Academic Officer
Job Details
Remote / Home Office - ,
Fully Remote
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Road Warrior

Teacher Created Materials is a 45-year old, award-winning publisher of educational and trade books and digital products.  Recent growth has necessitated hiring an Academic Officer in our Professional Learning department to support our professional development services and to facilitate sales.

Teacher Created Materials offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off plus Company Holidays
  • Generous 401(K) Match
  • Generous Childcare and Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Plus more

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, this individual will join a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization that values creative thinking, with a focus on meeting and exceeding goals.

Position Summary:

Academic Officers serve as a link between marketing, sales, and the content development departments. They have extensive knowledge regarding education and the education market and can readily apply that knowledge. They stay current on educational research, curriculum and instruction, and education policies and initiatives. They also have a depth of expertise in one or more key curricular areas. They support regional sales teams by developing key partnerships with customers at the school and district level.  They provide professional development and assist in recruiting and developing a network of regional trainers. 

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develop national presentations and provide professional development for Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources as well as for our imprints, Shell Education and Free Spirit publishing. 
  • Grow new and existing markets and assist in generating revenue by building partnerships with customers at the district and state level.
    • Attend key sales calls and conduct sales presentations
    • Work with sales consultants and regional managers to facilitate product sales pilots, adoptions, and key initiatives in key school districts.
  • Write conference proposals and present at national and regional conferences as requested.
  • Actively recruit, train, and support regionally based trainers and consultants.
  • Train sales representatives on Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources and those from all imprints.
  • Provide executive reports that report and synthesize market trends and topics.
  • Act as a liaison among marketing, sales, and content development departments by serving as a product expert, consulting on product development, aligning products with needs, and providing positioning support during the development of marketing materials.
  • Create professional development and implementation plans.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Master’s Degree
    • ED.D. or PH.D. in Education a plus.
  • Required Knowledge:
    • Curriculum development and implementation
    • State specific standards, including standards developed by organizations such as NCTM, NCSS, ILA, NSTA and others.
    • Educational leadership or administration experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in the field of education with positions of increasing responsibility, including at the district level.


  • Ability to design and deliver effective professional development 
  • Develop and maintain relationships at multiple levels in educational systems
  • Must be skilled in Microsoft office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Well organized
  • Accurate and attentive to details
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Walk, sit, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Carry company products to and from meetings and training sessions.
  • Carry up to 50 lbs.

Work Conditions:

  • General office or home office environment
  • Frequent travel by car and airplane
  • Travel 50-70% of the time


Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.