Director of Product – Roadtrip Nation – Costa Mesa, CA

Roadtrip Nation seeks a talented, strategic and experienced Director of Product to drive product strategy and execution for the success of all products from ideation to implementation and is committed to the professional development of the product team at Roadtrip Nation.

The Director of Product is responsible for managing the product team and will align and communicate strategy across products at Roadtrip Nation. This role works very closely with the Business Development and Marketing teams to ensure consistency across the company’s design methodology.

This is a full time position based out of our office in Costa Mesa, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Guide product development and company strategy
Create and manage the overall product management process.
Drive product strategy and execution for the success of all products from ideation to implementation.
Conduct business-level verification and market testing of new features.
Act as a thought leader for RTN products in the ed-tech marketplace
Represent product roadmap and strategy to corporate partners and external stakeholders.
Align and communicate strategy across products at Roadtrip Nation.
Identify necessary metrics to measure the progress and effectiveness of each product manager and partner relationships.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, and proactively communicate issues and decisions.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Manage and coach individual product managers and team leaders
Monitor the status of web development projects supporting new features.
Coach and professionally develop product talent at Roadtrip Nation.


Minimum 5 years of experience in software product development and management in a business-to-business environment required; direct-to-consumer desired.
Minimum 2 years of experience managing teams and individuals.
Experience bringing products successfully to market.
Must possess a strong portfolio of product management best practices.
Experience with agile development processes and monthly or weekly product release cycles.
Passion for web-based software products and mobile technology.
“Roll-up-your-sleeves”, entrepreneurial attitude.
Experience in a startup environment preferred.
Natural ability to relate to customers and partners.
Experience in working in education and/or education technology.
Experience working with different people across multiple teams effectively.
Passion for and experience with employee talent development.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and obtain buy-in from all levels within the organization.
Experience creating a shared sense of direction and community among teams.
Proficient with current business software, including Google Docs, MS Office, and project management software.
Exceptional organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent technology experience; MBA or other Master’s is preferred.

How to apply

About Roadtrip Nation

Located in Costa Mesa, CA, a passerby wouldn’t be able to miss Roadtrip Nation’s colorful HQ with one of our Green RVs parked out front (if it’s not out on one of its many Roadtrips). We’re a team of hardworking, creative individuals, and we feed off one another’s energy and ideas. On a typical day, you’ll find us in our conference room in the midst of a collaborative brainstorm or with our eyes glued to Photoshop and Premiere. Although we work hard, there’s always time for a little fun. Find us battling one another in a vehement game of Ping-Pong, emailing each other cat memes, and deconstructing the merits of various TV shows like it’s literature. If you think you’d fit in well with us, we’d love to meet you.

To Apply:

Before contacting us, please visit our website,, to gain an understanding of our mission. Our hires are typically those who can articulate how and in what ways they connect with our content, so please have a thorough understanding of who we are and what we do before applying.

Once you’ve done that, send us an email with DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT in the subject line:

1. Your resume,
2. A cover letter,
3. A short essay (max. one page) – Browse through our Season 10 (or any season) and let us know what individual’s interview inspired you the most and why.

Send all these materials to