Product Design Lead, Marketplace

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The Company
Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We achieve this by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with other classmates who share their passions, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own paths. Our small group classes meet over live video chat with teachers who celebrate their unique strengths and empower all learners to develop confidence and a strong sense of self.
We're also focused on removing barriers for historically underserved learners who face systemic challenges to their success. In 2020, we started Outschool.org and began offering financial assistance to families in need. We are currently creating an Educator Endowment Fund to appreciate the teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.
We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a child's boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.
The pandemic has been challenging for families all over the globe. We acted quickly and worked together to provide quality resources to learners, parents, and teachers in the past year. As communities worldwide rethink their approach to education, Outschool will continue to innovate and provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their passions.
Earlier this year, Techcrunch recognized Outschool as the newest EdTech unicorn. We've also been named Fast Company’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from Elpha.

The Role
We are currently a team of nine Designers passionate about delivering experiences on a global scale that inspire kids to love learning. We are distributed across US and Canada, and intentionally work in a way that allows us to feel connected without being “always on”. Our team is growing quickly so you will have a major influence on how Design works at Outschool while being able to leverage existing processes and teammates to create game-changing experiences. 
We’re looking for a hands-on Product Design Lead to invent the future of self-directed and interest-based education. In the Marketplace Product group, you will lead initiatives that balance the complexity of different families’ educational needs while surfacing the unique supply provided by independent teachers. You will be tackling problems such as: •Reducing analysis paralysis when families are deciding which teaching style is a good fit•Surfacing classes that inspire kids to explore new passions like “Fortnite and the Culture of the Aztec Empire” or “Food Science: Boba Tea and Cold Spherification” •Helping new teachers get exposure to more families while ensuring a consistently high quality of experience for learners•Matching the scheduling needs of families and teachers from all across the globe
At other companies, this role would be equivalent to a principal or staff position. At Outschool we have decided to take an unconventional approach to titling that aligns with our values and is focused on impact above status. You can learn more about our titling philosophy here.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive major initiatives that level up Outschool’s consumer experience in game-changing ways, leveraging other designers as needed and working with multiple cross-functional teams
  • Be a thought-partner with Product Management, User Research, Data Analytics, Marketing, Engineering, and Community teams to build a deep understanding of user problems, and bring clarity to complex problems to deliver user impact and business results
  • Explore complex problem spaces, generate simple but joyful design solutions, rapidly iterate, and evaluate tradeoffs in collaboration with cross-functional partners
  • Be an inspirational mentor to  other designers and help the entire company level up in user-centered design

DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • 8+ years of product design experience
  • Portfolio submission showing measurable business outcomes is required
  • T-shaped Designer with experience in visual/UI/UX/prototyping/research who is a strong advocate for the user
  • Excellent at communicating persuasively and inspiringly, turning different stakeholders’ perspectives into a holistic understanding and using that understanding to rally everyone to work toward an impactful outcome
  • Strikes a balance between using data to inform decisions and making decisive calls using your expertise
  • Has extensive experience designing responsive web products, ideally managing multiple products while shipping high-quality work without sacrificing speed

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • A plus if you have domain experience with marketplace products and/or K-12 education
  • A plus if you have experience working with kids
  • A plus if you have experience working on high growth design teams

OUTSCHOOL CARES:

  • Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.
  • Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth. 
  • PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends. 
  • Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.
  • Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool! 
  • Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.


Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.•Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth. •PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends. •Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.•Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool! •Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.
OUTSCHOOL CARES:At Outschool, we believe that taking care of one another enables us to do our best work. To us that means:
Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.•Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth. •PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends. •Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.•Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool! •Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.
Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience. 
Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to neurodiverse individuals, applicants with physical and mental disabilities, and disabled veterans. For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, you may reach out to us at recruiting@outschool.com or through your Recruiting point of contact as you schedule your initial interview.
Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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