Technical Product Manager 🔥
Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.
Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our nearly 900 diverse member colleges.
Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our nearly 900 diverse member colleges & universities using the Common App's free online application. If you are a technical product manager professional and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you.
As a member of the Product Management team, our Product Managers plays a key role in the continued success of the Common Application system. This individual will collaborate with key internal and external constituents to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business processes, user needs, and organizational goals that the Common App supports. The Product Manager will help to define and manage the product roadmap, manage the backlog for assigned product area(s), and collaborate closely with team members in design, development, and quality assurance roles to ensure the successful definition, development, and roll-out of changes to the Common App and/or new products. This individual will play an important role ensuring the successful launch and adoption of Common App solutions.
Candidates for this role will possess a bachelor’s degree, or higher, with at least 2-3 years of successful, progressive experience in a product management or related position working closely with modern web-based software solutions. Individuals must exhibit strong organizational, communication and presentation skills, demonstrated ability to operate effectively and productively in a matrixed team environment, and self-guided initiative. Candidates with the ability to recommend specific, fact-based, product plans and features to address challenges and resolve tensions among competing priorities for software capabilities are desired. Additionally, the ideal candidates will have experience writing software requirements, stories, and documentation. Common App is a virtual environment, individuals must work effectively as an individual and team member in a highly collaborative, diverse, virtual environment. Experience in higher education enrollment management is a plus.
Common App values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the organization. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, team-oriented, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
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