Senior Product Manager

New Visions for Public Schools - New York, New York or Remote - Full time

The Role

We are looking for a talented Senior Product Manager who will work closely with a passionate, welcoming group of engineers, designers, data scientists, and stakeholders, who can bring the cross-functional effort together from start to finish.

This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on a mission-driven organization, founded in equity, with ambitious goals to influence a long-established industry. In this role, you will join the product team to help evangelize product-driven best practices across the organization and participate in solving complex problems for a scaling enterprise application.

Who You Are

  • You are skilled at facilitating conversations to accomplish your goals
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and can communicate complex and nuanced concepts to audiences with varied technical backgrounds
  • You have strong analytical skills and can crystallize stakeholder insights into clear user needs that the stakeholders themselves may not be able to articulate
  • You’ve led user research initiatives for large, complex projects and have experience using both qualitative and quantitative data to inform product decisions
  • You’ve led solution discovery for large, complex projects and understand how to create simple user interfaces
  • You can clearly communicate the rationale behind your decisions and can influence the decision making of others through persuasion
  • You are a tenacious leader, and can motivate a team to keep initiatives moving forward despite challenges and roadblocks
  • You are highly organized and pay close attention to the details, but also have a strong aptitude for big-picture thinking
  • You are self-driven and thrive in a fast-paced environment where multitasking is key
  • You are excited about public service and the prospect of solving problems that are challenging and affect urban schools everywhere

What You’ll Do

  • Deeply understand our programmatic work with schools in your product area; identify user and business problems and opportunities across a wide range of inputs
  • Fully own and implement the product strategy in your product area that clearly prioritizes the highest impact work, and align senior stakeholders towards that vision
  • Manage competing priorities with consistency and transparency, collaborating with teams throughout the organization to ensure feature adoption and success
  • Conduct user research to surface and distill complex user needs into tangible problems to solve; define and frame those problems for the team
  • Collaborate with designers, data analysts, and engineers in solution discovery, testing and validating assumptions through constant iteration
  • Manage the entire software development life cycle using agile software development methodologies
  • Evangelize a product-driven process across a long-established organization that is undergoing a digital transformation

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, education; or training in a technology or business related field
  • 4+ years of experience in product management at technology driven organizations with enterprise products
  • Agile product management experience, including knowledge of one or more methodologies (particularly SCRUM or Kanban)
  • Great product managers can come from a variety of backgrounds, and New Visions is open-minded to relevant experience and education

Nice to Have

  • Experience with product metrics and KPIs, using various quantitative and qualitative ways to unearth product opportunities and validate ideas
  • Experience using tools to manage software delivery, roadmapping, whiteboarding, and data analytics (Jira, Product Board, Miro, Airtable, Google Sheets, Google Analytics, Kibana, etc.)
  • Knowledge of NYC public school system and educator pain points and needs


Employees receive 100% coverage of comprehensive medical and dental premiums with a considerable cost-share for dependants. New Visions also invests in employee’s future by providing a generous 8% contribution to employee’s 403(b) retirement account after only one year of service and employees benefit from a generous PTO plan that starts at 4 weeks along with 12 annual holidays. Additional benefits include (eligibility requirements vary) gym reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, employee referral awards, back-up childcare, corporate discount programs, and much more!

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

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