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Program Manager

San Mateo, CA | Operations

Job Description

Rafter, Inc., the leading course materials management platform, lowers the cost of education by providing colleges and universities with much needed tools to manage the rapidly changing world of course materials on campus. To learn more visit www.rafter.com and watch our video. Rafter evolved from BookRenter.com, the first online textbook rental site, launched in 2008 with a mission to make education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 80% off the retail price. Rafter is one of the few private ed tech companies that is truly lowering the cost of higher education for students. By working directly with more than 300 schools to turn the painful and archaic process of managing course materials into a low cost, student-centric service, Rafter has saved students more than $240m. By taking an enterprise approach to course materials management, the Rafter Course Materials Network takes a more holistic approach that provides colleges and universities with a path to discover, adopt, distribute and manage physical and digital course materials. 500+ schools run on Rafter!

http://www.rafter.com/

http://www.bookrenter.com/



 
Program Manager


Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead cross-functional teams to successfully deliver business objectives for complex and cross-functional programs   
  • Develop strong partnerships with functional leaders to drive focus on the strategic program objectives and optimize program delivery.
  • Translate business objectives into execution strategy (tactical and strategic), lead and successfully execute the strategy through strong collaboration and agile leadership
  • Understand cross-team dependencies, highlight potential risks and act as a bridge between all organizations in the company.   
  • Ensure communication and alignment across teams contributing to common program goals.
  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent programs from delivering on program objectives
  • Provide “go to” leadership, transparency and visibility to the entire organization
  • Innovate and contribute to the evolution of our Agile Program Management


Experience/Skills Required:

  • 5+ years of production, product, or program management experience on progressively increasing in complexity in a start up or small to medium business environment
  • Thorough understanding of the Rafter business and the ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in all program aspects
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering multiple programs simultaneously
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment
  • Naturally organized, analytical and detail oriented.  Energetic self-starter passionate about professional integrity and excellence with a positive attitude and contagious enthusiasm
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members alike
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while being flexible and responding to changing business and conditions
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with multiple functions in both areas of business and technology, including finance, legal, operations,  product,  engineering, and support.

 

Read more about our success.

Rafter Experiences 1,400 Percent Annual Revenue Growth in On-Campus Commerce -  

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/schools-running-rafter-platform-saved-133056097.html

 

To learn more about Rafter, visit us on the web at www.rafter.com.

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