Careers at ARC

Thank you for considering a career with American Reading Company.

American Reading Company is committed to building a just and sustainable world through business. Too much of today's business and economic activity operates at the expense of our biosphere and future generations. We believe in a new bottom line for business, one that values healthy communities and the human spirit as well as high returns. SVN members are a part of an expanding global network of pioneering entrepreneurs who share this vision and are helping to transform the way the world does business.

American Reading Company is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company's achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. American Reading Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates should submit via email a resume and cover letter to hr@americanreading.com. Only those under consideration will be contacted. No applications will be considered without a cover letter. All positions, unless otherwise noted, are based out of our corporate quarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Positions Available

Professional Development Scheduling Assistant

American Reading Company is looking for an intelligent, energized and goal-oriented self-starter to join our Professional Development Scheduling Team. The Professional Development Scheduling Team schedules all logistics related to the successful delivery of Professional Development in our schools and districts. This is a position with lots of growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company.

Responsibilities

  • Book travel as needed
  • Perform daily data entry as requested
  • Perform billing and invoicing as needed
  • Track Professional Development events purchased and delivered
  • Run reports as requested
  • Analyze data as requested
  • Work as a team member with various departments within the company

Requirements

  • Multi-tasking and independent management of deadlines are a must
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with a team
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced changing environment and willing to take initiative
  • Computer literacy with willingness to learn new applications

Preferred experience

  • Previous customer service, planning, or sales support experience
  • Experience in interacting with school and district personnel is helpful

Salary

This is an entry level position with lots of growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary for the right person
  • 401(k)
  • Employer contribution to cost of health insurance plan
  • Growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company

This position is located in King of Prussia, PA.

No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

Apply

Program Consultant

In the role of Program Consultant, you will work in our King of Prussia office developing and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the sales process from proposal through implementation meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as support and strategic partner for assigned Account Managers in the field
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders regarding deliverables and timelines for projects within assigned territory
  • Develop relationships and serve as the liaison between ARC and schools or districts within your territory
  • Listen to customers and Account Managers, provide suggestions to resolve challenges, and respond promptly to all questions and concerns
  • Respond to in-bound sales inquiries; recommend products or services by analyzing customer needs
  • Become an expert on ARC products and services
  • Maintain accurate customer records and account information

Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years sales support, customer service, business administration or similar experience
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook, etc.
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and willingness to learn new systems
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a cross-functional team on complex implementations
  • Ability to prioritize projects and work independently
  • Outstanding problem solving skills and willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment

Additional Information

  • To be considered for this position you must reside within the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
  • No third-party applications.
  • ARC is a triple bottom line, socially responsible company.
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Sales Assistant

Do you have administrative experience, preferably in a sales organization? Are you the most organized person you know? Do you thrive when managing a lot of priorities with excellence? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to a group of 5 Program Consultants as wells as indirect support to 25 Account Managers in the field.
  • Write proposals, process PO’s, and coordinate internal activities related to order fulfillment and processing.
  • Research, enter, and update current information on prospects and customers in our contact (CRM) database.
  • Manage and fulfill Account Manger requests for collateral, reconcile Account Manager budgets with Finance, manage collateral inventory and communicates inventory needs to Marketing.
  • Handle shipping and receiving of all materials to Account Managers in the field.
  • Manage tradeshow registration and associated logistics – travel, materials, etc.
  • Assist with arrangements for internal meetings, open houses, and customer meetings.
  • Act as backup for receptionist (e.g. during lunch and other absences) including answering and routing phone calls, sorting and distributing mail, posting outgoing mail, placing office supply orders, stocking kitchens, setting up daily conference calls, etc.
  • Photocopying and filing as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Superior organization abilities and proven track record in the workplace.
  • An ability to prioritize daily workflow to effectively meet deadlines with accuracy.
  • Strong customer relationship skills and the ability to multi-task with minimal supervision, including proactive follow-through skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills including an ability to correctly convey ideas and information with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Expertise with Excel is critical. Familiarity with contact management databases a plus.
  • An ability to tolerate peak workloads; to deal with interruptions and; to maintain flexibility in a sometimes high-intensity environment.
  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of high level administrative support or similar required.
  • Spanish language skills a plus!

