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About Leadership Brainery

Leadership Brainery is a 501(c)(3) organization addressing inequitable access to master’s and doctoral degrees and workforce leadership opportunities for underrepresented talent, including people of color, individuals from a lower socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ individuals. We work with prospective and current graduate students, academic institutions, employers, and committed community members to create systemic change. 

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EdTech, Product Manager

Job Description

Leadership Brainery is a 501(c)(3) organization addressing unequal access to master’s and doctoral degrees, and workforce leadership opportunities for underrepresented communities. We are seeking a product manager to lead our graduate school readiness educational app - Dear Future Colleague (DFC). DFC is an online platform and app that provides community, mentorship, resources and recruitment opportunities for underrepresented master’s and doctoral degree applicants and candidates.


As the product manager of Leadership Brainery’s Graduate School Readiness Educational App -  Dear Future Colleague (DFC), you’ll drive the product roadmap for technological access to resources, information and programs within the Leadership Brainery network to help make postgraduate education more accessible, equitable, and diverse. You’ll work with our broader Leadership Brainery team and network including various partner institutions, to provide access to programs, recruitment, resources and content through leading edge technology to help underrepresented students achieve their graduate education goals. 


Program Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop, design and implement a product roadmap and timeline for Dear Future Colleague

  • Develop, design and implement plans for Leadership Brainery’s global online presence to support the DFC product roadmap, including websites, campaign landing pages, emails, blogs, ad creative, social media assets, digital campaigns, and collateral;

  • Engage with current DFC users to analyze product gaps, features and functionality to inform DFC product road map;

  • Use data collected from online platform analytics, research, user testing and market analysis to optimize user engagement and experience and inform product road map;

  • Oversee the creation of mentorship training materials, including videos and guidance documents;

  • Work with LB’s Programming and Strategic Alliance teams to recruit new mentors and mentees, in part by establishing relationships with undergraduate and graduate school affinity groups and student organizations; graduate school pipeline/feeder programs; employer resource groups; and community and institutional stakeholders;

  • Pair mentors and mentees on the DFC platform and support them with troubleshooting issues as needed;

  • Create and maintain a smooth client experience for DFC mentors, mentees, and partners; develop and implement tools to evaluate user satisfaction and adoption

  • Set, track, and report on goals for the DFC program and identify areas for improvement in DFC’s operations and services; through product roadmap determine functionality and timeline for future releases of DFC in alignment with Leadership Brainery strategy.

  • Stay abreast of competitive technology apps related to graduate school admissions, and recommend plans for interfaces or enhancements to increase user adoption for targeted audiences.


Core Skills:

  • Knowledge of Learning Design practices 

  • Fluency in UI/UX best practices for web-based and mobile information architecture and design with a strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques.

  • Experience in defining technology product requirements and plans, in collaboration with team members and user community.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate product plans to leadership, users and other stakeholders.

  • Comfort with presenting DFC technology product and roadmap to stakeholders, including potential donors.

  • Experience leading or implementing a program or complex project.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks effectively. 

  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.

  • Highly responsive, motivated, and passionate about diversity and equity work.

  • Readiness to commit to Leadership Brainery’s values, mission and vision.


Core Qualities:

  • Initiative: a proactive problem solver who delivers results without need for constant supervision. Someone who thinks ahead and for themselves.

  • Detail oriented: delivers high quality work with keen attention to detail.

  • Communicative: someone with excellent verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills. 

  • Creative: we value fresh thinking, innovative perspectives, and provocative ideas, and are seeking to build a team of people who all bring a diverse point of view to the table.

  • Flexibility: flexible approach and willing to do that little bit extra to deliver great work.

  • Integrity: maintains confidentiality and treats colleagues and stakeholders with respect and consideration.

  • Team Player: we are a small and growing team. No job is too big or too small for any member of our team.


Beneficial, but not required:

  • A functional understanding of graduate and/or professional school application processes. 

  • A functional understanding of undergraduate or graduate scholarship application processes. 

  • Experience working at a start-up company or organization.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaried compensation ($65,000 - $75,000 per year).

  • Generous benefits, including three weeks of paid vacation and medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • A start-up environment with amazingly smart and fun teammates, and a leadership team invested in your growth and success.

  • A beautiful work place located on Beacon Street in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. For lunch, enjoy local restaurants, parks, or take a scroll down the Charles River Esplanade. 


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Leadership Brainery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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