Product Manager, Lifelong Learning

R&D – Product Management /
Full-time /
At Instructure, our vision is to help people learn, engage, and achieve from their first day at school to their last day of work. Our goal is simple: create more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome things. And that's where you come in: 

With traditional higher education enrollments on the decline, and an ever widening workforce skills gap, we have an opportunity to bridge education institutions, learners, and employers. As the premiere learning ecosystem, we aim to extend our existing education solutions to support lifelong learning. Through program discovery, learning pathways, verified credentials, competency based portfolios, and beyond, we will support learners in achieving their goals based on their earned skills. 

We are looking for a curious, innovative, strategic Product Manager to join the Lifelong Learning Product Management team. In this position, you will manage Canvas Catalog, an all-in-one learning solution that includes a customizable course catalog, course registration system, and payment gateway. You will closely collaborate with a team of developers, designers, product marketing, and the rest of our product team to develop an innovative, modern, learning marketplace that paves the way for the future of education.

What you will be doing:

    • Owning the vision, goals, and opportunity assessments for Canvas Catalog, influencing and collaborating with the Lifelong Learning product group to define and evolve our product strategy
    • Driving teams towards outcomes based goals and delivering impact with an emphasis on progress and learning over perfection
    • Defining business cases and driving data-informed decision making to develop and grow Canvas Catalog globally, discovering and delivering solutions that set the new standard against which our competitors will be judged
    • Driving the discovery and prioritization of Canvas Catalog’s roadmap to solve top customer needs and unlock the Lifelong Learning product strategy
    • Collaborating with global teams of design, engineering, and product colleagues to deliver on Canvas Catalog’s priorities
    • Building trusting relationships with leadership, cross functional partners and customers (faculty, students and staff) at institutions and learning organizations we serve 
    • Communicating strong narratives about how our customers can use our solutions to accomplish their teaching and learning goals
    • Leveraging data and insights to collaborate with Product Marketing and Sales on go-to-market plans, product pricing, positioning and packaging


    • At least 3-5 years experience in Product Management 
    • A self-starter who can create a product vision and strategy with a proven record of delivering on plans and achieving outcomes
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to build sound business models to justify investments
    • Deep user empathy and experience building software products based on user needs
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences effectively.
    • Strong ability to influence and build alignment between different teams and functions
    • A scrappy, curious attitude


    • Experience in the financial and/or higher education technology space
    • A deep understanding of global payment providers / marketplaces / non traditional education / online education programs 
    • Experience with JIRA, Heap, Salesforce or other similar tools

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure:

    • A fun, friendly, and helpful company culture
    • Competitive compensation
    • Private Medicover healthcare + cafeteria plan/SZEP card
    • Employee stock purchase program
    • Wellness motivation through PandaFit
    • An extra week off for the whole company every year
    • Employee recognition program
    • Goal-setting, proactive reviews, and internal training
    • Employee assistance program
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.

All Instructure employees are required to successfully pass a background check upon being hired.