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Technical Product Manager, Nonprofits and Fundraising

Somerville, MA

Position Summary

This position has a great deal of influence by building and fostering trust among team members, customers and management. This position oversees product planning for individual products or features and shepherds short-term development efforts by working closely with a cross-functional Scrum development team. Product area of of focus is supporting non-profit fundraising, membership development, and engagement in our enterprise-level CRM.

What you’ll be doing and ideally be good at

  • You will work closely and collaboratively with Product Directors to update and groom the product backlog. This work involves ensuring Scrum issues are correctly prioritized, organized, and are accurate to ensure team efficiency.
  • You will identify and negotiate minimum viable product solutions that will provide the highest value to current and prospective customers.
  • You will support team members in whatever task or role necessary to help deliver team commitments, solve problems or resolve impediments to keep the project on track. This work may include testing, creating wireframes, serving as a Product Owner for certain features and training other team members.
  • You will be a positive voice and evangelist for our company products, services and tools.
  • You should be comfortable translating domain knowledge, client goals and customer needs into effective user stories. 
  • You excel at clearly defining the who, what, why (value statement to our user) and requirements that have clear, testable acceptance criteria. 
  • You are able to recognize and manage problems when they arise, solve them quickly and efficiently. You understand the need to compromise and understand tradeoffs to keep progress moving.
  • You're a master prioritizer, who can organize and understand a wide variety of projects and demands efficiently and communicate chosen priorities to a team.
  • You look forward to developing a strong relationship and trust with each team member across cross-departmental teams (including UX, Engineering, DBA). You want to understand what motivates them, how they think things are going, what concerns they have, and how much time it will take to build feature x.

Actual Minimum Requirements

  • Understand and support overall company/product visions, as well as minute details; able to balance business objectives and customer objectives
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Must be able to travel at least 2 to 3 times a year; mostly in North American and/or to international client locations such as Great Britain, Bermuda, etc.

Bonus Points

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner or ScrumMaster
  • Experience working with a Scrum team or agile development shop
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns or nonprofits
  • Experience with enterprise-level CRMs and engagement channels

About Us

NGP VAN is the world’s leading political technology firm, providing campaign and organizing technology to Democrats, progressives, and non-partisan organizations. We offer an integrated platform that combines the best fundraising, compliance, organizing, and digital products available.

Our company built the voter contact and volunteer management tools used by Obama for America. Nearly every State Democratic Party in the United States distributes our VoteBuilder tools to Democrats up and down the ticket, and we provide industry-leading organizing tools that enable labor unions, environmental groups, pro-choice advocates, civil rights activists, and progressive political parties to win their campaigns around the world. Our fundraising and compliance software is used by the majority of Democrats from the Presidential level on down, and our fast-growing digital platform has become the most-used toolset for Democratic campaigns as well.

NGP VAN has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for seven years in a row, and one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area by both the Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. We are a successful and growing company that cares about our employees’ career advancement. NGP VAN is an open-minded, flexible workplace that values learning and contributions of many different kinds.


The position offers competitive compensation and a strong benefits package. NGP VAN prides itself on being a progressive workplace; we have a fun and inclusive company culture, where we value teamwork, professional development, and work-life balance. We have your usual tech company perks whether you are a veteran or just getting started in your career, including relaxing (often) and winning (occasionally) on a softball field, happy hour in the office on Fridays, generous parental leave, enjoying periodic company retreats to warm places with beaches, and casual Friday every day.

How to Apply

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