Remote Director of Product | The Profession |
The Art of Education University (AOEU) is seeking a Director of Product. The Director of Product will be tasked with the vision, strategy, and ongoing development of the organization's digital products. This includes SaaS professional development and curriculum products, and Learning Management and Student Information Systems. The Director of Product will own the entire product life cycle, including ideation, release, stakeholder engagement, continual improvement and data analysis.
AOEU is a unique type of University with a unique tech stack to support our innovative work. We’ve pushed Wordpress in some creative ways: building a custom SIS, and curriculum/ professional development platforms, We incorporate many custom API integrations to leverage the best platforms possible in order to provide a seamless customer experience on the front end.
We believe products should be so simple and beautiful they speak for themselves in a sales demo. We believe in simple back-end solutions to make it as easy for customers and our team to use our products. We are wary of feature creep, but always seek continual improvement.
We are seeking a proven leader who can understand where we’ve been and bring new and creative ideas to build what doesn't exist for the future. We are on a rapid growth trajectory. We need a leader who can grow a product team and bring their background and expertise to help AOEU evolve to the next level.
The Art of Education University | Who We Are |
Our mission is simple, driven, and inspiring: We grow amazing art teachers by providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging professional development at every stage of their career.
AOEU is an innovative and fast-growing institution of higher education serving art teachers around the world. In 2019, we became the first homegrown graduate university in the state of Iowa in 50 years and the world’s first “University For Life,” serving art educators throughout an entire lifetime of learning.
The Art of Education University serves tens of thousands of students, readers, and customers around the U.S. and in over 40 countries. Our Magazine is read more than 800,000 times each month, our events are attended by over 4,000 art educators annually, and we serve over 2,000 graduate students each year.
LEARN MORE: www.theartofeducation.edu
The Details | Director of Product |
As a department head, the Director of Product is in charge of a broad scope of product-related activities:
Product Vision and Strategy
Process and Product Management
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The duties of this position are typical of those performed in a home office setting with normal ranges of temperature. The majority of tasks will be performed while sitting at a desk.
VISUAL & TACTILE REQUIREMENTS
Compensation and Benefits
Structured as a full-time, exempt, and salaried position, this individual will report directly to Derek Balsley, Founder and CEO. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Payroll is issued on a monthly basis paid on the 15th of the month.
Group healthcare plans are available. The Art of Education University will contribute 100% for full-time health, dental, and vision, employee-only coverage. Family coverage is available at an additional premium.
The Art of Education University offers participation, upon hire, of a 401K plan with up to a 4% match of employee contributions.
Appropriate and up-to-date technology is provided.
Unlimited self-managed PTO is offered to full-time members of AOEU. Extended vacations must be pre-approved. Flexibility exists so long as responsibilities are fulfilled and careful planning and communication are evident.
Persons interested in applying should complete the application form linked below. Applicants are required to submit a short 1-3 minute video explaining why they would like to be considered for the position and why they are uniquely qualified. Failure to submit a video will automatically eliminate you from the application process.
Candidates who make it to Round 2 of the Application process will be required to complete a packet for review, prior to their scheduled interview time.
Finalists will have one final culture interview with the President of the University.
The Art of Education University is committed to taking the time to find the right fit for our positions. This process may be more rigorous than you are used to. We have set up several interview steps to make sure this will be mutually beneficial to both our institution and our next new team member. We hope you take this journey with us!
How to Apply | This Is Me |
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