durable, generally composed of a product manager, a product designer, and several engineers. In this role, you will be a founding member of a new product team whose mission will be to serve the needs of some of our most important customers: our school and district partners.

While we have an active user base of millions of educators we believe that no individual teacher should need to pay for Screencastify out of their own pocket - instead, we work to ensure that unlimited access to our products is provided by their schools and districts.

Your job will be to work closely with a product team to discover, deliver, and bring to market a set of features designed to meet the needs of the decision-makers and account managers within those schools and districts. Success in this role will mean that Screencastify will be able to fulfill its mission of helping educators make learning available to everyone while scaling the company’s customer base.

Why is this role special?

  1. Build products that will advance education. Schools and districts around the world depend on Screencastify to digitize their curriculum and communication. The need for and benefit of video-based learning has never been more clear than it is now.
  2. Have a massive impact. As part of a small product team, you will be instrumental in the design of features and products that will be seen and used by millions of people.
  3. Work with an extremely talented team. In 2020, our team grew from less than 10 to over 50 employees and we still achieve results similar to companies 5x our headcount.
  4. Work for our users. Above all else, you will be an advocate for our users and will get to know their voices and stories better than most people in the company.
  5. Join us at a magical time. We're bootstrapped, profitable, and support tens of millions of users, which gives us a huge green field to work with. You'll join at the perfect time to shape how we grow from here.


What you'll do

  • Gather insights about the needs of customers from a combination of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Collaborate with your team’s Product Designer and Tech Lead to turn customer insights into feature ideas that are technically feasible, aligned with business goals, and will be usable by customers.
  • Frequently test prototypes and feature ideas to eliminate as many risks as possible before committing to production quality versions.
  • Lead cross-departmental feature release teams to successfully bring your team’s work to market.
  • Work with the Director of Product to set annual and quarterly goals for your team and monitor the progress of your team in achieving those goals.
  • Stay up-to-date on the trends and forces shaping the k-12 market.

You're perfect for this role if you...

  • 2+ years working on technology-powered products as either a product manager, product designer, engineer, or user researcher.
  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of product discovery and product delivery
  • Have a demonstrated ability to learn multiple functional areas of business – engineering, design, finance, sales, or marketing.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, narrative.
  • Have a proven ability to engage with engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship.
  • Love the challenges, hours, and ups-and-downs of startup life
  • Are flexible, dedicated, and curious

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation. We take a data-driven approach to our compensation strategy so all employees are paid competitively and equitably.
  • 401k plan. We want to invest in present you and future you, which is why we offer a generous 401k match with our 401k plan.
  • Minimum vacation policy. We recognize the importance of taking personal time off, and require our employees to take at least 15 vacation days per year. You’re also encouraged to take additional paid time off, as needed.
  • Parental leave. Generous paid time off for parents to bond with the newest addition to their family!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. We cover 100% of employee medical premiums and 50% of employee dental & vision premiums. Plus, all employees receive a free One Medical membership.
  • Flexible work policy. Gone are the days of being in an office from 9-5, Monday through Friday. We recognize there are better ways to measure productivity than counting the number of hours you’re in the office and that sometimes the office isn’t the best place to be productive.
  • Professional development. Each department has a professional development budget and employees are encouraged to take workshops, attend webinars, join associations, and anything else that could help grow their careers. Did we also mention employees get free access to Udemy for Business?
  • Divvy bike membership. If you’re in Chicago, take advantage of an annual Divvy membership -- on us

We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. You do not need to fit this exact mold.

At Screencastify, we foster an inclusive, supportive, fun and challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world through video.

Screencastify is an equal opportunity employer.

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