Technical Product Manager

Calbright College - Remote - Full time

Technical Product Manager

Calbright College

Position Type: Full time

Requisition No: 21024

Category: Classified

Supervisor: Chief Technology Officer or designee

Last Updated: September 2020

Job Purpose: Manages the successful and timely delivery of products and projects

Location: Remote, various locations throughout California

Position Overview

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the on-time and on-spec delivery of products and projects completed by members of the Technology Team and cross-functional collaborators from across the College staff.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are required to isolate problems, recommend solutions, and implement solutions. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.

This position is funded via one-time funds appropriated in Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2018 to support the college’s start-up costs.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work:

• Organize and participate in meetings to understand gaps and identify process flow improvement opportunities; facilitate conversations with key stakeholders across the college about business process optimization best-practices

• Serve as a liaison between cross-functional workgroups and the technology team, collecting project requirements, communicating needs, and working collaboratively to develop

• Create and own product roadmap outlining key deliverables and timelines

• Prioritize, groom, manage user story lifecycle and product backlog

• Oversee and evaluate progress at each stage of development

• Utilize student and stakeholder feedback, market research, and industry data to inform product technology strategies.

• Perform process management functions that include data gathering and analysis, best practice research, process mapping, developing and recommending alternatives for improvement, developing performance metrics, and obtaining leadership or stakeholder agreement.

• Monitor and notify departments of the impact of significant data processing or technology events or issues.

• Provide expertise to departments by assisting with business process design enhancements

• Implement, and tune business processes across all functional areas of the college

• Participate in the management of technology project lifecycles, including, but not limited to, planning, requirements gathering and definitions, analysis and design, development, testing, deployment, and verification.

• Provide systems analysis and problem solving support to deliver efficient and effective use of applications and other enterprise solutions in support of institutional goals and objectives

• Monitor and frequently report on project status, health, and key issues while ensuring information is easily understandable, actionable, supports effective decision making and builds trust with sponsors and stakeholders.

• Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Strong demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze business needs, user requirements, and technical constraints, and to identify ways in which software or web design, development and application of technology and systems can support business needs.

• Process-obsessed but tool-agnostic.

• Demonstrated effective writing and communication skills.

• Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience in a clear and concise manner

• Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training required.

• 3+ years of professional experience in a Product Management role

Desired Qualifications

• Experience with Agile methodologies, including working within a sprint framework

• Experience working in fast-paced, early-stage environments is a plus

• Experience working with Asana, Zapier, G Suite, and integrations with ERP/SIS/LMS is a plus

• Experience with Salesforce, AWS, Azure, PowerBI, scripting languages, SQL is a plus

• Experience with Salesforce process automation technologies (Approvals, Flows, etc) is a plus

Working Conditions and Travel

• Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

• Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

• The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.

• Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

• Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

• Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Who We Are

Calbright College is California’s newest community college – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

How to apply

1 Please submit your application (including both a resume and cover letter) or email your resume and cover letter directly to

2 Your cover letter must address:

a. How your skills, education, and professional experience meets the minimum qualifications described in this job posting

b. How your past work experience prepares you for success in this role at Calbright

c. Calbright has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Please include a section that describes your skills, education, professional development, community involvement, and/or professional experience working with these diverse groups.

3 Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and address the topics listed above in their cover letter will be considered.

4 We prefer the successful candidate to be a California resident or someone who is willing to relocate to California. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. as a precondition of employment.

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Product Management

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