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A career at Benchmark Education Company

Are you interested in helping children of all abilities learn to read?   Do you want a career that promises the satisfaction of inspiring teachers and administrators in their mission to provide instruction that gets results?   If you want to join a creative, energetic, fast-paced company with a proven track record and promise of continued growth, then consider a career with Benchmark Education Company.

Join a winning team and promote literacy worldwide

Benchmark Education Company, headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, produces research-based, proven-effective literacy materials for supplementary and intervention use with K-12 students, including gifted, on-level, and struggling readers; students with learning disabilities; and those still mastering English as a second language.   Standards-aligned products and services, supported by professional development training, are designed to supplement core reading programs and help teachers take each learner on a different road toward academic success.   BEC materials are used in over 15,000 schools and districts across the United States and abroad.

Current Opportunities:

We are looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to fill the following positions:

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.


Administrative Assistant

Position Purpose

Provide administrative support to Executive Management and Human Resources. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle day-to-day operations and specific task in a fast-paced environment
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls as needed
  • Prepare written responses for various routine Company inquiries
  • Ensure equipment is operational, maintain equipment inventory, and evaluate new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain supply inventory, anticipate needed supplies, place and expedite orders, verify delivery receipt.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Manage administrative budget and monitor spending
  • Coordinate catering, business transportation and other matters related to office management duties
  • Update and maintain various distribution lists internally and externally
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements / Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration or related field
  • 3 years’ experience as Administrative Assistant
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Work well under pressure and thrives in a fast paced environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Must have high level of accountability and responsibility for safeguarding confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, SharePoint, Visio; Windows Operating System 

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Office Manager

Position Purpose

Responsible for the overall front office activities, including the guest area.  Act as the liaison between the company and the property management office as well as vendors and oversea the purchase of office supplies and special orders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coordinate overall administrative activates for the Office Administrative Team
  • Responsible for the efficient and productive day-to-day operations of the office facilities
  • Manage the guest area to ensure and maintain a professional image
  • Successfully plan and execute company events
  • Supervise the maintenance and housekeeping for office facilities
  • Negotiate the purchase of office supplies, furniture and equipment in accordance with Company purchasing policies and budgetary restrictions
  • Supervise the maintenance of office equipment, including copier and fax machines
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security protocols
  • Responsible for hotel accommodations and transportation for all employees visiting office when requested

Job Requirements / Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration or related field
  • 3 years’ experience as Office Manager
  • Exceptional decision making, problem solving and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Work well under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Must have a high level of accountability and responsibility for safeguarding confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, Visio; Windows Operating System

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Executive Assistant

Position Purpose

In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn educational publishing in an exciting fast-paced environment. As assistant to the President and Chief Operating Officer, this position offers the right candidate valuable exposure to marketing, operations, sales, editorial, accounting, customer service, production, graphics, and professional development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains executive calendars and meeting agendas, plan and schedule meetings, conferences, teleconferences; prepare materials used in executive presentations
  • Prioritize, research and route correspondences and documents to conserve executive’s time and increase overall efficiency
  • Record meeting minutes and follow up on deliverables
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly report in Excel and Visio formats, including but not limited to expense reports, Organizational & Functional charts
  • Organize and maintain files and office libraries of books, papers and digital media
  • Coordinate and finalize domestic and international travel
  • Facilitate/coordinate inter-company events and special events
  • Develop, implement and complete special projects as assigned
  • Contribute and support team efforts with Administrative and HR staff

Job Requirements / Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience as an Executive Assistant
  • Exceptional organization, project management and time management skills 
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving skills and communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Work well under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Must have a high level of accountability and responsibility for safeguarding confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, SharePoint, Visio; Windows Operating System

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Systems Administrator, Linux

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. Our company is high-energy, fast-paced, productive, and team-oriented, with a lot of opportunity for learning and career growth.

Position Purpose

The Systems Operations team of Benchmark Education manages the internal infrastructure used by our production content, web development, and administration teams. The Linux Systems Administrator will manage in-house Linux servers and ensure appropriate resilience of their services. In addition to the Benchmark Education hosted servers, the position will provide support for our development teams who develop on Ubuntu and Debian desktops and servers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up LDAP authentication for Debian/Ubuntu environment
  • Automate deployment of Linux servers from scratch and from AWS images
  • Syslog deployment
  • Process tickets which are escalated from our Helpdesk team
  • Build process documentation for Helpdesk team
  • Work with our development teams to ensure production and development environments are sufficient to their needs

Job Requirements

  • Management experience with Debian and Ubuntu servers and desktops
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Three years’ experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Linux administration

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Share Point experience a plus
  • Agile project management experience
  • Amazon AWS Administration of EC2, IAM, S3
  • VMWare vSphere Administration
  • Experience in Publishing or Education industry

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Marketing Data Analyst

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. Our company is high-energy, fast-paced, productive, and team-oriented, with a lot of opportunity for learning and career growth.