Additional Information

  • To be considered for this position you must reside within the Philadelphia metropolitan area
  • No third-party applications
  • ARC is a triple bottom line, socially responsible company
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VP of Talent Development & Recruitment

The core mission of the VP of Talent Development is to ensure that human talent is always ARC’s best strength, not a limit to our growth. The VP of Talent Development will lead continuous improvement efforts in key areas of Human Resources and Organizational Learning including recruitment, on-boarding, leadership coaching, team development, and other opportunities to support scaling up the ARC team.

Responsibilities

Internal leadership development:

  • Increase the percent of jobs filled from in-house promotions
  • Increase the average number of raises/promotions per employee
  • Coach company-wide apprenticeship model where managers serve as primary leadership coaches for their teams

Recruitment:

  • Increase the number of qualified applicants per job opening
  • Decrease the average time-to-fill

Company culture:

  • Monitor and help maintain a high happiness/satisfaction rating across all employees
  • Collaborate with leadership teams to ensure a high values/culture fit across teams

Learning organization - Coordinate systematic onboarding and on-going training to ensure that:

  • All ARC employees know what ARC does and why
  • All ARC employees engage in a minimum number of hours of learning a year (varies by role)
  • Most employees continue to say that ARC is helping them exceed their goals for personal and professional growth

Salary, benefits, and employment practices:

  • Support and monitor current HR services, as needed

Key Competencies

  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Honest – able to build trust through candor
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Independent learner
  • Avid reader, writer, and communicator
  • Deep and abiding commitment to social justice
  • Ability to own and work on internalized biases
  • Comfortable working in a start-up/high growth environment

Benefits

  • Competitive salary for the right person
  • 401(k)
  • Employer contribution to cost of health insurance plan
  • Growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company

This position is located in King of Prussia, PA.

No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

American Reading Company is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please! We will follow up with select candidates for interviews. No third-party applications please.

Apply

ARC Storyteller

The core mission of the ARC Storyteller is to brand ARC as a company with a unique culture and a transformational product in the minds of potential and current customers and employees.

The ARC Storyteller will be expected to become an expert in ARC the company, ARC's products, and the interests, concerns, and language specific to each of ARC's many audiences (teachers, principals, district leaders, parents, students, employees, potential employees). He or she will generate, research and write audience-specific stories to effectively market ARC to the world.

Responsibilities

Generate sales leads:

  • Increase the # of info requests through website (per day, per region)
  • Increase the # of requests for appointment per eblast

Increase applicant pool:

  • Increase # of qualified applicants per job opening

Craft engaging, audience appropriate stories about ARCs products, company, and customers:

  • Generate high-quality content at an appropriate rate
    • 1 blog/article a week
    • 1 video a week
    • Stories are audience specific, reflecting the interests, worries, and language appropriate to that audience

Create "industry buzz" about ARC:

  • 1 press mention a month

ARC leaders blog:

  • Coach and support 3-6 ARC leaders in maintaining regular blogs about their divisions' work

Key Competencies

  • Listening
  • Understanding multiple perspectives
  • Beautiful, clear, concise writing
  • Independent learner
  • Resourcefulness
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Associate Graphic Designer

American Reading Company is seeking a versatile and creative junior-level designer to join our Art Team. This is an in-house, full-time position to assist the Marketing and Curriculum Design departments. The Associate Graphic Designer will work as part of a team of ten artists who create a variety of print and digital media across platforms.

With guidance and input, this person will produce email campaigns, invitations, sales, and program materials. Interested applicants should submit cover letters, sample design work or online portfolios, and resumes to hr@americanreading.com. No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Account Managers to promote, schedule, and implement email event invitations, newsletters, online solicitations, and announcements using online services (Picatic, Robly and Constant Contact).
  • Effectively manage own workload—including setting priorities and deadlines for all projects.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Sales Teams to develop promotional content and marketing collateral.
  • Design and layout occasional book-length, text-heavy products and cross-departmental projects as needed.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in communication, graphic design, or a related major OR at least two years of professional design experience.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and perform in several capacities on a fast-paced marketing team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple departments and with multiple decision makers.
  • Excellent organization skills and close attention to detail.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Self-starting; ability to seek out needs and information without directives.

