Product Governance Manager

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Adelphi, MD
Marketing and Communications
Full time

Product Governance Manager

Office of Strategic Enrollment Management

Exempt, Regular, Full Time, Pay Grade 3.3

Job Location: Hybrid/Adelphi, MD

The University of Maryland Global Campus is building a student- and market-focused product management function to help steer the strategic direction of the University.  The Product Governance Manager will manage product development administration by orchestrating monthly governance meeting activities, including agendas, document libraries, reports, and communications. The Manager will also compile research from various online and subscription sources to contribute to reports and presentations. The Manager will work across functions, departments, and organizational levels, as well as within the marketing and admissions department, to establish effective working relationships and ensure smooth operations of the product management practice.


  • Supports the Director of Product Management within the marketing department by performing administrative, communications and research functions.

  • Process Management: Facilitate the entire product management process to ensure its seamless operation, identifying areas of improvement, and implementing enhancements as required.

  • Reporting: Regularly compile, analyze, and present data to help the executive and operational teams make informed decisions.

  • Portfolio Management: Maintain an organized view of all products, their stages, and health.

  • Document Management: Ensure all product-related documents are stored, updated, and easily accessible. Maintain intranet and training content.  Collect and assemble competitive, market, and internal data to contribute to documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Feedback Loop: Compile and distribute governance meeting notes, communicating governance outcomes and tracking follow-up action items. Collaborate with product managers to solicit and incorporate feedback into improving the process.

  • Organize and lead internal stakeholder meetings as required.

  • Utilize online platforms and tools to facilitate the product management process.

  • Other job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Marketing, or a related field.

  • Five (5) to Seven (7) years in product management, project management or business management


  • Administrative, Marketing, Communications

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively implement planning and organizational skills to carry out and follow through with assignments for a new functional marketing area in which no clear precedents exist.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both orally and in writing to a diverse group of staff and faculty to carry out multiple assignments and plan accordingly to manage monthly governance meeting support functions.

  • Internet research: ability to search for and assemble large amounts of information in a concise and user-friendly format.

  • Ability to learn new online systems and tools.

  • Excellent project management, administrative and meeting management skills

  • Microsoft Office applications - Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Preferred Education and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience working with the following: SharePoint, data visualization tools (e.g., Power BI), project management platforms (e.g., Smartsheet), IPEDS data.

  • Higher education/academia background



All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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