Careers at Reading Horizons


Great people.

Great purpose.

Great culture.

Who is Reading Horizons?


We know you're looking for a job, but first we want to give you a quick picture of who we are.

Reading Horizons is an educational company with one key goal: we want to make reading accessible to as many people as possible, because we believe that reading is for everyone.

To reach our ideal, we create teacher manuals and resources, develop instructional software, and provide professional development that prepares educators to provide research-based literacy instruction in a way that is both practical and engaging.

Company Values

Purpose

Faith

Relationships

Integrity

Improvement

Recognition

Fun

Employee Benefits

Here's a glimpse of the many perks of being a full-time Reading Horizons employee:

Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance

401K Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Profit Sharing

Free Cereal, Snacks, & Soda

Wednesday Lunches

Monthly Massages

Company Parties & Celebrations

Professional Development

Recess

Thrive Wellness Program

Wholesale Memberships

Free Product

Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance

We don't like going to the doctor, so it should at least be affordable.

401K Retirement Plan

We want to live long and prosper … with a healthy retirement fund waiting for us.

Paid Time Off

We like people who stick around, so the longer you work here, the more time off you get.

Paid Holidays

We're kind of spoiledwe also get the day after Thanksgiving + the days between Christmas and New Year's.

Profit Sharing

We share the fruits of our labor—based on performance, tenure, and profit.

Free Cereal, Snacks, & Soda

We find we perform better when we're not starving.

Wednesday Lunches

We eat together for staff meetings, pot lucks, and just because we like each other.

Monthly Massages

Best day of the month! every employee can opt into a free 15-minute massage once a month.

Company Parties & Celebrations

After we work hard, we play hard.

Professional Development

We never stop learning from each other—but sometimes we turn to books, trainings, and conferences.

Recess

From corn-hole to yoga, we take our breaks seriously.

Thrive Program

We try and stay healthy, sometimes with a little friendly competition.

Wholesale Memberships

We support free agency, so we let you choose between a membership to Sam's Club® or Costco®.

Free Product

We welcome our employees to free product to help their loved ones learn to read.

Some of these benefits are available immediately, some are available after your first 90 days, and some after your first year of employement.

Job Opportunities

Interested in working for Reading Horizons? We are currently looking for the following positions. If these jobs don't fit your skill set, check back soon—our needs are constantly evolving.

Do you want to make a difference? Believe in what you are doing? Make an impact in the world? Come be part of the company that is one of the fastest-growing educational companies in the nation. We provide schools and teachers with the tools for teaching struggling readers the skills to read English. We need your help to improve literacy in homes, schools, and institutions around the world! We provide an outgoing, fun work environment with a top-notch team of co-workers. If you love connecting with people, proactively finding solutions, and feeling empowered at work then you'll fit right in.

Job Summary

They are responsible for addressing minor to major web requests and leading the development of projects and key application features. They are required to interact with multiple departments to complete projects and requests. They will also assist in the training of other team members.

Working Environment

They will be expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, most of which will be spent working on a company-provided computer, looking at a computer screen. Capable of positively engaging with a reasonable amount of mental, physical, and emotional stress brought on by work activities and project expectations. Remain engaged in work while situated in an open desk layout.

Work Activities

Primary activities involve addressing and collaborating with multiple departments to complete cosmetic to major web requests and projects. Lead the development of projects and key application features. Field employee and customer issues.

Performance Expectations

They are expected to complete project deadlines and goals set over two weeks and monthly intervals. They are also expected to provide significant contributions to other projects where needed.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Pay ($84-96K)
  • Insurance (Medical, Dental)
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off
  • Profit Sharing
  • Free Breakfast, Snacks, and Drinks.
  • Company activities (including a game room and a softball team)

Job Competencies

  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • College Degree (Associates or Bachelors) or minimum of 3-5 years equivalent Web Development Experience
  • Can work independently with adequate direction
  • Proficient knowledge of Visual Studio / Team Foundation
  • Proficient knowledge of Agile
  • Proficient knowledge of HTML5+
  • Proficient knowledge of CSS3+
  • Proficient knowledge Javascript (ES5+) / Jquery (current) / Jquery plugins
  • Proficient knowledge of Sql Server (Query, Insert, Update, Delete)
  • Proficient knowledge of Entity Framework
  • Thorough understanding of C# (Linq, Generics, Design patterns)
  • Thorough understanding of Asp.net MVC
  • Thorough knowledge of Asp.net Web Api’s

