Relay Graduate School of Education: Product Manager

Posted by | July 25, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY

URL: http://www.relayschool.org

GENERAL SUMMARY
Relay Graduate School of
Education [“Relay”], recently licensed by New York State and formerly known as
Teacher U, is a new, independent graduate school with a groundbreaking master’s
degree program designed specifically to respond to today’s demand for effective
teachers. 
Relay’s master’s program is the first-ever to require its graduate students to
demonstrate proficiency and achievement while teaching in their K-12 classrooms
to earn a degree.  Relay is positioned to
bring about transformational change in teacher preparation, becoming the place
where a new generation of continuously improving, results-focused individuals
can fulfill their destiny in the world’s greatest profession.
 
As Relay grows, it will
deliver an increasing variety of software that will enable, complement, and
support the school’s instructional experience. 
Relay’s Product Manager will play a central role in realizing these
applications, working closely with instructional, technology, and
administrative staff to ensure that Relay’s software products are
state-of-the-art, showcase capabilities for the organization.  In short, this is an exciting opportunity to
play an integral role in urban, public education reform by shaping the
experience for a leading edge graduate school.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure that Relay’s applications are
    maximally intuitive, are visually and experientially consistent, and encourage
    our students, professors, and staff to be excited evangelists for Relay
  • Serve as Relay’s primary point of
    contact for the maturation of existing applications (e.g. student information
    system, learning management system) and the direction of new applications (e.g.
    tablets, instructional leadership tools)
  • Build and maintain up-to-date project plans for Relay’s existing applications and develop specific estimates for Relay’s leadership team regarding delivery dates, costs, and capabilities
    for new applications
  • Coordinate with application developers and consultants to maintain a
    complete inventory of requirements and enhancement requests for Relay’s applications
  • Define and manage the processes for collecting and prioritizing
    application development requests and for sharing the status of application
    development projects with Relay’s leadership team,
    application developers, and end users
  • Refine the user experience and user interface of Relay’s applications
  • Conduct periodic usability assessments to continually improve the user
    experience
QUALIFICATIONS
First
and foremost, the Product Manager must share the team’s
sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through
phenomenal teacher training.  Additionally,
candidates for the position must have the following:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience, ideally
    including UI/UX exposure
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal
    authority
  • Enthusiasm for technology and web applications – you don’t need a degree
    in CS, but you should convey a palpable excitement for the field
  • Strong customer service orientation, team orientation, and
    collaborative nature
  • Attention to detail as well as proven organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently, intensely, and within an entrepreneurial
    environment
  • A demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the achievement
    gap
  • A high level of zest, grit, hope, gratitude, and humor
 
COMPENSATION
Relay
offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
 
Relay Graduate School of
Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and
employees.

To apply: Interested individuals should apply online at http://www.relayschool.org/immediate-opportunities/

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