Director of Product Innovation and Partnerships

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Students Rising Above
San Francisco, CA
Published 21 days ago

Position: Director of Product Innovation and Partnerships

Category: Full Time

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our Organization

Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. SRA believes in the transformative power of education. Every day we work to empower underrepresented students with drive and potential to achieve their life goals by connecting them to the tools, resources, and supportive community they need to excel and thrive on their college-to-career journey. SRA engages an assets-based approach in our work, allowing students’ innate talents, strengths, and potential to shine as they become society’s next generation of diverse leaders. 

Comprised of a tightly organized team of trained experts, corporate partners, an engaged student community, and the commitment of both individual donors and foundations, SRA has created all-encompassing programs that offers thousands of students:

  • Social-emotional support
  • Academic advising
  • Healthcare navigation
  • Career guidance
  • Professional development

In 2015, SRA established its SRA Hub, a uniquely comprehensive educational platform allowing more SRA students and partners to virtually access college access and success resources and personalized support. The Hub is now ready for an experienced, ambitious EdTech product manager to take its design, functionality, and distribution to a new level of social impact. By providing comprehensive guidance and support whenever and wherever it’s needed, SRA accomplishes its mission through the Hub and other proven initiatives that have direct and profound effects, driving change for society. For more information, visit


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Product Innovation and Partnerships holds extensive experience and expertise in educational product development. They demonstrate a deep understanding of SRA’s social mission and its emergent opportunities in social enterprise, and translate this knowledge to the development of the SRA Hub. They lead the creation of impactful, evidence-based resources and services that accomplish SRA’s work through its own programs and through those of partners. The Director of Product Innovation and Partnerships proactively seeks new partnership opportunities and identifies relevant areas of growth for the organization.

Your Role, Daily

  • Interpret SRA’s EdTech program theory and practice to conceptualize, develop, and refine the Hub’s functionality and design
  • Seek and engage with education partners and potential partners to understand their goals, needs, and constraints in the use of SRA’s tools and resources. Translate these into actionable deliverables in product development and execute accordingly
  • Establish, implement, and maintain effective pricing models 
  • Develop a prioritization roadmap and communicate this plan to the organization
  • As a result of your work, grow SRA’s production of earned income annually 

Your Role, Ongoing

  • Continually identify emerging market capacities and demands in educational technology
  • Understand, interpret, and navigate legal constraints and compliance requirements
  • Seek opportunities to continually expand professional skills and expertise through learning, trial of new projects, peer networking, and research and observation. 


  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • Experience or education in the field of K-12 or postsecondary education, or EdTech design
  • Demonstrated ability in evaluating and applying various product models, including SaaS
  • Strong UX/UI sensibility
  • Proven expertise in product market planning and analysis, including pricing 
  • Experience in launching or managing a product offering through partnerships
  • Understanding of nonprofit social enterprise design
  • Ability to move theoretical concepts to concise plans and execution
  • A college degree in education, psychology, technology, or related field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred
  • A strengths-based perspective to community development and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 
  • Commitment to a personal and professional exploration of power and privilege, including a willingness to self-reflect and experience discomfort in difficult and transformative conversations. Previous progress along this journey is required.


SRA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and skills.

SRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SRA has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We strive to create and maintain a professional environment that supports these practices. SRA welcomes and strongly encourages applications from BIPOC, veterans, persons with disabilities, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression and members of the greater LGBTQI+ community. Join us!

Position: Director of Product Innovation and Partnerships

Category: Full Time

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our Organization

Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. SRA…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

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