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Full Time

Administrative Assistant

Position Summary

Department: Finance & Administration
Supervised By: Director of Finance

The Administrative Assistant supports the daily functions of the finance department. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for placing, receiving, and distributing orders for company purchasing needs. This position communicates with employees, customers, and vendors and works both independently and with others to plan, organize, and accomplish assigned work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor department email account and respond to or distribute emails as necessary
  • Maintains general office supply stock
  • Maintains a preferred vendors list and ensures CRS is receiving the best prices
  • Places orders, reviews and distributes shipments for company purchasing
  • Tracks department purchases against their annual budgets
  • Provides back up support to daily cash receipt activities on an as-needed basis
  • Provides support for the expense reports process and communication with employees regarding reimbursements
  • Postage meter refills and month-end reporting
  • Complete customer requests for W-9’s and other required forms
  • Complete vendor credit applications
  • Prepare customer letter and related documents related to New Jersey Business Registration Certificate requests
  • Assists with distribution of monthly customer statements
  • Create, edit, and distribute written documents and materials.
  • Research, compile, organize and document information.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems.
  • Record information, update paperwork, and maintain documents or correspondence.
  • Assist with department projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality of private or sensitive information.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • 2+ years of related experience in an office setting
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • High attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Accurate and efficient work despite interruptions
  • Exhibit a professional, businesslike demeanor
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Ability to run local errands using a personal vehicle

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day with breaks and lunch
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to 4 hours per day
  • Lift up to 30  lbs. on occasion

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

 

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Position Summary

Department: Marketing & Communications
Supervised By: Executive Director

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership for the Marketing and Communications department. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing strategic plans in alignment with the organization’s overall direction with the end goal of ensuring CRS achieves its annual and long-term performance metrics. The Director is expected to articulate and use a well-designed data analysis plan as insight for engaging and maintain engagement of current and potential customers and to inform all marketing communication and advertising campaign decisions and actions. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communication plan and for heavy collaboration on business development plans.

The Director develops and oversees short- and long-term annual marketing and communications promotional projects for all of CRS’s programs, products and services and oversees the quality control and project management process as a key tool for protecting brand integrity and reputation.

The Director is also responsible for overseeing and planning for CRS’s social media strategy and for ensuring desired messaging are consistently communicated internally and externally and for CRS’s annual conference. The Director is responsible for ensuring CRS’s websites have quality marketing and communication messages and functioning.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Planning, designing, and implementing marketing and promotional campaign projects

Creates and implements an annual strategic plan aligned to CRS’s revenue stream metrics, marketing and communication and business development goals. Evaluates and adjusts that plan on a regular and on-going basis for effectiveness to achieve desired results and return on investment.

