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Instructional Designer

JOB TITLE: Instructional Designer

DEPARTMENT: Program Development – Fly Five

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Content and Curriculum Development

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Instructional Designer is responsible for developing and designing scalable, high-quality content, scalable instructional products, and tools including multimedia and digital content for the Fly Five curriculum.

This position is also responsible for collaborating with members of their matrixed team of developers, designers, editors, reviewers, researchers, and others to develop, write, and design learning content and products.

This position is eligible for telecommuting and requires travel, sometimes extensively.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Fly Five SEL Curriculum Design and Materials Development

  • Develops the content and designs lessons in alignment with the overall goals and intentions of the C.A.R.E.S. standards.
  • Designs active and experiential Fly Five curriculum lessons and other content that reflect the best teaching and learning practices, are goal-driven, and are responsive to the needs of the K–8 students.
  • Designs instruction that reflects an understanding of the diversity of learners and groups of learners.
  • Works collaboratively across tiers with program developers to assure program coherence and participates in launches of the Fly Five curriculum and products.
  • Writes or serves as a contributor for blogs, newsletter articles, or other similar instructional information for the learning community.

Quality Assurance Process

  • Utilizes evaluation and observation tools for each phase of lesson development.
  • Utilizes the process set to review and include feedback from directors, program developers, and peer review teams to be used as a part of the quality assurance and course maintenance processes.
  • Works on peer review teams for any CRS work.
  • Works collaboratively on peer review teams to review lessons, books, book chapters, blogs, newsletter articles, or other materials pertaining to the Fly Five curriculum and products
  • Participates in the annual needs assessment and planning process for program, workshop, and course management and takes responsibility for contributing to product improvement as assigned.
  • Participates in annual audit of CRS programming to assure program coherence, consistency, and current articulation of each program.

Professional Development for the Fly Five Learning Community

  • Is responsible for designing and delivering training that supports the Fly Five curriculum.
  • Collaborates to ensure that all Fly Five professional development is high-quality and designed to scale.
  • Develops content and designs PD that maintains the integrity of the Fly Five curriculum
  • Supports a culture of positive and professional collegiality.
  • Ensures that all tools and materials are designed in a way that can successfully be used by the participants.

Literacy Integration

  • Develops literary resources, products, materials, and programming that emphasizes components of effective reading instruction, including but not limited to, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Creates developmentally appropriate curriculum and content that requires students to intercept complex ideas, critically analyze arguments, synthesize information from multiple sources, and use reading to build their knowledge.
  • Develops literary resources that reflect representation, equity, and inclusion.
  • Is responsible for implementing authentic meaning-making literacy experiences and the use of high-quality literature throughout curriculum content.
  • Develops content to expand the literary components of Fly Five, including but not limited to read-aloud stories, chapter books, comic books, books in a series, short stories, and digital literary gaming opportunities for students.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Requires at least a four-year degree in the field of education, instructional design, or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and 5+ years of teaching experience.
  • Experience using a standards-based approach to course quality assurance.
  • Experience with collaborative team projects involving internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability and interest in working with high degrees of autonomy and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with the Google suite of tools.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours/day with breaks and lunch.
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to 4 hours/day.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on occasion.
  • Ability to travel by airplane or automobile, at times extensively.

OTHER:

  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Professional disposition.
  • Attendance at meetings with colleagues and customers in Turners Falls and elsewhere.
  • Overnight travel is expected, sometimes extensively.
  • Must pass periodic background (including fingerprint) checks.

These requirements are representative, but not all required to perform this job, 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. assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required. 

 

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Marketing Project Manager

DEPARTMENT: Marketing
SUPERVISED BY: Assistant Director of Marketing

This position is an onsite position in Turners Falls, MA. 

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Marketing Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing campaigns that promote CRS’ programs, products, and services. This position requires creativity, project planning and management, data collection and use, and strong interpersonal skills. This position will work closely with other members of a matrixed marketing team, (developers, designers) to determine the goals and outcomes of each project and how the activities fit in the overall marketing strategy for each program,  product, or service. They are also responsible for using a variety of marketing and promotional tools to achieve the campaign’s objective and will be responsible for monitoring all phases of each campaign to ensure it runs smoothly. They are responsible for working closely with the Assistant Director of  Marketing to ensure each campaign’s effectiveness. This position is also responsible for collecting and managing data to tell impactful stories in compelling, interesting, and fun ways. This position is responsible for marketing and communication that raises brand awareness and recognition increases desirability of CRS programs, products, and services, ensures CRS and/or its programs achieve its annual goals, and maintains and reinforces brand integrity.  

