ASCD has been learning, teaching, and leading beyond boundaries since 1943, when we began as an influential education organization built for educators, by educators. We have tackled controversial issues and policies, established ourselves as an educational thought leader, and expanded our professional development expertise worldwide. As technology evolved, we harnessed new tools to advance best practices. Today, our advocacy efforts and initiatives reflect ASCD's enduring commitment to bring quality education to all children and promote the success of each learner, as we engage diverse educators, develop professional development resources, and promote whole child education.
ASCD's Core Values
- Courageous: We are bold and unafraid to share new and non-traditional ideas; strong enough to debate professionally for or against a position we are passion about; and brave enough to hold one another accountable to our focus on priorities, commitments, excellence and the mission.
- Creative: We think and act creatively, focused on relevance, with a collaborative spirit that moves us beyond organizational boundaries and thinking, leading us to transformative ideas and solutions.
- Civil: We appreciate differences in people and thoughts, and demonstrate integrity, decency, humanity, honesty, and good faith in all our interactions with colleagues, partners and customers.
Our employees are our greatest asset. We have approximately 200 employees who work diligently within our four divisions: Marketing & Product Development, Financial Services, Operations, and Constituent Services. Our talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated workforce produces exciting work every single day. ASCD provides excellent benefits and an energizing environment that fosters employee engagement, skills development, and career growth. We work in a state-of-the-art facility near the established Winkler Botanic Preserve in Alexandria, VA. We are close to I-395 and accessible to the Pentagon Metro station via the free Mark Center shuttle, which stops right at our front door rain or shine. We invite you to join us. How could you fit in?
The Professional Learning Services Specialist adds value to the organization by providing administrative support to ensure that ASCD conferences and events projects are implemented flawlessly, on time and with high quality. This role is responsible for maintaining the activity schedule for conference planning and supporting the execution of projects, continuously innovating and improving processes to streamline and enhance the attendee and presenter conference experience.
This position is responsible for leading and collaborating with cross-functional teams to help define and drive ASCD's products roadmap and business, from idea to sale to execution. This role will collaborate with product owners across multiple business lines and articulate and promote ASCD's product portfolio value proposition, managing product lifecycles and operational services for the Chief Operating Officer and the division's senior leadership team. This role adds value to the organization by identifying ways to leverage data and information to improve visibility of key products, by using performance metrics and product management practices to drive improvements for customer experience and operational results. The role is also responsible for managing key vendor relationships and activities, maintaining product knowledge management and collaboration tools, and, driving innovation that fosters stronger collaboration across departments and teams.