  • Responsible for the development of annual and on-going marketing projects and ensuring each project follows a well-designed quality control and development process that supports on-time and on-budget completion and execution of the project.
  • Ensures that each marketing project has a unique identity and that they are developed with the intention to achieve or exceed annual goals. Leads a departmental culture that is nimble and flexible (growth mindset) so as to quickly adapt and improve strategies and activities based upon quality data and feedback. The current body of work for which Marketing and Communications is responsible for setting annual goals are:
    • Responsive Classroom contracts for four-day courses and one-day workshops in the US and internationally. These services are provided all year long.
    • Responsive Classroom advertised events for four-day courses (June, July, Aug in US and all year long internationally) and one-day workshops (October – March).
    • Responsive Classroom publications
    • Ave A Books
    • Fly Five Curriculum & SEL Workshop
    • CRS national conference
  • Leads the production of high-quality catalogs and other print and digital sales materials. Responsible for the collaboration needed to ensure the editorial and design direction for all marketing and communication materials are accurate, consistent and internally vetted prior to release
  • Oversees the curation and management of marketing assets
  • Responsible for conducting regular marketing research and measuring the success of a campaign with an emphasis on analysis, insight, and recommended action
  • Plans and oversees the execution of CRS’s annual conference
Well-designed communication and cross-promotional plans
  • Responsible for leading communication intended to engage, educate, advocate, and project CRS and its programs as a leader in SEL program development, publications, curriculum, service provider and researcher that is well respected, highly-used and has a national and global reach
  • Ensures that communication plans and activities are understood as an investment and each communication plan has a clearly identified expected return on the investment
  • Responsible for developing a set of annual communication plans that follow an editorial calendar and ensure that each plan has the required bank of materials/assets. Does a regular evaluation of the effectiveness of planned activities and sets expectations and improvement changes based on data analysis and feedback. The current body of work included in CRS’s communication plan includes:
    • Social media channels
    • Social and Emotional Learning Professional Association
    • Newsletters, blogs, regular emails
    • Sponsorships, advertisements, and presentations and exhibits at other conferences
  • Responsible for creating, implementing and collaborating on timely programmatic cross-promotional strategies and activities
  • Implement a plan for maintaining an updated and well-organized database
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of all webinars
Brand integrity and websites
  • Responsible for providing leadership and collaborating with the Director of IT to ensure all of CRS’s websites meet the primary objectives of:
    • Creating a display that convinces site visitors to become loyal customers and positioning CRS in an educational and marketable way
    • Present its programs, products, and services as best-in-class, high-quality and -value, a reliable source of useful and practical content, dependable, trustworthy, and experienced in education and SEL
    • Existing as marketing and communication tools intended to generate business and a place where business can be easily transacted
    • A source for promoting goodwill among customers and prospects, and delivering strong marketing messages
    • Beautifully designed, easy to navigate, sensibly organized, frequently updated, and inspiring
  • Collaborates with Directors of IT, Business Development and Customer Care, Administration & Strategy, and Finance on the development and e-commerce functions of CRS’s websites and the Directors of Programs and Publications on content development and design
  • Responsible for ensuring all print and digital marketing materials are branded appropriately and free of grammatical errors, easy to read and process, well-designed and presented with integrity and consistency
  • Ensures there is a consistent marketing message across the organization, including unified messaging via emails, phone messages, and other external communications
  • Oversees media relations, has a regular press release schedule, and provides tools for customers to complete their own press releases
  • Ensures that CRS uses communication tools that are well suited to our current and future audience
Collaborates and acts on strategy
  • In collaboration with other directors, design, support, and oversee cross-functional teams as appropriate to carry out marketing activities
  • Lead a collaborative effort between the Marketing and Communications staff and other departments to plan all aspects of CRS conferences, panels and forums, and secondary events
  • Collaborates with relevant directors to generate campaigns that drive sales of services and products, in particular, the Summer Cross-Promotional Plan
  • Collaborates with other directors to plan and implement CRS’s annual conference
  • Collaborates with Principal Scientist to develop and share research data or to conduct market research and to support education, engagement, and advocacy communications
  • Collaborates with other directors on asset creation and for print and digital product development, social media assets including photography and videography
Other Duties
  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor the Marketing and Communications department annual budget
  • Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large
  • Serves on CRS’s leadership team, playing a key role in setting and executing organizational strategy
  • Attend Board meetings as needed, assisting the Executive Director with preparation of materials and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Five or more years of successful leadership; with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism (communication), education, marketing, advertising or business; experience in marketing, communication, advertising, and brand management preferred
  • Experienced in communicating with multiple educational professional audiences
  • Able to operate on both a tactical and a strategic level, overseeing highly effective teams while also collaborating with colleagues to develop new, innovative marketing and communications solutions
  • High accountability for performance; goal-oriented, flexible, and creative under pressure
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to hire, train, and motivate team members
  • Ability to travel (sometimes extensively) is required
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintains membership in a professional organization, such as the American Marketing Association (AMA); keeps informed of developments in the fields of communications, marketing, advertising, and education and use this information to help CRS operate with initiative and innovation
  • Disposition is consistently professional, cooperative, and collegial as evidenced by workplace maturity, composure, perspective, transparency, reliability, integrity and trustworthiness
  • Caring for and commitment to the mission, vision, and direction of CRS

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day, with breaks and lunch.
  • Ability to talk on the telephone for up to 4 hours per day.
  • Ability to travel by airplane and automobile.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on occasion.

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

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Senior Editor/Writer

Position Summary

Department: Publications
Supervised By: Director of Publications

Working under the supervision of the Director of Publications, the Senior Editor/Writer is responsible for ensuring that CRS’s publishing house acquires and develops content for maintaining a robust publications pipeline.  This position collaborates with the Director to ensure that the publishing house products match CRS’ overall direction, program and service needs, and customer needs and interest; it is responsible for ensuring that the print and digital products are high-quality and are profitable.

