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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.


Print Purchasing Manager (New Rochelle, NY)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the purchases of print products for clients in the U.S., including delivering production files to printers
  • Obtains price quotes from printers
  • Prepares and submits production schedule to clients regularly
  • Visits printing plants frequently to ensure product quality and build or maintain good relationships with them
  • Schedules carriers on finished products from printer to final destination
  • Ensures that the delivery of the finished products are on schedule and reports any deviation to clients
  • Conducts research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules, and quality
  • Processes payments and invoices

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (required) with a minimum of 5–8 years of working experience in a printing plant or in a procurement position
  • Proficient in MS Office with excellent skills in Excel
  • Able to communicate efficiently in both writing and speaking in English with clients outside the United States

Engineering Manager (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Benchmark Education Company is the most innovative provider of K-8 instructional content in the country – improving our world every day by inspiring students to learn at unprecedented paces and teachers to truly embrace and leverage technology in the classroom – and we are looking for a few amazing additions. Be Agile-addicted, passionate about great code, and driven to teach us what you know and constantly learn and discover new technologies and approaches while on our team.

We are looking for someone with a passion for mentoring, growing, and leading talented engineers. You will create an environment for our teams to be successful in their execution.

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 passion for code that continually learns and leverages the best techniques available is key!

 You Should Be Able To:

  • Work well with others
  • Communicate clearly in written and spoken English
  • Passionately architect, code, and advocate for robust software abilities: scalability, reliability, monitor-ability, maintainability, reusability, autonomics…
  • Analyze problems and help create innovative solutions involving technology, methodology, tool, and solution components.
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure team and product success
  • Contribute to all aspects of successful Agile Scrum sprints, including planning, development, in-sprint testing, automated regression testing, demonstrations, retrospectives, and product releases
  • Write high-quality code and help others do the same through continuous code review
  • Actively contribute to our Agile Community and the self-improvement of our teams and members.
  • Be a highly technical, hands-on engineer and an effective people manager
  • Communicate clearly to drive engineering efforts
  • Lead and guide engineering processes
  • Design and influence technical strategy
  • Exude experience building consumer-facing web products
  • Evoke professional growth in all members of each team

Types of Experience We Value:

  • College degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Construction of large scale or distributed systems
  • Design and implementation of REST APIs
  • Use of continuous delivery practices
  • Building rich browser-based user interfaces
  • Proper use of Agile methodologies
  • Test-driven development
  • Solving complex problems
  • Practical use of AWS services such DynamoDB, CloudSearch, SimpleWorkflow, Elastic MapReduce
  • 5+ years of relevant, hands-on technical management experience
  • Ability to teach engineering mastery
  • Extraordinary technical skills and experience building large web applications
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead technical teams
  • Experience bringing successful software products to market
  • Comfortable with setting and discussing overall technical strategy and tactical goals

We at Benchmark Education are proud of our many long-term partnerships with our customers. We consider their teaching missions our own, always aiming to improve our levels 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.


Marketing Project Manager (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Collaborate with copywriters and graphic designers to turn marketing concepts into successful promotions. Coordinate and track the development and production of various marketing materials, including catalogs. Work closely with departments across the company to ensure that marketing projects are delivered on time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning and analysis of promotions with other members of the marketing team.
  • Work closely with various departments to set the schedules for catalogs and other print promotions.
  • Manage the tracking and production of marketing/sales collateral materials.
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish projects.
  • Route projects among departments and monitor progress to completion; make improvements or take corrective actions if necessary.
  • Oversee daily and weekly promotion milestones.
  • Guide or assist others when necessary.
  • Other tasks may be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Excellent project- and time-management skills 
  • Manage multiple projects within tight deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Highly flexible in responding to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products
  • Education publishing experience a plus

Database Engineer (New Rochelle, NY)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Take data from various sources and perform appropriate ETL data manipulations as needed.
  • Perform minimal DBA tasks such as making working copies of databases, setup users, and permissions on such DBs.
  • Develop and troubleshoot DB procedures and triggers.
  • Perform some data modifications and troubleshooting with minimal oversight.

Required Experience

  • PostGres (3) – Some work with triggers preferred (including instead of triggers on views), knowledge of composite columns, external libraries
  • Linux (2-3) – Must be comfortable with command line tools
  • Python (2-3) – Comfortable with language syntax, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • College degree or Equivalent experience
  • 2-4 Years in a similar position

Beneficial Experience

  • MySQL (2-3) – Basic queries and command line tools from Linux
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical projects
  • SQL (4)  – Writing and reviewing/testing/debugging complex SQL queries, Joins, sub-queries
  • Excel (3) – Significant expertise with formulas

Exhibits & Events Assistant (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

This position will responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of key company events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process trade show applications and maintain the exhibit schedule.
  • Assist with booking flights, setting up hotels and ground transportation, and food and beverage planning.
  • Prepare internal materials for trade shows and company trainings/meetings and purchase/rent necessary furnishings and equipment for on-site use.
  • Manage inventory of booth properties and graphics.
  • Coordinate post-event evaluation meetings.
  • Assist in training new employees on product.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Must be proactive, able to oversee multiple projects at any given time
  • Highly organized and results-oriented, with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to address problems calmly and efficiently
  • Must be a team player as well as work independently
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility in working hours may be required to meet deadlines and complete tasks within tight time constraints.
  • Accountability and ownership of both individual tasks and long-term projects
  • 10-20% travel for on-site meeting management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, PC or Mac skills

