Senior 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 one-size-fits-all professional development format for educators, BetterLesson supports teachers in a way that’s personalized and continuous -- using a mix of remote 1:1 coaching, remote team coaching, remote workshops, and in-person workshops, all supported by the BetterLesson Lab software. We match each teacher with a world-class coach and then leverage our technology to suggest customized teaching strategies, to measure impact on student learning, and to improve teaching practice continuously 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.

BetterLesson has raised over $30M of venture capital and grant funding, serves over 200 school districts, sees 850K+ monthly active users accessing our online lessons and strategies, and is expanding quickly.

We are a growing team of teaching practice geeks, 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 on behalf of students. All candidates should have the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive into our highly dynamic organization headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and interconnected problems. 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 a Senior Product Manager at BetterLesson, you will help drive the continuous evolution of BetterLesson’s professional development services and software platforms to deliver exceptional results for K-12 teachers and school leaders. The success of our professional development services is driven by the combination of incredibly talented human coaches, a deep understanding of student-centered learning, and powerful software capabilities with simple interfaces that just work. We’re looking for someone excited at the opportunity to combine these three areas in innovative ways. You will report to the Chief Technology Officer.

You Will

  • Help identify the fundamental problems we’re trying to address; develop product requirements and a roadmap to tackle these needs.
  • Establish clear, measurable product goals and success criteria to maximize impact, maintain accountability, and guide prioritization.
  • Conduct competitor, customer, and internal stakeholder research to identify opportunities for innovation and inform the development of product requirements and roadmap.
  • Establish continuous internal and external communication channels to incorporate qualitative feedback into the product roadmap.
  • Communicate the product roadmap and strategy throughout the organization with clarity and inspiration.
  • Collaborate closely with other BetterLesson teams to execute on this roadmap; including software engineering, user experience design, learning design, service delivery, customer success, and marketing.

You Are

  • A proven product manager with outstanding organization and interpersonal skills;
  • Passionate about product development and user experience design;
  • A clear and professional communicator, both verbally and in writing;
  • Analytically oriented with strong background in data-driven decision-making;
  • Comfortable embracing the experimentation, risk, speed, & failure inherent to startup hustle;
  • Highly self-motivated and capable of working independently and as part of a collaborative team;
  • Deeply ambitious and optimistic about the role that professional development can play in improving teacher and student outcomes;
  • Located in the Greater Boston area.

You Have

  • 5+ years of software Product Management experience;
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Expertise in software-enabled B2B services or marketplaces;
  • Demonstrated track record of driving product vision and go-to-market strategy;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams without direct authority;
  • Strong interest in K-12 education and/or experience as an educator (a plus).

We Can Offer You

  • the opportunity to work with an awesome team to solve important problems.
  • a competitive salary.
  • health and other employee benefits.
  • equity in the business you are helping to build.
  • a great office space near Harvard and Central Squares in Cambridge.
  • a flexible schedule and vacation policy.
  • the opportunity to spend everyday working to improve outcomes for teachers and students.

BetterLesson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

BetterLesson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we know it benefits our employees, our products, our partners, and our community. We encourage individuals to apply regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, and/or any other characteristics unrelated to merit. At BetterLesson, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

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