Vice President of Academic Planning and Solution Development

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Business Development/Sales
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G0800598 Requisition #

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President of Academic Planning and Solution Development will be responsible for driving and supporting quarterly and annual Education revenue goals. The role is a key leader that will oversee a team of literacy specialists charged with supporting field sales in driving revenue through solution selling activities. This person must have extensive literacy content knowledge in order to support the team in positioning Scholastic’s comprehensive literacy solutions, as well as make priority recommendations to ensure self-sustaining literacy achievement within school districts, state partnership organizations, and communities.


RESPONSIBILITIES 


• Develop and oversee a team that supports the development of systemic comprehensive literacy plans and balanced literacy frameworks (e.g., content knowledge of balanced literacy, knowledge and use of literacy and implementation data, identifying key instructional best practices);
• Collaborate with SVP, RVP, RD’s and AE’s on identified key strategic accounts to drive significant revenue;
• Present solution specific and data leveraged presentations to key district leadership and stakeholders;
• Create customized solutions to meet multi-tiered needs of district partners;
• Share and further development of expert literacy content knowledge in developing key messaging that uncovers district and partner needs in order to drive revenue;
• Act as an instructional advisor and direct support for Scholastic Account Executives and Regional Director;
• Promote understanding of the instructional value of Scholastic literacy solutions and their use;
• Maintain highest degree of expertise in literacy instruction and Scholastic solution knowledge;
• Maximize grant opportunities to grow revenue in key accounts;
• Support district level administrators in building content knowledge and literacy leadership skills;
• Revitalize and re-engage district partners in key accounts;
• Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with existing and potential partners.
• Help with the design and format for various territory events to maximize their effectiveness. This would include an impactful strategy for recruiting customers to the event as well as a follow up strategy.
• Assist regional marketing with the development of sales tools AEs can utilize to better position our print, digital, and professional development solutions.

Roles for the Job:

• Think strategically with SVP, RVP, RD’s and AE’s to determine territory needs in order to build multi-tier literacy solutions leveraging Scholastic Education products and services.
• Dynamically present solutions to multiple decision makers within school districts and partnership organizations.
• Demonstrate experience with deep understanding of data related to student achievement and how to discuss/present that data in relation to Scholastic Education solutions.
• Create and support development of skills of regional Account Executives and RD.
• Collaborate with National Literacy Initiatives team, research team, marketing, and publishing to strategically align custom systemic literacy solutions to drive large revenue opportunities (leverage Literacy Roundtable and Lighthouse visits, current research/efficacy, targeted marketing materials, etc.).


HOW YOU CAN FIT


Position Requirements:

• Master’s Degree in Education or Business (Ph.D. or Ed.D. Preferred)
• Previous education consulting experience working with Superintendents and cabinet level administrators.
• 5 years previous experience at K12 district administration level role, cabinet level is preferred.
• Previous leadership and managerial experience
• Deep demonstrated domain expertise and a proven track record in areas such as literacy instruction, curriculum development, education leadership, instructional leadership, strategic planning, educational finance and/or project management.
• Expertise with PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
• Superior written, interpersonal and group presentation communication skills.
• Acceptable driving record required.

Preferred:
• Relevant graduate degree, Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree preferred.
• Prior teaching and/or administrative experience preferred.
• Previous K12 cabinet level role preferred.
• Analytical & data analysis skills preferred.
• Knowledge of Scholastic programs and services preferred


WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.


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