The Project Manager, Product will be responsible for project scoping, planning and execution of various cross-functional team projects each product work cycle that help the Product team meet our quarterly and annual key deliverables, and that drive towards greater engagement and core adoption in schools. Your work may cover anything from supporting sizing and forecasting resources to meet project needs, organizing information for critical project stakeholders, facilitating forward movement of projects while keeping the team motivated. You’ll help ensure projects are on time and within resource constraints, as well as act as the key point of contact between senior leaders, accountable project leads, and other stakeholders across the company. Additionally, you’ll partner with our other project managers to develop systems and processes to scale our project management work, with a goal of improving efficiencies, standardization of projects and optimization of our work.
Why You’ll Love This Role
Your work will directly enable us to build and deliver solutions that help shape the future of education and provide accessible, engaging reading content to over tens of millions of users nationwide. You’re passionate about education, literacy, and current events, and are excited to work at a company where you and your teammates believe in the mission and the product. You’ll be a resource across teams, and will get to work with a wide variety of stakeholders within Newsela. You’ll have an opportunity to help shape and define the product processes you manage, as we implement our new project management function in an expanding Product team. You’ll also have the opportunity to grow your project management skills, and your role will continue to grow and develop as you do.
Why We’ll Love You
Your 3+ years of experience leading projects have given you robust knowledge of time management, project coordination, and prioritization strategies have enabled you to successfully execute projects on time and within scope. You are a detail-oriented, proactive planner who can seamlessly navigate complex problems, scope, and build a comprehensive project plan. You have a bank of proven project management processes and have used them to effectively influence technical and non-technical teams to keep projects on track. You’re an effective communicator who always seeks input from key stakeholders to drive alignment and deep understanding of the project at hand, while providing transparency and key information to all teammates from engineers to product managers. Bonus points if you have a background in: building scalable project management systems, or have technical, design, product, data or strategic planning experience.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.