This position works closely with the Director of Publications on managing multiple projects simultaneously for the lifetime of projects. Projects may be multi-year and multi-component, or small in scale (for example, new books, reprints, workshop products, articles, new or replacement lessons, lesson components and products, small guides, research reports, and marketing collateral). Finished products will publish in both print and digital formats. It also ensures that the publishing house is able to meet CRS’ general internal publishing needs.

This position requires developmental-level editing skills, excellent command of editorial processes and styles, and the ability to project manage in multiphase projects with multiple components.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Content and Author Acquisition
  • Works closely with the Director of Publications on planning for publishing pipeline of 5-8 books for educators and 4-8 children’s books each year and managing the slush pile.
  • Collaborates with Director, in conjunction with relevant program and research stakeholders to identify potential topics and authors for the publishing pipeline.
  • Ensures that the content acquired for print and digital projects are appropriate for CRS’ audience, programmatically accurate, written to high standards of quality, and completed within a specified time frame and budget.
  • Cultivates relationships with potential authors and solicits proposals designed to meet member and customer needs.
  • Works closely with the Director of Publications to negotiate contracts with authors.
  • Identify, source and build a pool of freelancers with relevant skills for the diverse titles produced (including translators, copy-editors, designers, illustrators, proofreaders)
  • Works closely with the Director of Publications to research trends in the educational marketplace.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with program experts and practitioners who contribute content to CRS.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in other departments.
  • Contributes to the concept development and content review for other CRS programs, products, and services as required.
Proposal Development, Solicitations and Review
  • Works closely with the Director of Publications on proposal development and author (and illustrator) acquisition for publishing pipeline of book titles and retail products that CRS identifies as important for the publishing pipeline.
  • Prepares for quarterly Content Acquisitions Team meetings to review proposals, ensures there is a well-designed review process that engages team discussions and provides clear feedback to prospective authors.
  • Responsible for implementing a well-designed proposal review process
  • Implements and manages a peer review process that ensures manuscripts are original, research-based, practical, specific, and conversational in tone.
  • Evaluates completed manuscripts for quality, reviews permissions, and makes recommendations for copyediting and production.
  • Works closely with the Director to plan and/or attend CRS sponsored events to identify potential authors, to seek potential authors and raise awareness of author opportunities among diverse educators.
  • Makes presentations, organizes conference exhibits, and shares information gathered on-site.
Project and Production Management
  • Works closely with project editors and authors whose projects are under contract, and provides guidance and support during the writing phase.
  • Provide guidance that ensures content is shaped and organized in line with the expectations of the proposal.
  • Agrees to deadlines, negotiating fees, ensuring freelancers are properly briefed and have all the necessary materials.
  • Chases work prior to agreed delivery dates, assessing work when it is delivered to ensure that it is complete and in accordance with the proposal and review feedback before passing to production.
  • In collaboration with Director of Publications and project editors, monitors and draws up schedules for projects, ensuring that all deadlines are met; keeps the Director of Publications informed of any changes to deliverables schedules.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Publications to develop proposal project budgets for all parts of a project; monitors costs during the duration of the project and keeps the Director of Publications informed of any budgetary problems.
  • Demonstrates and uses understanding of the significance of the relationship between the reasonableness of the project budget and profitable, viable product; adheres to project budgets and timelines.
  • Records all details relevant to the accurate costing and invoicing of a project.
General Administration and Internal Publishing Needs
  • Supports Director of Publication in managing and monitoring product titles, consistent with CRS guidelines for (front list, back list, sunset and revision)
  • Prepare text of completed projects for website, marketing sales or other as required
  • Support all work units in achieving their editorial, print, videography, photography, graphic design, illustration and production goals.
  • Assists with general publications tasks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, English or journalism or closely related field, background in education a plus.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in writing and editing, preferably in book publishing and preferably in an office setting
  • Experience with a publisher specializing in K–12 education and multimedia projects is highly desirable.
  • K–12 education experience in professional development or as a teacher, administrator, or leader is a plus.
  • A high level of professional judgment to organize, plan, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Deadline-oriented with the ability to juggle myriad details while maintaining a big-picture strategic view, calm and perspective
  • Ability to make sound editorial decisions.
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word, PowerPoint, Google and other publishing productivity software.
  • Ability to work in both a Mac and PC environment as required by project
  • General knowledge of copyright law and publishing processes and procedures including project planning and production scheduling
  • General knowledge of book conceptualization and development practices, editing standards, and publishing contract terms and negotiation strategies
  • Ability to set and meet project milestones and work under aggressive deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to negotiate complex editorial issues with authors, illustrators and other roles related to publishing.
  • Receptive to direction, feedback from people with varying roles and backgrounds
  • High attention to detail
  • Perform effectively as a team player in a highly collaborative work environment
  • May require occasional travel.
  • Must maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and caring for CRS and its mission at all times.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day, with breaks and lunch.
  • Ability to talk on the telephone for up to 4 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds on occasion.
  • Ability to work in a suite environment.

