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Technical Product Manager, Learning Management System

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School Group
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Austin, TX

School Group


New
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Published 29 days ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

POSITION TITLE: Technical Product Manager, School Group LMS 

DEPARTMENT: Product Management 

REPORTS TO: Sr. Technology Manager 

 

OBJECTIVE: 

The Product Manager is responsible for shaping Core School Group’s LMS product strategy, vision, roadmap, personas, solution architecture, product backlog, release planning and KPI’s. They will use Design Thinking to work with the Digital Learning Team and various other business teams in order to successfully manage this essential product. This will be a highly visible, senior product manager role that has responsibility for a core product offering at the early-stage global nonprofit startup working to make quality education accessible worldwide through e-learning technology. 

  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Define success metrics for key capabilities and releases of the product and regularly measure how the product is performing against established KPI’s. 
  • Develop deep knowledge of key business processes and core product roadmap. 
  • Create and maintain core product artifacts including KPI’s, product roadmaps, solution architectures, user personas, journey maps, TCO models and product backlog for each product in our portfolio. 
  • Conduct focus groups, user interviews, analyze behavioral usage data or 3’d party research to influence product direction and measure effectiveness. 
  • Develop, maintain and manage core product backlog in partnership with the business and scrum team. 
  • Define, develop and elaborate prioritized epics, develop stories and acceptance criteria that are actively managed as part of release planning / story grooming. 
  • Collaborate with scrum team to define and align scaled agile teams’ execution to ensure ecosystem integrity (CRM, LMS, Integration, etc.). 
  • Accountable for delivery of business value / outcomes. 
  • Utilize Design Thinking and business process modeling to facilitate feature / story definition. 
  • Translate business strategy into product vision, requirements, roadmaps and lifecycle recommendations that affect school group’s core product positioning around the world. 
  • Convert ideas into reality through clear communication and prioritization, and close collaboration with other key stakeholders to understand goals, enabling capabilities and KPI’s 

  

Position Functions 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

The successful candidate should have: 

  • A strategic thinker focused on product usability, viability, desirability and feasibility. 
  • 2+ years of product management experience in a cross-functional organization setup. 
  • Experience with decomposing use cases to task able user stories through periodic grooming. 
  • Experience managing agile outcomes, specifically managing and articulating demand to teams who configure, customize or build software. 
  • Experience handling leadership communication, product demos and delivering the product outcomes. 
  • Strong collaboration, teamwork and relationship building skills across and business and technical teams 
  • Experience building and managing product development for startups is highly desired. 
  • Experience working on LMS and CRM systems is preferred 
  • Experience working remotely with virtual and offshore teams is preferred 

  

 Who is School Group? 

School Group (SG) is a startup international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

 

Why Volunteer With Us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 
  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

 

Other Information 

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet. 

 

To apply: Please email your resume to apply@schoolgroup.org. We would love to hear from you! 

 

POSITION TITLE: Technical Product Manager, School Group LMS 

DEPARTMENT: Product Management 

REPORTS TO: Sr. Technology Manager 

 

OBJECTIVE: 

The Product Manager is responsible for shaping Core School Group’s LMS product strategy, vision…

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