Skillshare is on a mission to build the world's largest community for teachers and students. At its core is an online video platform where anyone ranging from professionals to hobbyists can teach. Students can access over 500 classes for free while premium members have access to the entire catalog. Classes are bite-sized (30 minutes or less), self-paced and project-based which allows students to learn by doing.
We are working on the next phase of our mission and we are looking for a key member of the executive leadership team to lead the way. The VP of Product will be accountable for refining the vision, defined and articulated by the founder in collaboration with the executive leadership team, into a set of products he/she will then be responsible for delivering together with their counterpart in engineering.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability interpreting a high level vision and translating that into a cadence of successful products with minimal oversight. The right person will work with independence on the product but will also be a contributing member of the executive leadership team thereby striking a balance between delivering results with the right level of quality and driving think big ideas.
The VP of Product will also be tasked with growing and leading the Product team to accommodate the company's rapid growth. While the Product team is high performing today, the ideal candidate will be able to inject additional best practices gained from their own experiences outside the company.
The successful candidate will be a tenacious self-starter with a passion for learning who can serve as a strong advocate for both the teachers and the learners in our community. You will have proven analytical capabilities, strong persuasive writing skills, deep technology understanding, broad business experience and the tenacity to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment.
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