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Quill.org Technical Project Manager

$55k – $95k • No equity
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Interested in joining a mission-driven nonprofit company focused on building online educational tools powered by machine learning? We’re looking for a technical project manager to work closely with our leadership team in managing our roadmap, driving new features through our product development process, and owning other company-wide initiatives.

At Quill, we’ve created an online learning platform to help K-12 students improve their reading and writing ability. Our pedagogy is based on years of research that shows that once students understand the logic behind constructing sentences, their ability to read and write improves dramatically. Unlike common multiple-choice-based learning tools, our tools allow students to practice writing sentences and passages in their browser, while still receiving real-time, focused feedback.

Here are some facts about Quill:

- We have served over 1 million students last year, and our impact is steadily increasing.
- In April 2019, we won a grant from Google’s AI for Social Good initiative (blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-org/ai-impact-challenge-grantees)
- We were named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Education Companies in 2018: bit.ly/2G7IExb
- Some of our funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AT&T, Black Rock, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

==Your Role==
- Help millions of students improve their reading and writing comprehension.
- Work with people across the organization as the primary project manager for a number of new products and features, including maintaining project timelines, mapping responsibilities, identifying dependencies, and defining success criteria.
- Manage our product board and product backlog, making sure everything is current, and adding specifications/documentation as needed.
- Run our product team meetings, including sprint planning meetings and retrospectives, and work with our engineering team to identify sprint capacity.
- Work closely with our Senior Leadership Team to keep our product roadmap up to date, including helping prioritize projects and break them into individual tasks, maintaining our timeline and keeping our roadmap consistent with our product boards.
- Serve as our project contact for a new partnership with a key external partner, including maintaining the project timing and driving implementation of security and privacy requirements.
- Conduct periodic reviews of key metrics and share how products are performing against metrics/KPIs.

==About You==
- You believe in Quill’s mission of improving education.
- You are an independent worker who can own full projects.
- You have 2+ years of project management experience, including creating and executing on project plans and setting/measuring project goals.
- You understand basic programming concepts well-enough to effectively communicate with our engineering team, run engineering/product planning meetings, and write product specifications.
- You enjoy working collaboratively with people across multiple teams and are comfortable supporting multiple stakeholders.
- You're organized and have experience successfully prioritizing across multiple projects.
- You're a great communicator.
- You value sharing knowledge, personal growth, positive feedback, and continuously improving team practices.

==Nice to Have (but not necessary to apply)==
- Experience as a technical project manager or product manager.
- Experience as a teacher or in the education system.
- You've taken a course on programming in Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and/or Python, or taught yourself the basics of one of these languages.


Quill.org is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

We are a rapidly growing team of 13 professionals working in the Financial District of New York City. This is a full-time, on-site role, and we are unable to sponsor a visa at this time. To apply, please share your resume and any other resources you would like to provide, such as articles, blog posts, or Github projects, that might help us understand your background and skills.

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