Sample Job Description Product Director with Reports

The following job description outlines the typical role and responsibilities of a product director with reports at an EdTech company. Current actual job descriptions of open positions across EdTech can be viewed on our Jobs Board.

Typical Titles May Include:

  • CPO
  • Product Director
  • VP Product


At [company name], we foster innovative schools and learning by [company mission/product function]. We’re a diverse, creative group who values strong relationships, and we need a new [job title] to lead a team of problem solvers and help solve complex business issues from strategy to execution

[Job title] reports to the CEO and will manage four Product Managers. Creative thinkers with a passion for education and attention to detail will thrive in this role.

Must be well-versed in [market/specific clientele], which will help inform overall product strategy. Must also be adaptable, level-headed, and quick to pivot in order to clients’ ever-changing needs. The individual in this role needs to exhibit a high level of professionalism and collaboration skills.


  • Lead and coach a team of product managers
  • Lead regular group sessions with the product team to discuss opportunities to improve performance and introduce changes to products and processes
  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinions from all members of the team
  • Collaborate cross-functionally, working with a variety of teams to identify and prioritize ways in which the product can support our internal processes, customers, and end-users in more efficient and effective ways
  • Establish and track a manageable set of activity and productivity metrics for the product team
  • Ruthlessly prioritize features based on impact and ROI
  • Become an expert on [company name]’s clients and end-users, using quantitative and qualitative research to synthesize product requirements that enhance user satisfaction and champion our users’ needs
  • Define, track, and analyze metrics that inform the success of our product, including KPIs and A/B tests
  • Maintain product and market knowledge to determine [company name]’s strategic and competitive position
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate new product features on an ongoing basis.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • 5+ years successfully managing a team and meeting or exceeding goals
  • Minimum 3 years of product management or equivalent work experience, including working with a software engineering team to build products from concept to launch
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing opportunities, balance customer needs with business priorities, and articulate the rationale behind those decisions
  • Strong experience using analytics, user research, and structured thinking to drive decisions and improve products
  • Ability to balance many projects simultaneously and prioritize time and energy
  • Experience working hand-in-hand with design teams to deliver positive and engaging user experiences
  • Proficiency in Office 365, Google suite, web-based presentation tools, & video conference tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills via phone, Slack, and email
  • Proven creative problem-solving approach and strong analytical skills
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Strong leadership skills that include mentoring, negotiation, conflict management, influencing, facilitation, collaboration, and teamwork across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Self-starter
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • A positive attitude and aptitude for fun

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Master’s degree
  • Prior experience or demonstrated interest in EdTech and/or education

Working at [Company Name]:

[Company name] is a 100% remote workforce [if not, list company location]. We value individuality, creativity, diversity, and the health of all our employees; you’re not just a number here. Strong communication and collaboration not only make us better as a business, but as individuals. We also like to have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Compensation & Benefits:

[Company name] offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • Generous healthcare plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401K plan with a 10% company match
  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday
  • Paid VTO (“volunteer time off” to do community service/charity work)
  • Paid degree-seeking college and/or professional development classes
  • Fitness and childcare reimbursement

Plus, this is a remote position, so fully work from home or wherever you like! [If not, list whether position is full- or part-time and where company is located.]

About [Company Name]:

[Brief description of your company and its product and/or mission]

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