We believe in every child’s potential and transforming children’s lives. We are a global educational research company with a nineteen-year history of providing innovative solutions to schooling systems worldwide in pursuit of our vision to give all children the opportunity to thrive. Our Canadian headquarters are in Fredericton, N.B. As thought leaders in education, we are Canada’s largest provider of educational solutions, reaching over one million children every year.
The Learning Bar is seeking an Instructional Literacy Consultant who will support the Client Services team, reporting to the Product Director.
Canada’s largest provider of online student assessment and school improvement tools, The Learning Bar is looking for individuals who want to share their expertise as Instructional Literacy Consultant for the Confident Learners program. Instructional Literacy Consultants provide ongoing coaching support and professional learning focusing on early reading and instructional practices for schools implementing the Confident Learners K-3 literacy program in Canada. Consultants must be passionate about collaborating with educators to ensure their students are successful readers by the end of grade 3.
Once you have a full understanding of the Confident Learners program, your goal is to build expertise and maintain knowledge of the program components and associated professional learning courses. With this, you will provide regular, ongoing support to clients through specialized instruction focused on increasing student reading success. Working with school staff and administrators, you will provide weekly support to educators by facilitating as they engage in their Professional Learning Community (PLC), as well as regular check-in calls or virtual meetings with school staff to support program implementation. You will provide expertise on assessment-informed instruction and practices and analyze and report on student literacy data. Your success is measured by the school’s success.
Instructional Literacy Consultants typically support 3 or more schools directly as their assigned coach, and support program delivery more generally for all schools in the program by co-facilitating ongoing professional learning activities. Coaching is typically delivered during the weekly PLC sessions. Several times per month, you will participate in leadership development activities led by our Leadership Consultant to maintain alignment with school leaders. In addition, you will spend time on internal professional development, planning and preparation, and other internal meetings as required. Occasional travel will be required to deliver in-person workshops or training. Travel for in-service school visits to model instructional strategies and provide direct, 1-on-1 support to educators will range between 2-3 weeks over the course of a given school year. This includes travel to remote locations – key geographic locations of travel include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario.
THE IDEAL CANIDATE
This contract position requires a commitment to work a minimum 4 days per week which must include Friday. You can start immediately to complete the training and assume full duties in the new calendar year.
You have a bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited post-secondary institution, and at least 5 years teaching experience teaching at the K-5 level in a Canadian school. With a strong grasp of the science of reading and instructional best practices, you will provide support and instruction to educators using the Confident Learners product. You are experienced in delivering hybrid and online support. Ideally, you are outcomes-driven, and are an experienced instructor of professional adult learning programs. Preference will be given to those who have previously held a position of leadership within a K-12 school. This position will appeal to you if you are eager to apply a solution-oriented approach: meeting teachers (who are currently in the classroom) where they are now.
*A complete list of objectives, role responsibilities and qualifications will be provided to those candidates selected for an interview.
At The Learning Bar we offer a flexible work environment where the strengths of the individual are recognized and leveraged. We are proud to take an active part in ensuring you have what you need to perform at your best.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Preference will be given to those individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.
Engaging with the right partner takes time! To ensure you will be the right person, the following screening process will be taken:
- Application Package. Please submit your most current resume along with a cover letter describing how your skills and experience meet our needs.
- Initial Interview. Candidates being considered for the position will have an initial pre-screen interview and be provided additional information on the program and position.
- Second Interview. Candidates will be asked to attend a second interview with the hiring team.
- Additional Interview (if necessary). In some cases, an additional interview will be requested.
Do you have a passion for student success? At The Learning Bar, we believe in every child’s potential and in transforming children’s lives. We are a global educational research company with over eighteen years of providing innovative solutions to K-12 school systems worldwide in pursuit of our vision to give all children the opportunity to thrive. As thought leaders in education, we are Canada’s largest provider of educational solutions, reaching over one million children globally every year.
The Learning Bar is continuously looking for candidates with strong business development skills. The Business Development Manager reports to the Senior Director, Business Development. Although this position is currently filled, we encourage those interested to submit their resume and check back periodically for future opportunities.
The Business Development Manager identifies sales opportunities, engages with new clients, and maintains good relationships. Your ability to drive business growth and identify requirements for product development will be put to good use as you lead and assist TLB in acquiring new customers and selling additional products and services to existing clients who share our vision of reaching more children.
Your main priority is to plan and execute educational sales opportunities to expand our customer base, reach more children and maximize product revenue for TLB. You are adept at formulating strategies and tactics that accelerate the conversion of opportunities into new partnerships with schools and districts.. You accomplish this by utilizing your expertise in K-12 education to develop and execute yearly and quarterly territory plans and key account plans in collaboration with the Business Development team. Additionally, you will proactively identify opportunities for increased client retention, sales, and success in consultation with internal teams.
You effectively navigate opportunities through the sales cycle and processes, from building rapport with clients through to closing contracts. Your tactics include following up on potential leads gathered through internal means, client outreach, scheduling consultations, and facilitating web-based product demonstrations. At the inception of large opportunities or those requiring significant customization, you will collaborate with the product delivery teams to fully understand delivery-related contract details.
You understand the importance of sharing critical information across departments. Other administrative duties include assisting others to prepare proposals, contracts, and other sales and marketing related documents, and providing regular internal reporting on market trends and sales progress.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You have a university degree or college diploma, a Bachelor of Education degree would be an asset, as well as sales experience and a demonstrated track record building relationships and meeting goals. Your experience assisting with marketplace visibility activities (such as promo campaigns, conferences, exhibitions), and your ability to build knowledge of educational trends, conditions and competitors will support your success in this role.
You understand the importance of utilizing the knowledge and experience of the product delivery team and meet with them throughout each business cycle to gather information related to product capabilities and resources needed to effectively execute implementations. Your success can be linked to your collaborative approach to sales; always seeking a win-win solution. You are flexible, enthusiastic, and comfortable with technology, account management and customer relationship management systems. You understand how to effectively plan and grow key accounts and know the value of relationships. You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will be given preference if you have experience within K-12 education sales, educational leadership, teaching and learning or educational technology. Finally, you have a valid passport and driver’s license, and the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
The successful candidate is required to provide a criminal record check.
*A complete list of objectives, role responsibilities, and qualifications will be provided to those candidates selected for an interview.
At The Learning Bar we offer a flexible work environment where the strengths of the individual are recognized and leveraged. Our Canadian headquarters are in Fredericton, N.B. Employees may work remotely, or a hybrid work schedule (in the office, and at home based in Canada). In addition to a competitive base salary with variable compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a flexible vacation plan. We are proud to take an active part in ensuring you have what you need to perform at your best.
We’re looking to grow as a diverse and inclusive workspace. We recognize that each person brings their own unique experiences and knowledge to a position, therefore if you don’t fit the above description 100% but can describe why you would be a great fit, please consider applying anyway. We are excited to talk to people from a variety of backgrounds and explore how you can add to our culture! We also like to meet people where they’re at, so if you require any accommodations throughout the interview process, please let us know.
Applicants must have the right to work in Canada. The Learning Bar is not able to offer sponsorship at this time. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Preference will be given to those individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to Shaun McBride at email@example.com. We request your name clearly stated on the filenames.