Product Manager

Product Management · Oakland, California
Department Product Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive

Summary


GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit working to empower parents, especially those from underserved communities, to unlock educational opportunities for their children. Our website reaches half of all families with school-age children, along with many teachers and education leaders. We are a small but mighty cross-functional team of people who care deeply about the audiences we serve. We value and support each other and share a commitment to continuing to learn, grow, and improve together and as individuals. 


We are looking for a Product Manager who is aligned with our mission and looking to grow with our team. If you are passionate about your work, enjoy solving problems, and want to lend your talents to help millions of families get a great education for their children, then this is the position for you!


Opportunity


Join our talented team and work in a highly-collaborative, supportive culture where each person’s contributions are important, valued, and cultivated. Help build experiences and tools parents and education advocates can use to improve schools and support student development. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace — education is a universal concern and we need people from all backgrounds to support our mission. This position will report to the VP, Product (as the VP, Product position is also currently open, the Product Manager will report to the CEO in the interim). It is a full-time, exempt position with headquarters located in Oakland, CA (remote work within the US is ok).


Responsibilities


  • Own products through the full lifecycle, from concept and development through release and post-launch monitoring, working closely with internal teams and stakeholders
  • Communicate project goals, risks and solutions, and status with internal stakeholders in support of the product roadmap (strong communication/presentation skills preferred)
  • Support data-driven decision-making, developing and monitoring key performance indicators that best reflect user and stakeholder needs, mission goals, and sustainability priorities
  • Cultivate a ‘Build, Measure, Learn’ feedback loop with parents/advocates using qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the user experience, gauge success, and inform future product improvements
  • Collaborate with UX, visual designers, and engineers to create features that solve the problems facing our customers.


 Qualifications


  • Relevant, proven product management experience (agile web/software development environment preferred)
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to move quickly, iterate often, welcome feedback, and remain flexible
  • Deep curiosity, empathy, and the desire to understand the needs of diverse users 
  • Strong organizational skills and experience balancing a complex set of needs/priorities 
  • Strong analytical background and experience establishing and tracking important product metrics (Google Analytics and SQL querying experience a plus)
  • Experience with user research and testing, and using qualitative and quantitative insights to inform and improve product development
  • UX experience or strong web/visual experience is a plus
  • Experience working with schools, parents, education data, or in support of high-need communities is a plus (other non-profit experience also desirable)
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus

 

Position Location:

Remote within the US, or Oakland, CA


Travel:

When deemed safe by health guidelines, occasional travel to partner institutions, convenings and meetings across the country, and/or to our headquarters in Oakland, CA may be necessary. 

 


To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters and salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.




GreatSchools users are diverse in all ways. We are committed to hiring talented staff that reflect the people who use our products, and who believe in supporting all parents. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to considering applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
    Product Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Competitive