Director, State Programs

Edmentum Inc. - Remote - Full time

Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Our commitment is built off the emphasis we place on our core values: passion, people, respect, collaboration, and performance.

The Director, State Programs reports to the Senior Director, Content and Program Management. This director will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership of Edmentum’s state programs within the Product organization – including federal/state adoptions, lists, grants, third party approvals, state/local customizations, state standards, and alignments. Also responsible for collaborating cross functionally with other stakeholders and leading state program specialists within the Product organization that enable and enact strategy.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Set vision and direction for Edmentum’s state programs aligned to organizational goals and state requirements.
  • Define and manage processes related to federal/state adoptions, lists, grants, third party approvals, state/local customizations, state standards, and alignments. Leverage Lean and Agile methodologies.
  • Implement program management for state programs, enabling continuous value streams that deliver outcomes aligned to state strategy.
  • Guide roadblocks and escalations to successful resolution.
  • Oversee positioning for and completion of all required documentation to ensure successful adoptions and approvals.
  • Serve as an internal expert on state requirements. Provide insights and guidance to executive and senior leaders.
  • Partner closely with Product Management on product strategy, investments, and development.
  • Partner closely with sales, and services teams to identify state requirements and serve as an expert on Edmentum’s state programs offerings.
  • Collaborate with bid ops team on RFPs, aligning opportunities to state programs strategy and serving as a liaison with the Product organization.
  • Oversee tracking of data relevant to state needs and opportunities: standards, adoptions, lists, etc.
  • Maintain effective and seamless communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee state programs team, providing support and coaching as needed.
  • Manage change in fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 10 years of experience in education technology and/or publishing
  • 8 years of experience in state adoptions, lists, solutions, and/or government relations for K-12 curriculum and assessments
  • Proven experience managing and resourcing a range of projects, varying in complexity and size
  • Strong leadership, communication, collaboration, and team-building skills
  • Proven experience working with state and local departments of education
  • Exceptional writing, editing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • Positive and high-energy attitude
  • Experience working on projects in multi-faceted and fast-paced environment
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with virtual teams

Edmentum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Product Management

Experience Level

Senior Level

Edmentum Inc.

Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs.
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