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School Launch Manager

We’re looking for a School Launch Manager

As we are rapidly growing our footprint across the U.S., it’s time to add someone to help us get schools launched and ready to roll on ThinkCERCA’s literacy platform.

Why you want to jump on the ThinkCERCA train:

ThinkCERCA is a Chicago-based company passionately committed to improving the quality of K-12 education. Built by educators, our online platform is designed to empower teachers in personalizing literacy instruction across disciplines. The ThinkCERCA Framework provides a common language for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to drive sustainable growth in student achievement. Our work has a demonstrated impact: The results of third party studies show that schools that use ThinkCERCA see significant growth in their students’ literacy and critical thinking skills.

ThinkCERCA is a top winner of the Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Grant, and was mentioned by Bill Gates himself at this year’s ASU GSV Summit. Just three years into implementing our platform in classrooms, we are already being used in over 30,000 schools across the country, and we are poised for tremendous growth.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

You’re an educator-salesperson hybrid and have ideally had a career in both industries. You are passionate about education and entrepreneurial in spirit. You’ve been a teacher or school leader before, and you are great at building relationships with educators. You’re a natural salesperson, and know how to navigate and persuade school decision makers. You’re great at leading an engaging professional development session for school teams, and you are very comfortable with technology. You are excited about becoming an expert on our online platform to assist teachers and administrators, and you are willing to roll up your sleeves to do whatever it takes to support our partner schools. You are familiar with models of blended learning - ideally you have even successfully implemented a blended learning initiative in your classroom! You are more than comfortable spending a chunk of your time working autonomously, but you are also a team player, and enjoy collaborating with coworkers remotely. You live in Chicago, but you are willing to travel frequently to meet with partner schools.

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:

  • Led implementation planning sessions with school or district administrators.
  • Led trainings for teams of teachers or administrators.
  • Observed teachers using ThinkCERCA in the classroom, and provided feedback and coaching.
  • Created professional development materials for a variety of needs, including blended learning, curriculum and instruction, differentiation, and literacy across the curriculum.
  • Created resources that help teachers, principals and teams more easily incorporate ThinkCERCA lessons into their instructional practice.
  • Helped customers with routine fixes, navigating user interface issues and sending resources to help with future use.
  • Facilitated renewal conversations with decision makers.

Here are some other things we are looking for:

  • College degree required
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in a classroom
  • Past role in sales or account management
  • Excellent written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and pragmatic problem solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to interact effectively at all organizational levels and assist teachers with technology, implementation strategies and literacy across disciplines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • A sense of humor.

Bonus points if you:

  • Have used ThinkCERCA in your teaching before
  • Have prior experience using customer relations management system like ZenDesk or Salesforce


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