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Manager, Design

Prodigy Education

Prodigy Education

Design
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning, is on a mission to make every student in the world love learning. We believe learning should be as fun as playing a video game. This is central to our educational philosophy, because when you love what you do, you do it better. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.
With Prodigy, kids practice standards-aligned skills in Math and English as they play our fun, adaptive learning games. All with teacher and parent tools to support their learning in class and at home.
Prodigy's design practice weaves marketing, product, and game efforts into coherent experiences that inspire students to love learning, infused with brand personality and deep customer understanding. In this role, you will be focused on our Teacher and Parent experiences, which are integral in supporting student learning. You will also collaborate with design, product, and engineering leaders within our math and english game teams on key experiences, such as whole classroom competitions.
As the Manager of Design, of our Grownups team you will lead a talented team of designers to deliver solutions that align with our company's vision and goals. You will be the driving force behind our design strategy, fostering a culture of creativity and excellence. Your role will be pivotal in bridging the gap between design and other departments, ensuring cohesive and impactful user experiences across all platforms.

Your Impact

  • Lead a team of designers responsible for designing user-centered products that align with business goals for parents and teachers
  • Partner with product management, engineering, and other cross-functional teams to define product roadmaps and prioritize design initiatives in a way that maximizes value for our users
  • Foster a culture of design excellence, continuous learning, and collaboration within the design team and across the organization
  • Recruit, retain, and develop top-tier design talent, and help build a diverse, high-performing design team that can execute on the company's product design vision
  • Establish and maintain design standards, guidelines, and processes to ensure consistency and efficiency across the company's product portfolio
  • Monitor and analyze industry trends and best practices, and incorporate them into the company's product design processes and strategies
  • Ensure that product designs are scalable, accessible, and responsive, and that they meet high standards of usability, visual design, and performance, leveraging evaluative research as needed to ensure that designs will meet our users’ needs
  • Communicate design concepts, strategies, and results to stakeholders, including the executive team and other senior leaders

About You

  • 5+ years of experience in product design, with at least 2 years in a leadership or managerial role
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your expertise in B2C product design, demonstrating an excellent understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex design concepts to non-design audiences
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and ensure your team can meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Usertesting.com and Dovetail
  • Experience working in a tech or fast-paced startup environment is a plus
  • Experience conducting user research, usability testing, and translating insights into actionable design solutions is a plus

Working At Prodigy

  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
  • #LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid
Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.
Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at jobs@prodigygame.com, and we will work with you to meet your needs.