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Director of Product Management

Calbright College
Job Location:
Sacramento, California
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The Position

Title: Director of Product Management

Position Type: Full time

Requisition No:  22016

Category:  Administration

Supervisor:  Chief Product Officer

Last Updated:  November 2021

Job Purpose:  Manage and execute Calbright’s product goals

Location: Remote, various locations throughout California

Position Overview

The Director of Product Management is responsible for the management and execution of the product goals at Calbright. This role involves a mix of design, managerial, and technical work, as it is the critical role at the intersection of these fields. This role is responsible for understanding the entire scope of business requirements for the products under their direction and is also responsible for direct management of Product Managers who will track deliverables, timelines, issues, and status changes.

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:

  • Lead development of longer-term product strategies to advance Calbright’s learning goals 
  • Partner with key stakeholders to define, prototype, and test features that support learning objectives in the mobile experience and across other platforms where possible
  • Lead ideation, definition, prototyping, and testing of new concepts and features
  • Define key performance indicators to measure success/failure at each phase of the product development process 
  • Promote user-driven mindset with a relentless focus on solving learning pain points and offering moments of delight
  • Focus on creating a learning experience for all learners that prioritizes inclusivity and accessibility 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to evaluate dependencies and the feasibility of delivering features to market 
  • Partner with product and engineering teams, as well as those who work directly with students, to define requirements of programs and systems and integrate them into the roadmap for the in-market and new products
  • Communicate concepts, capabilities and product features effectively to a variety of stakeholders
  • Drive implementation of these features, evaluate effectiveness, and lead future iterations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of user research, UX, and product design methods and practices
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, agile environment
  • Demonstrated experience in translating strategic differentiators into innovative and detailed product requirements and measures of success
  • Highly motivated to work independently and collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate, present, and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to pull actionable insights from analytics
  • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • 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 and 3 years of progressive experience in digital product management
  • Or 7 years of progressive experience in digital product management

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience managing product-legal compliance, particularly with regard to FERPA, and accessibility 
  • Understanding of, and experience with higher education infrastructure and operations

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.

Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – 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 and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

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