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Join us in improving democracy through increased transparency in campaign finance. MapLight believes everyone deserves an equal voice in our democracy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Senior Product Manager

MapLight, an innovative, award-winning nonprofit that builds software to improve democracy, is seeking a Product Manager to join our team. MapLight specializes in software to help cities and states provide transparency in campaign finance and lobbying. This role will be working on a project for a government client. This position is full-time and remote within the U.S.

In this role you will:

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to understand client business processes and needs, translating them into software requirements and specifications.

  • Create user stories, wireframes, and other documents to clarify and expand on client requirements.

  • Actively maintain documentation of business processes and needs over time.

  • Work in close collaboration with the engineering team to translate client requirements to tasks, manage a project backlog, and schedule engineering tasks.

  • Participate in meetings about product features and project updates.

  • Become a subject matter expert in the business domains our products cover, such as campaign finance and lobbying disclosure.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum five years of product management experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working on large systems and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.

  • Strong knowledge of modern software development practices and experience with software development in an agile environment.

  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders including clients and external teams.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to translate feedback into deliverables.

  • Formal project management experience or certification is a plus.

  • Willingness to develop detailed expertise in political influence data, elections data, and other areas of MapLight’s work.

Candidates who are a good fit for this position will be highly organized and enjoy keeping track of small details.

 

Salary & Benefits

This position is full-time and remote within the U.S., with preference for applicants within California and able to attend some in-person meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. The salary for this position is $100,000 to $150,000 depending on experience. This position includes a generous benefits package that includes paid vacation, health, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement matching. A four-day schedule (Monday through Thursday) may be possible within the constraints of project responsibilities.

 

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@maplight.org with the subject line “[Your Name] - Product Manager”. If you have questions or require accommodation in the scheduling, interviewing, or hiring stage, please send us an email at jobs@maplight.org.

About MapLight

MapLight designs, builds, and operates software and data systems to improve democracy and advance policies in the public interest. We specialize in transparency for campaign finance, lobbying, and other forms of political influence. We serve governments, nonprofits, and other organizations seeking transparency, accountability, and other positive social impacts.

We believe that everyone deserves an equal voice in our democracy. We support reducing the influence of special interests on government, protecting and strengthening the institutions of democracy, and providing a just society, economy, and environment for everyone. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan.

MapLight is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and value a diversity of lived experiences and perspectives that will help further the democracy-oriented work we do. As such, MapLight is committed to an inclusive workplace in all aspects of employment operations; from recruiting, hiring, promoting, training and professional development, compensation, benefits, to discipline, and terms of employment. We know that research shows some applicants – more often underrepresented applicants – downplay their skills. If your experience doesn’t exactly match the qualifications listed but you can shine in this role, we want to hear from you. Please apply and tell us why you’re the right person for the job!

MapLight does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, country of origin, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, political affiliation, exercising one’s right to family care and medical leave, medical condition, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are not offering U.S. visa sponsorship at this time. Black & Indigenous people of color, immigrants, LGBTQI+ individuals, folks with disabilities, neuro-diverse people and formerly incarcerated people are highly encouraged to apply.

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