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  

Planning, coordinating, and managing campaigns for CRS programs and services  

  • Work closely with the Director to develop detailed plans for promoting, advertising, and selling with the overall marketing goal for each product line.  
  • Clearly articulate the measurable goals and intended results of each campaign.
  • Develop and manage to deliverables timelines that cover the planning and design, development,  testing, and production of campaign and materials for an on-time launch.  
  • Ensure each campaign includes a full spectrum of digital, print, and social media tools and  activities (webinars, podcasts, etc) 
  • Collaborate with team members to monitor and ensure the effectiveness of each campaign by working with the data analyst to review KPIs and ROIs of each campaign.  

Writing, research, and data use 

  • Write marketing and social media content in a clear, concise, crisp, and compelling manner; free of grammatical and syntactical, and spelling errors.  
  • Excellent journalistic writing style 
  • Write website content that maximizes SEO and social media posts that lead to engagement with the followers. 
  • Content writing that represents CRS and its programs, products, or services accurately and in line with expectations for preserving brand integrity.  
  • Inclination to learn and conduct research to enhance the ability to present program, product, and service in an accurate and well-informed manner. Involve surveys in campaigns.
  • Works closely with the Director/Lead manager to collect data that informs marketing efforts,  can be used to increase leads and to tell compelling data stories that are relevant and important to current and prospective clients, and present CRS as a leader in the SEL industry.
  • Collaborate with team members to monitor and ensure the effectiveness of each campaign by working with the data analyst to review KPIs and ROIs of each campaign.  

Planning, Creativity, and Resilience  

  • Effective planning, follow-through, time management.  
  • Takes and responds to feedback on marketing products  
  • Turns new and imaginative ideas into reality by finding hidden patterns, making connections between incidents, events, or trends, and generating solutions.  
  • Uses both conventional methods and critical problem solving to address each situation from a  creative viewpoint.  
  • Can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, communications, journalism or related field
  • At least 3 years’ successful marketing project management experience  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Creativity and strong work ethic  
  • Strong organization, decision-making, and customer service skills  
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, SalesForce, HubSpot and Google Suite  
  • Experience overseeing newsletters and blogs and a solid understanding of the social media universe, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, webinars and forums.
  •  Ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment  
  • Regular and reliable attendance  
  • Appreciates and values diversity. Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions  with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual interactions. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours/day with breaks and lunch.  
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to 4 hours/day. 

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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Production and Office Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: CRS Publishing
SUPERVISED BY: Editor in Chief  

This is an onsite position located in the Turners Falls, Massachusetts office.

The Production and Office Coordinator works closely with all members of the CRS Publishing staff, as well as staff in other departments, and is responsible for managing the production of all print products, ensuring efficient processes and high-quality products, developing cost-effective measures with the aim of achieving exceptional business practices, and maintaining office services and systems for CRS Publishing. 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  

Coordinating final production of all print products

  • Create and monitor product schedules; communicate with other departments about scheduling as needed.  
  • Ensure quality assurance throughout the production process
  • Monitor inventory to assist with assessing quantity needs and timing of reorders. 
  • Plan, schedule, direct and execute production activities
  • Coordinate the production of CRS’s retail, workshop, curricular, and general use materials,
  • Work with printers and vendors to obtain quotes, prepare and upload files, and monitor schedules and delivery.  
  • Coordinate all aspects of retail product reprints including quoting, scheduling, and delivery to the warehouse.  
  • Closely monitor inventory of workshop resource books and oversee all aspects of reprints as needed, working with the Program Sales and Consulting and Certification teams to determine quantities and schedules.  
  • Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual interactions.  
  • Maintain the publications database to track information relevant to print jobs; keep the information up-to-date and easily retrievable.  
  • Register all publications with the U.S. Copyright Office  
  • Assign ISBN numbers and procure bar codes and Library of Congress numbers for all publications
  • Register bibliographic information for new retail products with Bowker Identifier Services; keep information on all titles up-to-date; purchase additional ISBNs as needed. 

Ensuring efficiency of process and quality of products

  • Create schedules for publications jobs, track adherence, and work with relevant team members to adjust schedules as needed.  

Developing cost-effective measures with the aim of achieving exceptional business practices

  • Adapt to changes in the market and respond to customer demands
  • Maintain current knowledge on the market and industry trends
  • Conduct research to further understand competitors
  • Conduct research and think creatively to provide options for efficient, economical, and effective printing, packaging, and shipping needs for all products
  • Research printers and other vendors as assigned
  • Maintain a database of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, designers, photographers, and illustrators to meet the flexible resource needs of the department.  