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the Publishing or Education industry
  • Solid administrative skills (maintain photo binders, files)

Early Childhood Executive Editor (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Direct the creation and development of new product lines for the early childhood market and the extension of existing products, from conception through delivery of the final product.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help define and execute company’s goals and long-range editorial market.
  • Lead early childhood product development efforts.
  • Assist in creating an overall production plan that includes a detailed schedule, cost quotations for editorial and production services, guidelines for writers and editorial issues, design and art specifications.
  • Write copy for student-facing and teacher-facing books and materials, as well as collateral materials; rewrite as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets.
  • Develop writer’s guidelines and editing instructions.
  • Monitor all stages of production.
  • Provide regular status reports, and keep all team members informed of changes in schedule and/or costs.
  • Direct product launch; develop promotion and marketing strategies. Coordinate cross-department collaboration and integration throughout the production process; inform other departments as necessary.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • B.A. in English, education, journalism, writing, or a related field
  • Experience developing products for the early childhood market
  • Knowledge of early childhood pedagogy
  • Five or more years of managerial experience in a fast-paced publishing environment
  • Excellent staff management skills and experience
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and staff management skills
  • Comfort juggling several projects concurrently
  • Proficiency in MS Office; experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other content management systems. 
  • An understanding of .xml and publishing work flows (preferred)
  • Experience in PreK-12 educational publishing would be very helpful

Supervising Bilingual (Spanish/English) Content Developer (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

Work with the Executive Content Developer and Senior Content Developer to manage the development phase of new product development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with vendors and freelance writers developing content to ensure that content guidelines are observed.
  • Review, edit, and approve manuscript and production stages, working directly with copy editors, graphic designers, and photo researchers.
  • Incorporate feedback (based on defined review stages) from Professional Development, Sales and Marketing, Editorial management, and outside reviewers and consultants.
  • Develop and maintain writing and editing guidelines.
  • Request and review vendor and writer samples and provide vendor feedback as necessary to ensure quality control.
  • Attend regularly scheduled status meetings with Executive Content Developer or Senior Content Developer to report on work flow and content issues.
  • Create or update Product Library documentation.
  • Communicate with Sales and Marketing to support the development of sales support tools.
  • Complete Product Data Management entry based on defined work flow milestones.
  • Work with the Correlations Manager to create and/or review state or competition correlations to ensure that they accurately address standards and topics.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by reviewing pullouts, space ads, pre-pub flyers, and other sales support tools for accuracy and completeness.
  • Read professional journals to increase market and pedagogical knowledge.
  • Attend department and weekly product status meetings.
  • Complete time tracking documentation on a weekly basis.

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher
  • Must be fluent (written and spoken) in Spanish (native level) and English
  • B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a real plus)
  • Superior writing, editing, and project management skills
  • Current knowledge of language, literacy, and content issues
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
  • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite (preferred)
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Able to work collaboratively with other departments (e.g., Design and Marketing)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Teaching experience is a plus

Correlation Specialist (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

The Correlation Specialist drives and develops standard correlations for all products, both core and supplemental.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Correlate teacher and student materials to standards, including CCSS, NGSS, and individual state and district standards (e.g., TEKS). 
  • Outsource larger jobs to correlation vendors.
  • Manage correlation requests from different departments including sales, marketing, professional development, and our customers. 
  • Aid Sales Support and Customer Operations in the response to RFPs that require correlations. 
  • Manage data associated with correlations. 

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in related field
  • 3+ years of educational publishing experience in a PreK-8 setting
  • 3+ years’ experience in correlating standards for state and district adoptions
  • Knowledge of the educational marketplace and demands for standards alignment
  • Expert knowledge of Common Core and State Standards
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Understanding of PARCC, SBAC, and state Assessments
  • Strong technology skills including MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comfortable with navigating online and internal information systems

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.


Marketing Data Analyst (New Rochelle, NY)

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

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

  • 1 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, 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


Publishing Administrative Assistant (New Rochelle, NY)

Position Purpose

The Publishing Administrative Assistant will work with the Publisher, VP of Content Creation, and Executive Content Developers to manage various aspects of overall operations of the Content Creation Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage/Track: Contracts, RFP’s, Invoices
  • Maintain general departmental documentation
  • Maintain databases (vendors, authors, freelancers)
  • Maintain project lists (authors, consultants, vendors, freelancers, contributors)
  • Schedule departmental meetings
  • Coordinate writers’ guidelines
  • Respond to editors’ needs
  • Coordinate training sessions 
  • Assist with project sourcing efforts
  • Manage project launch process

Job Requirements/Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in publishing or comparable
  • Bachelor of Arts, preferably in English
  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
  • Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
  • Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
  • Experience with content management systems and managing data

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.


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