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Our Webby award-winning website, GreatSchools.org, had nearly 55 million unique visitors last year and reaches more than half of all U.S. families with school-age children every year. As the nation’s leading guide to preK-12 schools, the site offers profiles of about 200,000 public and private schools and more than one million ratings and reviews by parents, teachers, and students. In addition, GreatSchools offers thousands of research-based articles, videos, and worksheets to help parents support their children’s learning. Learn more »

Current openings

Oakland, CA

  • Product Manager
  • Operations Coordinator

  • Product Manager

    GreatSchools is seeking a results-oriented Product Manager to drive digital media product development, specifically building consumer-facing tools that advance strategic objectives, anticipate market trends and increase financial sustainability.

    The primary responsibility will be growing the core GreatSchools.org website, including improving the online experience for families navigating the K-12 school choice process and supporting their children’s learning. Project focus areas include creating consumer web experiences that facilitate family-school matching, school selection, products to support academic and social emotional learning and school quality research.

    The Product Manager reports directly to the VP of Product. You will be part of a core team of product managers, designers, data analysts, and developers working towards the completion of a broader strategic enhancement project. You will be instrumental in rapidly rolling out medium-to-large new features and tools, and must interface with stakeholders in research, analytics, product marketing, editorial, partnerships / sales, and technology departments to confirm requirements and project trade-offs.

    Specific responsibilities

    • Drive products through the full lifecycle, from concept and development through release and post-launch monitoring, working closely with other departments.
    • Understand and lead analyses of the competitive environment, customers and product metrics to determine features to increase engagement, usage and revenue.
    • Develop and groom product roadmap based on input from consumers, market trends, cross-departmental stakeholders, and strategic roadmap.
    • Work with UX design team to produce wireframes and visual design mocks resulting in highly intuitive user experiences.
    • Gather project estimates from the development team, identifying priorities and trade-offs as needed to keep projects time and cost-efficient.
    • Manage a ‘test and learn’ process to gauge success, develop project lessons and inform future improvements.
    • Communicate project goals, risks and solutions, and status with internal stakeholders.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated passion for building products that delight users, align with a greater mission/vision, and increase profitability
    • Relevant experience in two or more of the following areas: web application development, information architecture, transactional web experience design, user flow design, market research, or data visualization
    • Experience distilling complex information to its essential meaning, while providing a rich learning and goal-oriented experience for users
    • Extremely detail-oriented with keen ability to understand high-level project objectives
    • Solid understanding of social networking landscape
    • Adept understanding of business concepts relating to sustainable competitive advantage and cost accounting
    • Collaborative, team player at the core, with strong initiative to drive forward project goals individually
    • Experience managing products for multiple platforms desired (web, tablet, print on-demand)
    • Familiarity with schools, school data, and education reform is a plus
    • Experience in an agile software development environment, with rapid feedback loops and quick release cycles is highly desirable
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Predisposition to think analytically and always seek analysis as a pathway to product decisions

    How to apply
    Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Apply now >>


    Operations Coordinator

    Are you looking to gain valuable office operations experience in a fun and energetic digital media environment? Are you interested in helping millions of parents get a great education for their children?

    As the Operations Coordinator you serve as the Director of First Impressions. You’re the backbone of the office operations and organization. You help our team stay focused on their projects by resolving operational and administrative issues. You are friendly and positive with a “can do” attitude and move quickly in a fast-paced environment. In addition to being organized and analytical, you possess the communication skills needed to interact with a variety of people and job functions.

    Operations jobs at GreatSchools are staffed by bright, organized, and dependable people driven by a common goal: to help us accomplish great things. Our open concept office is conveniently located near 19th Street BART and has beautiful views of Lake Merritt, a fully stocked kitchen, ping-pong, darts, bike racks, and more!

    You’ll be a member of the Operations Team and report to the Operations Manager.

    Primary responsibilities

    • Provide administrative support including scheduling, meeting preparation, travel logistics.
    • Assist with coordinating organization-wide events, e.g. happy hours, staff meetings, summer picnics, and holiday parties.
    • Oversee all office operations, including facilities and mail management. Act as primary contact and liaison between the office and building management as well as other outside vendors.
    • Research and order food and office supplies.
    • Foster and maintain a clean, organized and comfortable office, including conference rooms, kitchen and gathering areas.
    • Serve as the eyes and ears of the organization.

    Qualifications

    • This is an entry-level position; a college degree is preferred, but not required.
    • Tech savvy and proficient with Google (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar) and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • A detail-oriented, self-starter with a “can do” attitude, and outstanding team player.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Superb problem-solving skills.
    • Professional demeanor with a customer service mindset.
    • Prior administrative and/or office management experience is a plus.

    How to apply
    Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, along with your résumé. Your cover letter should include reasons why you want to work at GreatSchools. Résumés without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. Apply now >>


    To inquire about positions with schools or school districts, please contact them directly using the information featured on their individual profile pages. Click here to locate a specific school or school district in the region of your choice.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Unless otherwise specified, all of our open positions are located in our Oakland, CA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.