Curriculum Associates
Curriculum Associates is an edtech company committed to making classrooms better places.
Tucson, AZ
Remote

2022 Education-Technology Fellowship at Curriculum Associates

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Description
2022 Education Technology Fellowship
At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren't sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!
About Curriculum Associates:
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates (CA) is a leading educational technology and publishing company with a mission to make classrooms better places for students and teachers. As a company, we have both a responsibility and the opportunity to reduce the effects of systemic racism for the students, educators, and educational communities we serve and for our own team members. We are committed to ensuring CA is a champion of antiracist ideals in our service to schools, in our products, and in our company culture. Our research-based, award-winning print and digital instruction and assessment products provide educators with the tools necessary to personalize learning for every student and help all students become college and career ready.
Apply to a competitive six-month fellowship (this is a full-time, paid position from mid-July to mid-December) at the fastest growing company in the EdTech industry. This is a great opportunity for co-op students and recent college graduates. Learn the ins and outs of business, technology, and education from industry leaders, including EY's 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO Rob Waldron. You'll work with the team below through September, assisting them as they prepare and provide support for customers partnering with Curriculum Associates for the 2022 school year. For the final three months, you'll be placed in a compelling rotation, working closely with department leaders to help improve processes and reach quarterly goals.
How to apply: Please provide the following information in your application:
  • A current resume
  • A cover letter that details your interest in the position, relevant experience to the fellowship and your experience working with data sets as this will be integral to the position.

Fellowship Highlights:
Insight into departments at CA and the chance to learn more about the education technology industry Access to mentorship and a strong network of young professionals excelling in roles in business and education Professional Development lunches that include open forum discussions with company leaders The opportunity to work at one of Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work since 2014
The impact you'll have:
All Ed-Tech Fellows will work with the Provisioning and Data Services team for our back-to school season and will:
  • Support key service teams across the company during our busy back-to-school season (July- September)
  • Ensure all customers are onboarded into our i-Ready platform precisely and promptly
  • Help troubleshoot and solve customer and technical issues using a multitude of resources

There are two groups within the Provisioning and Data Services Team:
The Auto-provisioning group establishes and onboards over 3,000 auto-provisioning customers. This groups works heavily with the auto-provisioning technology and with large datasets to ensure all schools and districts are up and running for the 2022-2023 school year. The Workbook group assembles the student and staff rosters for many CA customers and inputs them into i-Ready. This group will reach out to customers by email to gather user data and work with both large and small datasets in Excel to ensure schools and districts are prepared to utilize our i-Ready platform in the coming weeks. The Account Management team works with customers to ensure district needs are met as the school year approaches. They are responsible for ensuring i-Ready accounts are set up and accessible, districts have access to the correct content based on purchases and implementation plans, and they support educators using the program via phone, email, and video calls.
Who we're looking for:
  • Motivated individuals looking for a challenging six-month experience
  • Co-op student or recent college graduate (bachelor's degree earned 2021 or 2022)
  • Strong academic record with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; all majors are welcome
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain strong and professional relationships
  • A keen attention to detail, and the ability to think critically and troubleshoot is crucial
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as strong listening skills
  • Comfort and experience working in Excel and with large, complex datasets
  • Demonstrated interest in business, education, technology, or social entrepreneurship sectors
  • An openness and excitement to learn

Location & Timing: Fellows will work remotely for six months, from mid-July 2022 to mid-December 2022, however, candidates living or planning to relocate to North Billerica, MA may choose to work in-person or arrange a hybrid schedule in adherence to our Covid-19 protocol.
Next Steps:
Applications will be reviewed along three deadlines throughout the spring semester:
  • Final Deadline: Friday, April 22nd, 2022 - Final Interview Block, May 9th - May 20th, 2022

Interviews will consist of three 30 minutes Zoom calls with three members of the Back-to-School Team. If invited to interview, an update on your application status will be sent shortly after your interview block.
Have Questions? Email the Fellowship Team at [email protected]
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What are Curriculum Associates Perks + Benefits

Curriculum Associates Benefits Overview

We've got you covered. Our team is best-in-class, and so are our benefits! Enjoy comprehensive coverage for you and your family including no-deductible health care.

Family flexibility. We respect your priorities outside of work, offering flexible schedules and work-from-home options to support a healthy life balance.

Take the time you need. To do great work, it’s important to rest and care for yourself. We offer the flexibility to take the paid time off you need to travel, be with your family or just recharge.

