Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Operations
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

About us

Teaching Strategies is a high growth, private-equity backed, market leading business in early childhood education.  The Company provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through 3rd grade. With ground-breaking print and SaaS solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 30 years.

Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture.  We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.


What's in it for you

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Beautifully designed, open office space
  • Endless cereal and coffee
  • Free on-site gym
  • Casual dress environment
  • Company sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave programs
  • Generous paid time off (which includes Winter Break)


Position overview

The Salesforce Administrator is responsible for maintaining and building customizations of the Salesforce platform in support of 200 end users of Sales Cloud and Service Cloud. He/She will work extensively within Salesforce and connected applications -- including DemandTools, Conga Composer, DocuSign, and Salesforce CPQ.  He/She will partner with other departments to provide operational support for order processing and fulfillment, case management, and data maintenance, among other day-to-day business processes and one-time improvement initiatives.


Specific Roles and Responsibilities:  

  • Manage user profiles and permissions
  • Maintain existing and build new validation rules, workflows, processes, email templates, and other configurable attributes of the CRM implementation
  • Build custom reports & dashboards
  • Provide tier 1 support - Serve as first line of defense for all inbound questions or requests, including troubleshooting potential bugs and supporting end users' learning of the tool and processes
  • Support with data governance and data management per assigned rules and best practices to ensure the accuracy of the data in the CRM, including:
    • ETL processes to merge and migrate data from external sources into Salesforce
    • assignment of accounts & territories per management direction
    • set-up of new products
  • Identify opportunities to optimize processes through use of Salesforce
  • Evaluate new releases of Salesforce to determine functionality requirements and provide detailed information on how changes will apply to all affected users
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as needed


Qualifications: (e.g. Education, Certifications, Experience Level)

  • Salesforce certified administrator required; Advanced Administrator or other certifications are a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning is required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business, sales, marketing or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products is required, with significant emphasis on advanced Excel capabilities
  • Proficiency with SQL a plus
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative, creative, and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from external/internal customers in a professional manner
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work with maximum flexibility and independence


Competencies and skills position will be evaluated upon:

  • Works with a sense of urgency, motivation and flexibility
  • Keen eye for detail and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Accountable and achievement orientated
  • Able to work in and with a team (both remote and on-site)
  • Ability to carry out assignments independently, thoroughly, and according to identified expectations
  • Effective balance of workload; ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables on time
  • Effectiveness of relationships with other departments to accomplish goals

Teaching Strategies, LLC is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.

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