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 working within our three divisions: Office of Professional Learning Resources, Office of Finance and Business, and the Office of Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy. 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?
As an associate writer for ASCD's bi-weekly or monthly newsletters and other specialty products, this position acquires, develops, writes, and edits new content for member publications (including cross-platform products), and for the K-12 education community in general. Content is designed to be highly practical and engaging, for use in classrooms, schools, and districts. The position plays an important role in supporting the development and dissemination of high-quality material that supports ASCD's mission and provides solutions for educators and education leaders.
Working under the supervision of the Director of Book Editing & Production, the Print & Digital Publishing Assistant performs various duties that support the unit's digital and print publishing operations. These duties include are but not limited to: prepares accurate and rich metadata for print books and e-books; delivers metadata and e-book files to distributors such as Amazon and spot-checks the accuracy of live metadata; downloads and processes distributors' e-book sales reports for entry by financial services staff; serves as the primary day-to-day contact for e-book distributors; helps quality-check e-books in various formats (e.g., PDF, EPUB); stays up-to-date on new developments in digital publishing; works cross-functionally to improve e-book operations; sets up records in royalty system based on contract terms; assists with the work of ASCD's foreign rights agent; prepares and tracks CIP data requests; coordinates book reprints with Production staff, reviewing related corrections and proofs; provides general administrative and light editorial support; participates on teams to improve processes and advance Association goals. These responsibilities require careful attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines.
The Project Manager/Business Analyst systems and services to support ASCD client and internal business processes and executes both project management and business analyst activities for ASCD projects. This role is responsible for the scoping, planning, and the execution and/or implementations of projects that will have a direct impact on revenue, for a variety of business units and programs.
The Regional Partner Representative role, ideally located in the Phoenix, AZ area, will serve in a revenue-producing capacity supporting ASCD digital sales objectives for specified K-12 districts and schools accounts in the western half of the United States.
Sr. Production Specialists manage a portfolio of prepress, printing and production, and mailing projects that support the delivery of ASCD's programs, products, services, member benefits, and marketing campaigns. They define and manage production schedules, identify and manage vendors, purchase necessary goods and services, and provide regular and ad hoc project status reports to ensure that key stakeholders remain involved and informed in their projects. They add value to the organization by ensuring the high-quality of project deliverables; ensuring projects are brought in on time and on budget; managing mailing lists and postage costs; and continually reassessing workflows and new technologies in production processes.