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Full Time

Accounts Payable Clerk

Position Summary

Department: Finance
Supervised By: Comptroller

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for all functions related to the processing of expense reimbursements and vendor bill payments for the company. This position requires an understanding of CRS’s chart of accounts and expense reimbursement and capitalization policies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Accounts Payable
  • Distribute invoices for approval
  • Accurate processing, coding, and data entry of vendor invoices into NetSuite
  • Processing of all expense reimbursement requests in Certify software ensuring that expenses are being coded to correct general ledger account
  • Prepare all expense reports for data entry or import into NetSuite
  • Has thorough understanding of CRS’ chart of accounts to ensure that all accounts payable transactions are being processed accurately
  • Process weekly check run for vendor payments
  • Reviews coding and order documentation for all purchases made with company credit cards
  • Process monthly reconciliation of all CRS company credit cards including following up on charges without proper documentation
  • Communicates with Wells Fargo regarding any finance and late fees and/or fraudulent charges on CRS credit cards
  • Set up and maintain vendor records in the accounting system
  • Filing of invoices
  • Annual preparation of 1099 forms
  • Has understanding of CRS capitalization policy and uses this knowledge to accurately record expenses that will be amortized or depreciated
Data Tracking
  • Maintain fixed asset tracking spreadsheet
  • Maintain prepaid expense tracking spreadsheet
Other
  • Monitor department email account and distribute emails as necessary
  • Provide expense estimates for month-end closing
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or 3+ years of relevant experience
  • 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

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for data entry up to 8 hours/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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Editor/Writer

Position Summary

Department: Publications
Supervised By: Director of Publications

The Editor/Writer reports to the Director of Publications and is responsible for supporting the work of the Publications department by helping to develop, write, edit and proofread content for a variety of publications products and materials. The Editor must be able to create and adhere to style sheets and guides, be skilled in writing for different audiences, have a basic understanding of product development in a publishing setting, and be able to work on multiple projects and deadlines with different teams. In some cases, the editor/writer supports a project and other times might oversee their own projects.  Assignments given to the Editor/writer have clear, and sometimes short-term, deadlines.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the writing, editing, copyediting, background research, and proofing stages of CRS retail publications; including books, articles, Quick Coaching Guides, student books and materials, teaching guides, online content, video and various other products.
  • Writing or editing material for newsletters, catalogs, website, and other marketing pieces
  • Creating or contributing to the development of workshop and curriculum materials for Center for Responsive Schools programs, products, services and events as required.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with authors and content developers
  • Creating and maintaining schedules and deadlines for assigned projects, Supporting the Executive Director’s office with writing and editing of materials as needed.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of all Center for Responsive Schools brands, their basis, approach and practices.
  • Staying informed of current educational trends, topics of high interest to Center for Responsive Schools customers, and the evolving reading habits and preferred reading mediums of Center for Responsive Schools audience.
  • Interviewing educators for developing products with real-world accounts and also gathering testimonials.
  • Working with the Marketing Department to develop copy for campaigns.
  • Working with Programs and other departments to write and develop content as needed.

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, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, InCopy and other Creative Suite products helpful
  • 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 Center for Responsive Schools 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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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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Technology Services Administrative Assistant

Position Summary

Department: Information Technology
Supervised By: Director of Information Technology

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical, phone, email and general office support to the Information Technology department.  The Administrative Assistant enters, transcribes, records, stores and maintains information in written or electronic form. This position communicates with employees, customers and vendors and works both independently and with others to plan, prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
  • Create, edit, and distribute written documents and materials.
  • Research, compile, organize and document information.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems.
  • Assist Director of Information Technology with CRS facility’s needs.
  • Record information, update paperwork, and maintain documents or correspondence.
  • Operate office equipment, such as copiers, fax machines, or phone systems.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Ensure that Zoom Technology is in working order.
  • Assist with technology service requests.
  • Complete forms in accordance with company procedures.
  • Assist with department projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality of private or sensitive information.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fast and accurate data entry skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and keep up with multiple projects simultaneously

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours/day
  • Ability to talk on the phone for up to 3 hours/day
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

 

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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Web Developer

Position Summary

Department: Information Technology
Supervised By: Director of Information Technology

The Web Developer supports the strategic and marketing goals of Center for Responsive Schools through effective web design and compliant web development. The Web Developer is responsible for supporting CRS in web development projects by creating, theming, developing, migrating content, setting up and maintaining platforms, implementing security protocols and properly supporting websites.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with the Marketing and Communications Department and IT to design, develop, integrate content, secure and maintain all websites production into standardized HTML, PHP, JavaScript and CSS code.
  • Maintains Drupal websites by adding/updating content and graphics, identifying enhancements, monitoring analytics, updating modules, performing security updates, and maintaining cloud servers.
  • Stays up-to-date with and consults on best practices and new technology.
  • Facilitates and examines industry best practices for ADA compliance and responsive design.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education, experience and training totaling 5 years.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience building custom Drupal websites.
  • Proficiency with current web development technologies & techniques including HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Object Oriented Framework PHP.  Comfortable working with Web API’s / JSON.
  • Strong understanding of CSS and web design issues, including browser and cross-platform consistency.
  • Experience translating wireframes and design comps into Drupal-specific features.
  • Experience with usability testing for websites and working knowledge of ADA-web compliance guidelines.
  • Experience implementing content types and custom modules for Drupal 7 or 8.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team and independently.
  • Fluency with GIT and version control.
  • Ability to integrate APIs
  • A high level of professional judgment to organize, plan, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools and Google Tag Manager.
  • Experience setting up and maintaining cloud-based servers.

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.
  • This position may be eligible for a teleworking arrangement, with some in-office time

 

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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Per diem

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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