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K-5 Curriculum Product Manager

Code.org

Code.org

Product
Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

COMPANY PROFILE

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!

JOB SUMMARY

Code.org org is seeking a K-5 Curriculum Product Manager to lead the work of our K-5 Curriculum team. In this role you will identify, define and ship K-5 curriculum products for computer science teachers, leading and managing a team of content developers and collaborating cross-functionally. Code.org’s K-5 curriculum products, including CS Fundamentals and CS Connections, serve millions of students across the globe each year. The product manager will build on the curriculum’s best-in-class status while spearheading the development of new offerings addressing teacher demand and contemporary topics such as AI. The ideal candidate will be a strong product manager, ideally with experience in the K-5 CS Ed Tech space, and have deep experience designing effective and engaging learning experiences for K-5 students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role you will:

  • Manage the team of Code.org K-5 curriculum content developers, mentoring them and supporting their growth. Create an inclusive, welcoming, and productive team culture and work environment.
  • With the support of the Director of Teaching and Learning, develop the strategy for Code.org’s K-5 curriculum products. Define compelling, right-sized curriculum products to achieve that strategy and work towards organizational goals.
  • Lead the team of curriculum content developers in building and launching products in partnership with design, engineering, marketing, data and others. Manage projects, creating roadmaps and milestones and allocating resources. Standardize workflows, development processes, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Set goals and metrics, develop evaluation plans, collect, analyze, and act on data from a variety of sources (pilots, surveys, focus groups, observations). Quantitatively and qualitatively monitor product adoption, growth, usage, retention, and satisfaction and use this data to inform product strategy, features, and improvement.
  • Review and provide feedback on curriculum products in development and manage an external review process using subject matter experts and teacher reviewers.
  • Develop effective partnerships and working relationships within and outside of the organization. Communicate effectively with stakeholders, to leadership, and with development teams.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of what K-5 students need to be engaged with and learn from computer science curriculum. Understand what districts, schools, and partners need from K-5 curriculum to implement and promote it.
  • Actively represent Code.org values. Contribute to Product team and Code.org practices, rituals, and culture.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

We seek candidates who have:

  • 4+ years of experience designing and developing K-5 learning products (ideally CS-focused), including for use at scale. Ideal candidates will have experience as a product manager in the K-5 Ed Tech/curriculum provider space as well as curriculum development experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a people manager, or equivalent experience acting as a regular mentor to members of a team or managing contractors
  • Deep knowledge of CS concepts relevant to, at a minimum, the K-8 grade bands of the CSTA standards. Expert in one or more programming languages (block-based or text-based); some fluency with at least one text-based programming language
  • Direct experience teaching computer science preferred
  • Deep and up-to-date understanding of curriculum development principles, ideally with an understanding of how to design effective K-5 learning experiences in online environments
  • Experience using product, market and customer data to make product decisions
  • Strong project manager with experience leading, managing, and prioritizing multiple complex projects with multiple components and timelines, ideally with experience using project management tools
  • Understanding of and dedication to culturally responsive teaching and best practices to support equitable classroom environments
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • The ability to thrive and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience building and maintaining cross-functional and cross-org relationships
  • Demonstrated growth mindset and ability to drive clarity through ambiguity
  • Passion for CS education and the Code.org mission

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two times per year for team events

WHAT IS THE INTERVIEW PROCESS LIKE?

Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Homework (~3 hours)
Step 3: Interviews with several members of the Code.org team (~ 3 hours)
Step 4: Final Interview (1 hour)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom

TO APPLY

The priority application date for this role is July 7th and preference will be given to applications submitted by this date. Our team will review all applications and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS PACKAGE

The expected salary range for this position is $117k - $125k. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.