Position Purpose

Work closely with the Editorial on a series of relational data projects. After a year, the analyst will join the Marketing Analysis Team to support the sales team on pricing and customer relationship management (CRM) needs, establish and execute tracking, measurement, and reporting for all of our marketing efforts, including direct mail and e-mail blasts. Develop and deliver the analyses that will be used to measure the effectiveness of our past marketing campaigns and help shape future plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify the appropriate data to investigate, then gather, analyze, and interpret it
  • Produce regularly scheduled and ad hoc reports as well as analysis 
  • Report findings and research to senior management
  • Make recommendations based on your findings

Job Requirements

  • 0 to 2 years of superior data analyst experience in marketing analysis and evaluation
  • An MBA degree or Master's degree, in a relevant discipline
  • Proficiency in Access and Excel
  • Demonstrated commitment to detail and accuracy while having the ability to understand the big picture
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills
  • Comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Director, Customer Technology Support

Position Purpose

Act as liaison with our internal development and operations teams and external technology partners, as well as our marketing, sales and professional development teams to help ensure a positive customer experience with our educational technology products.

In this position, you will be responsible for managing a customer service team that provides support and information to the end-user of our technology products. You’ll interact directly with customers, sales reps, and internal departments and/or outside vendors to quickly resolve customer issues. As the manager of this team, you will:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with school district administrative and technical personnel to ensure successful technology implementations, keeping sales management and sales reps informed.
  • Develop information and resources and provide training to help customer service representatives successfully address the most common technology product questions.
  • Collaborate with professional development, marketing and sales to manage customer technology transitions when there is a product upgrade, new release, or user interface change. Proactively develop a plan of action for internal staff as well as for customers and communicate and follow up on that plan.
  • Identify and document technical problems and escalate them to the development team for resolution and follow up with customers, communicating these problems with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Collect and field customer requests relative to technology product modifications, improvements, and enhancements for future development evaluation and share those requests with professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Host webinars and/or conference calls with customers for demonstration purposes keeping appropriate sales reps informed.
  • Support sales efforts by managing the creation and maintenance of populated demonstration sites so that the sales reps can more effectively demonstrate and sell our digital products.
  • Work with internal training and development teams to assist in the creation of user guides and other training materials, updating them as needed.
  • Create and distribute metric reports that summarize department activity, productivity, and efficiency
  • Monitor, document, and share customer trends that potentially warrant further analysis and action by the Company with management, professional development, sales, and marketing.
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives to grow our digital products customer base.
  • Interview, hire, and train new employees.
  • Complete employee performance evaluation

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a customer support team.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer systems and software and solid understanding of technology applications.
  • Excellent customer service and high level problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with Sales and Training Teams.
  • Ability to communicate and transfer knowledge clearly and effectively in a non-technical manner.
  • Comfortable in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in Education or Publishing Industry preferred.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Product Manager

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental books and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life.

Position Purpose:

To drive and develop our core and supplemental products

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, developing and promoting the core and supplemental print products
  • Help define product strategy for core and supplemental product offerings
  • Work with customers, sales, marketing and professional services to gain an understanding of customer needs, position offerings, and to help identify new revenue opportunities
  • Support professional services and sales through training, strategic advice, and timely information
  • Drive, develop and maintain product sales story and disseminate message to field personnel
  • Work with digital team to ensure that the digital product features/functions meet customer needs

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business, or Marketing
  • 3-5 years Product Management experience
  • Knowledge of Educational/Literacy market within Publishing
  • K-8 experience a plus
  • Excellent communicator
  • Create digital presentation
  • Understanding/experience with digital products
  • An educator’s perspective will be highly valued in this position

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801  We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Financial Officer

Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning core and supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life.  Our company is high-energy, fast-paced, productive, and team-oriented, with a lot of opportunity for learning and career growth. 

