Program Manager/Educator (WTK - Educational Sales) - REMOTE

Educator Programs · Toronto, Ontario
Department Educator Programs
Employment Type Independent Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Fixed Monthly Remuneration

An exciting B2B sales opportunity with an innovative and national education charity!


Note: this is a part-time independent consultant (15 - 20 hours/week) position that can be based anywhere in Canada.  


To support our outreach goals, priority will be given to candidates with strong knowledge of either the Quebec or Alberta early years programs and education systems.


Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) is an innovative and impactful fee-for-service program available through early childhood educators and Kindergarten teachers in publicly-funded schools across Canada. WTK helps prepare children ages three to five for a positive start to their school journey, laying the foundation for future academic and social success.  Available in French and English, WTK is an evidence-based experiential learning program that introduces, develops and reinforces age-appropriate global competencies and social-emotional learning skills for children as they enter school. This high value program brings children, families, schools and communities together to reinforce the importance of play-based learning and help families prioritize it at home. 


 


JOB SUMMARY: 


As a Program Manager, WTK you will meet sales targets to support outreach of WTK tools by leveraging your existing networks and outreach to new contacts.  Assisting The Learning Partnership in developing strategic partnerships with local school boards and cultivating long-term relationships with teachers, principals and superintendents, you will also contribute your deep understanding of Early Years education by supporting the planning and executing all aspects of the program within your region, and reporting on the program’s success.


The goal of this position is to:

    • Meet prescribed sales targets for this innovative fee-for-service program (priority regions are Alberta and/or Quebec
    • Actively build new contacts and cultivate existing strategic partnerships with local school boards and teachers, principals and superintendents.  
    • Plan and execute with excellence all aspects of the region’s program  
    • Preference will be given to candidates with deep curriculum and operations knowledge of either the Alberta and Quebec educational systems. However, sales targets can be achieved via engagement with all schools and school boards across Canada. 



CONTRACT DETAILS:


  • This independent contract opportunity is on a part-time basis with occasional evenings and weekends required to execute programs, events or meet delivery deadlines.
  • 10 month contract will run from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, and will be eligible for consideration of renewal based on factors including strong performance.
  • Program Managers are expected to work independently (e.g. home offices) and to provide their own equipment (e.g. laptops, phones, etc.) that must meet the identified minimum technical specifications listed above.
  • This contract is contingent upon the successful completion of the necessary criminal background check and subsequent annual declarations to ensure the Independent Consultant’s status is up to date.
  • NOTE: The Learning Partnership is an educational charitable organization, and not part of the Ministry of Education or a school board.



RESPONSIBILITIES: 


  • Provide consultative conversations, driving solution-based selling to meet sales targets by June 30, 2022
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local school boards and key central office contacts
  • Schedule and facilitate virtual training workshops on WTK’s program content and delivery to help teachers learn how to effectively execute the program
  • Communicate regularly with key school board contacts, schools and teachers and visit classrooms to support program implementation.
  • Act as a brand ambassador for The Learning Partnership, ensuring effective promotion of the program and TLP branding guidelines are implemented and maintained in all program resources and associated events. 
  • Participate in monthly teleconferences with regional managers throughout Canada.
  • Maintain regional program data and contact lists for TLP’s database
  • Collect, analyze and present updates on program outcomes
  • Summarize annual participation, evaluation and suggestions for ongoing improvement.
  • Develop and maintain a systematic high volume calling plan and an up-to-date database of customer and sales information, 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma within Education or Business and/or related experience required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of public education and sales generation
  • 3 - 5 years of previous education sales experience preferred, ideally within Early Years
  • Personable and patient
  • Ability to provide consultative conversations, driving solution-based selling
  • Comfortability with cold calling and strong presentation skills
  • Growth mindset
  • Business development and or/solution selling experience in B2B environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of an educational organization, including leadership level
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze areas for process improvement
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and MS Teams 
  • High energy and enthusiasm for early learning and a desire to make a difference in Canada’s public education system.
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset
  • For candidates wishing to be considered for Quebec-focused roles, bilingualism is a strong asset. However, non-bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply but must reside in Quebec during the period of this contract to support their success. 

 

The Learning Partnership is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace.  We welcome applications from Indigenous and people of colour, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ2I community, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of the students we serve. We are seeking to create an environment where a diversity of voices, identities and perspectives are fully heard. Should you require any accommodation during our process please reach out at info@thelearningpartnership.ca


 

ABOUT THE LEARNING PARTNERSHIP


Our mission is to inspire and equip today’s students to become the changemakers and problem solvers of tomorrow. Working at the intersection of education, innovation and inclusivity, The Learning Partnership is a registered national Canadian charity leading design and delivery of innovation education programs focused on young learners in publicly funded schools across Canada. Our programs build the essential skills and global competencies students will need for the future in three ways: they are delivered through teachers to enhance provincial curricula; are aligned with Canada’s ambitious innovation agenda; and are made available to students, parents and educators through the generous support of our education, corporate, government, foundation and strategic partners. 


We believe that diversity drives innovation. We know that too many students from racialized, marginalized and low socio-economic communities face barriers to participation in innovation education. The Learning Partnership is committed to significantly expanding our reach to these students who, in addition to the wider digital divide and opportunity gaps they already face, have been disproportionately affected by educational disruptions due to COVID-19. 


The Learning Partnership is a small team of big believers in the creativity and potential of Canada’s younger learners to solve the biggest challenges the world and our communities are facing today and tomorrow. We aspire to live by the values and global competencies we bring to our student programs including creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, self-directed learning and global citizenship.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Educator Programs
  • Employment Type
    Independent Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Fixed Monthly Remuneration