Product Manager

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New York, NY
Published 15 days ago

The DonorsChoose offices remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we're all working remotely. We plan to reopen our offices when safe, and this role will report out of our New York office in midtown Manhattan by January 2023.

DonorsChoose is looking for a data-driven Product Manager to play a critical role in improving our product experience. As a key contributor to our organization’s success, you’ll work closely with our entire team (including designers, developers, user researchers, and stakeholders across the organization) throughout the product lifecycle to prioritize features, drive product development, and iterate to deliver an incredible experience for our teachers and donors. Our ideal candidate is a strong data analyst and loves seeing projects through to the finish.

What you'll do: 

  • Collaborate closely with our engineers, designers, and UX researchers to scope, build, and launch new features and product improvements. 
  • Analyze data to monitor site health, feature success, and A/B tests to ensure we’re meeting our business goals. 
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders around our org and advocate for their needs in the product. 
  • Help inform strategy and prioritization with our product leadership team. 
  • Define product requirements and manage project implementation.

What we're looking for:

  • 3+ years of web & mobile product management (or equivalent) experience. 
  • Data, data, data. You excel at retrieving, aggregating and analyzing data from multiple sources and can draw meaningful conclusions from your analyses that tie back to business or product goals. You have experience with analytics tools such as Looker, Tableau, etc
  • Familiarity with web analytics and event data (Heap, Google Analytics, or equivalent)
  • A strong bias towards action, someone who is confident when making tough calls. 
  • Comfort in ambiguity - when there isn’t a clear path forward you can experiment and take risks to help us find clarity. 
  • Tech-savviness - you enjoy detailed conversations with developers and are quick to pick-up new tools.
  • The ability to simplify complexity - you can take ideas and lead the team towards solutions that efficiently achieve our goals.
  • You're organized, efficient, know how to ruthlessly prioritize and wrangle many stakeholders. 
  • Excellent self-management skills and ability to work independently.
  • A passion for education, equity, or social good.

About the Team:

The Product and Engineering team at DonorsChoose does important mission-driven work, helping to address educational inequity in US public schools, but we operate more like a fast-paced startup than a traditional nonprofit (we ship weekly!). The product manager will join our team (1 other PM, 2 product designers, 2 UX researchers) to improve the on-site experience for our user base of donors and public school teachers, directly impacting the educational outcomes for students across the US. 

Read How We Do Product and learn about our Product Principles on our team’s blog. You can also read about our current tech stack.

About DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable, and personal way to address educational inequity. In this clip, board member Stephen Colbert tells our story.

To date, teachers at 83% of all the public schools in America have posted classroom project requests on our site. Projects range from paper and markers for a poetry writing unit to violins for a school recital. More than 4 million “citizen philanthropists” have supported such projects, channeling books, field trips, technology, and other resources to more than 40 million students nationwide. In all, we’ve generated $1 billion for learning experiences designed by our country’s most dedicated public school teachers.

GOOD Magazine highlighted us as one of 30 Places We Want to Work, while Fast Company named DonorsChoose one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World—the first time a charity has made this list. Through its dedicated team and culture, DonorsChoose earned recognition as the #1 "Best Nonprofit to Work For" by the Nonprofit Times.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for this role is competitive with equivalent roles at other nonprofits of our size. In addition, we offer full-time staff 25 paid vacation days per year and 11 paid holidays, a rich employer-paid individual and family health plan, annual professional development stipend, and casual and flexible work environment. To learn more about what it is like to work for DonorsChoose, visit our careers page

To Apply

Submit your application online. In your application, tell us a little bit about your favorite teacher or subject in school! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this position is filled.

A Final Note

The DonorsChoose team works toward a nation where students in every community have the resources needed for an excellent education. To do this, we hire and support a diverse team of the best and the brightest talent available.

We are an organization increasingly representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities that comprise our nation. DonorsChoose focuses on attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent because it makes us more effective, high-performing, creative, and resilient.

If you are passionate about our mission, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.

The DonorsChoose offices remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we're all working remotely. We plan to reopen our offices when safe, and this role will report out of our New York office in midtown Manhattan by January 2023…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
134 W. 37th St., New York, NY 10018, United States
Floor 11

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