Supports CRS Publishing operations by maintaining office services and systems

  • Create SOPs when needed for new processes and procedures.  
  • Monitor inventory of printed office supplies, such as envelopes, letterhead, and name tags, and  reorder as need  
  • Assist with coordinating photo and video shoots as needed.  
  • Maintain files on photo and video permissions.  
  • Manage all digital files that are accessible for organization-wide use.  
  • Respects and values diversity; represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual interactions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field  
  • Prior experience working as a production coordinator in the publishing industry preferred
  • Strong understanding of industry market and conditions
  • Working knowledge of technical software that is specific to the industry
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sharp business acumen and financial projection
  • High regard for quality assurance
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Able to professionally represent the organization to vendors and others  
  • Deadline-oriented with the ability to prioritize work to meet project due dates  Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time  
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • Assist with general publications tasks as needed  
  • Perform effectively as a team player in a highly collaborative work environment
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

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

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities 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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Professional Development Designer

JOB TITLE: Professional Development Designer

DEPARTMENT: Program Development – Fly Five

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Professional Development and Engagement

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Professional Development Designer is responsible for developing scalable, high-quality learning experiences that engage and develop K–8 educators.

The Professional Development Designer will identify and seize opportunities to develop learning experiences that are highly effective for adults. They will deliver communication clearly and design instruction with a focus on the unique needs of adult learners. The Professional Development Designer will create ways to promote innovation in instructional design to align with best practices and trends. They will incorporate technical skills, knowledge, and capabilities to foster the professional development of educators. They will utilize efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

This position is also responsible for collaborating with members of their matrixed team of developers, designers, editors, reviewers, researchers, and others to develop, write, and design learning content and products. This is a remote position with occasional travel.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Instructional Design

  • Designs high-quality and scalable learning experiences for a variety of instructional models, including in-person workshops and digital platforms.
  • Produces a variety of effective training applications and learning experiences according to the best practices of instructional design.
  • Analyzes participant feedback and course work of all current Fly Five courses to identify ways to elevate participants’ learning experience.
  • Designs instruction to engage participants and to foster a positive community of learners.
  • Regularly self-assesses progress of deliverables, work quality, and alignment to the project vision and communicates challenges and successes to the Director of PDEE
  • Designs learning experiences for a variety of audiences, including teachers, school leaders, school community members, and CRS staff.
  • Innovates professional learning content aligned with current trends within the instructional design field when appropriate.
  • Works collaboratively with matrix teams including the CRS Publications department, Marketing department, and Educational Partnerships department, and with outside vendors.
  • Designs and delivers engaging and effective presentations at webinars, mini-courses, conferences, and other large-scale events.
  • Adheres to deliverables for all timelines, frameworks, protocols, and processes for producing, designing and editing curriculum-related products and content.
  • Designs learning experiences that are accurately aligned to the C.A.R.E.S. standards.
  • Adjusts content and instructional delivery based on training goals, initiatives, and audience.
  • Implements instructional practices with considerations of current research from cultural centers, conferences, focus groups, school leaders, university staff, researchers, and others.
  • Respect and values diversity; represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual interactions.

Communication and Expectations

  • Follows through on internal training to stay current with Fly Five curriculum updates.
  • Meets regularly throughout the workweek via video conference to provide status. updates, communicate roles and responsibilities for workload, strategically plan tasks to meet deliverables, and discuss challenges that need problem-solving.
  • Operates within the team to maintain a positive culture, climate, communication, and professional collegiality.
  • Promotes and models the agreed-upon group norms of the department and all matrixed teams.
  • Anticipates and adopts innovations in digital and technology applications.
  • Seeks to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
  • Utilizes evaluation tools for each phase of instructional design.
  • Able to accept constructive feedback as a core component of the iterative process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • A four-year degree in the field of education, instructional design, or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and five or more years of teaching experience.
  • Experience working with collaborative team projects involving internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability and interest in working with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with Google Suite.
  • Appreciates and values diversity.
  • Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual settings.
  • Attends on-site meetings with colleagues and customers in Turners Falls, MA, and other locations as needed.
  • Ability to travel, sometimes extensively.
  • Ability to pass periodic background (including fingerprint) checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to use a computer for up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to four hours per day.
  • Ability to lift up to thirty pounds.
  • Ability to travel by airplane or on occasion or car, at times extensively.

