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Product Manager

Product Manager

Reading Horizons Product Manager
Job Description/Specification


STATUS
This is an in-office, full-time, salaried position at a growing literacy company. At Reading Horizons, we believe that reading is for everyone, and we aim to improve literacy skills through dynamic direct-instruction materials and software products.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Reading Horizons Curriculum Director within the Reading Horizons product development process to manage the development of the portion of Reading Horizons Discovery and Reading Horizons Elevate ® products that relate specifically to the experience of teachers and administrators. Basic duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the teacher and administrator software user experience
  • Oversee the creation of reports that will help guide teacher instruction, show student progress, and communicate usage information to stakeholders
  • Organize, gather, and synthesize user feedback to inform and validate current and future product features
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the process of product development to create a gold-standard user experience
  • Create documentation to represent product features, requirements, acceptance criteria, and use cases
  • Generate ideas for new product development, as needed
  • Create and update product roadmap
  • Manage and inform timelines relating to the development of the product and communicate product status to various stakeholders
  • Present, demonstrate, and train various groups on product design, rationale, and usage
  • Apply knowledge of assessment and data to create accurate reports for students, teachers, parents, and administrators using Reading Horizons software

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of people through literacy
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to Education or Technology
  • Direct experience or familiarity with teachers and administrators, to the point of understanding how they will interact with a product and what features will and won’t appeal to them
  • Familiarity with product development and software development
  • Experience with Agile and tools specific to software development such as Jira and Confluence
  • Creative ability to introduce and develop new ideas
  • Ability to write clear, concise technical documentation relating to product development and user scenarios
  • Ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data
  • Exceptional analytical reasoning, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills
  • Basic knowledge of software functionality
  • Must be willing to relocate or commute daily to Kaysville, Utah area if not already local

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Teaching experience using technology and/or blended learning in a classroom setting
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn the Reading Horizons methodology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  •  Excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills 


REASONS TO WORK AT READING HORIZONS

  •  Be part of our mission to change the world through literacy
  •  Join a fun, creative, and focused team
  •  Reading Horizons office includes unlimited snacks and drinks, an inviting culture room, reading room, on-site basketball court, and a game room with ping-pong and foosball
  •  Recess twice a day with the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities
  •  Lunch is provided every Wednesday
  •  Reading Horizons only hires nice people
  •  Participate in tutoring and other volunteer service activities during work hours
  •  After a three month evaluation period, benefits include paid holidays, generous PTO,
  • health, dental, and vision insurance available, healthy lifestyle benefits and incentives,
  • and much more!

 Reading Horizons will match your 401K contributions after a year of employment


SALARY
Salary is dependent on qualifications. 


SELECTION PROCESS
Application screening; appraisal interview 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please submit your resume (include contact information for three references), a letter of interest, and two recent writing samples via email to alisha@readinghorizons.com.
This position is open immediately.
Reading Horizons is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.