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  • 06 May 2021 11:16 AM | Janelle Mihoc (Administrator)

    RFP and Grant Proposal Writer

    Job Details

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA

    Remote Type: N/A

    Position Type: Full Time

    Education Level: 4 Year Degree

    Salary Range: Undisclosed

    Travel Percentage: Negligible

    Job Shift: Undisclosed

    Job Category: Marketing

    Description

    Company Information:

    At Teacher Created Materials, we are passionate about developing innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for K-12 students worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun. We are always looking to respond to educators’ needs and to share our outstanding products and services.

    We are looking for a dynamic individual with an entrepreneurial spirit interested in helping us to expand and grow.

    Position Summary:

    The RFP and Grant Proposal Writer will be responsible for preparing high-quality responses to applicable RFPs and Grants in compliance with customer instructions, sales strategies, and business needs. They will work closely with sales, finance, IT, and other internal teams to assist in RFP vetting, develop strategic messaging, coordinate the proposal process, write, edit, submit and archive final products. They will also provide follow-up support in order to document past performance and monitor revenue generated.

    In addition to responding to RFPs, the RFP and Grant Proposal Writer will conduct research to identify education-focused grants originating from sources including local, state and national government departments; private and non-profit foundations; and local and national business entities. This process would include determining the eligibility criteria and identifying grants that are worth pursuing. The Writer will then be responsible for writing and submitting all necessary documentation to secure grant funding and track success rate.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Prepare high-quality, client-focused responses and proposals in compliance with customer instructions and deadlines.
    • Effectively research subject matter and demonstrate skill at efficiently organizing and translating information into clear written documentation, articulating complex concepts and processes in writing.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of our company and its services and products to be able to effectively communicate what we do and how our resources help our customers.
    • Ensure all materials appropriately reflect brand guidelines and value messaging.
    • Successfully manage all facets of the proposal process under aggressive deadlines, including proposal response planning, call facilitation, coordination, writing, development of responsibility matrices/compliance outlines, interfacing with internal subject matter experts (SMEs), editing/proofing, production and quality control.
    • Assist in developing new solutions and proposal ideas with internal SMEs as needed.
    • Create compelling case studies based on past performance and maintain an easily accessible database for the organization.
    • Update standard content database on a regular basis.
    • Collaborate with channel managers to evaluate and respond to opportunities within specific industry segments.
    • Manage production and distribution of documents.
    • Update proposal tracking database throughout the proposal lifecycle.
    • Support the development and maintenance of standard proposal information, systems and databases.

    Qualifications

    Skills & Qualifications:

    • Excellent writing and editing skills, including knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • Document layout and basic design.
    • Ability to learn/understand/apply communication tactics and messaging requirements for various audiences.
    • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Ability to manage time, multi-task and excel in a deadline-oriented environment.
    • Strong research skills and the ability to filter and process complex information.
    • Must be able to hold teammates accountable to deadlines and responsibilities.
    • Strong MS Office suite experience, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as proficiency in the Adobe suite.
    • Strong team player, with ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Experience in creating an RFP and/or Grant proposal.
    • Teaching background or understanding of education a plus.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree (English preferred; Business, Marketing, Communications, or Journalism accepted)
    • One to three years business, proposal, marketing and/or technical writing experience preferred

    Location: Corporate offices in Huntington Beach, CA; will consider remote.

    Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.

  • 06 May 2021 11:14 AM | Janelle Mihoc (Administrator)

    EDI Coordinator

    Job Details

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA

    Position Type: Full Time

    Education Level: High School

    Travel Percentage: None

    Job Shift: Day

    Job Category: Other

    Description

    Position Summary:

    The EDI Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the implementation and ongoing maintenance of EDI trading partners. This position will act as a liaison between TCM and potential trading partners while providing additional departmental reporting.

    Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Understand EDI order flow through TCM’s systems for timely fulfillment
    • Strong proficiency working with Excel Pivot Tables and Charts, Vlookups, Functions, and Formulas
    • Perform EDI project management functions including coordinating, organizing, planning, scheduling, communicating and evaluating project progress
    • Translate trading partner specifications into procedures that align with TCM’s systems
    • Gather requirements from sales team/trading partner and work with EDI VAN to complete trading partner on boarding
    • Perform EDI testing for each trading partner to ensure all transactions are created and fields are mapped in accordance with trading partner requirements
    • Establish and maintain accurate Trading Partner test instructions
    • Responsible for maintaining EDI transaction folders within EDI portal and ensuring all transactions are processed correctly
    • Communicate with trading partners and internal customers via phone and/or email to fix errors or fields
    • Troubleshoot and resolve all production communication errors in accordance with trading partner requirements
    • Provide EDI support to Operations department regarding EDI orders
    • Maintain/redesign EDI procedures to align with best business practices
    • Document EDI processes and update standard operating procedures
    • Organize and analyze data to measure trading partner performance
    • Assist in applying and expanding new technologies that align with TCM’s systems and increase efficiency
    • Partner with cross functional departments to improve existing processes and create new work flows as needed

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Strong experience working in Windows Operating Systems
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office- including Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint
    • At least 1 year of EDI experience with knowledge of EDI transactions (i.e. 850, 855, etc.)
    • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to coworkers and customers
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Self-directed
    • Detail oriented
    • Problem solver
    • Project experience
    • Relevant experience in process design mapping
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Ability to plan and prioritize workload based on business need
    • Good communication and collaboration skills
    • Ability to meet timelines within dynamic fast paced environment
    • Daily use of stairs and ladders.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
    • Willingness to work overtime as required

    Work Conditions:

    • Warehouse environment
    • Frequent sitting or standing for extended periods of time
    • Frequent exposure to material handling equipment
    • Occasional exposure to high and precarious places
    • Frequent exposure to varying temperatures and outside weather conditions
    • Moderate to loud noise levels

    Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.

  • 06 May 2021 11:11 AM | Janelle Mihoc (Administrator)

    Digital Product Manager

    Job Details

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Remote Home Office - S. California - , CA

    Remote Type: Optional Work from Home

    Position Type: Full Time

    Education Level: 4 Year Degree

    Travel Percentage: Negligible

    Job Shift: Day

    Job Category: Other

    Description

    Position Summary:

    The Digital Product Manager is an education expert and tech enthusiast who combines their classroom knowledge with technology solutions to develop and implement new digital products and resources for the K–12 curriculum market.

    Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Manage/Lead the development and planning for new digital products and for existing products that can benefit from an enhanced digital offering.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of educational trends, instructional practices, and district implementation best practices for digital curriculum.
    • Perform competitor and market research to inform the product landscape and opportunities and highlight key differentiators in the products.
    • Identify and synthesize the needs of teachers, students, and administrators to define products, features, and solutions which meet those needs and/or solve their problems.
    • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with designers, engineers, and other project stakeholders on concepts, design and development of new and existing EdTech products
    • Design user-centric experiences (for students, teachers, and administrators) informed by market analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings.
    • Analyze and document user personas, epics, user stories, and other product specification artifacts.
    • Lead the creation of conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, click-throughs, prototypes, and final designs.
    • Clearly communicate the details required to build the product as conceptualized, including writing user stories and acceptance criteria.
    • Participate in quality assurance and acceptance testing processes by testing, logging bugs and advocating for the user.
    • Conduct research such as classroom visits and focus groups in order to gain user feedback.
    • Train and communicate with other departments on use and capabilities of digital product.
    • Assist in troubleshooting of issues identified by other departments and customers.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally to establish a process for feedback loops to inform future product evolution and improvement.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BA or BS degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience
    • K–12 classroom teaching experience required (2+ years preferred)
    • An understanding of the needs of teachers and students with broad pedagogical knowledge
    • Passion for technology and digital products
    • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Working knowledge of UX/UI design with an eye towards simplicity and reducing friction
    • Process, product and project management focused with emphasis on delivery
    • Demonstrated research, analysis, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to communicate technically with designers and engineers
    • Knowledge of current educational tech trends and capabilities

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience implementing online educational platforms at the school and/or district level and onboarding teachers and students
    • Experience designing, developing, and implementing programs of instruction including in-person, hybrid, and online-based training
    • Experience with subscription and SaaS models in K-12 education
    • Working knowledge of various technologies used in instructional technology (District LMS, Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom, Adobe products, etc.)
    • Familiarity in best practices for web design, user experience, user interaction, and responsive design across mobile and desktop platforms
    • Knowledge of Agile development processes
    • Experience with Analytics tools such as Google Analytics
    • Knowledge of audio and video production (e.g. iMovie, and various media file types)

    Physical Requirements:

    • Sit for extended periods of time; including at a computer.
    • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.
    • Repetitive hand and wrist movements for frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.

