Vice President, Product Location: Flexible (Boston, MA preferred); with up to 25% travel Position is available: Immediately WHO WE ARE Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that's grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students. ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what's possible in instructional improvement. ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization that is committed to the growth and development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools drive excellent teaching and learning by investing in each other and learning together. THE OPPORTUNITY ANet works alongside leadership teams in schools and systems to deliver equitable instruction, and the VP, Product is responsible for designing and executing on a product technology strategy that best supports our instructional products. Our suite of products and services include school and system coaching, professional learning and standards-based assessments and resources. ANet has several platforms that enable equitable instruction which the VP will support including: MyANet is a teacher- and leader-facing web application that provides interim assessment data reports, standards-based resources, and a portal to support online test administration. Our Assessment Delivery System enables students to take online assessments and quizzes. Our Quiz Tool is built to enable teachers to create short-cycle assessments. Internal applications include an Assessment Development Tool used by our internal content team and a Roster Tool used by our Operations team to support assessment administration and data reporting. We also leverage Tableau and a data warehouse to support additional reporting products. The VP will oversee the creation and execution of a long-term product technology roadmap, manage research into new technology-enabled product offerings, recommend technology strategy that maximizes resources and impact and meets the needs of partners, and lead relationships with technology building block vendors. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the VP will ensure that our approach to product technology strategy is sound, coherent and mission-aligned and will manage a Product Management team to support these endeavors. WHAT YOU'LL DO Develop and lead a clear vision and strategy for the future direction of ANet's product technology In close coordination with the Product Steering Committee, set the product technology vision in support of our overall vision for our instructional content products (assessments, reports, resources, etc) Design and manage the research process and roadmap decisions that enable our technology to deliver strong instructional products that support teaching and learning in schools Set strategic direction of our technology including identifying when to use third-party vendors, integrate with other technologies and/or adopt new technical frameworks Seek out innovative solutions that deliver on needs of our product and service offerings Ensure back end and user technological coherence and efficiency within our many products Develop philosophy and approach to requirement prioritization and lead team to strategic conclusions Keep up to date on the shifts in the EdTech competitive landscape to ensure ANet is leveraging the best technologies possible to reach our mission Manage a Product Management Team to: Collaborate with stakeholders and/or users to shape the strategy and execution of product technology Execute on the roadmap including facilitating conversations with stakeholders and delivering actionable requirements to engineers Ensure clear and agreed upon acceptance criteria and test cases are in place Decide, simplify and manage use of our internal tools for information collection, sharing and progress monitoring relative to product building Decide the sequence to build technology that maximizes resources and outcomes Actively monitor progress and elevate opportunities and risks for broader decision making Ensure we have coherent and accurate internal documentation of project plan with dependencies, roadmap, features and backlog Manage process of backlog grooming In collaboration with engineering leadership, recommend allocation of engineering resources given knowledge of priorities, capacity and requirements Obsess over great user experience and ensure technology is intuitive and impactful for students, teachers and leaders Support communication, training and marketing of our products to network teams and users Build, develop, and retain a high-performing and highly engaged team Manage a skilled and diverse team with a positive, inclusive culture that brings out each team member's strengths and that aligns to ANet's mission and core values Develop team members to continuously improve by providing high impact feedback and coaching; manage towards excellence in their roles while being committed to their long-term development Ensure that cross-team communication, structures and coordination are smooth, efficient and values aligned Manage a team budget and resource allocation to balance limited resources with maximum impact WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following: You have previously designed and led product strategy within the education or EdTech spaces, ideally for teacher- or leader-facing products, and managed teams around product management and product development Your exceptional judgment and strategic thinking, particularly around resource tradeoffs, has helped you define products, design product roadmaps and deliver organizational value through product development in the past You are an exceptional communicator who can translate technology, product, and service needs to business owners and technologists (e. g. “you speak both languages”) You have a proven track record of building and managing great teams with success in developing a strategic vision and leading your team towards outcomes while fostering a positive, inclusive team culture You have been the lead on complex, cross-functional, and collaborative projects with aggressive timelines You are knowledgeable about online assessment creation and delivery technology, platforms, and best practices You understand software development life-cycles and best practices and bring experience leveraging usage data to inform UI design and prioritization and experience with Agile Product Management You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values. You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels. HOW TO APPLY We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions. Apply Here PI103487971.
