HELP MANAGERS BECOME LEADERS

Strive combines community engagement, classroom learning, and executive coaching to help emerging leaders better understand themselves and better support, challenge and coach their team.

 

We are looking for a lead product designer to build exceptional products that help people on their journey of personal and professional development.

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APPLY TO WORK AS THE PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

Strive is looking for its first product designer to work directly with the CEO, engineering team, and graphic designer to build products, tools, and experiences to improve and scale the leadership development experience.

 

This role will require you to wear multiple hats –

USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH

Interview and observe existing and prospective customers to understand their experience, pain points, challenges, and current workflows. Synthesize research to generate actionable insights.

PRODUCT DESIGN

Develop low and high fidelity mocks as well as paper and product prototypes to share with users, prospects, and ultimately the engineering team to build.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Work with the engineering team to build working versions of early prototypes. Scope work, discuss deadlines, and work together to hit ambitious goals.

ABOUT YOU (IDEALLY)

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE / SKILLS

  • Required: 3-6 years of experience working in user experience research and product design (from user flows/journeys to pixel perfect designs)

  • Ideal: 2-4 years of experience working as a product manager, front end developer, instructional designer, curriculum developer, and/or graphic designer

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Required: Experience working at a tech company or startup building products

  • Ideal: Experience working at an educational organization or company

PERSONAL FIT

  • Missionary, not a mercenary – Someone who really cares about this category and has “thinking about it in the shower” level enthusiasm for education, learning, and/or leadership development

  • Persistent and resilient with a strong work ethic

PAY, BENEFITS, GROWTH, + LOCATION

PAY + BENEFITS

You will be paid a competitive salary, including meaningful equity. Strive offers health benefits.

GROWTH

As an early employee, you will have an opportunity to build and shape the direction of Strive’s product, team, and culture.

COMMITMENT

This role is either a full or part-time role (1-2 days/week). If you would like to start out as a part-time contractor, we would hope that over time you could flex to a full time role. 

LOCATION

Strive is based in the Mission District of San Francisco with easy access to BART. This role will be primarily in-person, with opportunities for remote work over time. 

ABOUT STRIVE

Strive is a San Francisco-based, mission-driven startup that helps people realize their professional and personal potential.

 

We achieve this mission by helping managers become leaders, with a particular focus on supporting groups underrepresented in leadership in tech.

STRIVE OFFERS TWO EXPERIENCES:

CIRCLES

Circles is a six-week long, community-based leadership development program that combines classroom learning, peer practice, and executive coaching. Circles is purpose-built for underrepresented minorities and women in tech.

COACHING

Coaching is a tech-supported executive coaching program that combines executive coaching, peer practice, and self-directed learning.

APPLYING THROUGH STRIVE

Strive is an equal opportunity employer focused on skill-based hiring. We do this to ensure we hire people who will thrive in the role, not only those who have prestigious backgrounds. When you apply, you'll complete a skill assessment and structured interview(s). If you're interested, you can check out the research on evidence-based hiring.