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Houston, Texas, US
Accelerate Learning (ALI) / STEMscopes is a 100% aligned digital curriculum that offers easy delivery of STEM lessons. We offer teachers numerous resources per unit built around a constructivist model of instruction. Our mission is to empower teachers to focus on effective instruction, rather than on devoting time to a search for quality resources and materials. We are seeking creative, STEM-focused contract writers will help us create these high-quality lessons to deliver to teachers around the nation. We are looking for individuals with experience teaching high school science and curriculum writing.  This position will work with our Curriculum Managers to create engaging, standards aligned lessons for our high school courses.  Those courses include, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  This is a contract position and can be done while you are still in the classroom.
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wifi REMOTE Houston, Texas, US
Human Resources & Payroll Manager  Accelerate Learning is a fast paced, growing online curriculum company and we are seeking an experienced, positive, detail-oriented individual to be responsible for managing all the human resources and payroll processing. We partner with Insperity, a Professional Employer Organization and this role will be the primary interface between us and Insperity.  The Human Resources & Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for the daily management of HR activities, primarily managing the administration of company programs, policies, procedures, and payroll administration. You must have 7+ years of Human Resource management experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related field (experience may be substituted). Responsibilities:         Work with senior management on the development of programs and initiatives that help recruit and retain productive team members Manage employee lifecycle from recruiting to termination Maintain payroll and personnel information files and records for the purpose of providing up-to date reference and audit trail for compliance Prepare reports, filings, correspondence and other written materials (e.g. monthly payroll reports, transmittal memos, W-2’s, 941, tax filings, etc.) in conjunction with Insperity Research and respond to inquiries from employees Respond to external inquiries (e.g., employment verifications, garnishments, payroll processes) Coordinate payroll with Insperity Maintain personnel files Work closely with managers and supervisors to resolve employee matters and address disciplinary actions.  Coach supervisors on best practices when dealing with employees and work-related conflict.  Oversee correct documentation in the event of termination. Coordinate annual and mid-year review process Provide training to employees and management on policies and procedures. Provide feedback through development for merit increases or promotions. Work with succession planning, compensation analysis and organizational development to best meet executives’ goals and direction. Administer all benefits to new hires and annual open enrollment, reconcile invoices with payroll and resolve any benefit matter or inquiry in a timely manner. Administer all Cobra notifications in a timely manner and maintain Cobra elections. Maintain compliance with government regulations and HR best practices to mitigate risks, including EEO compliance, FLSA, FMLA, OFFCP and ADA Partner with Managers and Supervisors to find win/win solutions to employee relations matters.  Provide guidance when needed on making employee decisions. Coach Managers on corrective actions and performance issues.  Qualifications:         7+ years of Human Resource management experience. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related field (experience may be substituted). Extremely well organized, able to multi-task and prioritize Must be detail-oriented and able to maintain high levels of accuracy of data Ability to effectively communicate, be a functional resource to others and work well with others Able to work under deadlines and be personable, even under pressure Absolute personal integrity and credibility Strong verbal and written communication skills Benefits: Accelerate Learning values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. About Accelerate Learning: We understand that student success does not happen without great teachers. We also understand that teachers need support. We do everything by looking first through the lens of a TEACHER and asking, “What makes sense for the STEM classrooms of today…and tomorrow?” Accelerate Learning, in conjunction with a local top-tier university, has created one the most widely used PreK-12 science curriculum in Texas that is now available nationally. It is the favorite science program among teachers and currently serves more than 5 million students nationwide. We also launched a math product in 2021.  Affordable for schools, engaging for students, and easy to use for teachers, our product drives student achievement by supplying teachers with comprehensive core content and supplemental activities delivered in customizable ways that can be adapted to unique teaching and learning styles. Accelerate Learning is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.
