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Product Manager

Instructure

Salt Lake City
Ed Tech
Mid
last month

Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that's what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We are dedicated to the fight against iffy, mothbally, shoddy software. We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open edtech ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here's your opportunity.

Launched in 2011, Canvas is the fastest growing Learning Management System (LMS) and is now used by millions of teachers and students around the world. We are looking for a rockstar software Product Manager to join our Canvas Product Management team. In this position, you'll be at the center of edtech and our mission to improve teaching and learning globally.

What you will be doing:

  • Identify and document requirements across customers, prospects and internal teams
  • Organize and prioritize the work within our Agile environment - ship product!
  • Collaborate with program management, UX, Engineering and QA to deliver enhancements
  • Blend your business acumen and vision to create solutions that set the new standard against which our competitors will be judged
  • Collaborate with other product teams to provide consistent user experiences across all our educational products
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales to support go-to-market plans

Here's what you will need to know/have:

  • At least 4 years experience in Software Product Management
  • At least a BS degree in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, etc
  • Be a self-starter who can create a vision and organize a plan to execute it
  • Exceptional communication skills to ensure all stakeholders understand and are aligned with the product plan
  • Experience in the education industry is a plus (but not required)

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure.

  • Competitive salary, equity, and 401k
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules
  • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking
  • iMacs or Macbooks

We participate in eVerify. Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Product Manager

Blackboard

Provo, UT
Ed Tech
last month

With nearly 20,000 organizational customers and millions of student users, Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. Blackboard is shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services we bring people closer to the knowledge they seek and to ways they can change their own education and the world for the better.

Blackboard's Community Engagement Solutions are designed to increase parent involvement and community engagement. Our solutions help districts, schools and teachers share student specific information, relevant news, and timely updates with families and community members to create a positive and supportive learning environment for every student. The Blackboard Community Engagement Solutions include:

  • Web Community Manager: Allows parents to play an active role in their child's success with a dashboard full of personalized student data. And give community members the chance to engage with the district by checking out news and upcoming events on a modern, mobile friendly website.
  • Mobile Communications App: A district branded mobile app that provides all the information parents need—grades, calendars, homework and more—complete with instant notifications to keep everyone informed.
  • Mass Notifications: Enables districts and schools to reach anyone, anytime, for more effective community outreach.
  • Social Media Manager: Helps district truly integrate social media in their schools, and connect students, parents, and community members with the information they need.

Position Responsibilities

Blackboard is looking for a knowledgeable, innovative product manager to join our K12 Community Engagement Product team. Based in State College Pennsylvania and Provo, Utah, Blackboard's Community Engagement solutions are deployed throughout America's Public and Private K-12 Schools.

This position will focus on the management of our Mass Notification, Mobile App and Social Media Management communication solutions within our Community Engagement portfolio. This will involve the management and enhancement of current capabilities and initiatives, as well as the development of new offerings.

This individual will need to be a self-starter with a keen intellect, strategic and analytic skills, and strong ability to collaborate. S/he will need to have a strong understanding of agile development and work closely with highly technical development resources, but also be able to provide strategic vision to senior executives.

The Senior Product Manager will need to develop a deep understanding of the market problems for this market. S/he maintains relationships across a variety of channels externally and across Blackboard to gain and synthesize market insight to build detailed business requirements in the form of themes and epics. S/he is the primary owner to build and maintain a solutions roadmap for his/her product. A key responsibility will be to work closely with the Product Development team to ensure business and market needs are successfully designed and developed. S/he must be adept at collaborating with strong and differing personalities across the organization.

The Senior Product Manager will play an integral role in the success of the Community Engagement solutions. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Elicit market problems through research, productive relationships with customers across Blackboard's client base, and internal sources of market knowledge and expertise; prioritize those problems against market and business needs; and own requirements definition in support of solving those market problems.
  • Manage offerings through their full lifecycle from concept to end of support.
  • Collaborate daily with product design and development teams to ensure projects are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of products.
  • Drive solution definition and go-to-market activities in support of achieving revenue goals for the products and services.
  • Performing competitive analyses for responsible products.
  • Own and develop multi-quarter product roadmap for the solution area working with other Solutions Product Managers to ensure that solution and services themes and roadmaps take into consideration market needs.
  • Lead and work with the operational services and delivery teams across Blackboard to ensure operational readiness including developing delivery materials and training delivery resources on new services.
  • Hosting customer focus groups to test and refine product ideas and strategies.
  • Represent Blackboard in key industry events and initiatives.

Professional Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred, or equivalent professional experience including 5+ years of applicable experience.
  • Quick learner, organized, and self-motivated.
  • Experience working and managing in an environment focused on the development, sales, or distribution of educational content or educational tools.
  • An aptitude and interest in both business strategy and considerations, the latest concepts in product design, and an understanding of the latest technologies in the web, mobile, social and cloud computing areas.
  • Ability to conceptualize features and functionality from idea stage to implementation, and communicate complex information to different target audiences.
  • Ability to think strategically and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Outstanding active listening skills.
  • Demonstrated communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and short term and long term planning skills.
  • Strong customer focus, identifying business problems through a variety of techniques including face to face interviews, surveys and customer advisory boards and the skills to be able to communicate how these capabilities contribute to solving Institutions larger business challenges.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Independent, self-starter with strong prioritization, project management and coordination skills; and ability to excel in a fluid, cross-functional team environment.
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time
  • Experience in K-12 education technology a major plus

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national original, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military/veteran status, or any other protected factor.