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Product Manager, Political Fundraising & Compliance

Location Preference: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

Product Manager at NGP VAN is responsible for delivering minimum lovable products that meet our customer needs and company goals. Product focus area is NGP, which covers political fundraising, compliance, and base-level accounting. You will be expected to analyze user problems, assess user/customer needs, document conditions of acceptance and collaborate closely with team members. This position has no direct reports, but carries a great deal of influence by building and fostering trust among team members, customers and stakeholders. This position oversees team product planning and shepherds product development efforts by working closely with cross-functional team members. Successful product managers are able to build team consensus, gain trust at all levels of the organization, resolve conflict by listening first, I.N.V.E.S.T. in good user stories, and deliver value to our customers.  

What you’ll be doing and ideally be good at

  • Extremely curious and do in-depth competitive research, user interviews, usability testing, and analysis to empathize and advocate needs on behalf of our users. 
  • Closely collaborate with product leadership to update and groom the product backlog. This work involves ensuring backlog items are correctly prioritized, organized, and are accurate to ensure team efficiency.
  • Identify and negotiate minimum viable product solutions that will provide the highest value to current and prospective customers.
  • 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. 
  • Be a positive voice and evangelist for our company products, services and tools.
  • Be comfortable translating domain knowledge, client goals and customer needs into effective user stories. 
  • Excel at clearly defining the who, what, why (value statement to our user) and requirements that have clear, testable acceptance criteria. 
  • 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.
  • Be a master prioritizer, who can organize and understand a wide variety of projects and demands efficiently and communicate chosen priorities to a team.
  • Strong emotional intelligence to build consensus and influence decisions  

Actual Minimum Requirements

  • Understand and support overall company/product visions, as well as minute details; able to balance business and customer objectives
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

Bonus Points

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner or ScrumMaster
  • Experience working with a Scrum team or agile development shop
  • Previous experience working with a political or nonprofit consulting firm
  • Experience with political fundraising, compliance, banking or accounting software 


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