Curriculum Product Manager
Job Details
Experienced
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Other

When applying for this position, please include a cover letter that describes 1) why you’re interested in this specific position and 2) a description of the role you think Nearpod should play in providing culturally responsive teaching experiences.

Company Overview:

At Nearpod, we strive to bring joy and engagement into every classroom. Every day, we reach students through our learning platforms on Nearpod.com and Flocabulary.com. We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared goal of putting teachers and students first in everything that we do. We’re backed by leading edtech investors, and have won numerous awards including Edtech Digest’s 2018 Company of the Year. We’re looking for people with a lot of hustle, a lot of empathy, and a desire to do something meaningful. We have offices in both Fort Lauderdale, FL and Brooklyn, NY.

 

Location: Remotely Based
 

Position Overview:


As a Curriculum Product Manager, you will be responsible for defining and managing a portfolio of 21st century learning products. You will ensure that the product aligns with academic standards, research-based pedagogy, and the needs of teachers and administrators. You will work closely with stakeholders across departments to identify market needs, define curriculum product solutions, and ensure the faithful execution of those efforts.
 

About You: 

  • You take a strategic and needs-driven approach to curriculum and product development, crafting solutions for students that are engaging, effective, and inclusive of all learners.

  • You enjoy shifting between a high-level, strategic vision as you ideate and plan and a more detail-oriented project management mode.

  • You’re excited about working on projects that span across content and software product development. 

  • You are trusted for your follow-through, efficiency, and adherence to deadlines. 

  • You have deep knowledge of K-12 curriculum needs, specifically related to 21st century skills

 

This role may require travel in 2021, pending health and safety guidelines and company needs

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall product development leadership for our K-12 ELA product 

  • Research, conceptualize, and design product solutions that align tightly with market requirements, including costs and resources, and effectively articulate the business case for new products to senior leadership.

  • Identify market needs by researching and assessing educational trends and initiatives

  • Help achieve revenue goals by developing products that fully align with the market requirements and optimize cost efficiencies.

  • Work with curriculum and software product experts to research, design, and develop detailed scope of content projects in accordance with company’s strategic vision, pedagogical guidelines and frameworks, and production resources

  • Participate in cross-functional efforts to ensure project vision and scope is launched communicated clearly to key stakeholders, including Sales, Customer Success and Marketing departments

 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 4+ years of experience as an educator, curriculum developer, or related experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy, standards, and the unique needs of K-12 students, teachers, and administrators

  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and the willingness to align product development goals to business priorities

  • Deep commitment to equity and culturally responsive instruction 

  • Experience building and launching K-12 curriculum-focused products 

  • Interest in ed-tech solutions and passion about Nearpod’s content and product

  • Empathy and effective communication and collaboration skills

  • A love of learning and a growth mindset


Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


 

Student Engagement Platform - Nearpod and Flocabulary
Student Engagement Platform - Nearpod and Flocabulary
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