Community and Education Champion
Job Details
Experienced
Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 50%
Day
Education
Community and Education Champion

Position Summary:

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
  • Hybrid work schedule available after 90-day onboarding
  • Plus more!

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, this individual will join a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization that values creative thinking, with a focus on meeting and exceeding goals.  This role envisioned to manage and drive our company’s Impact Plan.  There are the links between marketing, sales, content, academic officers and our community partners.  They have extensive knowledge regarding education (PreK-12 preferably) and can readily apply knowledge.  They stay current on educational policies, government structure and initiatives.  They provide messaging of the company’s mission, vision & values to various audiences to develop key partnerships across company and community relations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Copywriting and messaging to varying targets – Write, edit and message advocating for educators, community partners, government officials and employees.
  • Speech writing, press releases and email correspondences
  • Knowledgeable and skilled at social media messaging – up to date with the newest trends
  • Plan various size events in person and virtually – possible travel
  • Film skills – can create quick videos capturing messages to enhance purpose/vision/mission
  • Manages appointment schedule to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency by managing emails and calendar; planning and scheduling meetings, teleconferences, conferences, and travel (domestic and international).
  • Organize strategic partners within our CRM System and create dashboards to measure ownership
  • Welcome guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Represents the company by attending community facing meetings when available; communicates approved messages reinforcing the company’s policies, takes accurate notes and synthesize concise summaries.
Qualifications

General Competencies:

  • Community, Customer, Employee, Partners Focus: Making customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships; creating and executing plans and solutions in collaboration with the customer.
  • Copy writing: able to communicating effectively in varying messages to company stakeholders in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner; providing information to ensure understanding; solicits input from the audience during the communication.
  • Planning and organizing of various tasks: Establishing courses of action for self and/or others to ensure that work is completed efficiently in light of the strategies and destination of the department and/or organization.
  • Exerting Personal Influence: Persuading others to support or agree with an idea, issue, or position.
  • Acting with Integrity: Maintaining a commitment to honesty; models social, ethical, and organizational values; firmly adhering to codes of conduct and ethical principles.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of
  • excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Knowledge of the business: understands value from a customer perspective; stays informed;
    • understands the organization; understands the educational market
  • Building Value-Based Relationships: explores opportunities for relationships; identifies
    • relationship needs; facilitated mutual agreement; develops credibility; maintains open lines of
    • communication

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree (PreK-12 teaching experience preferred).
  • High proficiency of written language (grammar, editing, fact checking, synthesizing).
  • Effective interpersonal and verbal communication.
  • Presents skillfully to all audiences.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (includes Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.).
  • Time Management: prioritize and plan effectively to meet goals.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Acts with integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to execute multiple projects in a deadline driven environment.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service internally and externally.
  • Establishes effective business partnerships.
  • Ability to focus on changing and challenging situations while bringing pertinent items to a close.
  • Sets realistic short- and long-term goals.
  • Conceptualize and create solutions and projects from abstractions.
  • Ability to capture the essence of a concept or project and envision applicable circumstances.
  • Capable of envisioning the “big picture” and finding the median between concepts and finished project.
  • Listens attentively and hears accurately.
  • Capacity to recognize patterns, similarities and differences in projects, procedures and documentation.
  • Provides timely and accurate information.
  • Ability to mass produce projects as needed.
  • Consistently executes plans with a high level of accuracy and quality.
  • Implements and monitors experimental projects, goals and ideas.
  • Displays initiative and sense of urgency with persistency.
  • Capability to engage new ideas and assist with innovative projects and concepts.
  • Displays a talent to interject as needed and create solutions.
  • Works to high standards of excellence.
  • Flexibility with hours (some nights, weekends required).

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional travel by automobile or possible plane.
  • Sit for extended periods of time, including at a computer.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Possible travel as needed.
  • Repetitive hand and wrist movements for frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.

Work Conditions:

  • General office environment.

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Teacher Created Materials is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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