Director, Digital Products

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Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is seeking an experienced educational technology professional with a passion for children's literacy. The Director of Digital is one-part strategic leader, one-part educational technology expert, and one-part skilled relationship manager. In this capacity, the Director will work with children’s literacy experts and advocates at Reading Is Fundamental to ensure a diverse, engaging, stable, and sustainable digital portfolio to support RIF's mission.  

The Director will serve as the digital portfolio expert for the organization and is responsible for ensuring a stable, engaging and compelling user experience to support the millions of children and literacy advocates we support every year.  The Director is responsible for developing and managing roadmaps to support our digital portfolio, ensuring digital properties are run efficiently and effectively, and delivering integrated digital strategies to promote RIF's literacy mission and implement our vision.     

The successful candidate will have experience working in a variety of educational technology platforms and have a proven track record of managing such platforms. The Director will join an innovate team of professionals interested in reaching digital learners and have experience working collaboratively with cross-departmental teams that support a culture of literacy and deliver collective impact.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Product Development

  • Manage and grow RIF's portfolio of digital properties designed to reach children and literacy advocates in a variety of platforms including; RIF.org, Literacy Central, Literacy Network, and Skybrary, RIFs newest digital program that is consumer-based and available via iOS, Kindle, Android and web.
  • Manage digital portfolio, ensuring an integrated, stable technology stack as well as a compelling, integrated user experience.
  • Provide strategic guidance to ensure our digital portfolio remains relevant and adapts to the rapidly changing digital environment.
  • Provide technical product management expertise:
    • Keep a current roadmap of all digital development. Manage key deliverables and schedule for digital product portfolio
    • Maintain a ticketing system for digital development.
  • Manage activities for internal development staff and external vendors that support the portfolio
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure digital portfolio aligns with organizational priorities, market needs, and stakeholder requirements.
  • Manage and evolve Content Management System that supports a portion of RIF’s portfolio.
  • Be an advocate for children's literacy by developing relevant digital products that promote literacy.
  • Translate business strategy into digital product strategy and ensure seamless, efficient execution
  • Suggest workable solutions to development teams with consideration for product content, positioning, and market requirements
  • Monitor and analyze market trends

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • 7-10 years experience; 
  • Strong background in all aspects of product development; 
  • Strong experience in developing digital products, especially education-focused products;
  • Strong experience managing complex vendor relationships;
  • Experience managing processes and working with key stakeholders;
  • Experience with content management; 
  • Experience in defining product requirements based on business objectives and stakeholder input.
  • Experience in project budgeting and project management; 
  • Experience in K-12 education highly desirable;

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience. 

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong project management skills to manage projects and teams from concept to tracking.

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 

RIF offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, generous annual leave, 403(b) plan with company contribution and company paid life and disability.

To Apply:  Please submit your cover letter including your salary requirement, and resume for consideration here.

For further information on RIF, please visit:  www.rif.org

RIF is an equal opportunity employer.