Career Corner: A January Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Happy New Year from Scholatic!

This month, we have some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also check our LinkedIn page and our Career site. (Also: check out our Talent Network! See the note at the bottom of this post.)

January's Featured Jobs:

  • Account Executive, Education Sales (Dallas/NE Texas USD)

  • Product Owner, eCommerce

  • Director of Development - Alliance For Young Artists & Writers

  • Managing Editor, Parents Online

  • Executive Editor, Early Childhood Dual Language Learning and Biliteracy

  • Digital Product Owner, Content Management

  • Strategy Manager

Account Executive, Education Sales (Dallas/NE Texas USD)

Our Education Division is seeking to hire an energetic Account Executive with educational publishing experience who can partner with schools and communities to extend literacy. Along with classroom books and instructional materials, to meet students’ needs, we provide workshops, extensive teaching resources, and work with communities and long-standing literacy partners to ensure that students receive learning support 24/7 and from birth to adulthood. Ideal candidates will have a proven outside sales record with a passion for the education market. You will have the ability to build and cultivate relationships at all levels to enhance Scholastic’s position in the marketplace. We provide a supportive team environment, top-tier products and resources to deliver what you sell.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the Lead for all identified districts

  • Develop district contacts and cultivates relationships at all levels that enhances Scholastic’s position which leads to major growth within designated accounts

  • Compile account information on organizational structure (parent and subsidiaries), buying process, compensation process, existing products/tools to produce a prospective business report identifying potential business activities necessary to close accounts

  • Maintain regular contact with account base, and increases revenue from positioning and demonstrating new and existing products, preparing appropriate RFPs, and closing the sale

  • Qualifiy new opportunities and prospects, dimensions the size of opportunities and articulates probabilities of closure

  • Maintains broad knowledge of company products and their capabilities versus the strengths/weaknesses of competitive products

  • Travel up to 60%

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Product Owner, eCommerce

Scholastic is looking for an experienced Product Owner who is passionate about creating and delivering an exceptional direct-to-consumer eCommerce experience targeting Scholastic’s 5 core constituents – Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Partners and Librarians. The Product Owner will strategize the best approach for development and oversee the work to execute and release. In this capacity, this individual will develop user stories and test scripts that drive development and test activities. The person in this role is required to demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills, working with agile development teams to drive planning and scoping of releases. The Product Owner will be hands-on, problem solving to ensure success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as project lead for all things related to creating, maintaining, and improving the eCommerce storefront.

  • Serve as Product Owner in an Agile/SCRUM-based development team, and vision holder for the UX and core experience of the product.

  • Own the product roadmap and prioritization of features and functionality. Drive and deliver the growth vision for the organization.

  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization to prioritize eCommerce roadmap. Proactively recommend and implement best practices and programs.

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Director of Development - Alliance For Young Artists & Writers

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the national nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is seeking a Director of Development to join their dynamic team. The Director of Development oversees all fundraising activities and initiatives for the Alliance—including corporate, foundation, institutional, and individual campaigns, annual fund campaigns, trusts management, endowment campaigns, in-kind donations, and special projects—in order to achieve annual budgeted fundraising goals and ensure that the Alliance’s relationships are nurtured to maximize philanthropic involvement. As a senior staff manager, the Director of Development works in close collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) and the Board of Director’s Executive Team.

How you can fit: 

  • A minimum of 5 years of broad and direct fundraising. A demonstrable track record raising major gifts and meeting fundraising goals, financial targets and deadlines.

  • Experience developing plans for organizational growth and managing budgets.

  • An energetic hands-on leader with experience managing staff at the manager level.

  • Demonstrable ability to manage and motivate Board members and volunteers and to cultivate meaningful relationships with donors and prospects.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and oral and written communications skills.

  • Computer literacy, with familiarity with fundraising software, and social media outreach.

  • Experience working for an arts/cultural institution preferred.

