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Feb 11th, 2022

Product Manager

Full Time
Pay: $107,000 - $133,000

About Nava
Our mission is to partner with government agencies to deliver digital services and infrastructure that makes programs simple, effective, and accessible to all. As a public benefit corporation, our intent is not to win as much work as we can, but to design a portfolio that makes the highest leverage progress against that mission. 

Nava has a role in every important program that serves vulnerable populations and can apply industry-level ecosystem pressure to transform service experiences, program outcomes, and agency adaptability.

Position type: Full time, exempt. 

Position summary 
Collaborating with leadership to understand and improve our product vision, communicating and pitching our vision to the Nava product team and government partners, and making sure the company is executing in the chosen product development direction. 

What you will do
Define the vision, goals, and measures of success for the products and services you manage
Work with designers, business analysts, and technical leads to discover and synthesize market research, user needs, business requirements, and technical approaches
Define the direction, scope, and priority of projects, from high level initiatives to specific features, user stories, and business metrics
Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and ship projects
Proactively socialize, iterate on, and build buy-in for product initiatives with the team, government partners, and other contractors
Collaborate with the project management team to prioritize roadmap and inbound units of work
Represent Nava’s outcome-centric and user-centric approach in discovery meetings with agencies and contractors
Understand and communicate the needs of end users and population segments we serve and government partners we work with
Measure product progress towards business goals or user needs and translate data insights into action
Make tactical decisions to improve the design, define requirements, and generate stakeholder buy-in for our desired path forward

Required skills
At least four (4) years of experience as a Product Manager of a cross-functional team
Experience running and/or shipping consumer web applications
Ability to generate very strong product plans and build buy-in across the team, our government partners, and other contractors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills for technical, user experience, and project management trade-offs; enthusiastic communicator
Strong bias towards action; ability to step up into team gaps and ambiguous situations to structure the team’s action plan
Ability to execute with incomplete information; great product instincts and an ability to create order from divergent needs
Ability to define a product objective, and logically reverse engineer the path and communications to achieve the objective
Ability to identify market trends and shifts that will affect product direction, and updating plans based on future expectations
An adaptive, empathetic, collaborative, and positive mindset

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Compensation Target is between $107,000- $133,000 DOE

Other requirements
● Residency: Lived in United States at least 3 years out of the last 5 years
● Clearance: Able to attain and maintain Public Trust clearance or higher
(An active green card or citizenship is required). 

Perks working with NAVA
● 20 days of PTO accrued, 13 days paid federal holidays, 5 floating holidays, unlimited sick leave
● NAVA covers 90% of medical premiums & 100% of  vision & dental premiums for their employees
● 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave and weekly meal deliveries during leave
● 401k contributions match at 4% of your salary
● Flexible work arrangements
● $1000 new home office set up budget and monthly phone allowance
● $2,000 annual tuition and professional development  budget
● Equity stock options
● Employee referral program
● Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
● Life and Accidental Death 
● Diverse, inclusive, highly collaborative and vibrant culture fostering remote work! 

Remote or from one of Nava’s offices in DC or San Francisco.

Remote work locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington.

*If you are not living in one of the states listed above, unfortunately, you will not be considered for a position at this time. 

Nava PBC equal opportunity employer that is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, age, gender, religious or political beliefs, national origin or heritage, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran or any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion not only reflects our values as a public benefit corporation but also enriches our ability to do our work. Learn more about where we are today and hope to be by 2025.

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We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States. 
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