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

 

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Staff Accountant I

Position Summary

Department: Finance
Supervised By: Director of Finance

This position is responsible for all activities related to the processing of our bi-weekly payroll, including timesheet review, benefit and salary calculations, and processing of retirement and flex spending account contributions. This person provides assistance to close our books timely on a monthly basis by preparing journal entries throughout the month as necessary information becomes available. This position supports the accounts receivable and accounts payable activities of the department and provides training to other staff when needed.   This position also has accounting responsibility for project development budgets, monthly staff time logged for projects and for providing actual vs budget reporting to directors regularly.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Payroll and Benefits
  • Reviews all employee timesheets for accurate entry of time worked and Department, Product, and Offering  selection as well as compliance with company policies regarding use of paid time off
  • Verifies per diem timesheets have all been submitted and completed accurately based on Salesforce staffing records and follows up on any discrepancies when necessary
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll, including any benefit or salary change calculations
  • Maintains offering list for timesheets in CheckWriters
  • Process bi-weekly contributions to retirement plans and flex spending accounts
  • Verifies benefit calculations provided by HR and enters into payroll system
  • Monthly reconciliation of medical and dental insurance accounts
  • Annual review of employee paid time off balances eligible for rollover and updates CheckWriters based on rollover and new benefit year PTO
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to all payroll and benefit information
Month-End Closing
  • Assist with month-end activities for closing the books
    • balances all tracking spreadsheets to the general ledger prior to posting closing journal entries
    • prepares journal entries related to the bank reconciliation
    • reviews journal entries to recognize prepaid expenses and unearned revenue
    • prepares journal entries to accrue for any outstanding expenses and revenue including reversals of any prior month accruals
    • review of all general ledger account activity before month-end closing is finalized
  • Prepare budget vs actual reports for distribution to department directors
Department Support
  • Provides assistance and back up to Accounts Receivable Clerk and the Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assists with training other staff as necessary
Project Development Budget
  • Review and fully understand the current development projects and their budgets
  • Collect and review monthly tracking of staff time on development projects
  • Review project development expense activity and ensure all expense coding follows CRS’ policy for amortization
  • Keep track of monthly actual development cost as compared to budget
  • Update and maintain amortization spreadsheets
  • Maintain fiscal year expense tracking spreadsheet for all development projects along with supporting documentation for annual audit

Audit
  • Assists in preparing year-end closing entries
  • Assists in the annual external audit review by helping to prepare analysis, documents, reconciliations and other requests from auditors
 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Associates degree in Accounting
  • Two to three years of related financial/office experience
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel & MS Outlook
  • Knowledge of CheckWriters Payroll system is a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages for general ledger accounting
  • High attention to detail
  • Accurate and efficient work despite interruptions
  • The ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exhibit a professional, businesslike demeanor
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work autonomously
  • Regular and reliable attendance

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day with breaks and lunch
  • Lift up to 30  lbs. on occasion

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

 

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Responsive Classroom Presenter/Trainer

Have you completed the 4-day Elementary Core Course and Elementary Advanced Course (for Elementary Educators), or the Middle School Course (for Middle School Educators)?

If you have completed the prerequisite coursework, and are interested in becoming a Responsive Classroom presenter/trainer, the first step is to apply for and earn the Responsive Classroom Certified Teacher designation. Responsive Classroom Teacher Certification is awarded to educators who use Responsive Classroom practices and strategies with fidelity in their classrooms and schools. The certification process is intentionally rigorous to ensure that you can serve as a master teacher and exemplar of the Responsive Classroom approach.

To learn more about the certification process and to apply, click here.

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