    Work Conditions:

    • General home office environment (remote)
  • 06 May 2021 11:10 AM | Janelle Mihoc (Administrator)

    Content Manager

    Job Details

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Remote Home Office - S. California - , CA

    Position Type: Full Time

    Education Level: 4 Year Degree

    Travel Percentage: Negligible

    Job Shift: Day

    Job Category: Other

    Description

    Position Summary:

    Classroom teachers…do you share our vision to create a world in which children love to learn?  Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative educational products for students worldwide.  Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.

    The Content Manager role is for classroom teachers, who use their knowledge of best practices and practical classroom experience to help develop new products.  The Content Manager evaluates and edits manuscripts and prepares them for print under the direction of the VP of Content Development or a Senior Content Manager.  The Content Manager consults on product development from an educational perspective.

    Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Collaborates with project teams to plan new products.
    • Stays connected to teachers and students through classroom observations and field testing of new products in development to stay current on market needs.
    • Works directly with authors as materials are being written to ensure that the content reflects TCM’s mission and the product goals.  May make changes as needed for clarification, and may rewrite or reorganize materials to better meet the needs of teachers and students.
    • Edits and prepares product manuscripts and digital resources for multiple product lines, ensuring educational validity, clarity, purposefulness, best practices, and ease of use.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of educational trends, practices, and interests, and advises team leadership accordingly.
    • May make presentations on behalf of the company and/or recruit authors and speakers.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BA or BS degree in education or related field or equivalent experience
    • K–12 classroom teaching experience required (3+ years preferred)
    • K–2 teaching experience preferred
    • Master’s degree or advanced studies/training/specialty in reading preferred
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Attention to detail and ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities
    • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

    Physical Requirements:

    • Sit for extended periods of time; including at a computer.
    • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.
    • Repetitive hand and wrist movements for frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.

    Work Conditions:

    • General (home) office environment - remote
  • 06 May 2021 11:05 AM | Janelle Mihoc (Administrator)

    Assistant Project Specialist

    Job Details

    Level: Experienced

    Job Location: Corporate Headquarters - Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA

    Position Type: Full Time

    Education Level: High School

    Travel Percentage: None

    Job Shift: Day

    Job Category: Admin - Clerical

    Description

    Position Summary: The Project Specialist role coordinates and executes Publishing Operations tasks for the department, including but not limited to the following: legal and financial document routing and processing, product data reporting, product data creation and maintenance, scheduling, and post-production tasks.

    Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Maintain cross-functional communication within the department and across the company through data, systems, and reporting, to ensure stakeholders are in alignment throughout the product development cycle.
    • Use tools and systems within the department to ensure the accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency of scheduling, contact management, and other processes.
    • Manage the accuracy and timeliness of data.
    • Coordinate and execute Publishing Operations tasks for the department, including but not limited to the following: legal and financial document routing and processing, product data reporting, product data creation and maintenance, scheduling, and post-production tasks.
    • Develop and maintain documentation of team and department processes, as needed.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • 2 years of professional experience in journalism, publishing, business, or related field a plus
    • Intermediate proficiency in Excel, preferred (e.g., lookups, basic formulas and functions)
    • Experience in publishing industry a plus
    • Experience with data and scheduling a plus
    • Analytical thinker—process, systems, and data integration
    • Problem solver/innovator who can organize complex processes and/or information involving multiple, detailed tasks and multiple inputs
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Superior attention to detail and follow-through
    • Collaborative, team-oriented work style—cross-department collaboration is key!
    • Ability to work independently and demonstrate commitment to both quality and tight deadlines

    Physical Requirements:

    • Sit for extended periods of time, including at a computer.
    • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.
    • Repetitive hand and wrist movements for frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.

    Work Conditions: General office environment, Work From Home during Covid-19 Pandemic

    Teacher Created Materials (TCM) is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran. This policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action applies to all levels of employment and to all employment practices, including (but not limited to) compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, educational, training, recreational and social activities.

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