Have some fun. With in-person and virtual gathering, you’ll join a mission-driven community that celebrates wins and lifts one another up.

Find your happy place. Whether working in pjs at home with a hybrid work option, catching rays on our Wi-Fi-equipped patio, or collaborating in a cozy common area, you’ll do your best work where you’re comfortable.

Stay well. Stay strong with a workout in our fitness center or a free virtual group training class. We also offer confidential counseling services to support your mental wellness.

Hit the books. Our team never stops learning. We offer access to over 10,000 free online courses and tuition reimbursement to encourage your professional development.

Know you're not alone. A dedicated fund provides employees financial help in times of crisis.

Get recognized. Quarterly peer-nominated awards honor top performers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Curriculum Associates currently offers Employee Resource Groups for those that identity as Black, Hispanic, and/or LGBTQ. Additional groups being added soon.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Curriculum Associates has chosen to expand the boundaries for how relevant experience manifests in our continued focus on equitable hiring and building diverse teams.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Curriculum Associates' employees can contribute up to $2,750/year towards out-of-pocket health expenses and up to $5,000/year for dependent care expenses
Disability Insurance
Long-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of expenses for preventative dental services
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with up to $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Curriculum Associates' has established a Health Reimbursement Account to cover 100% of the individual and family deductible for both the HMO and PPO medical plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2x times an employee's annual salary, up to $200,000
Wellness Programs
Curriculum Associates' wellness program provides health club discounts, fitness and wellness reimbursements, an Employee Assistance Program, and "healthy me" challenges
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Curriculum Associates' fitness initiatives include in-office fitness classes taught weekly by a a former Olympian! (classes are now offered remotely due to pandemic)
Mental Health Benefits
Up to five face-to-face, confidential sessions with a counselor, financial planner or attorney are available to you and your eligible family members each calendar year.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Curriculum Associates' retirement savings plan enables you to save a percentage of your pay on a pre-tax basis. The company matches a portion of your contributions
401(K) Matching
Curriculum Associates' provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 7% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
CA offers a comprehensive performance bonus plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Curriculum Associates supports working caregivers, offering subsidized rates for backup child care and adult/elder care.
Generous Parental Leave
CA offers 18 weeks of fully paid leave to birthing parents and 10 weeks of fully paid leave to non-birthing parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
CA provides employees with a flexible work schedule designed to support a healthy work/life balance. This includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home for specific days during the week as well as full-time remote for specific positions.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
CA offers up to $5,000 per employee in adoption assistance. Adoptive parents also receive 10 weeks of fully paid leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick leave during the Pandemic
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
CA has a business casual dress code
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes a Ping Pong, Pool Table, and Video Games.
Parking
We offer employees free parking and free electric car charging stations
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
CA offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
CA offers a tuition reimbursement plan.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Curriculum Associates is a mission-driven company that adheres to the tenets of conscious capitalism, believing businesses should operate ethically while they pursue profits. This means that we put service to our stakeholders first, considering how every decision will impact our employees, the educators and children we serve, and the communities in which we operate.

An Insider's view of Curriculum Associates

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

CA encourages and supports its employees professionally and personally. They provide fitness classes, support for parents, ample PTO, tuition reimbursement, and employees with flexible schedules. CA trusts employees will balance their work/home life, which is a vital ingredient in keeping workplace happiness. They invest in us as people.

Krishna

Sr. Provisioning Operations Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

CA doesn’t just talk the talk on career development, they walk the walk. In my short time at CA, my career has been accelerated thanks to leadership who trusted and invested in me! I was recently promoted from an Inside Sales Rep to an Inside Sales Manager – now I’ll be able to use my past experience to make a difference on my team and for CA.

Arlandis

Associate Manager, Account Development

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The product team is so talented that a major focus of my time is just making myself available through frequent check-ins, Slacks, emails, and small group meetings, to be a partner in their thinking, reinforce strong instincts, guide decision-making when asked, as well as help identify ways to remove blockers or draw connections across teams.

Katie

Sr. VP, Digital Product

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am impressed by how much I have learned and grown in a short amount of time at CA. In my first year, I implemented initiatives that increased the inclusion of employees from diverse backgrounds. I am now paying it forward by developing a comprehensive mentorship and professional development system for new young professionals.

Amma

Management Development Analyst

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