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wifi REMOTE Hartford, Connecticut, US Boston, Massachusetts, US
SUMMARY: To support the rapid growth nationwide, Accelerate Learning is expanding its national sales effort.  We are especially interested in identifying people who have science and/or math teaching or administrative experience, have a strong connection to the science and math community in their state and a proven track record of success selling educational technology solutions.  We want someone who values the impact of STEM education and who is driven to make a difference.  Applicants residing with the territory (MA, RI, CT, ME, NH, VT) are preferred.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Achieves and exceeds annual sales targets Identifies business opportunities by identifying prospects, researching and analyzing sales options Sells products by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects and recommending solutions Maintains relationships with clients by providing support, information and guidance while recommending new opportunities for expansion Maintains professional and technical knowledge of all products and service options Maintains accurate pipeline and customer records at all times. Increases customer renewal rate by ensuring customer satisfaction. Contributes to professional atmosphere through positive interaction with customers, prospects, colleagues and management.   Attends all product and sales trainings to improve COMPETENCIES: Ability to develop and communicate a multitude of ideas when considering a challenge Proven territory development and experience selling into school districts Ability to work with minimal supervision Content knowledge in K-12 STEM Demonstrated ability to strategize, develop, and communicate ideas for development Excellent decision-making skills among collaborate efforts with team members Ability to building capability and delegate projects among team members Experience in public speaking with strong oral and written communication Strong self-initiative and attention to detail Must be successful at multi-tasking, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines Capable of working as a positive team member under any timeline Strong problem solver Absolute personal integrity and credibility and the ability to keep identified issues confidential Able to travel  COMPUTER SKILLS: Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Google Office Suite Experience using database management systems and Microsoft applications Salesforce experience preferred EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science and/or education 3-5 years of successful teaching/administrative experience Minimum of two years’ instructional and/or managerial experience is required PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily must be able to work in front of a computer for prolonged periods of time.  Other physical demands of the position include mobility throughout the day as needed to attend meetings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required during evenings and weekend hours. Must be able to travel in and outside of Houston, TX for conferences, events, showcases and trainings. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Equal Opportunity Employer
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Houston, Texas, US
SUMMARY: The Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes Inside Sales team serves the public, private and charter school communities across the country. If you are a goal-driven, solutions-oriented team player with a passion for K-12 STEM education, then we want to meet you! In this role, you will build a pipeline of new business and drive sales of the award-winning STEMscopes Science curriculum while also growing existing partnerships with current customers in your assigned territory. You will own your accounts and the entire sales process from initial outreach until the order is placed, and you’ll do it all with support from a team invested in your success.  Successful reps quickly develop expert-level product knowledge and are confident interacting with everyone from superintendents to classroom teachers. If you want to help schools, teachers, and (most importantly) students succeed in science, then this is the perfect role for you! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain product expertise, including updates, changes, etc. Create and execute a sales plan and territory strategy to meet goals Hold effective consultations, presentations, and other customer meetings via video conferencing Explain product features/benefits/pricing, make recommendations, answer questions and overcome objections Make outbound phone calls (including cold calls) to drive sales and stay in touch with customers Conduct effective email communication to drive sales and respond promptly to inbound emails Build and maintain pipeline of qualified opportunities through prospecting activities such as cold-calling, emailing outreach, etc., and update the CRM regularly based on customer interactions Generate multiple quotes for customers and facilitate through to final sale Know territory’s key accounts, conferences, events, competitors, market trends, etc. Penetrate all assigned accounts to grow existing customer base Service current customers to ensure satisfaction, results, and renewal, and growth Respond to inbound leads promptly and convert Participate actively in team meetings and meet regularly with sales manager Contribute to positive team culture by sharing our strengths, focusing on solutions, being present, and asking for help when you need it Perform other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with clients Excellent listening skills Ability to process new information quickly Flexibility and adaptability, not afraid of change Must be successful at multi-tasking, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines Strong self-initiative and attention to detail High energy and an engaging level of enthusiasm Proficient written and oral communication skills Ability to work as an individual and be a cooperative contributor in the team setting Capable of contributing to a positive team culture High level of integrity and work ethic Interest in STEM education, especially K-12 Science Maintains a positive “can do” attitude Insatiable desire to win COMPUTER SKILLS: Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Google Office Suite CRM (ie. Salesforce) experience preferred but not required Virtual meeting platforms (ie. Zoom) Comfortable learning new computer and web apps, plugins, and extensions quickly EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree or higher One year of sales experience preferred but not required Teaching or education leadership experience preferred but not required PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily must be able to work in front of a computer for prolonged periods of time. Other physical demands of the position include mobility throughout the day as needed to attend meetings and periodic conference presentations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required during evenings and weekend hours. Must be able to travel in and outside of Houston, TX for conferences, events, showcases and trainings.
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