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, Central

Location: Remote

Requisition #: vl-244

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 job posting on our company’s careers page. https://cambiumlearning.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/camb/job/Remote/Professional-Development-Manager--Central-Region_REQ-244

At Cambium we are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas and experiences. Cambium Learning Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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