Professional Development Director

Program Administration New York, New York


Position at Catapult Learning


Catapult Learning | Full-time | NYC Metro


At Catapult Learning, we provide educational solutions that generate academic achievement and better life outcomes for students. Join Catapult Learning and become a part of a national organization with a legacy of more than 45 years of student impact.  


How you’ll be there for educators and students: 

The Professional Development Director serves as the operations leader for the Professional Development programs within their assigned districts in the northeast territory. This individual is responsible for the overall profitability, service quality, client satisfaction, and promotional activities of assigned programs. This individual must become intimately familiar with key features of all professional development services, important relationships, and relevant regulations within their region.


How you’ll do it:  

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Account Management, Service Expansion, Contract Management and Renewal
  • P&L management and budgeting/forecasting
  • Drive growth of the business through expansion, extension, and – in partnership with our sales team – entry into new markets
  • Intimately understand and implement the terms and conditions of all contracts and proposals for the programs the director oversees.
  • Maintain and strengthen key relationships at the district and state level needed for the management and delivery of programs. Communicate regularly and effectively with representatives of the schools and the districts we serve.
  • Develop with Regional Vice President a strategic plan for optimal renewal and expansion of contracts for the region each year. Carry out appropriate renewal activity throughout the year.
  • Ability to leverage data, tools and systems to drive business outcomes.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee performance and effectiveness of PD program management to ensure that the direct service team functions well and program goals are attained.
  • With support of the HR department, oversee recruitment, selection, evaluation, retention, and, if necessary, termination of direct service staff.
  • Assure that assembled staff can demonstrate appropriate skills, ability and training to meet the demands of contracted
    program. Responsible for staff development and performance management.
  • Act as a role model for establishing appropriate positive morale and attitude toward work and organization.
  • Maintain appropriate and regular communication with staff.
  • Assist supervisory team to resolve problems quickly and effectively as they arise.
  • Keep appropriate corporate support staff informed of contract activities. Communicate regularly with and provide needed information to Regional Vice President.


Other Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess a sense of urgency, understanding of the education environment, ability to work in cross-functional teams, flexibility, and team orientation.
  • Physical Environment and Working Conditions:  Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.


How we’ll be there for you: 

We foster your well-being—health, financial, and work-life—to help you succeed and thrive. 

  • Salary range: $120-125K annually
  • An attractive and robust suite of benefits for full-time employees.
  • Opportunities for professional development, advancement, and paid training. 
  • Carefully curated professional development materials and lesson plans.   
  • Employee assistance program. 
  • PTO: 10 vacation days, 6 sick days, 2 personal days


What we’ll need from you: 

  • Requires at least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Candidate must have at least ten years of related experience in the areas of education administration or business; experience working with school districts preferred.
  • Requires prior P&L management experience of at least $2M in annual revenue.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of management, including external partners and stakeholders.


Wherever you are in your career, there’s a place for you on our team. 

Be there for students at Catapult Learning partner schools in the way that works best for you: year-round and/or during summer, full-time or part-time. Our various career options empower educators to find a place that is right for this moment in their lives and careers.   


Be where you’re meant to be. Apply today. 

Catapult Learning could not realize its mission or meet its business goals without the unique talents and contributions of its diverse group of professionals. Our culture, practices, and systems reflect our commitment to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all that we do to create an authentic and welcoming environment for all. Learn more about DEI at Catapult Learning here.  


About Catapult Learning  

Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in K-12 schools, executed by a team of experienced coaches. Our professional development services strengthen the capacity of teachers and leaders to raise and sustain student achievement. Our intervention programs support struggling learners with instruction tailored to the unique needs of each student. Across the country, Catapult Learning partners with 500+ school districts to produce positive outcomes that promote academic and professional growth. Catapult Learning is accredited by Cognia and has earned its 2022 System of Distinction honor. 


FullBloom is an equal opportunity employer.  

Equal Employment Opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at FullBloom, where employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications. The company prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to age (40 and over); color; gender, physical or mental disability; mental status; civil union/domestic partnership; national origin; ancestry; citizenship status; race; religion; creed; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions; gender identity and gender expression; political affiliation; veteran status and uniformed servicemember status; genetic information (including testing and characteristics); or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.