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Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Product Manager

Policy and Communications – New York, New York
Department Policy and Communications
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Product Manager

 

About the Center

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods (the “Center”) promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high-quality housing services. The Center’s current projects support our policy goals and help to keep homeownership affordable by responding to the ongoing effects of the foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of homeownership, predatory scams, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather.

 

Position Summary

The product manager will work closely with the Center’s web development team to maintain and develop online tools for working- and moderate-income homeowners. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Communications, this full time exempt, staff person will work at the intersection of business, user experience, and technology. Applying agile methods, the person will oversee strategy for the Center’s online products, assess product needs, create actionable plans, and work with the web development team on a daily basis to solve problems. Finally, the product manager will analyze data about the products to determine their success, recommend changes, and serve as a champion for the user.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate Ownership by showing initiative, acting conscientious, and putting team results above individual accomplishment

  • Demonstrate Growth Mindset through resilience (rebounding and learning from challenges, setbacks, and failures), engaging in expansive thinking (constantly exploring new ideas, strategies, and resources to solve problems), and showing curiosity (eager to get to the bottom of things and understand the "why" behind them)

  • Work collaboratively by demonstrating the ability to work in teams, exhibiting emotional intelligence (emotionally self-regulating and empathetic in relating to others), and having positive energy (everyone's outlook and attitude improves when you are present)

  • Set product strategy and vision, while being able to articulate business goals to the development team and across the Center.

  • Define roadmaps for product releases, while engaging key stakeholders (communications, programs, leadership).

  • Prioritize product features against strategic goals.

  • Develop new ideas for future products that will serve homeowners.

  • Champion the user throughout the development cycle.

  • Analyze product performance to develop solutions.

  • Test and deliver experiences with the customer in mind.

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Passionate and fluent in current and emerging technologies

  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to interpret data and trends using Google Analytics and other tools, diagnose problems, and recommend action plans to resolve issues.

  • Comfort managing concurrent projects in a fast-based, results-driven environment.

  • Equal enthusiasm for high-level strategic planning and tactical daily execution.

  • Agile certification and/or experience working in an Agile product development methodology

  • Understanding of and practice in design thinking and Lean processes.

  • Passion and commitment to a mission oriented organization required; affinity for homeownership and housing is preferred

 

Application

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website at https://cnycn.bamboohr.com/jobs/.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

The Center strongly encourages Section 3 residents to participate in this hiring effort. Information to determine if you are a Section 3 resident can be obtained by contacting Michael Hartwyk at (646) 786-0882 or by email at michael.hartwyk@cnycn.org.

Persons requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring effort are requested to contact Michael Hartwyk at (646) 786-0882 or by email at michael.hartwyk@cnycn.org.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Center for NYC Neighborhoods.

 

Application Deadline

Hiring immediately. Accepting resumes until position is filled.

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, upgrade, train, and promote for all positions and job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status as a member of any other legally protected group or activity.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Policy and Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
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