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National Academic Advisor Biliteracy Specialist

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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

Are you looking for a role that lets you showcase your knowledge of K-12 education while you build exciting relationships with customers and sales teams? Renaissance is seeking a National Academic Advisor (NAA) with specific expertise in bi-literacy in Spanish & English to assist with solution sales, driving demand, and enabling the sales teams in North America!

The National Academic Advisor team members serve as Renaissance solution and product specialists in K-12 technology. In this role you will work with Account Executives and Sales leaders to create and deliver customized sales presentations, present at conferences and trade shows, and meet directly with customers. As the team’s bi-literacy expert, you will travel nationally. NAAs must possess or be willing to develop in-depth product knowledge including application in a variety of K-12 educational settings.

The National Academic Advisor role requires travel 70%+ of the time, including some weekends. If hired, you must live within one hour of a regional airport.

National Academic Advisor Crucial Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop ideas to grow the Renaissance product solutions in collaborative partnership with the sales force, product line managers and marketing
  • Develop and present customized sales demonstrations and presentations on all Renaissance solutions and products to new and existing customers. Including presentations in Spanish.
  • Present sessions at K-12 tradeshows, conferences, and other marketing activities.
  • Support sales to retain existing accounts while ensuring a high level of customer happiness.

National Academic Advisor for Bi-literacy consistently exhibits exceptional skills in:

  • Understanding language acquisition theories and pedagogical approaches for teaching bi-literacy
  • Advocating for equity and access to bilingual bi-literacy education with the goal of bi-literacy in Spanish and English.
  • Using assessments and assessment strategies to measure reading and math achievement and growth in two languages.
  • Implementing K-12 bilingual or dual language curriculum and analyzing & leveraging K-12 assessment data to impact student outcomes.
  • Planning, preparing, and speaking publicly in multiple formats (verbal, written, in person, via video/phone) including the ability to present in Spanish & English as needed.
  • Listening and identifying customer needs to improve product positioning and facilitate solution selling
  • Reacting quickly to situations in context and adjusting presentations quickly
  • Building positive relationships with internal and external customers

Develop and/or maintain current knowledge of:

  • Educational initiatives and concerns including assessment, curriculum, and instruction especially in bi-literacy education.
  • Culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Competitor features and comparisons
  • Product content, design, technical background, operation, and use cases
  • Go To Market strategies and initiatives.

Qualifications

  • 12+ years of related experience in bi-literacy education and/or education technology required
  • 3+ years district level experience with different types of assessments and their use cases required
  • Experience implementing bilingual education and assessment methods
  • District educational administrator background preferred
  • Self-motivated and able to work strategically and independently
  • Master’s degree in ESL/bilingual education, applied linguistics, language & literacy, or a closely related area preferred
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (including speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and able to deliver presentations in either language.
  • Ability to travel 70%+ of the time required, including some weekend travel
  • If hired, must live within an hour of a regional airport

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential.

Salary Range: $99,500 - $136,800

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!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

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/