Academic Product Operations Manager

Guild Education

About Guild Education:

The pathway to a stable career is changing in the U.S. & many young adults are struggling to navigate that path. We believe that everyone – not just the fortunate few – deserve a great education to kickstart their working lives.

For the 30+ million working young adults who’ve yet to finish college, finding a path back to school is expensive and overwhelming. Moreover, it’s often entirely unrelated to their current work, the next step in their career, and their long term goals…

But Guild is paving a new path – providing great job training and degree programs for working adults. We offer affordable management training and work directly with top American employers to build modern and relevant programs. In partnership with top American universities, we also provide college degree completion programs for our students. We help Guild members take the next step towards a meaningful career, with a community to support them along the way.


As Academic Product Manager, you will:

Guild’s academic products reflect our students’ needs – whether that be a course focused on Business English skills, GED preparation or workforce development trainings. Many of these academic products provide an onramp for our students into a college degree or pathway.


As an Academic Product Manager, you are constantly thinking about the needs of our students. You will own academic products we build internally at Guild end to end. On any given day you may be conducting user research, building out the course description, pricing the course, or gaining insight from current students and instructors for future iterations of the course.


Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Own the entire process, end to end, of a Guild product(s), like college preparedness, high school equivalency or workforce development

  • Develop academic content and oversee academic operations for academic these products

  • Conduct user research with our students and employer partners to identify opportunities for expansion

  • Recommend and build out future academic offerings based on that research

  • Tailor existing academic products to a given client’s industry, context, and current needs

  • Partner with content experts as needed to develop innovative, engaging, and high quality academic products relevant to our students and partners

  • Teach live, virtual sessions for our courses, as needed, potentially during nights or weekends.

  • Use student and instructor feedback to iterate on academic products and improve for future courses



  • Are passionate about education as a means of social mobility

  • Believe that we learn best in context and have experience designing practical, real world applications of content

  • Your reputation precedes you. You can demonstrate your creative, practical curriculum design through lesson plans, products and references

  • Committed to continual improvement of your professional abilities and desire to continually deliver the highest quality experience for students


We hope you have:

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and trust with others quickly, both amongst your team and with prospective students and partners

  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and prioritization skills

  • Strong computer, oral, and written communication skills

  • Evidence of your ability to roll up your sleeves, particularly in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment

  • A love of goal-setting, as you will be on a high-performing, metrics-driven team

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3+ years experience in Product Management, Product Development, or related field

  • 2+  years of experience teaching at the secondary or postsecondary level or facilitating adult learning and professional development

  • Instructional design experience is a plus


Why us?

  • We’re a mission-driven company with a proven business model that addresses a massive problem and market opportunity. It’s our goal to to support as many Guild members as possible, and change the world along the way

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

  • We’ve recently closed our $2M seed round, and we’re eager to bring new members to our team who can help us keep up with our growth

  • The investors & advisors backing us are world class – we hope you’ll have an opportunity to learn from them alongside us

  • Our co-founders have collaborated together for 10+ years, including two past ventures in education technology and higher ed, and are committed to building a community and company where we all love to work

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Please send cover letters, resumes, & questions with subject line: YOUR NAME – ACADEMIC PRODUCT MANAGER to [email protected]

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