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13 Jul 2017

Instructional Support Professional Learning Consultant

The Great Books Foundation
 Anywhere

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Consultant acts as a trainer/liaison for teachers, administrators, schools, districts and the Great Books Foundation (GBF) sales team. The Consultant teaches classes that train leaders for GBF programs, and provides support for these programs through demonstrations and consultations at the school and district level. The Consultant assists in promoting, developing, and expanding Great Books programs, and builds and develops relationships with new and existing customers.

This a remote position. The Consultant will travel extensively (around 100-150 days annually) throughout the East Coast, with the majority of work centered in the New York City metro area.  Occasional domestic and international travel is required.  The hours of work are irregular, with periods of activity varying on a seasonal basis.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Trains leaders in Shared Inquiry method of inquiry-based discussion and supports them with GBF programs, especially high-priority implementations and partners focused on school improvement
  • Assists in the promotion and expansion of GBF programs through on-site demonstrations, administrators’ briefings, customer outreach, field calls, conference attendance, etc.
  • Contributes creatively to the Foundation’s work in education, such as developing and customizing training offerings and events, assisting with new product development, etc.
  • Liaises with the sales and support team in preparation of scheduled trainings and events, utilizing company CRM tool
  • Completes summary reports and follow up as needed at the end of each training and event
  • Seeks to obtain a current working knowledge of GBF products by attending meetings, sales events, and trainings to keep abreast of latest developments
  • Learns about new educational initiatives, products and services, competitors’ products and services, with a focus on impacts to the NY market
  • Ability to proactively react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of a B.A. and a master’s degree in a related liberal arts field (languages, education, etc.), plus at least 3-5 years of teaching experience (with adults and/or K-12 students) required
  • Previous demonstrated ability to flexibly teach and present to multiple types of learners on the fly–for example, expertly training K-12 students, teachers, and volunteers in the same setting
  • High level of effective written and oral communication skills to various audiences, preferably composed of administrators, teachers, volunteers, and others
  • Pronounced ability to collaborate, communicate, and work in a team environment
  • Timely follow up and a high attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate effectively remotely via e-mail and other web-based formats and to use GBF systems and tools, such as CRM and online course tools

Ability to work autonomously, calling on support from peers or supervisor as needed, along with proven problem-solving savvy to work towards customer satisfaction

How to Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@greatbooks.org.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.

Job expires in 17 days.

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