Product Owner

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About APDS 
 
Founded in 2014, APDS’s mission is to prepare every justice-impacted individual for a living  wage job. APDS is the career readiness platform for all justice impacted individuals to attain a  living wage job. APDS has proven success through its “Whole Human Framework” which is a  proprietary curriculum delivering assessments and plans that motivate, engage, educate, and  equip these individuals in their pursuit to empower themselves and strengthen society. APDS  leverages innovative technology to create a managed learning environment that fosters growth  and certifies career-readiness. 
 
APDS is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and certified B-Corporation, with a business model  that never charges incarcerated individuals or their friends and families for its technology or  services. Currently, APDS products and services are deployed in over 150+ facilities across 17  states -- and growing. You can learn more about APDS work by visiting: www.apds.works
 
About the Position 
 
The Opportunity 
APDS is growing and we are looking for an experienced Product Owner to roll up their sleeves  to achieve the following outcomes: 
 
1Collaborate and execute on the product strategy resulting in significant increases in  product adoption, outcomes, and renewal. 
2. Increase the quality and timeliness of product delivery by writing and vetting high quality requirements, user stories, business rules and acceptance criteria 
 
The Product Owner will own key elements of strategy, execution, delivery, and growth for  APDS’s platform that will accelerate APDS’s position as the transformative provider of digital  programming services for justice-involved individuals. The Product Owner will report to the  Director of Product and work closely with development, implementation, and support teams to  analyze, define and manage product development. 
 
The Product Owner will ensure that APDS prioritizes, builds, and delivers our product suite in a  cohesive and timely manner to create growth and traction of our solution in Departments of  Corrections, Jails, Parole, Probation, and alternatives to incarceration across the country. 
 
Responsibilities 
• Own the agile product lifecycle for assigned product(s), delivering on the product  roadmap 
• Define, prioritize, and release user product features in the form of user stories,  requirements, and specifications working closely with the Scrum team
• Develop high-quality documentation, including requirements, release notes, product  training, user support, and sales support materials 
• Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of the platform 
• Continually develop and refine an understanding of the market, end user, and customer  needs 
• Collaborate with Technology teams to develop products on release schedules
• Collaborate with other product teammates in feature definition, cross-product planning,  and joint release planning 
• Support go-to-market activities including launch planning 
 
Qualifications and Experience 
• 2+ years in B2B/enterprise Product Ownership experience or commensurate experience  being responsible for backlog creation, management and prioritization. 
• In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodologies
• Exceptional judgment in weighing the tradeoffs among time to market, budget, and  product features that maximizes ROI 
• Very strong communication, written and verbal 
• Excellent project management skills, particularly the ability to handle multiple priorities,  stakeholders and workstreams 
• Product Owner certification is preferred but not required (e.g. CSPO, PSPO).
• Experience and understanding of education in a correctional context is preferred but not  required. 
• Experience managing education platforms (e.g., learning management systems, student  information systems, educational assessment and/or analytical systems) preferred but  not required. 
• Track record of being conscientious, reliable, and a self-starter. 
• Belief in APDS’s mission to reduce recidivism and improve the life chances of  incarcerated learners and returning citizens 
 
Salary and Benefits 
• ADPS offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a generous  benefits package. 
• Salary Range $75-80k 
 
Basic Expectations for All APDS Employees
• Belief in APDS’s mission to reduce recidivism and improve the life chances of  incarcerated learners and returning citizens 
• Honesty
• Responsibility
• Communication - clear, concise, and timely communication is essential.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer 
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, APDS is committed to creating a workplace that respects  and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We strongly encourage candidates who represent the communities we serve to apply.

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