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31 May 2023

Instructional Support Manager of Educational Partnerships – Southern California

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Job Description

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is seeking a Manager of Educational Partnerships who will work to support our overall sales growth, market penetration, and implementation goals in Southern California. The ideal candidate is an experienced California educator who brings strong literacy expertise and a commitment to both our pedagogy and expanding Collaborative Classroom’s growth.  Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for developing a sales strategy that will enable you to meet an annual revenue goal for your assigned territory.

Who We Are: 

Founded in 1980, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to become highly literate critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another. Our research-based curricula help children appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, learn to agree and disagree respectfully, and think critically about big ideas. Our work currently impacts 40 thousand classrooms, 328 thousand teachers, and 8 million students daily across the country, raising student grades and test scores, while building relationships and bolstering student and teacher engagement.

Internally, our culture reflects our philosophy in the classrooms by creating a work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, and respect for all differences that each individual brings to our organization.

What You’ll Do:

If you live in Southern California, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom is seeking a Manager of Educational Partnerships (MEP).  The Southern California MEP will report to a regional director and will be part of a dynamic relationship-building sales team focused on making an impact in school districts across the country. The overall goal for this position is to increase the number of Collaborative Classroom implementations within Southern California by:

  • Developing and nurturing relationships with school districts that lead to meeting or exceeding assigned revenue goals.
  • Researching and understanding local district funding and initiatives, aligning Collaborative Classroom programs to support those needs, and assisting schools and districts with quotes,  purchase orders, and professional learning plans.
  • Collaborating to organize online sales campaigns, planning and facilitating presale events at a territory, regional, and national level.
  • Working with schools and district leaders to pilot Collaborative Classroom programs.
  • Partnering with current customers on implementation, professional learning support, and expanding Collaborative Classroom programs within the district.

Who You Are & Keys to Success:

To be successful in this job, you will excel in three key areas:

  • Relationship-building: You develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.  You have excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting with educators and key decision-makers while leveraging your established contacts and strong networking skills.
  • Drive to achieve results:  You are a self-starter and are goal-driven.  You have a track record of accomplishing ambitious goals and getting results even when there are obstacles. You set a high bar and meet it because you think three (or 30) steps ahead to anticipate hurdles and come up with pragmatic solutions. You plan backward and involve stakeholders appropriately.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion:  You understand the importance of and prioritize the role of addressing systemic inequities in internal and external interactions and are committed to contributing to a culture that fosters equitable processes, practices, and experiences.

Additional requirements include:

  • Currently residing in Southern California
  • 5 years of experience in K-12 teaching, coaching, and/or administration
  • Basic relationship-sales knowledge
  • Knowledge of K–8 pedagogy and best practices in literacy instruction
  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory and occasionally nationally
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Data savvy and able to prioritize, plan and execute sales strategies in assigned territory and in a fast-paced work environment
  • Technology Skills: Facility with Google Suite, Mac OS, and shared filing systems; NetSuite, Salesforce (preferred)

Education, Certification: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Teaching Credential (preferred)
  • Administrative Credential (preferred)
  • Master’s/Doctorate (preferred)

Physical demands: 

  • Lift at least 25 pounds 
  • Car available 

Compensation: $99,262 – $101,287 a year

This is the pay range for this position that we reasonably expect to pay. Individual compensation is based on various factors, including experience, education, skillset, and geographic location. This range is for the California location  and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas. 

In addition, a bonus program for this position includes a 4% bonus on revenue between $600K and $2 million and a 5% bonus on all revenue earned above $2 million. To assist in transitioning to this position, there is a $15,000 sign-on bonus that will be paid in the second pay period of the month following the date of hire.


What Else You Should Know 

This is a full-time position, based in Southern California. Our benefits package is a rich, comprehensive program that includes: Paid time off accruals (sick, vacation, company disability), 10 holidays, full pay during inventory office closure the last week of December, healthcare (medical, dental, vision), company-paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, and 403b retirement plan with an employer contribution.    

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (required) when completing your application on our website

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 100,000 and above.