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Senior Director of Product Management, EdTech - Remote #1891

Company: The Renaissance Network, Inc.
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Are you a Product Management Leader ready to be part of a philanthropic foundation and make a real difference in the landscape of the US workforce?
The Wadhwani Foundation is a mission driven non-profit that recognizes the need for urgency in addressing the steadily rising poverty levels in the United States. The primary objective of their US initiative is to provide opportunities for one million low-wage workers to transition to family-sustaining wage jobs over the next ten years. The Wadhwani Foundation is looking for a Senior Director of Product Management to join their team and play a key role in accomplishing this mission.
The ideal candidate will have successful experience developing and managing both product design and process in an education technology space. In this role you will develop and execute a product roadmap to grow new product lines that will create an outstanding experience and achieve desired outcomes for learners and educators resulting in providing low-wage workers the information, education and support they need to transition to long term careers.
Major Responsibilities

  • Lead at the intersection of marketing, brand, data, customer insights, and technology to define strategy, target outcomes, and product priorities
  • Envision and lead product enablement by collaborating with stakeholders, prioritizing, driving forward on key initiatives, running sprint planning meetings, and standups
  • Provide platform leadership by balancing effective product feature delivery against managing the future vision of products to accelerate and improve different initiatives
  • Shape the strategic vision of key engagement areas of products in collaboration with external partners and cross-functional leads such as engineering and marketing
  • Build and develop a small team of product designers, supporting the career development and performance needs of team members remotely
  • Rigorously measure the impact of design work and provide evidence-based design guidance to teams and stakeholders
  • Establish best practices and philosophies around a variety of tools and techniques and act as an innovation catalyst by identifying opportunities for step-function change
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Must have experience in the education technology - experience with employers, government entities and/or non-profits a plus
    • Experience in Product Management (5+yrs) and Marketing, preferably product
    • Ability to collaborate with colleagues of all levels, bring cross-functional teams together, and foster a supportive manager/employee relationship
    • Expertise with delivering and managing design work for Product Development while coaching, training, and mentoring members remotely
    • Skilled at developing and delivering pitch decks, product demos and other external-facing materials
    • A team player with a start-up mindset who is passionate about education and the mission of the foundation
    • An adaptive learner who has the willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to incorporate into the execution of projects
    • Inclusive leadership skills modeling the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and excitement to build an organizational culture that embraces DEI
      Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Wadhwani Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America and through its newest endeavor in the US. Its primary mission is to accelerate economic development by driving job creation through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling.
      In the US the foundation will focus on providing opportunities for one million low-wage workers to transition to family-sustaining wage jobs over the next ten years. The foundation will partner with community colleges, employers, training organizations, government agencies, funders and other stakeholders to build vibrant, robust, and accessible education pathways.
      The Renaissance Network - Building World-Class Teams to Impact Education
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