Position Purpose

This position will be responsible for all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to accounting, financial reporting, legal, inventory, sales and marketing supports, warehouse and fulfillment operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all company accounting practices, including monthly closings and reconciliations, annual budgeting and forecast, financial reports, tax and audit functions.
  • Managing company’s treasury functions, including capital expenditure, cash balance at bank and cash flow projections.
  • Supervise company’s warehouse operation which includes order entries, customer service, fulfillment, pick and pack operations, and shipping.
  • Manage inventory with a goal of achieving high turn-over rate while minimizing back orders. 
  • Support Management, Sales, and Marketing on large sales orders, bids, state adoptions, RFP’s, etc.
  • Study, analyze and report on trends for sales opportunities.
  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute growth plans.
  • Train the Finance unit and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
  • Participate in developing new business.
  • Review and prepare contracts with outside parties.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation and procedure are approved and implemented. Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization.
  • Prepare monthly financial statement for department heads. Work with all departments to ensure departmental cost is within budget. Prepare forecast based on the actual financial result.
  • Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.
  • Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff.
  • Continually strive to update personal awareness, knowledge and skills in respective areas of expertise. To include, but not limited to, any required certifications of self or staff.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with GPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of databases.
  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Supervises staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.

Desired skills and experience

  • Current/last job as Controller or Chief Financial Officer.
  • Seven to ten years of financial experience and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 50 staff persons.
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of leadership and managerial skills.
  • Knowledge of book publishing industry will be helpful.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for regular, full-time employees. Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning supplemental books and teaching materials, print and technology-based , to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. 

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter.

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Software Engineer

Do you want to REALLY make a difference as a software engineer? Benchmark Education is the most innovative provider of instruction in K-12 Education – improving our world every day by inspiring children to read, to learn, and to become college and career ready – and we are looking for a few great additions. Just be Agile-addicted, passionate about great code, and driven to teach us what you know and constantly learn while on our team.

Position Purpose

Integral part of one of Benchmark’s Scrum Teams, groups of highly productive technologists who thrive on finding new and better ways to help teachers generate outstanding educational results in and out of their classrooms.  Design, develop, implement, and then operate intuitive custom software capabilities that help students learn.

We respect and inspire technical depth and breadth through a constant need to learn, grow, and improve how we work and what we can achieve. A working knowledge and passion for code that leverages the best techniques available is key.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Passionately architect, code, and advocate for enterprise software abilities: scalability, reliability, monitor-ability, maintainability, reusability, autonomics…
  • Design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance custom software and database application capabilities.
  • Act as a member of a product team supporting teammates and collaborating with a “do what it takes” attitude to ensure product and team success.
  • Actively participate in Agile Scrum sprint planning, artifact creation, in-sprint testing, automated regression testing, demonstrations, retrospectives, and solution releases.
  • Generate relevant metrics that help the team and members see how they are doing.
  • Support the development of product roadmaps.
  • Participate in estimating backlog items.
  • Support release planning with conceptual design and development and the refinement of software engineering practices.
  • Decompose backlog items into the software tasks based on the desired software architecture.
  • Actively contribute to our Agile Community and the self-improvement or our teams and members.
  • Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool and solution components.
  • Ensure product quality and timeliness of work, provide advice and guidance, and resolve problems to meet objectives.

Job Requirements

  • College degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong software development background, with a minimum of two years’ experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach.
  • Passion for software abstraction and reuse.
  • Experience with commercial software development in PHP (preferred), Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Python.
  • Familiarity with some of the following: Javascript, XML/XSLT/CSS, database solutions (SQL and noSQL), scripting, virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), information exchanges, data warehouses, reporting, web applications, offline web applications, Object Oriented Development, SOAs, Queuing, Security controls, Automated testing, UML, Class diagrams, n-tier solutions.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments.
  • Ability to identify and manage risk.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of software engineering tools to support process improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form.
  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team.
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, configuration management, quality assurance, and release management.
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter.
  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Benchmark Education is proud of our many long-term partnerships with our customers. We take their teaching missions as our own, always aiming to improve our level of service. Our employees take pride in their consistent application of innovation and best practices and their ongoing dedication to the highest standards of software quality.

Benchmark Education Company offers competitive compensation; a collegial work environment; and comprehensive benefits for permanent full time employees which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Plan, Profit Sharing and Life Insurance.

To apply for any of these positions, e-mail your resume and cover letter (including salary history and target) to jobs@benchmarkeducation.com or mail them to Human Resources, Benchmark Education Company, 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. We will only consider resumes accompanied by a cover letter. 

Benchmark Education Company values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.