Benefits

  • 401K
  • Employer contribution to cost of health insurance plan
  • Growth potential in a triple-bottom line, socially responsible company
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Classroom Library Designer

This is a dream job for a book lover. Do you spend hours sifting through the newest children's and/or YA titles at your local bookstore? Do you have a passion for sharing great books? Would you like to work with a whole team tasked with matching the best books to schools' existing curricula? American Reading Company (ARC) is seeking qualified applicants to work from our King of Prussia Office to work with customers to maintain and improve upon our existing classroom libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Close reading of curricular documents and standards to determine appropriate title matches based on content and grade level.
  • Ensure that each library collection meets exacting quality standards and incorporates the best titles in print specific to the topic and instructional purpose;
  • Maintain digital records that detail what should be purchased and included in each collection;
  • Work with the team to assess text complexity of new titles using the Independent Reading Level Assessment®. (Training will be provided.)

Requirements

  • College degree (BA/BS)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of children's books and YA literature
  • Experience working with students around books of their choosing

Things That Would Be Nice

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience using the 100 BOOK CHALLENGE® or RESEARCH LABS® program(s)
  • Science and/or Social Studies expertise

Benefits

  • Competitive salary for the right person
  • 401(k)
  • Employer contribution to cost of health insurance plan
  • Growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company

This position is located in King of Prussia, PA.

No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

American Reading Company is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please! We will follow up with select candidates for interviews. No third-party callers please.

Apply

Curriculum Developer

American Reading Company is seeking an intelligent, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about education to be a member of our curriculum design team. This is a great fit for an experienced educator with curriculum writing experience who is well-versed in the thinking behind the Common Core Standards and is familiar with the Backward Design model of curriculum development. Experience writing standards-based language arts, social studies, or science curriculum is required. Experience successfully implementing Action 100, 100 Book Challenge or Research Labs programs is preferable. A high level of proficiency in written Spanish, although not required, is highly desirable for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with curriculum design team to create new curriculum materials to support ARC programs
  • Revising, editing, formatting, and proof-reading existing ARC curriculum documents
  • Collaborating with other departments and customers on custom design projects

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in education
  • Strong writing skills
  • Successful curriculum writing experience with sample units available to show
  • Ability to thoroughly proofread, edit, and revise content
  • Multitasking and independent management of deadlines are a must
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust priorities when necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors
  • Computer literacy, with willingness to learn new applications

Things that would be nice

  • Adobe InDesign experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Fluent to near-native command of written Spanish would be a significant plus.

Additional Information

  • No telecommuters (position located in King of Prussia, PA
  • No resumes will be considered without a cover letter
  • No third-party applications
  • ARC is a triple bottom line, socially responsible company

Benefits

  • Employer contribution to cost of health insurance
  • 401(k), Health, Dental, EAP, Short & Long Term Disability options available
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
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Full Stack Developer - Ed Tech

At American Reading Company, we create content, build tools, and provide training to help students become avid readers and learners. Educational technology, including web and mobile applications, are crucial to our daily operations.

We're looking for a full stack developer who will build web applications that will enable school and district administrators to learn and collaborate together while implementing our literacy solutions. These powerful tools will live inside our widely-used, proven technology platform, SchoolPace.

Our ed-tech software is envisioned, developed, and supported in-house. If you have the skillset for this unique opportunity, you'll be able to work with an amazing team of expert educators and developers.

Responsibilities

  • Build custom web-based front-ends to allow school and district leaders to learn and collaborate together.
  • Build RESTful APIs that allow this new data to work seamlessly with other tools.
  • Scale infrastructure and systems to support rapid growth.
  • Design reports and data dashboards.
  • Infuse our team with creative energy, new ideas, and best practices.

Requirements

You must be a talented software developer who is able to work closely with educational experts to design, build, test, and evangelize new tools.

You should be able to work in an environment that includes:

  • PHP 7
  • MySQL 5.7
  • Bootstrap
  • SASS
  • Docker
  • RabbitMQ
  • Redis

Maybe you'll bring knowledge that we don't yet have in the list above! Tell us about work you've done in other languages, databases, and tools!

You should be able to demonstrate projects that highlight your best work. Show us the web application you built that you are incredibly proud of! Wow us with the GitHub commit that makes you smile!

Location and Longevity

  • This is a full-time, in-house position in King of Prussia, PA.
  • We are looking for someone who will build a lasting career with us!

