Senior Director, Digital Products

Reading Is Fundamental - Washington, DC - Full time

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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow. We are committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content and resources to make an impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success.

RIF offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental & vision plans, generous annual leave, 403(b) plan with company contribution, and company paid life and disability.

Career Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Program & Content Officer, the Sr. Director Digital Products RIF’s digital product portfolio

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Product Development

  • Manage and grow RIF’s product pipeline of digital products distributed to schools, libraries, and centers.
  • Develop RIF’s digital and content strategy.
  • Keep a current roadmap of all digital development.
  • Manage the book-based products and curriculum team and continually look for ways to integrate these components into RIF’s overall digital strategy.
  • Manage external digital development teams.
  • Ensure that all digital products address RIF’s mission pillars.
  • Develop and manage a Content Management System for use with all RIF products, whether external or internal.
  • Stay current on trends in children’s publishing as it relates to developing digital educational resources.
  • Be an advocate for children’s literacy by developing relevant digital products that promote literacy.

Board of Directors

  • Ensure that board members are kept up-to-date on all new digital product releases, including sending sample products to them for their evaluation.
  • Soliciting feedback from board members on current and future digital products.

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 7-10 years’ experience;
  • Strong background in all aspects of product development;
  • Strong experience in developing digital products, especially education-focused products;
  • Strong experience managing complex vendor relationships;
  • Experience managing processes;
  • Experience with content management;
  • Experience in project budgeting and project management;
  • Experience in K-12 education highly desirable.

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong project management skills to manage projects and teams from concept to tracking;
  • Ability to analyze findings and translate those findings into product and service recommendations;
  • Ability to motivate and engage a network of affiliated programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with institutions, vendors and consultants;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and project management skills;
  • Ability to travel;
  • A creative team member with an ability to work collaboratively;
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work productively under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Self-motivated to work with new initiatives in online professional development.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirement. We will only consider applicants that include these requirements.

For further information on RIF, please visit: www.rif.org.

Phone calls and emails regarding this opportunity are not accepted.

RIF is an equal opportunity employer.

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Role

Product Management

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Senior Level

Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow. We are committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content and resources to make an impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success.

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