Learning A-Z https://www.learninga-z.com/assets/img/LAZ_clg_logo-rgb.png 2002 866-889-3729 support@learninga-z.com 1840 E River Rd Ste 320 Tucson AZ 85718 USA

Professional Development Manager

Location: Washington D.C./Remote

Requisition #: vl-110

Duration: Full Time


Cambium Learning® Group believes every student has great potential, teachers are mission-critical, and data, instruction and practice work together to drive performance. With a portfolio of award-winning brands, Cambium Learning Group’s digital and blended curriculum, professional learning, and assessment solutions drive proficiency, equity, and other learning outcomes in classrooms everywhere. Brands include Learning A-Z® (online differentiated instruction for elementary school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning® (online interactive math and science simulations, a math fact fluency solution, and a K-2 science solution), Voyager Sopris Learning® (blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional learning for teachers), Cambium Assessment (innovative state- and district-level assessment solutions), and VKidz® Learning (online comprehensive homeschool education and programs for literacy and science).

Essential Job Functions:

Contribute to the Learning A-Z’s PD department’s goals, objectives, and projects in the following areas:

Professional Development Implementation

  • Develop positive working relationships with schools/districts.
  • Work with implementation site contacts to develop PD plan designed to effectively deliver initial and ongoing training and support incorporating both complimentary and fee-based professional learning.
  • Manage PD events in collaboration with a district/school, including: evaluation of event needs, assignment of qualified trainer, approval of trainer invoices, and after-event follow-up with site contact.
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Professional Development Manager to set, document, analyze, and manage PD activities towards measurable performance metrics as needed
  • Effectively communicate with sales division and PD division members regarding PD scheduling and fulfillment and to discuss school/site needs assessed and goals for account
  • Analyze usage reports for client districts within assigned region to identify those needing additional support.


  • Assist in developing, revising and implementing innovative custom and standard training programs including presentations, site specific agendas, handouts, exercises, and other resource materials
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with professional learning team members team members, sales account representatives, sales management, customer service personnel, and customers
  • Respond to specific training inquiries, interview potential clients to assess needs and market services


  • Conduct full day and half day active learning on-site professional development sessions and webinar training to fulfill PD assignments
  • Complete documentation of pre and post training reports, surveys, and communications


  • Mentor and support PD Contractors as needed
  • Assist in development of team events and communications
  • Attend staff meetings; take part in collaborative decision-making, goal setting, etc.
  • Contribute to ongoing training of PD contractors on educational trends and new product development
  • Assist in assessing and gathering data related to overall effectiveness in region
  • Track, document, and submit expenses related to Learning A-Z duties

Sales Support Duties (10% of position)

  • Represent Learning A-Z and present awareness sessions at sales events and professional conferences
  • Provide documentation of pre-event, on-site, and post-event activities related to sales support activities
  • Persuasively interact with school decision makers in pre-sale and Learning A-Z use status

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (Major) in Elementary Education, or related field
  • Experience in a leadership role:
  • Proven and successful experience delivering professional development for educators, particularly in literacy
  • Experience in delivering webinar based professional learning using various platforms
  • 2-3 years of management or coordinator experience
  • Proven ability to work with small, flexible, cross-functional teams to set measurable goals and meet or exceed them.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Experience managing a schedule independently in a home-based office
  • Proven leadership experience as a professional development and sales support provider:
  • 3 years of classroom experience as a teacher of elementary education or reading, or in a comparable educational setting
  • Knowledge of educational research pertaining to instruction and PD in literacy
  • Excellent training/presentation skills using adult learning concepts
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving and stress management skills
  • Excellent public speaking and large group facilitation skills
  • Strong computer literacy specifically with Microsoft Office, and engagement strategies for virtual professional learning delivery
  • Ability to be part of a small, collaborative work team
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including some weekend and evening work as well as extensive travel (up to 60%)
  • Bilingual - fluent in reading, writing, speaking and presenting professional learning in Spanish is preferred

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with Salesforce.com
  • Familiarity with Learning A-Z products
  • Experience with webinar delivery tools
  • Proven effectiveness in interacting with school district decision makers
  • Experience with learner management systems
  • Previous experience as a telecommuter

To apply for this opportunity, simply click on the link to be directed to the company’s careers page. https://cambiumlearning.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/camb/job/Remote/Professional-Development-Manager_REQ-110

EOE including Disabled and Vets. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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