These requirements are representative, but not all abilities required to perform this job.. Reasonable accommodations may be ma inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and de to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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Project Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Program Development – Fly Five

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Professional Development and Engagement and Director of Content and Curriculum Development

This is an onsite position located in the Turners Falls, Massachusetts office.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring project content, digital registration, workflows, and data input for project budgets for Fly Five programs and initiatives.

The Project Coordinator works closely with the Director of Professional Development and Engagement and the Director of Content and Curriculum Development to prepare comprehensive project plans, including detailed deliverable charts and timelines. The Project Coordinator will primarily be responsible for following through on digital record keeping and workflow of online learning communities as well as the data input for project budgets. They must be eager to learn, flexible, and work cooperatively with others to meet shared objectives. They should seek ways to improve the processes necessary to get work done, readily learn and adopt new technologies, and scan the environment for new technical skills, knowledge, or capabilities that can benefit the business or personal performance. The Project Coordinator relates comfortably with diverse groups of people, prioritizes multiple projects, has strong organizational skills, and can coordinate workflows to meet deadlines. This is an on-site position and requires occasional travel.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Communication and Organization

  • Creates and manages digital organizational tools, including but not limited to collaborative documents and project management software, to support a variety of project needs.
  • Communicates progress of project deliverables, adherence to budget forecasts, potential staffing, and production needs to the directors through a weekly status report of all current projects.
  • Works with matrix teams including the members of the CRS Publications department, Marketing department, and Educational Partnerships department, and with outside vendors in a collaborative and positive way.
  • Manages and maintains records of all participant registration, communication, and participation, as well as their earned micro-credentials, digital badging, and all LMS records
  • Communicates clearly with course participants to foster a positive and organized registration and certification process.
  • Manages the registration and workflow of registering schools into the CRS admin panel.
  • Communicates any opportunities for improvements to processes and logistics.
  • Manages records and communication with the Fly Five ambassadors.
  • Maintains digital files, transmittals, and deadlines for all projects including those with outside vendors.
  • Maintains notes for all meetings as a form of record-keeping and communication.
  • Communicates with internal and external team members to ensure deliverables are met at predetermined quality measures.
  • Monitors deliverables for all timelines, frameworks, protocols, and processes for producing, designing, and editing curriculum-related products and content.
  • Organizes and regularly communicates the status of project timelines, deliverables, budgets, and work-for-hire contracts to ensure clarity and organization for team members.
  • Maintains outside vendor relationships to ensure communication and clarity of project deliverables and budget.
  • Provides insight into how to streamline and improve departmental procedures and workflows.
  • Works closely with directors to facilitate and organize virtual and in-person events such as trade shows, expert panels, webinars, seminars, focus groups, discussion boards, Q & A sessions, large-scale conferences, etc.
  • Coordinates and records scouting efforts of the directors to recruit writing talent from trusted sources.
  • Maintains communication with contractual staff to ensure prompt payroll and onboarding.
  • Maintains records of inventory for all curriculum-related products, marketing, and programming.
  • Provides a regular status update and on an as-needed basis to keep the directors informed of the status of all projects.
  • Helps to coordinate internal and all-staff training as needed.
  • Sets up meetings and agendas with internal and external teams.
  • Documents and follows up on essential actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Takes notes during meetings and shares them with attendees.
  • Maintains and reports regular budget progression to ensure fiscal responsibility and inform budgeting forecasting.
  • Maintains organization of ‘work-for-hire contracts and transmits contractual invoices (okay to pay) from all vendors to finance in a succinct template that reflects the guidelines set by the finance department.
  • Organizes and maintains all workflow for communication and product development and production set by the Directors and the Chief.