Main areas of focus: International auditing, capacity training, program compliance management, grant appraisal, and preparation Location: This opportunity is for those located in (or willing to relocate to) the New York City area only. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U. S. or have an existing U. S. work permit. As a part of this role, you will be required to travel 40-60% of the time to developing countries. JOB HIGHLIGHT You’ll monitor and manage charity: water’s funds efficiently by frequently traveling to the field to provide internal audits and capacity-building trainings. JOB SUMMARY As a Program Finance Officer, you’ll be responsible for developing and managing financial tracking, resource flows, reporting, and compliance for a specified portfolio of grants awarded to a variety of partners. Reporting to the Director of Program Finance, you’ll partner with the Water Programs team to ensure our international partners receive an excellent experience and competently implement our financial policies and procedures. You’ll work within the finance team to ensure our donors’ dollars are spent efficiently. You’ll work with our water partners to monitor and improve their financial processes. As Program Finance Officer you will also create and manage an internal monitoring plan that includes frequent travel to the field. You will create and implement a financial capacity building program to support our partners’ financial capabilities. YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR… Reviewing and approving water grants from proposal to completion. Coordinating with the Water Programs team to manage timely and reliable water project reporting. Administering independent external and internal audits of partners and assisting in the prioritization of partners when creating an annual audit plan. This will include, identifying and managing local audit firms that can provide oversight and training for partners. Creating and implementing a financial capacity training program and assisting in the prioritization of partners when creating an annual training plan. Coordinating stewardship of the organization’s cash while meeting water project implementation timelines. Actively benchmarking water program investments against industry best practices. Monitoring economic, political, currency, and fiduciary risk exposure to the grant portfolio. Assisting in the due diligence process used to financially vet potential partners Helping other departments understand the financial implications of all aspects of the program. Spending about 40-60% of your time traveling to the field. YOU MUST HAVE… 4 - 6 years in financial analyst or related role and/or cost accounting experience in global operating environments A demonstrated excellence with budget preparation, analysis, and financial reporting Internal or external auditing experience Experience in financial capacity training A proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports Superlative communication skills, both spoken and written A confident mastery of Excel A minimum one year of experience working in developing countries A bachelor's degree in a relevant field IT’S AN ADDED PLUS IF YOU HAVE… Experience with grant proposals and reviews French fluency A Master’s degree in a relevant field YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL IF. . . You know what you’re doing You have experience not only crunching the numbers but also articulating what they mean and how they can be useful in understanding the international nonprofit financial field. You get under the hood Our team digs deep. They jump on planes if they have to. The integrity of our financial data is a core value, so your attention to detail must be impeccable. You’re flexible, a quick responder The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. You can react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot. You like special projects and learning new things. You’re a problem solver and strategic thinker; you connect all the dots We find ways of getting it done at charity: water. We don’t invest time on why it can’t be done. You know how to articulate and roll out solutions, recognizing there are many solutions to the same problem. You find new and effective ways to streamline and create processes to increase efficiency. Your passport has many stamps You have worked and traveled globally so you are comfortable dealing with a myriad of people and situations. You have a team ethos You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments. You get things done You're a multitasking machine. You follow through on every request, no matter how big or small. You keep your cool under pressure and know how to prioritize your responsibilities. And when you need help, you’re not afraid to ask. TEAM OVERVIEW The Program Finance team works cross-departmentally to support the grant budgeting process and timely implementation of water projects. Reviewing all water partner proposals the Program Finance team ensures the financial integrity of our entire portfolio through a holistic auditing process. ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW At charity: water, our team of world chargers believe that water changes everything. As a non-profit organization, we work to bring sustainable solutions, providing clean and safe drinking water, to those in developing countries. In 13 years, we’ve been able to bring healthier living conditions to over 10 million people in 28 countries. With the inner makings of a mid-size tech startup, we’re reinventing charity through endless innovation and contagious passion. When we’re not eating pizza, gathering for Bagel Breakfasts, or Friendsgiving Feasts, we’re working side-by-side to create beautifully crafted stories and a powerful brand that inspires a whole new kind of generosity. .
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to work in our Web Platforms/Services team. This team provides enterprise platforms, tools, and other resources that facilitate the economical creation of standards-based websites, web applications, and mobile applications. This position would help implement and promote industry best-practices around continuous integration/delivery, deployment and orchestration, monitoring/alerting, and optimizing delivery of services across on-premises and cloud toolkits. This position will have an opportunity to learn while you work as part of a team to support services that are used by students, faculty, staff, researchers and others across the world. DoIT is a large and complex organization that provides information technology services to UW-Madison, the UW System and other non-profit agencies. DoIT employs approximately 600 staff and has a budget of approximately $100 million. The Division of Information Technology provides technology services to the University of Wisconsin -Madison and a more limited set of services to UW System and other units of State government. This position offers a robust State of Wisconsin Benefits Package, a competitive salary and is located on the beautiful campus of UW-Madison, within a community consistently ranked among the best places to live in the nation. Required qualifications: Minimum 1 year professional experience with site reliability engineering, software engineering, or systems engineering. Experience with version control systems (e. g. , git). Knowledge of DevOps and other CI/CD tools and techniques. Demonstrated desire to learn new things. Excellent problem-solving skills. .