Product Manager

BetterLesson - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Full time

About BetterLesson:

BetterLesson empowers K-12 teachers to build a modern classroom: learner-centered, culturally responsive, and personalized. Instead of the conventional (and ineffective) format of professional development for educators—filling an auditorium for a day of sleep-inducing lectures—BetterLesson supports teachers for the entire school year with regular, 1:1, virtual coaching. We match each teacher with a world-class coach and then leverage our technology to study classroom performance, to suggest customized teaching strategies, to qualitatively and quantitatively measure impact on student learning, and to continuously improve teaching practice through rapid iteration. This process leads to off-the-charts teacher love (our data shows teachers love BetterLesson more than Apple users love their iPhones), high administrator engagement, and, most importantly, dramatic teacher and student growth.We design and tightly control every aspect of the system in-house: our coaching methodology, the content behind our pedagogical viewpoint, the delivery of our services to all teachers and district leaders, and the software powering our web and mobile apps. BetterLesson has raised over $30M of venture capital and grant funding, serves over 70 school districts, sees 850K+ monthly active users accessing our online lessons and strategies, and is expanding quickly. We are a small and growing team of teaching practice gurus, educational opportunity devotees, and product development specialists. We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a shared passion to transform professional learning for educators at scale and a sense of urgency to achieve this vision. All candidates should have the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive in headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and interconnected problems. We feel we offer a unique opportunity to join a small team, have flexible hours, and make a massive impact on our education system.

About The Role:

As Product Manager, you will lead the discovery and development of BetterLesson’s product portfolio to deliver exceptional experiences for K-12 teachers and school leaders. You will oversee all aspects of the product life cycle, from conducting customer and stakeholder research to ideate products, to articulating product requirements and vision throughout the organization, and overseeing the development and deployment of new products in coordination with BetterLesson’s creative and technical teams.

You will focus on three main functional areas:

  1. Leading Internal and External Stakeholder Research
  2. Developing Product Plans and Strategy for Launch
  3. Communicating Product Plans and Strategy across multiple stakeholders

You Will:

  • Determine customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information; Conduct user research as necessary to gather key information.
  • Continuously gather key information and feedback from internal stakeholders to inform product development and improvement
  • Assess market competition through competitive analyses
  • Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing and developing product specifications and requirements; Appraise new product ideas and/or product changes.
  • Bring new products to market by asserting product requirements and high-level product roadmap; Work with Head of Engineering and Project Manager(s) to clarify requirements and share time-sensitive updates and roadmap adjustments
  • Collaborates with sales and marketing to communicate product details and support aligned marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with design team to integrate and refine product requirements in light of user experience considerations and brand alignment
  • Communicate product strategy and features across the BetterLesson organization
  • Co-facilitate Design Sprints to drive innovation throughout the company

You are:

  • A proven leader with outstanding management and interpersonal skills;
  • Deeply ambitious and optimistic about the role that software can play in improving teacher and student outcomes.
  • Analytically oriented with strong background in data-driven decision-making
  • Passionate about product development and user experience design
  • Deeply committed to closing the achievement gaps in K-12 education
  • Comfortable embracing the experimentation, risk, speed, & failure inherent to startup hustle;
  • Located in the Greater Boston area.

You have:

  • 5+ years experience developing and launching software products
  • Experience collaborating with designers and engineers to develop and refine product requirements
  • Experience gathering and using data to drive decision-making
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in the EdTech field and trends in K12 education

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level


BetterLesson empowers K-12 teachers to build a modern classroom: learner-centered, culturally responsive, and personalized.

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