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Edquity
emoji of a pushpinNew York, NY, Remote-USemoji of a money bag$85 - 100k
emoji of a woman of coloremoji of a man15 total on the teamemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a woman 5 women in techemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a person of color 9 people of color in tech

Emergency aid and resources for students in need.

Edquity is an anti-poverty technology company that helps colleges improve students’ basic needs and financial security by increasing access to emergency resources and funding. To help students, including the 3 million who drop out every year due to a time sensitive financial crisis, Edquity provides partner colleges with a white-labeled mobile app and web platform that helps students overcome financial emergencies. With Edquity, students can apply for emergency cash grants, discover emergency resources, receive personalized financial management, and more.

In the wake of COVID-19, students need Edquity more than ever, and Edquity is quickly scaling to ensure it can support millions of students during this terrible crisis.

Edquity has raised over $6.5MM in funding from some of the leading impact and postsecondary success investors and has also received support from foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Job Overview:

Edquity seeks a Product Manager to build products that fight poverty. The Product Manager will guide product initiatives from conception to launch, constantly advocating for our student users. Grounded by a deep understanding of systemic inequities in this country, this position will collaborate with technologists, designers, and researchers to measurably improve outcomes for students.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish a deep understanding of the barriers to postsecondary success in this country
  • Build consensus around impactful features, write product specs, commission primary research, iterate on feedback, prioritize the backlog, and ship often
  • Develop and analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Understand the strategic and competitive landscape among similar financial solutions to position Edquity as an industry leader
  • Support partner relationships to highlight Edquity’s impact and catalyze fundraising efforts
  • Continually review academic literature on higher education, cash transfers, emergency aid, and workforce to orient solutions

Qualifications:

  • Experience in a product management role building software solutions

  • Experience shipping and iterating on impactful products in collaboration with cross-functional teams

  • Record of setting and measuring against useful success metrics

  • An understanding of and passion for our product and the problems it works to solve for college students facing basic needs insecurities

  • Track record of thoughtful verbal and written communication with users and clients

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • A high level of empathy

  • Experience with data analysis methods and tools like SQL and R a plus

Benefits:

  • Fully Paid Health Insurance (Medical/Vision/Dental)

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 11 Paid Company Holidays

  • Generous Parental Leave Benefits

  • 401k matching

  • Professional Development Stipend

  • Potential for Equity

  • Many others!

Edquity provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

Edquity's values, including our commitment to enhancing equity and being anti-racist, are contingent on making sure our team represents the students we are serving. As a result, we strive to equally and equitably value and care for people of all different backgrounds and identities, including both our staff and the thousands of students we support.

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