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National Academic Advisor (Nearpod)

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology.

Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

Do you want an exciting opportunity where you can showcase your knowledge, drive demand, and enable the sales team, all while building deep partnerships with School and District administrators? The National Academic advisor will work alongside Enablement, Sales Leaders and Sales Reps to build pipeline and drive revenue across our product offerings, with a focus on our Curriculum Programs: Math, Social Studies, English Language Learning, and 21st Century, as well as Flocabulary. In this role, you will deliver customized presentations, demonstrating curriculum solutions that support a school and district’s critical initiatives. While each National Academic Advisor will focus on 1-2 curriculum solutions, it’s possible that we will ask you to adapt and cover other product areas as needed.

As a National Academic Advisor, you will:

  • Serve as an internal expert on Nearpod sales skills and strategies, Nearpod/Flocabulary product knowledge, and K12 educational knowledge, such as trends and research-based methodologies for: Academic Vocabulary, Social Studies, Math, English Language Learners, Digital Citizenship and Literacy, and more.
  • Drive revenue growth through pre-sales product presentations with districts and passionate educators across the United States. This includes product presentations, trial kick offs, and national and regional webinars.
  • Work with our sales enablement team, pulling from a deep understanding of curricular instruction across the K-12 spectrum, to provide internal presentations or enablement resources so that sales reps can run discovery, do presentations & nurture sales trials.
  • Support the strategic needs of sales and marketing, advising decision-making based on your interaction with customers, current knowledge of relevant state and federal legislation, and personal knowledge of best-practices for curriculum integration in a digital world.
  • Attend and present at tradeshows, conferences, or other sales/marketing events



  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and live within 1 hour of a regional airport
  • Minimum 5 years of District Level experience implementing K-12 Curriculum and/or EdTech and/or minimum of 5 years of Principal experience
  • Ability to communicate persuasively with districts
  • Planning, preparing, and speaking publicly in multiple formats (verbal, written, via video/phone)
  • Listening and identifying customer needs to improve product positioning and facilitate solution selling
  • Reacting quickly to situations in context and adjusting presentations quickly


  • Math background and/or Social Studies background preferred
  • District Level coordinator, administrator, or director experience
  • English Language Learning Certification preferred
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Sales experience preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential.

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,000

This range is based on national market data and may vary by location.

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • World Class Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, underrepresented individuals, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need for the future!


Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

For information about Renaissance, visit: https://www.renaissance.com/