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Description

This is a full-time, salaried position at a growing literacy company. At Reading Horizons, we believe that reading is for everyone, and we aim to improve literacy skills through dynamic direct instruction materials and software products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the Chief Education Officer to inform curriculum development for Reading Horizons Discovery products.
  • Advise product development as an experienced language and literacy expert.
  • Contribute to the product development process by writing and reviewing curriculum content.
  • Work with various teams to inform and contribute to product development.
  • Review content in various stages of development as a literacy and method expert.
  • Collaborate with potential and current Reading Horizons Discovery users to ensure the curriculum is culturally appropriate and is filling students’ and teachers’ needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Master’s degree strongly preferred) in Reading, Elementary Education, and/or Early Childhood Education
  • Expertise in the science of reading (reading-endorsed educators will take precedence)
  • Experience teaching beginning and struggling readers in grades K-3 (multiple grades preferred)
  • Excellent and efficient writing ability
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well with others
  • Ability to be objective and assertive
  • Experience teaching the Reading Horizons method (multiple years preferred)

Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master's Degree
  • Familiarity with technology

Salary

Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Selection Process

Application screening, appraisal interview, background check

Application Procedure

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Responsibilities

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services from inception and design, through deployment, operation, and refinement.
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health.
  • Scale systems sustainability through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.
  • Maintain Active Directory systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
  • Familiarity with distributed systems including the Twelve-Factor App.
  • Proficient use of at least one modern language (e.g., C#, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) or networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies, and hardware).
  • Passion for eliminating repetitive manual processes using automation.
  • Manage and maintain systems and software.
  • Support server software and hardware and related applications and systems.
  • Experience using server automation, orchestration and configuration
  • 1+ years of industry experience as a Systems Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Dev Ops Engineer or equivalent.
  • Ability to work without substantial amount of direct oversight
  • Experience managing Active Directory systems
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.

Due to communication expectations of the position, the incumbent will be required to maintain cellular device. The incumbent will be provided additional compensation to base salary to apply toward the use of their personal cellular device or a cellular device will be provided.

Email alisha@readinghorizons.com with your resume to apply.


The Account Executive (AE) is responsible for achieving sales quota within a defined territory. The AE will develop and maintain key relationships with administrators of school districts within the territory.

Essential Job Functions: Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Meet or exceed yearly sales quota
  • Manage all aspects of a complex sales cycle from prospecting to close (sales can range from 3-9 months)
    • Make up to 75 phone calls per day
  • Plan, develop, and conduct on-site events that drive sales results quarterly. Plan, develop, and conduct web demos weekly
  • Minimum travel into territory one week per quarter
  • Effectively manage a travel budget
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Analyze territory market potential and create plan to maximize sales
  • Must be able to accurately forecast sales opportunities monthly
  • Attend and participate in sales meeting, seminars, and trade shows
  • Develop clear and effective written proposals for prospective and current customers
  • Must be aware of competitive landscape
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged period of time at a desk while using a computer

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Do you want to make a difference? Believe in what you are doing? Make an impact in the world? Come be part of the company that is teaching struggling readers the skills to read English. We need your help to improve literacy in homes, schools, and institutions around the world! We provide an outgoing, fun work environment with a top-notch team of co-workers. If you love connecting with people, proactively finding solutions, and feeling empowered at work then you'll fit right in.

Here is what you will do as a Customer Success Manager:

  • Work with new accounts to establish goals and a vision for implementing the program.
  • Build relationships with teachers and administrators to encourage usage.
  • Find innovative ways to develop, nurture, and prepare customers for advocacy.
  • Provide ongoing customer support to ensure retention including implementation support, troubleshooting and technical support, and general software use questions.
  • Identify and/or develop upsell opportunities.
  • Advocate for customer needs/issues for improved support and product development.

Our ideal candidate fits the following:

  • Prior experience in Customer Service, maybe even some sales.
  • 1+ year of Customer phone interaction experience.
  • Demonstrated experience learning new technologies and solutions.
  • Available to work Monday-Friday, full time.
  • Thrives in a multi-tasking environment and can adjust to new priorities on-the-fly.
  • Confidently owns and resolves any situation.
  • Happy and emotionally intelligent.
  • Can handle a nerf gun during an office nerf gun war.

