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Product Manager - Consumer Engagement, Aktivate

About Aktivate:
We're on a mission to connect the scholastic community and enrich lives. 50+MM US families have children playing sports – Aktivate transforms how scholastic sports are managed and funded and helps reduce the financial barriers that prevent more students
from experiencing the positive benefits of school activities. We are a well-funded company that is building a powerful platform for the management of youth and scholastic sports, a growing $40B+ industry. We’re a purpose-driven company led by serial entrepreneurs and technology leaders. Our vision is to bring the most advanced technologies to the administration, communication, and funding of scholastic sports. With over 1 million students across our network of ~1,500 schools, we are a team that’s growing rapidly, while delivering community impact to millions of student athletes and their families.

About the Role
● You will be the product manager responsible for Aktivate Connect, our mobile application, which coaches, parents and athletes depend on to manage communication, schedules, forms and other aspects of their team
● You will be empowered to solve customer problems in partnership with a product designer and a tech lead, and the way you’ll be measure is the by the outcomes you deliver (e.g. increased adoption, increased engagement)
● You will lead the product team (includes up to 6 engineers) through continuous delivery using a form of the the “Shape Up” methodology
● On a weekly basis you will be looking through common data analysis tools to watch for trends and extract actionable insights
● You will report to Aktivate’s Chief Product Officer and, as an integral member of the technology team, interact regularly with the Executive team and Senior Leadership team.
● Remote-first; required to work on a US (mainland) time zone (i.e., ET, CT, MT, or PT) with a strong internet connection; occasional travel, as required (e.g., quarterly / annual team offsites; customer interviews)

● You mind doesn’t feel satisfied until you have distilled customer problems down to their core nugget after listening to customers and validating your hypothesis until you get a “wow” from them
● You love sports, have experienced being on “great” teams, and are inspired by the mission to help youth
● You can leverage your intuition and past experience, but you’re a continuous learner who always seeks direct customer insights, data, and experiments to validate your ideas
● You can run a Working Backwards workshop to align the teams and paint a convincing picture of the value created from your ideas and then use a PR-FAQ to guide the next release
● You naturally exhibit our core values:

  • Get things done

  • Act like an owner

  • Constant improvement

  • Be humble, yet confident

  • Resilient positive attitude

Necessary Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
● Minimum of 5 years work experience working as a true Product Manager
● Launched at least three zero to one products in a B2C company that has creatively solved consumer problems with “wow” customer experiences
● Worked in seed-stage or series A startups (or zero to one products at dynamic larger companies where you were tasked with finding product-market-fit or go-to-market fit)
● Experience with partnering with marketing teams to improve the effectiveness of messaging and ads
● Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgment to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative

● Proven ability to engage with engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship.

Diverse Perspectives:
We know that innovation thrives on product teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible. As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences. Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our product teams.


Compensation & Benefits
● Salary: Very competitive
● Equity: Based on experience
● Benefits: Health, vision, dental (80% employer contribution)
● Vacation: Unlimited

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