Product Manager

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Boston, NEW YORK
Deadline: ;

Successful candidates will be creative problem solvers who are able to lead high- performing cross functional teams that bring their vision to reality. Candidates must feel comfortable both working with the “big picture” strategy stakeholders while also be able to dive deep into executing the specific details of a product. This position reports and works in close collaboration with the Senior Director, Academic and CPS Global Operations.

This person will be responsible for and/or demonstrate the following skills or experiences:
• In collaboration with faculty, leadership and in consultation with academic units, ensure timely completion of new programs, while maintaining a high-quality end product. Proactively implement needed updates, changes, upgrades as necessary to ensure the development and launch process is on the cutting edge of best practices in program development in higher-education and supports the mission and goals of CPS.
• Under the leadership of the Senior Director, Academic and CPS Global Operations, will provide strong project management skills to ensure appropriate resource allocation and the on-time design, development and launch of programs and courses in market.
• Engage and foster relationships with academic leaders, faculty and campus community. Trouble-shoot issues as they arise at any point in the program development and launch process.
• Experience with new program design and market launch, evidenced-based development of educational programs delivered in a variety of formats and geographic regions (executive models, online, hybrid, non-credit and professional development experiences, international programs), or experience working in curriculum design strongly recommended.
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills, enthusiasm, positive attitude, ability to communicate with peers and colleagues around difficult and challenging discussions in an objective and proactive manner
• Develop with team and leadership innovative systems for monitoring and assessing new launch processes
• Engage and foster relationships with faculty and campus community. Trouble-shoot issues as they arise at any point in the program development and proposal approval process.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Product Management, Project Management, or a related field and/or demonstrated equivalent work experience. Background in a professional studies discipline with specialization on the field of online and experiential education preferred although professional experience can be an equivalent. The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years' experience with a track record of program innovation and course models, and an understanding of adult and international student learners. He/she must be able to work strategically with many constituencies, peers, faculty, students, campus administrators and leadership etc. Teamwork and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. He/she must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; and ability to understand the online design processes. A thorough knowledge and experience with best-in-class approaches to online learning required.


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