Seasonal Program Assistant - Professional Development Services

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Seasonal Program Assistant - Professional Development Services

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Seasonal Program Assistant for Professional Development Services. 


Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 600 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

The Great Minds Professional Development Services Team is responsible for the overall management and support of all teacher professional development events offered by Great Minds. The PD Services team communicates with schools and districts utilizing Great Minds curricula (Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom, and PhD Science) to identify their needs and obstacles in implementation of the curricula, and provide suggestions for PD. The Seasonal Program Assistant will provide support for event logistics.

Location and Hours:

Great Minds is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Both DC-based and remote seasonal positions are available. The seasonal position will run from April through the end of September 2020. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work up to 40 hours per week and will be able to commit to the full seasonal time-frame. The Seasonal Program Assistant will be expected to establish a regular operating schedule during business hours in their time zone of residence. Availability during business hours is required to communicate with colleagues and customers in a timely manner and attend one to three hours of virtual meetings per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist PD Services Team in successfully executing PD events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, pre-event logistics, communication with various groups and post-event tasks.
  • Remotely organize pre-event logistics for site-hosts and Great Minds facilitators (including coordinating travel arrangements, booking hotel rooms, ordering materials, and confirming venue setup)
  • Keep clear and meticulous records of PD customer communication and PD events in Salesforce and Smartsheet
  • Conduct post-event follow up, such as feedback collection and accounting tasks


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Previous experience in customer service and/or event management logistics
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn about Great Minds curricula and PD products
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and willingness to learn additional software including Salesforce and Smartsheet
  • Preference for experience in an educational setting and/or support of professional development session

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.