Product Manager - Reading Is Fundamental #2022-2743

Location US-DC-Washington, DC
Job ID


Product Manager


As the Product Manager for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), you will develop and execute roadmaps to enhance and expand our digital portfolio, translate user feedback into actionable product enhancements for the development team, and ensure our digital properties run efficiently and effectively. In partnership with children’s literacy experts and the RIF leaders of marketing and programs and content, you will create strategies to ensure we have a diverse, engaging, stable, and sustainable digital portfolio. The current portfolio is comprised of four products and is a mix of successful and well-established web-based products and applications ( and Skybrary) and emerging open-access resources (Literacy Central and Literacy Network).

RIF is a collaborative and passionate team dedicated to creating a literate America. Your work will ensure our digital products provide measurable value for educators, children, and families, are easy and fun to use, and evolve to support learners with equitable access to high-quality and engaging content anytime, anywhere.


The Work You’ll Do

  • With a user-centered approach, evaluate the current digital portfolio to identify and prioritize needed feature enhancements; develop and implement product roadmaps; manage product enhancements with our engineering team; and create future capabilities, for example, scaling up to support middle school learners.
  • Establish systems to gather qualitative and quantitative user feedback, conduct market trend analysis, and analyze relevant site data to develop high-quality integrated digital experiences that meet our users’ needs and stakeholder requirements.
  • Manage enhancements to our content management system (Drupal) that supports the majority of the digital portfolio.
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure our digital portfolio remains relevant and adapts to the rapidly changing digital environment.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to the Web Content Associate.


What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • As the Product Manager, you will own the strategy for our entire suite of digital products, build from our strong network of active and engaged users, and usher our organization into the next era of what educators and children need to succeed through reading.
  • You’ll work alongside an innovative team of professionals passionate about reaching learners to support a culture of literacy and deliver collective impact nationwide.
  • Throughout our 55-year history, RIF has been a champion of racial justice and equity through literacy. Your work will ensure that our products support reducing the gap in reading performance among underrepresented student populations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 7-10 years of experience in all aspects of product development.
  • Proven track record of managing a variety of technology platforms.
  • Demonstrated success with project management, project budgeting, and vendor relations.
  • Experience working with key stakeholders to define product requirements based on business objectives and stakeholder input.
  • Understanding of content management systems; Drupal is preferred.
  • Experience in K-12 education or consumer-based children’s products is preferred.


Salary, Work Environment, and Benefits

  • The budgeted salary range for this position is $110K- $120K.
  • RIF supports our employees’ work-life balance. You’ll enjoy a hybrid work schedule that balances the flexibility of working from home with the synergy of working alongside your co-workers in the office.
  • RIF offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental & vision plans, generous annual leave, a 403(b) plan with company contribution, and company-paid life and disability.


About Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. We believe every child deserves an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential. Literacy opens doors and enables every child the chance to live their own journey. Through partnerships with book publishers, volunteers, community groups, organizations, and like-minded corporations, we have distributed more than 420 million books and impacted the lives of more than 72 million children in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.


To Apply

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.


Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Lilly Khan at with “RIF – Product Manager #2022-2743 SA” as the subject.


Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Lead Product Owner,  Senior Product Manager , Product Owner.


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