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Managing Editor, Parents Online

Bring your editorial talent to a website that focuses on helping parents guide their children on their learning journeys. This is the perfect opportunity for a creative, detail-oriented digital editor who’s equally adept at ideating and executing high-level content ideas and managing day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work closely with Senior Editorial Director to define and drive editorial strategy and initiatives.

  • Support Senior Editorial Director to plan and meet product and business goals.

  • Help execute day-to-day editorial operations.

  • Along with Senior Editorial Director, manage Senior and Assistant Editors as well as freelance staff (designer, editors, bloggers).

  • Manage site editorial calendar and ensure publication of fresh, timely content that appeals to our consumer base of parents. 

  • Edit and oversee writing of copy, including blogs, articles and book lists from editorial staff, bloggers and freelance writers.

  • Ideate editorial content based on seasonal and relevant themes.

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Executive Editor, Early Childhood Dual Language Learning and Biliteracy

Executive Editor, Early Childhood Dual Language Learning and Biliteracy will assist in creating innovative, research-based, developmentally appropriate learning experiences. He or she will contribute to product planning and will manage a team of content developers to bring product plans to fruition with the highest commitment to quality and efficacy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Senior Director, contribute and adhere to product plans including instructional models and editorial guidelines, working within established development schedules and project budgets.
  • Work with program authors and consultants as needed, eliciting input, managing expectations, and building rapport and enthusiasm.
  • Manage 3 editors and external freelancers and vendors as needed.
  • Maintain ongoing coordination with content leads in Early Literacy & Language and Early Math & Content Areas.
  • Build and maintain positive and productive working relationships with peers in art & design, production, marketing, finance, and operations departments.
  • Present finished products at conferences and meetings.
  • Keep current on research and trends in early childhood education and share important information with colleagues

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Digital Product Owner, Content Management

The Product Owner is required to demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skill with an understanding of how workflows and content drive business value. The person in this role will work closely with senior business stakeholders to drive planning and scoping of releases, overseeing business analysts to develop user stories and test scripts that drive development and test activities. In this capacity, the Product Owner will work with sponsors to identify roadmap alternatives, evaluate return on investment, and determine how required features best intersect with enterprise technologies. The Product Owner is hands-on in working with the team to drive releases, prepare the business for rollouts, and train and problem solve activities to ensure successful adoption.

Responsibilities include:

This Product Owner will report to the Executive Director of Portfolio Management to serve as the lead product owner for the Enterprise Content Management domain supporting strategic initiatives within the Scholastic Technology Services Group. This role will be the primary interface with business stakeholders. In this capacity, the product owner will evaluate business needs, propose recommendations, offer alternatives, and help drive definition of the MVP along with backlog prioritization. This individual will be required to stay abreast of the latest enterprise technologies in the domain, understanding how features and functions intersect with business need.

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Strategy Manager

Are you interested in working in a new analytical and strategic center of excellence for a trusted brand? Scholastic has big plans for its approaching centennial and its Data & Analytics practice is playing a pivotal role as a data driven engine for the incubation of high value strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate has a solid business head, is numerically savvy and is passionate about getting things done. The candidate will develop domain expertise for one of our major businesses across all functions, from sales and marketing, to operations and technology. The role will have the variety of strategy consulting with the satisfaction of pushing your ideas through to implementation and performance review. 

How you can fit:

  • 3 to 10 years experience, depending on seniority, functional experience in a strategic role with broad business problem-solving experience. 

  • Must have strong analytical capabilities and be experienced in at least one of these tools: Excel, SAS or R. We will test you. 

  • Exceptional at getting things done. You should shine at uncovering problems/opportunities, solving them and deploying your solution irrespective of the challenges thrown at you. 

  • The candidate must have the personality traits of a credible and relatable advisor. This role will require collaborative work with diverse internal customers and needs to maintain our group’s dedication to excellence. 

  • BA in business, engineering or other quantitative discipline from a top tier university. MBA a plus but not essential. 

  • Additional nice-to-haves: Experience in BI and data visualization tools such as Tableau, experience in data handling such as SQL or SAS EG, experience with web-analytics tools such as Omniture.

To view the complete job descriptions, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

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