Panopto is a dynamic and rapidly growing company backed by a leading private equity firm. With a team of approximately 200 dedicated professionals, we are committed to empowering learners with interactive video.
As we continue to support growth and expansion, we are seeking an experienced Director of Strategic Programs who will own and drive cross-functional strategic and operational initiatives to world class completion through extensive planning, focused execution, and diligent follow through. The right candidate is a 10 out of 10 on organization and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, our Director of Strategic Programs (DSP) takes ownership of and spearheads cross-functional strategic and operational initiatives, ensuring excellence through thorough planning, precise execution, and dedicated follow-up. This includes driving organization-wide transformation programs, implementing or enhancing internal operations and reporting, and leading meaningful change by proactively developing, managing, and monitoring cross-departmental projects that drive long-term business value. The mission of the DSP is to increase the effectiveness and productivity of the leadership team and company by providing structure, processes, tools, and leadership that will enable our companies to achieve their value-creation goals. To make this possible, you should be adept at leading projects and programs with clear plans, priorities, accountability, and passion.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to work closely with senior leadership while deepening experience in running a successful software business.
Work you’ll do:
In this role, you will
Manage transformational, cross-functional initiatives and programs that enable the company to achieve short and long-term financial goals.
Prioritized initiatives may include:
Lead successful implementations of strategic initiatives aimed at increasing growth, profitability, and accelerating company performance. In partnership with the leadership team, drive consistent prioritization, visibility, and execution of core business initiatives. Create and drive projects, program plans and schedules to achieve the business results, not just check the box.
Implement and continue to improve best practices company-wide and across specific functions.
- Mental Agility – Must have a keen intelligence and be comfortable with complexity; adept at tackling new challenges and solving problems; and ability to drive strategic decision-making
- Work Ethic – Ability to take extreme ownership and put in the hours needed to drive to results;
- Rapid Execution – Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with a proven track record of generating high-quality results
- Leadership – Ability to lead through influence; exhibits a professional presence and the ability to communicate and drive results successfully with all levels of leadership and team members
- Business acumen and judgment – Must have depth of business understanding and ability to apply executive judgment to make decisions and serve as advisor to leadership team
- Detail-orientation – Ability to deliver an exceptional level of thoroughness and accuracy
- Written communication – Proven written skills including board presentations, emails, company communication, etc.
- Analysis – Must have outstanding analytical capabilities to combine data from multiple sources, create rigorous data models, analyze data for trends and anomalies and present business-oriented conclusions to leadership
- Other duties as needed to help drive to our vision, mission, and embody our organization’s values
This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of the compensation package.
Base pay offered may vary depending on various factors, including, but not limited to: job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other eligibility factors such as geographic location. The Total Rewards package includes competitive base pay and an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs such as health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. At Panopto, we know that great people make an organization great. We value our people and offer employees benefits that are market competitive for our industry. Learn more about what working at Panopto can mean for you.
At Panopto, our commitment to pay equity and transparency is unwavering. We do not engage in salary negotiations beyond the established range to maintain fairness and prevent potential pay disparities among team members based on negotiation strategies.
Join Panopto and be part of an exciting journey where your expertise will make a significant impact on our growth trajectory. If you’re strategic and operational minded, with exceptional analytical proficiency we encourage you to apply.
Our people and culture
Panopto’s mission is to help anyone share knowledge using video. Our user base is as diverse as the world’s universities and businesses. Panopto’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers each member of our team to express their authentic selves, contribute their distinct perspectives and make a meaningful impact both individually and collectively. This inclusive environment not only encourages creativity and the free exchange of ideas but also harnesses the power of varied viewpoints. As a result, we are better equipped to tackle our most intricate challenges, leveraging the wealth of different experiences and backgrounds within our team. This collaborative spirit not only drives us towards effective solutions but also fuels our drive to continually improve and innovate, ultimately enhancing the quality of our products and services. It’s what sets Panopto apart as a unique and rewarding place to work.
We believe that video can have a transformative effect on learning. So we built a video knowledge management platform that helps businesses and universities improve the way that they train, teach, and share knowledge. Since 2007, we have been a pioneer in video capture software, video management, and inside-video-search technology. Panopto has been adopted by more than 1,500 companies and universities worldwide with over ten million end users. Today, Panopto’s knowledge management platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. A proud remote-first company, Panopto is headquartered in Pittsburgh, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, and has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture.
Panopto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified individuals which will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law. Panopto is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation for interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please provide more detail on how we can further support you by reaching out to the Employee Experience department.
Hybrid, US: Candidates looking for flexible or remote-friendly positions are encouraged to apply. Panopto is proud to be a remote-first company. Employees in this position are eligible to work remotely. Still, they must make regular trips to the Pittsburgh office, located on the north side of Pittsburgh along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail with quick access to downtown.
Remote, US: Candidates looking for flexible or remote-friendly positions are encouraged to apply. Panopto is proud to be a remote-first company. Employees in this position are eligible to work remotely.
Remote, International: Candidates looking for flexible or remote-friendly positions are encouraged to apply. Panopto is proud to be a remote-first company. Employees in this position are eligible to work remotely. Still, they may make regular trips to the local international office from time to time, where applicable.