Product Manager

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We are looking for a talented Product Manager who will work closely with a passionate, welcoming group of engineers, designers, data scientists, and stakeholders, who can bring the cross-functional effort together from start to finish.

This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on a mission-driven organization, founded in equity, with ambitious goals to influence a long-established industry. In this role, you will join the product team to help evangelize product-driven best practices across the organization and participate in solving complex problems for a scaling enterprise application.

Who You Are
  • You are a great listener, naturally inquisitive, and willing to ask challenging questions and facilitate conversations
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and can communicate complex and nuanced concepts to audiences with varied technical backgrounds
  • You’ve conducted user research and have experience using both qualitative and quantitative data to inform product decisions
  • You’ve conducted solution discovery in collaboration with designers, and understand how to create simple user interfaces
  • You can clearly communicate the rationale behind your decisions, and are comfortable making decisions without consensus
  • You have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, and can keep initiatives moving forward despite challenges and roadblocks
  • You are highly organized, reliable, and pay close attention to the details
  • You are self-driven and thrive in a fast-paced environment where multitasking is key
  • You are excited about public service and the prospect of solving problems that are challenging and affect urban schools everywhere
What You’ll Do
  • Deeply understand our programmatic work with schools in your product area; identify user and business problems and opportunities across a wide range of inputs
  • Implement a product strategy in your product area that clearly prioritizes the highest impact work, and align stakeholders towards that vision
  • Manage competing priorities with consistency and transparency, collaborating with teams throughout the organization to ensure feature adoption and success
  • Conduct user research to surface and distill complex user needs into tangible problems to solve; define and frame those problems for the team
  • Collaborate with designers, data analysts, and engineers in solution discovery, testing and validating assumptions through constant testing and iteration
  • Manage the entire software development life cycle using agile software development methodologies
  • Evangelize a product-driven process across a long-established organization that is undergoing a digital transformation
What We’re Looking For
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, education, or training in a technology or business related field
  • 2+ years of experience in product management, preferably at technology driven organizations with enterprise products
  • Agile product management experience, including knowledge of one or more methodologies (particularly SCRUM or Kanban)
  • Great product managers can come from a variety of backgrounds, and New Visions is open-minded to relevant experience and education

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