Why you'll love working here:

  • Fun company culture, and frequent company lunches.
  • Competitive pay, $13-15/hr with additional considerations for experience.
  • Additional bonuses based on coordination with a sales representative.
  • Free Breakfast, Snacks, and Drinks.
  • Paid holidays and PTO.
  • 401K
  • Insurance (Medical, Dental)
  • Company activities (including a game room and a softball team).

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Reading Horizons, one of the fastest-growing educational companies in the nation, provides schools with an evidence-based reading curriculum based on the science of reading to ensure a solid reading foundation for beginning readers and effective remediation for struggling readers of all ages. Reading Horizons utilizes passionate presenters with a background in education to connect with potential clients to present the program. It is important that those presenting the program understand the educational system, specifically reading instruction, so they are able to effectively address questions and provide implementation support.

A Reading Horizons presenter works with a Reading Horizons account representative in their assigned state to connect with administrators and teachers who are interested in the program. Presenters will travel nationally about two times a month with the account representative. The presenter will attend meetings and events with the account representative, providing a 30 to 60 minute, in-person presentation of the Reading Horizons method and program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete the Reading Horizons presenter certification process
  • Travel with a Reading Horizons account representative two times a month (four to 10 days out of the month)
  • Give engaging and professional in-person presentations to teachers and administrators
  • Stay current with on-going presenter professional development
  • Support the Reading Horizons account representative with follow-up after a presentation (e.g., questions, provide resources, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in public speaking
  • Ability to engage an audience
  • Polished speaking skills (e.g., clear language, strong voice, command of the language)
  • General presentation skills (e.g., how to hook an audience, ability to connect, ability to command a room)
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible based on the needs of the prospective client
  • Passionate
  • Knowledgeable about education and the education system
  • Knowledgeable about reading instruction
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (i.e., traveling two times a month—four to 10 days)
  • Willingness to put in long days traveling
  • Easy-going personality, with an ability to get along with coworkers while traveling
  • Ability to adapt to schedule changes and last-minute presentations
  • Willingness to support the mission and values of Reading Horizons

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience in Education

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Reading Horizons is currently looking for exceptional candidates to join our Cultural Inclusivity Review Committee (CIRC). Reading Horizons is dedicated to creating literacy materials that are appropriate and relevant for individuals of all communities. Members of the committee will assist the company with reviewing materials and making recommendations to increase the cultural competence and equity of our core and supplemental literacy materials.

Potential committee members should have experience working in diverse educational settings and/or related experience in developing culturally competent materials (authors, illustrators, graphic designers, etc.). The committee will be comprised of a core group of individuals throughout the U.S. who bring knowledge, experience, and skills to the task of developing positive and affirming text and images for children, youth, and adults from all communities. Committee members will provide feedback remotely via Google docs, email, and other means of communication.

Candidates would commit to do the following:

  • Review a variety of print, visual, video, and online materials on an as-need basis to ensure they are representative of a variety of cultures and backgrounds and provide positive portrayals for product users. (Note: Sufficient lead time will be provided so committee members’ schedules can be accommodated. Number of hours per month could range from 0 to 20, depending on product release dates.)
  • Make recommendations for edits and changes to Reading Horizons based on review of materials.
  • Provide feedback to Reading Horizons for materials that have been completed as well as content still in development.
  • Keep all Reading Horizons materials secure, and agree not to share them or individual recommendations with others.
  • Return reviewed materials and recommendations in a timely manner as agreed upon for each assignment.
  • Agree to discuss recommendations and opinions in a positive and professional manner and to be open to the perspectives and opinions of others.

In order to be considered for the committee, please provide a current resume and a minimum of one professional reference who can speak to your knowledge, experience, and skills.

Please email your application to kirsten.brown@readinghorizons.com by May 8, 2020.

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Reading Horizons is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Inclusivity Statement

Reading Horizons seeks to provide literacy skills to all. We recognize that the students and educators we reach are diverse, and we embrace and value their diversity. To this end, Reading Horizons curriculum and materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis by a diverse committee of educators.