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Apply for the Role of Chief Product Officer at Orijin

By May 20, 2024Featured, Searches


Orijin’s mission is to rewrite every justice-impacted person’s story, allowing each to re-enter society with renewed career-readiness, re-skilled education, and training through a customized pathway, to rebuild their lives and create sustainable employment. Orijin provides a robust cloud-based learning and communications platform delivered on secure tablet computers in hundreds of correctional facilities across the country. Orijin is a public benefit corporation and Certified B Corporation that never charges incarcerated individuals or their families for its technology or services.


New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology and business services companies that drive superior financial returns through high customer ROI. New Markets is led by a veteran investment team with a 25-year track record of outperformance. As one of the leading education venture firms in the U.S., they maintain deep relationships with states, districts, universities, and other centers of workforce innovation that allow them to provide exceptional value to our portfolio companies.


Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Product Officer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of product development and for setting a vision for the future product roadmap based on customer feedback, and market analysis, in collaboration with sales, marketing, and strategy. Additionally, the CPO is responsible for tactically organizing, implementing, and maintaining the day-to-day activities and personnel needed to manage Orijin’s current product and service offerings.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead, define, represent, and communicate product vision and strategy to all stakeholders, and collaborate to ensure long-term roadmap meets key business objectives and fuels GTM strategy
  • Implement product lifecycle management from concept to launch across all products and product lines. Define and refine product development processes and ensure highest quality standards are met for product delivery and achieving high returns for product investments
  • Lead, grow, manage, and mentor a team of internal and offshore product professionals
  • Effectively balance the need for addressing what the product needs are now, with an informed look to future opportunities and new technologies that will improve and expand solutions

Ideal Candidate

You are not only a product and software strategist, but also have the experience and drive to capture more market share by having a close relationship with external and internal customers. You are a thought leader who can partner with the CEO, and can engage in productive debate among colleagues, on the best strategies to increase impact and meet and exceed business objectives.

You should have the following experiences and skill sets:

  • Track record developing and implementing a short and long-term strategic roadmap
  • Experience designing, developing, and deploying scalable software that has high user engagement and outcomes
  • Proven ability in hiring, developing, and managing high-performing talent
  • Ability to create a culture of accountability and excellence in product development, and as a member of the executive leadership team, throughout the company

Learn More

The Knowledge Leaders search process is thorough and may include: a written assessment, multiple interviews (recorded and in person), background and social media checks, employment and education verifications, a drug screen, and professional reference checking. After all, our mission is to transform education by recruiting the best world leaders.

Submit your resume to Peggy Williams at Knowledge Leaders.

Knowledge Leaders, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and candidates for employment. Knowledge Leaders, LLC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.