0→1 Product Leader at ClassDojo
About the role
A Y Combinator/Imagine K12 company, ClassDojo's long-term goal is to give every child on Earth an education they love. The ClassDojo app is the #1 communication app for micro-communities of K-8 teachers, children and families globally; they use it to stay connected, sharing what's happening through the school day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. The company is now helping kids get learning experiences they love, beyond school. Today, ClassDojo is used by 95% of pre K-8 schools in the US, as well as in a further 180 countries.
As our 0→1 Product Leader, you’ll create and validate new products reaching tens of millions of children and families, building a global consumer education business. You’ll grow ClassDojo from where we are to our next major milestones: reaching 100 million+ active families, and 100 million+ in revenue, while deepening our brand love.
You’ll do this by rolling up your sleeves to discover opportunities for alternative revenue models, validate and invalidate these, and execute on one or more with the most promise. You’ll work closely with our founders, head of product, and other product teams to generate and test exciting ideas quickly and creatively. You work at both a strategic and tactical level, turning data, research, and intuition into products that people want and love to use. In the process, you optimize for rapid learning by uncovering unique insights or theses, exploring divergent prototypes, and testing value and viability with users to converge to simple, elegant, validated prototypes and products.
Your work will identify and build new business lines, taking them from 0 to 1, drive growth, and should help further our mission to provide educational experiences kids and families love.
- Experience discovering and building new consumer products, achieving product-market fit
- Experience monetizing consumer products (ideally subscription products or marketplaces)
- Experience as a founder / equivalent level of accountability
- Strong grasp of product strategy
- Strong product intuition
- Experience conducting user research and developing strong user understanding via many methods
- Strong business skills, comfort with basic forecasting and managing of revenue, expenses, and general operations
- Strong quantitative skills and comfort with data and statistics, creating/refining hypotheses by exploring user data
- Works well in resource-constrained environments
- Structured problem-solving ability
- Good judgment and strong thought partner for head of product and CEO on product and revenue strategy
- Moves faster than is comfortable - an instigator
- Clear, concise written and spoken communication
- Strong follow-through
- Experience with brand
- Experience growing consumer products internationally
- Experience at a high quality culture tech company
- 7+ years of professional experience
- Americas timezones
ClassDojo's mission is to bring communities together, and help them create an education experience their children love. Founded in 2011 (ImagineK12 / Y Combinator) and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo started as a communication app: a simple way for teachers, families, and children to share the magic of the school day through photos, videos, and messages. It creates a close-knit classroom community, and exciting, inspiring and creative classrooms and homes for kids. We’re one of the fastest growing education companies of all time, used and loved by tens of millions of teachers, families and children in 90% of K-8 schools in the US, and 180 other countries.
You can read more about our vision to change education from the ground up here: https://medium.com/@samchaudhary/https-medium-com-samchaudhary-how-to-change-education-from-the-ground-up-f82b8f3e4b95.
We believe focused, talented, non-hierarchical teams can achieve a surprising amount: https://blog.ycombinator.com/its-surprising-how-much-small-teams-can-get-done-sam-chaudhary-of-classdojo/. Our team is made up of talented, motivated, intense and interesting people from around the world, with deep backgrounds in education, as well as from leading consumer internet organizations like Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Uber, Y Combinator and more. We’re building a company that is pioneering the future of education, and one that is the kind of place we’ve all always wanted to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here.
ClassDojo’s vision is to give every child on Earth an education they love. We strongly feel the best way to do this is to work with people from diverse backgrounds that truly reflect the world. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We hire both locally in San Francisco, and distributed teammates around the world.
If you're interested in pioneering the future of education at massive scale, we'd love to hear from you.
Why you should join ClassDojo
ClassDojo's vision is to give every child on Earth an education they love.
Our flagship app is the leading communication platform for K-8 teachers, children and families around the world. They use it to stay connected, sharing photos, videos, messages, moments and activities through the day.
And now, ClassDojo Beyond School is now beginning to help children get the best learning experiences the world can offer, beyond those available in their local school.
Today, ClassDojo is adored and used by 51 million+ teachers, children and families in 95% of pre K-8 schools in the US, across 180 countries and growing fast. You can read more about our thesis to change education from the ground up here: https://bit.ly/3o4E2L7.