CPO - Chief Product Officer

Looking for a challenge with purpose & meaning? At 29k you will find a role where you can help a non-profit scale-up bring psychological and personal growth to the world, for free.

Could you meaningfully transform peoples' lives with your product building skills?

We are looking for a Chief Product Officer, CPO, who's passionate about personal growth and supporting peoples lives at scale. We are a non-profit who together with the worlds leading researchers build transformational experiences that change lives where it matters most - Finding your values. Building relationships. Coping with fear. Creating positive change. Why are we doing this? Because we believe that wiser decision making is desperately needed for a more sustainable society and world. 

What we believe

At 29k we, fully and bravely, believe that individuals actually have the capacity to change the world for the better. And if we can unleash people's ability to live more meaningful lives they, in‌ ‌turn, will improve the world through their actions. 

We know that by combining the best tools psychology has to offer, with human connection (live video sharing), it has a profound impact on their mental growth and wellbeing. So this is what we're making available to the world.

Who we are

29k is a non-profit initiated by the Norrsken Foundation and Ekskäret Foundation, tasked with building a free and open platform for personal development available for all. We are backed with research partners at Karolinska Institute, Harvard University and University of London and have a 5-year goal of improving the lives of 5 million people, and a long term goal of reaching a threshold where we see systemic change in the world.

We are a dedicated team of skilled and motivated people who truly believe the world can and needs to be changed for the better. 

Our app was recently soft-launched to the App Store and Google Play – and we currently have a user base of >30,000 in 150 countries with the ambition to positively change as many lives as possible.

What you'll do

As our CPO, your responsibility is to own the strategic and holistic view on the following areas of product development:

  • Strategy - what is the product plan ahead and what do we bet on?
  • Staffing - what are the competencies needed in the team to execute the strategy
  • Goals & KPIs - what are our priorities and milestones to achieve our mission? And how do we know that we're on the right track?
  • Research - who are our end users, how do they interact with our platform and what are their biggest pain points? 
  • Ideation - what is our next step, how do we find it and how do we validate it? How do we leverage the collective creative potential in our team and stakeholders?
  • Design - make sure we have a well defined process from research, UX, visual design, implementation and analytics 
  • Execution - work closely with our development team, designers and stakeholders within an agile environment
  • Management - Grow, support and hire the Product team

Who you are

For you to be successful in this role, you must have an interest in personal growth and be willing to learn & grow, as a means to building empathy for the kind of product we are building and how deep, meaningful and difficult this kind of inner work is. 

  • You’re passionate about personal growth and doing something meaningful for the world
  • You can bring structure to a rapidly changing environment
  • You’re passionate about building products that people love
  • You have product management experience from a high-growth environment
  • You have a good eye for design & experience of data driven processes 
  • You’re great at making sense of complexity and ambiguity
  • You help the team and the company focus on what’s most important for the product
  • You are excellent at communication and story telling
  • You’re capable of balancing formulating and expressing high level product strategy with the day to day running of a development team

You love solving complex problems through an action-based approach & love getting things done. You're not a lone-wolf-genius, instead you're passionate about involving others perspectives in finding solutions. You have spent a few years in leading a complex platform, preferably consumer facing and have gone through the entire product lifecycle or been part of a growing start-up from the early days through to growth. Preferably you have experience in building digital platforms and have gone through your own journey of personal growth.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Location: 29k@ Norrsken House

Birger Jarlsgatan 57A
113 56 Stockholm Directions

Norrsken House & Klustret

29k is backed by people and organisations who believe technology can be used to transform personal growth.

It is co-funded by Norrsken Foundation and Ekskäret Foundation, and supported by researchers from Harvard University and Karolinska Institutet.


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