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Implementation Manager

Location: Remote, US

Position Type: Full-time

Salary range: $90,000 - $110,000

 

The Implementation Manager (IM) plays a pivotal role in designing and implementing successful 95 Percent Group implementations. The Dedicated Implementation Manager role combines expertise in the science of reading, evidence-based literacy programs and practices, implementation science and project management to ensure success through the stages of a literacy implementation. The Dedicated Implementation Manager will be the district’s main point of contact and is solely dedicated to overseeing and operationalizing a district’s 95 Percent Group Implementation Success Plan. 

 

Essential Responsibilities: 

The IM will:   

  • Manage the overall relationship between 95 Percent Group and client school district and school sites by serving as the main point of contact. 
  • Collaborate with district leaders in developing a personalized 95 Percent Group Implementation Success Plan. This plan will include goals, timelines, and action plans to support desired outcomes.
  • Monitor implementation progress and effectiveness of clients’ literacy initiative.
  • Monitor and analyze student data to track student reading performance 
  • Create and maintain communication systems and protocols to provide site and district partners with regular updates on the implementation progress, milestones, and next steps
  • Use data to inform decision-making to ensure the implementation moves smoothly through the stages of implementation.
  • Coordinate scheduling of 95 Percent Group Professional Learning sessions.
  • Coordinate and manage 95 Percent Group consultant support and communication.
  • Schedule and facilitate regular progress meetings at the cadence agreed upon by district partners.
  • Schedule and facilitate information sessions, product demonstrations, and thought partnership sessions.
  • Provide guidance and targeted technical assistance to district/site leaders on implementing programs within One95 Literacy Ecosystem including professional learning sessions. 
  • Develop strategies to sustain the impact of the literacy initiative beyond the initial phase.
  • Maintain a district FAQ document.

Accountabilities: 

  • Develop and maintain long-term client relationships to meet their objectives and the company’s obligations.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive implementation success plans outlining tasks, timelines, resources, and dependencies.
  • Maintain consistent communication/interaction with client to plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of a literacy implementation while maximizing utilization of 95 Percent Ecosystem.
  • Provide regular updates to all invested parties on implementation progress, milestones, and potential risks.
  • Coordinate and deliver successful professional learning sessions and ongoing technical support to facilitate a successful implementation.
  • Interact consistently with Director of Implementation to collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and professional networks to leverage resources, expand market reach and enhance product offerings
  • Collaborate regularly with other departments to enhance client relationships, product development and implementation.
  • Conduct regular on-site visits to clients to assess needs, deliver technical assistance, and support professional learning coaching sessions.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on 95 Percent Group products/services, providing guidance and support to ensure a successful implementation.
  • Travel to client site(s) as needed to support implementation projects and deliver exceptional services to our client 

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Candidates currently working for Springfield, IL school district are not eligible for employment.
  • Master's degree in K–6 education and/or advanced degrees in education, reading, or special education.
  • 5 years of experience teaching reading at the primary levelexperience teaching foundational skills. 
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating literacy programing in an educational setting.
  • Depth of knowledge with implementation science framework and methodologies.
  • Experience working with students having difficulty in reading
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-aligned reading research 
  • Familiarity with widely used core reading programs.
  • Depth of experience in providing professional learning and coaching to educators.
  • Knowledge about structured literacy, training in LETRS , and any multisensory structured language approach, such as Orton-Gillingham.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage and build trust with customers while conveying benefits of 95 Percent Group products and services.
  • Experience with account/project management preferred.
  • Proficiency in utilizing tools such as Excel for data analysis, reporting, and client communication.
  • A commitment to customer service that is responsive to both clients and team members.
  • Knowledge of the educational market, including trends, policy, and funding sources preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks. A communication and management style that exhibits the mission and values of 95 Percent Group and fosters effective remote team relationships.
  • Experience with content creation/graphic design tools preferred
  • Passion for literacy and improving reading achievement for students.
  • Ability to travel to client sites as needed.

 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment: 

  • The use of standard office equipment/computers and some light physical work is required.
  • The work environment will range from an office to classroom setting with a low to high noise level.
  • Candidates must be local to Springfield, IL area (within 50 miles). Relocation Assistance is NOT available for this role.
  • Candidate must be able and willing to travel; relocation is not necessary.  
  • The role requires up to 40% travel to support district and site level support for Springfield, IL.   

Company Description: 

95 Percent Group is a leader in literacy instruction for pre-K through grade 8 across the U.S. The company offers professional development training for teachers and administrators as well as print and online products to assist teachers with literacy instruction. 95 Percent Group’s comprehensive educational consulting, professional development, diagnostic assessments, and instructional materials help schools deliver instruction that consistently and significantly increase reading achievement. 

 

The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Lincolnshire, IL (northwest suburban Chicago). Its customers are primarily school districts across the U.S., and they are served by consultants who travel for on-site training as well as through online training. 

 

95 Percent Group has a fully engaged and highly committed leadership team who care deeply about our mission. We have hired the best from inside and outside the industry. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a company positioned for continued significant growth. Another advantage is knowing that what you’re doing every day is making a significant difference in children’s lives. Come work with a group of smart, fun, passionate professionals who value creativity, innovation, and making an impact. 

 

95 Percent Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law. 

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