Product Director, Literacy (English and Spanish Language Arts)
We are seeking an enthusiastic Product Director, Literacy (ELA and SLA). The Product Director is the conduit between the customer and the product development team. The team member serves this function in a few different ways: they gather data and feedback from customers and customer-facing teammates and synthesize it into requirements; they maintain the product roadmap and backlog by aligning ideas to business objectives, and they help other teams in the Go to Market phase by being an expert on the product.
This role will work cross-functionally with Product Development (Editorial), Bids & Proposals, Sales, and i-Ready Product Marketing teams, serving as product expert and voice of the customer, combining a deep understanding of our products with insights about priorities/important trends in teaching and learning to help drive the growth of our business.
The impact you’ll have:
Serving as the voice of the customer and connecting content development teams to market-facing teams
Developing expertise and product knowledge, and serving as an expert in the market landscape, in order to support the Spanish/Bilingual content-development teams in building products that meet the needs of customers, and that align with the demands of statewide adoptions
Developing and refining accurate documentation and strategic product messaging for CA’s Spanish language arts products and programs
Being the lead contributor to writing proposals to state/school district solicitations
Establishing strong working partnerships across internal groups including Bids & Proposals, Content Marketing, Professional Development, and Assessment teams
Communicating new product features and helping to organize training for account management, field trainers, tech support, and customer service professionals
Acting as the point of first reference for all product development inquiries from customers and our colleagues in the field (professional development, account management, sales)
Maintaining competitive information and market research and sharing it with teams to inform content development
Supporting product marketing by conceptualizing and helping to create customer-facing materials that will support “stickiness”
Occasionally creating and/or editing content, with supervision
Who we’re looking for:
You have 5+ years of experience in educational publishing, instructional design, standards alignment, literacy development, curriculum mapping, or another relevant field
You have deep knowledge of Reading/Language Arts, especially Foundational Reading skills
You have deep knowledge of Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual markets
You are biliterate (Spanish/English)
You are an effective, active listener with strong communication skills, both verbally and written
You are a self-starter, capable of excellent organization/prioritization, delivering quality work under deadlines
You have exceptional writing skills
Experience working on an editorial and/or marketing team a plus
Classroom experience a plus
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