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience.
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Part-Time Bilingual (Consultant) Executive Coach

We are seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) educator with successful experience using 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, ACTION 100®, and/or American Reading Company (ARC)'s Comprehensive Core Curriculum who is passionate about helping teachers and principals implement these systems across the US. This position offers lots of growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company. No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an Executive Coach for principals to ensure effective focus on and implementation of 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, ACTION 100®, and/or ARC's Comprehensive Core Curriculum
  • Conduct workshops, demonstration lessons, and one-to-one coaching visits to support schools' implementation of ARC's instructional systems and materials in both Spanish and English
  • Collaborate with other ARC Coaches and the Curriculum and Instruction Team to ensure that materials, methods, and programs in both English and Spanish meet the highest standards to provide the best results

Requirements

  • Proficiency in Spanish and English (speaking, listening, reading, and writing)
  • Personal experience implementing 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, ACTION 100®, and/or ARC's Comprehensive Core Curriculum
  • Comfort and confidence facilitating the learning of adults and children
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, e.g., experience as a teacher leader or coach
  • Commitment to life-long learning and development
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust priorities when necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with principals, teachers, students, and coworkers in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to travel
  • Master's degree or higher

Salary

  • Competitive compensation
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Part-Time (Consultant) Executive Coach

We are seeking educators with successful experience using 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, and/or American Reading Company (ARC)'s Comprehensive Core Curriculum who are passionate about helping teachers and principals implement these programs across the US. This is a part-time/consultant position with lots of growth potential in a triple bottom line, socially responsible company. No applications will be considered without a cover letter.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an Executive Coach for principals to ensure effective focus on and implementation of 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, ACTION 100®, and/or ARC's Comprehensive Core Curriculum
  • Conduct workshops, demonstration lessons, and one-to-one coaching visits to support schools' implementation of ARC's programs
  • Collaborate with other ARC Coaches and the Program Team to ensure that materials, methods, and the program meet the highest standards to provide the best results

Requirements

  • Master's degree or higher
  • Personal experience implementing 100 Book Challenge®, Research Labs®, and/or ARC's Comprehensive Core Curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, e.g., experience as a teacher leader or coach
  • Commitment to life-long learning and development
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust priorities when necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with principals, teachers, and coworkers
  • Some travel

Salary

  • Competitive compensation
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Sales Account Manager

American Reading Company is setting the standard for achievement inside the classroom and in the home. We are helping to improve self-esteem and confidence in young learners by providing the tools and resources that administrators, teachers, and students need to achieve. At the core of all we do is providing access and equity for all children.

As an account manager, you will be the face of our growing business by developing and nurturing long-term relationships with districts, schools, and other educational organizations. Your goal will be to increase awareness and use of American Reading Company products and services in a variety of educational settings. If you are interested in becoming an Account Manager, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@americanreading.com.

Responsibilities

  • Establish relationships with new customers and secure contracts with new customers that achieve assigned sales quotas and targets.
  • Drive the entire sales cycle from initial customer engagement to closed sales, and in some cases through delivery and implementation.
  • Prospect for potential customers using various direct methods such as calling and face to face meetings, and indirect methods such as networking and special events.
  • Qualify prospects against company criteria for ideal customers and sales.
  • Consult with prospect about business challenges and requirements, as well as the range of options and benefits of each.
  • Maintain a high level of relevant domain knowledge in order to have meaningful conversations with prospects.
  • Make presentations to district and school administration and decision makers
  • Draft and deliver proposals
  • Work with internal staff including curriculum and instruction where required to address customer requirements
  • Develop and maintain territory plans which outline how sales targets will be met on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and maintain key account plans that identify opportunities for company to deliver value, strategic motivators, main stakeholders, buying processes and forecasted sales
  • Work with marketing to plan and execute lead generation campaigns
  • Provide feedback to sales management on ways to decrease the sales cycle, enhance sales, and improve company brand and reputation
  • Provide feedback to company management on market trends, competitive threats, unmet needs, and opportunities to deliver greater value to customers

Qualifications

  • Must possess 4+ years of demonstrated and relevant sales experience in the education sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify complex customer needs and determine appropriate solutions in a consultative sales approach.
  • Must be results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including exemplary presentation skills.

Additional Information

  • Compensation: Base salary plus commission
  • ARC is a rapidly growing, triple bottom line, socially responsible company
  • No third-party applications.
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Contact Us

Call or e-mail American Reading Company today.

E-mail General Info to:
info@americanreading.com
E-mail Purchase Orders to:
orders@americanreading.com
Toll-free
1-866-810-2665
Phone
610-992-4150
Fax
610-992-4156
Address
201 S. Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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