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Product manager, Data Portal

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Summary
The New Visions Data Portal is dedicated to empowering school leaders and administrators with a modern technology platform to manager the work of their school.
Our portal, launched Aug 2017, is currently used by 200 schools throughout New York City and is expanding to over 300 for the 2018-19 school year. Prior to launch, we worked closely with schools to pilot a series of spreadsheet-based tools focused on improving graduation rates, achieving an 80 percent graduation rate throughout our network.
As we expand the features within the portal to include both post-secondary support and early literacy, we are looking to support the long-term growth of a product manager eager to create features educators love. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with a cross-functional team of designers, developers, and instructional coaches to shape the future of our products.

Who you are
-You are excited about public service and the prospect of solving problems that are challenging and affect urban schools everywhere.
-You are passionate about creating products that are useful, easy to use, and motivating.
-You are eager to seek out different perspectives, and defend your decisions with evidence.
-You are a consensus-builder, but you can also be decisive when needed to get the team unstuck.
-You are a big-picture thinker, but you also pay attention to the important details.
-You are an enthusiastic spokesperson who can communicate clearly and with passion.

What you’ll do
-Gain a deep understanding of underlying user needs and pain points
-Lead discovery for new product and feature development
-Work with designers and developers to create and test design solution
-Translate design solutions into detailed requirements for developers
-Scope and prioritize product releases based on user impact

Must have
-Bachelor’s Degree
-2+ years of product management experience
-Experience presenting in front of large audiences
-Willingness to learn new skills

Nice to have
-Knowledge of NYC public school system
-Knowledge of NYC DOE source data systems (HSST/STARS, ATS, etc)
-Knowledge of software development
-Experience using product management tools (Pivotal Tracker, Jira, Product Board, Product Plan, etc.)

New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

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