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National Literacy Consultant

As a National Literacy Consultant you rely on your passion for languages, learning and education to support our K-12 Sales teams by uncovering dual and world language needs at the school district level. To achieve this, you will partner closely with our sales reps and regional managers to deliver informative and persuasive presentations and onsite trainings to win both Literature and Basal adoptions. In addition, you will leverage your finely-tuned relationship building skills to cultivate a network of key users to serve as brand and product evangelists. Successful candidates must have excellent presentation, active listening and people skills as well as a strong understanding of the dual and world language learning markets within K-12.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with sales representatives and managers on key targets and opportunities.
  • Maintain oversight of all market activity and routinely report findings to sales, marketing and sales leadership.
  • Support sales team to understand district’s Dual Language and World Language needs and make effective product recommendations.
  • Establish good working relationships with world language and dual language learning leaders at the school and district level
  • Serve as a thought-leader on world and dual language learning
  • Deliver persuasive sales and training presentations for our print and digital programs.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of VHL products, markets, and the specific needs of customers.
  • Successfully employ consultative selling and active listening skills to win business and align product offerings with customer needs.
  • Proactively identifies and follow up on new business opportunities as well as with customers to ensure effective implementations.
  • Use to update and track account activity
  • Work effectively with key stakeholders in Sales, Editorial, Support and Marketing to accomplish goals and company objectives.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • BA/ BS degree (MA/ MS strong plus)
  • 5+ years of successful language publishing experience coupled with teaching/coordinating of world or dual language education
  • Recognized and respected thought leader in the k-12 world/ dual language learning community (strong understanding of pedagogy) with existing relationships within this space
  • Exceptional communication skills including written, telephone and in-person presentation skills; ability to adapt approach to fit a variety of scenarios and audiences
  • Strong educational technology skills coupled with prior experience training on how to effectively use technology in the classroom
  • Strong drive, entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and team orientation
  • Highly organized and works well independently from a home office Excellent attention to detail, organization, time-management and follow through skills
  • Ability to strategically execute effective business travel including setting appointments
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills
  • Strong customer service orientation and business acumen; you are a natural collaborator and are able to quickly assess needs and take action accordingly
  • Up to 70% travel during certain times of the year.
  • Working knowledge in Spanish (French, German and or Italian a strong plus)

Why join us?  We at Vista Higher Learning are proud to say that we’re not just another publisher. We’re the leading specialized language publisher for U.S. and Canadian higher education and secondary school markets whose first-hand knowledge of languages and diverse cultures sets us apart from other publishers.  We’re passionate about developing educational materials that incorporate authenticity and culture. We bring a fresh new approach to teaching languages by integrating technology, design, content, and pedagogy to make learning easier, more practical, and more rewarding. With current programs in Spanish, French, Italian and German Vista Higher Learning is committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures.

Our benefits package includes life/health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, PTO and paid holidays. Plus we offer all sorts of fun office perks such as monthly chair massages, company lunches, onsite cardio and strength training classes and much more!

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, and/or protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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