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IDEO U, Product Strategist

IDEO U is IDEO’s consumer education brand that supports learning innovation, creativity, and skills for the modern workplace among learners all over the world. 

The Role

IDEO U is seeking a part-time, contract Product Strategist who will play an important role in IDEO U, one of IDEO’s key ventures, and be part of a team delivering the core product experience for IDEO U learners. You’ll shape research, strategy and launch for a new 2022 product initiative as well as help guide a 3 person team supporting the current product experience. You will work with IDEO U’s current product team, enterprise product director, and a cross functional team of full time and contract marketing, ecommerce, and instructional designers to launch and iterate a new IDEO U beta program in 2022. 

Contract Details

This is a part-time contract position for 7-8 months. We estimate 24 hours per week on Tue-Thur of each week in order to work with other team members. This is a fully remote position, accountable to working California/Pacific Time business hours.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead research (guides, interview sessions, desk research) related to a new IDEO U beta program
  • Lead weekly drumbeats related to program launch & iteration as well as ongoing product experience support
  • Review, brainstorm and collaborate with marketing & instructional design partners.
  • Guide & support projects of current IDEO U product team related to the current product experience
  • Work closely with lead instructional designer to develop offer & iterations
  • Own overall launch & iteration schedule and project shaping to meet outcomes

Relevant Experience

We’re looking for someone who has at least five years experience in a product strategy/design or innovation role. He/she will need:

Must haves:

  • Experience launching an iterating a new product or service from 0 to 1
  • Product research & strategy development experience
  • Team guide or mentoring experience
  • Program management experience; leading cross-functional workstreams, able to be a North star across numerous streams of work
  • Experience leading a group of contractors towards a product vision
  • Collaborative mindset

Nice to haves: 

  • Experience with EdTech products
  • Service design experience

Learn about IDEO U

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

How to Apply

For your application to be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, and ?. In your cover letter, please share with us why you’re interested in IDEO U, what you are seeing that is interesting in the adult learning & education space and what you love most about bringing a new product or service to life.  We are looking forward to learning more about you!

Commitment to Diversity

At IDEO, we are committed to the work of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and in the world. Our purpose of having disproportionate, world-changing impact through design is directly connected to our ability to bring many different perspectives to the table. This applies to our candidates, the people we hire, the clients and customers we serve, and the communities we learn from in our research.

As a human-centered organization, we are committed to working with and designing for people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We recognize that this commitment requires ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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