Technology and Logistics

  • Creates and maintains organization of Google Suite drives and files, maintains registration of and communication with participants in online courses, and monitors and updates required items on the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Manages LMS technical challenges and communicates with participants to ensure a positive user experience.
  • Manages development passes and print production of materials necessary for professional development coursework.
  • Willing to learn new technologies to streamline organizational and departmental processes with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Coordinates logistics for Fly Five staff to present and participate in a variety of events, including mini-courses, conferences, and other large-scale events.
  • Manages digital information concerning focus groups participants, in-person and virtual classroom observations, and a variety of logistical and filing needs concerning the research for curriculum updates and expansion.
  • Helps to facilitate communication concerning project details to all team members, including writers, designers, editors, and production staff.
  • Follows through on internal training to stay current with curriculum updates.
  • Finds opportunities for potential improvements to communication, processes, and logistics between teams, departments, contractors, and outside vendors.
  • Communicates openly about potential improvements to team communication, processes, and logistics between teams, departments, contractors, and outside vendors.
  • Maintains relevant knowledge of current organizational software and programs to automate and make departmental systems more efficient.
  • Keeps records of and communicates budget updates.
  • Initiates communication with potential vendors.
  • Keeps detailed digital record of all vendor bids and contracts.
  • Meets regularly throughout the workweek via video conference to provide status updates, communicate roles and responsibilities for the workload, strategically plan tasks to meet deliverables, and discuss challenges that need problem-solving.
  • Provides meeting and agenda for communication with Director of CDL.
  • Initiates contact with outside vendors, including but not limited to cultural centers, conferences, focus groups, school leaders, university staff, and researchers.
  • Operates within the team to maintain a positive culture, climate, and communication.
  • Promotes and models the agreed-upon group norms of the department and all matrixed teams
  • Provides administrative support as needed.
  • Communicates priorities, deadlines, and needs to outside vendors and independent contractors.
  • Maintains and reports regular budget progression to ensure fiscal responsibility and inform budgeting forecasting.
  • Maintains organization of work-for-hire contracts and transmits contractual invoices from all vendors to finance in a succinct template that reflects the guidelines set by the finance department.
  • Organizes and maintains all workflow for communication and product development and production set by the directors and the Chief Programs Officer.

ABILITIES

  • Takes on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Develops and delivers clear communications to team members and vendors.
  • Is effective in a variety of communication settings and among diverse styles and management levels.
  • Makes the most of available professional development resources.
  • Performs effectively as a team player in a highly collaborative work environment.
  • Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives.
  • Settles differences in productive ways.
  • Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.
  • Has a strong bottom-line orientation.
  • Admits mistakes and gains insight from experiences.
  • Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, cultures, and regions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Associate’s degree in English or related field.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experienced in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
  • Ability and interest in working with a high degree of autonomy and professionalism.
  • Ability to professionally represent the organization to vendors and others.
  • Deadline-oriented with the ability to prioritize work to meet project due dates.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time.
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail.
  • Performs effectively as a team player in a highly collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.
  • Flexible to changes in the development process and deadlines.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Ability to pass periodic background (including fingerprint) checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to use a computer for up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to four hours per day.
  • Ability to lift up to thirty pounds on occasion.
  • Ability to travel by airplane or car, at times extensively.

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities 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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Writer/Editor

JOB TITLE: Writer/Editor

DEPARTMENT: Program Development – Fly Five

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Fly Five Programs

POSITION SUMMARY: The Writer/Editor reports to the Director of Fly Five Programs and is responsible for supporting the work of the Fly Five department by helping to develop, write, edit and proofread a variety of print and digital content for a variety of publications, products and materials. The Writer/Editor must be able to create and adhere to style sheets and guides, be skilled in writing for different audiences, be able to work on multiple projects and deadlines with different team members. Assignments given to the Writer / Editor have clear, and sometimes short, deadlines. Teleworking is an option for this position. Contributing to the writing, editing, copyediting, background research, and proofing stages of Fly Five retail publications; including books, curriculum, articles, Quick Coaching Guides, student books and materials, teaching guides, online content, video and various other products.

  • Adheres to a monthly calendar for digital content such as, but not limited to, online blogs, articles, social media post, and website content.
  • Writing or editing material for print and digital newsletters, catalogs, website, emails and other marketing pieces.
  • Contributing to the writing of the Fly Five professional development workshop and curriculum materials, products, services and events as required.
  • Adheres to schedules and deadlines for assigned projects, supporting the Director of Fly Five Programs office with writing and editing of materials as needed.
  • Build and maintain foundational knowledge of all Fly Five content and products.
  • Staying informed of current educational trends, topics of high interest Fly Five customers, and the evolving reading habits and preferred reading mediums of Fly Five.
  • Working with the Marketing Department to develop copy for campaigns.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with writers and project collaborators.
  • Appreciates and values diversity. Represents CRS positively and professionally in interactions with clients, vendors, and the community at large in both real and virtual interactions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in writing and editing for an organization, preferably in education publishing
  • Ability to work on a PC, some Mac experience recommended
  • Experienced in MS Word, is preferable
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organization, decision-making, and customer service skills
  • Able to take direction, feedback, and edits from reviewers with varying roles and backgrounds
  • Manage multiple priorities while attending to details
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Interest in education and organization’s mission
  • Perform effectively as a team player in a highly-collaborative work environment
  • Regular and reliable attendance, onsite position
  • Building knowledge of Fly Five customers, website users, and programs by periodically attending events as required.

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, on occasion
  • 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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