Skip to content

Humanities Associate Product Manager

RemoteUnited States, District of Columbia, WashingtonProduct Management

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing, mission driven Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops high quality knowledge building curricula for grades PK-12, seeks an Associate Product Manager to join our growing Humanities team.


Company Profile

Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our curricula, Wit & Wisdom®; Geodes; Eureka Math™; and PhD Science™ all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1100 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org


Our Market Position

Great Minds’ Eureka Math™ is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka Math™ and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom® and PhD Science™, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


Position Summary

The Associate Product Manager for Humanities will be responsible for interacting with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure the Humanities team properly prioritizes products, includes the highest value scenarios, and delivers solutions to meet the market need. The Associate Product Manager functions as the voice of the customer and brings qualitative and quantitative data sets to support prioritization between and within product development. In addition, this role supports multiple humanities product management team members and roadmap initiatives.

This role is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic professional, interested in developing and growing in product management practice. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable supporting innovative practices while remaining committed to the Great Minds’ organizational vision. While the work is remote and the ideal candidate will work well independently, this will also be a highly collaborative position, necessitating a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation.


Responsibilities

  • Understand customer, partner, and internal group drivers to identify and scope products and priorities that improve customer satisfaction, business performance, and user experience

  • Ensure product offerings meet performance expectations for consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of delivery

  • Use judgment, subject matter expertise, and proven methodologies to minimize and mitigate risk throughout development

  • Monitor specifications of products and participates in user acceptance testing

  • Research the competitive landscape including deep dives into key competitors and read shifts in customer preferences to inform product development, messaging, and positioning

  • Use customer feedback, market insights and metrics to identify trends across multiple customers segments and influences internal stakeholders and partners on product decisions

  • Write product requirements and support prioritization meetings

  • Create, update, and manage ISBN and Salesforce submissions based on approved business strategy

  • Interact with the Curriculum Development, Implementation Success, Sales, Operations, and Marketing teams to ensure success across Go to Market activities for each new product, featured launch, and iteration of existing products

  • Support senior-level product management team members in executing strategic initiatives, taking ownership within those initiatives to be an empowered problem solver

Job requirements

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years in product management, delivering customer facing K-12 educational products in print and digital form

  • Experience partnering with cross organizational teams across to influence and achieve results across multiple teams

  • Possessing a strategic and business-oriented mindset to deftly participate in cross-organizational projects that require a sophisticated level of sensitivity and excellent judgment

  • Proficient in MS office tools and experienced with development and enterprise software such as Atlassian suite (I.e.: Jira/Confluence), Salesforce and collaboration tools

  • A strong collaborator equally comfortable talking tech with developers, user experience with designers, copy and positioning with product marketers, numbers with finance and marketing, and strategy with executive leadership

  • Self-starter that thrives in fast-paced environments, detail-oriented and thorough

  • Strong organizational habits necessary for successful goal setting, project management, collective decision making, deadline execution, and record keeping

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and communicate effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written, verbal, and social communication skills needed to incorporate different points of view in service of developing a high-quality product

  • Willingness to exemplify Great Minds culture in all work environments, with an emphasis on trust, collegiality, continuous improvement, and quality

  • Deep respect for knowledge-building content and the ability to consult with experts to produce a high-quality product that meets market demands

  • Experience developing digital products and understanding the unique challenges associated with the transformation of print materials to a digital format

  • Capacity to prioritize external and internal feedback to drive product and process improvements, accepting criticism as opportunities to learn

  • Alignment to Great Minds collaborative and authentic approach to the K-12 Humanities market

  • Ability to synthesize market, customer, and cross-organizational needs for teams, particularly teams new to product mindset, digital development, and revenue-driven decision-making


Preferred Qualifications

  • Agile and Product Management certifications preferred

  • Genuine interest in K-12 Humanities products and the importance they hold within the K-12 educational system

  • Passion for and commitment to the importance of high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum

  • Commitment to high standards and continuous improvement

  • Proficiency at both working independently and collaborating as part of a team

  • Ability to remain flexible in an ambiguous, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

  • Appreciation for the challenges and victories faced everyday by classroom teachers

  • Capacity to embrace a learner mindset that is receptive to feedback with a focus on reflective practice

  • Positivity and willingness to bring a proactive problem-solving orientation to every task

  • Highly collaborative with the ability to consistently exhibit diplomacy, tact, and integrity

  • Deep belief that every child is capable of greatness


Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Remote

  • Future travel (5-10%) may be required



New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check.


Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains greatminds.org or greatminds.recruitee.com. If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact security@greatminds.org


Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

or