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Professional Development Assistant


Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Professional Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the administrative function of the Professional Development department.


  • Assist the Professional Development Department by fielding telephone calls, responding to emails regarding professional development inquiries, and preparing quotes
  • Provide administrative assistance such as writing and sending correspondence and emails, and preparing communications for the CAO
  • Manage the Professional Development calendar including internal and external appointments and prioritize sensitive matters
  • Assist in coordinating activities for professional development – sending notifications, preparing course material
  • Organize meetings, both in-person and virtual, including scheduling, sending reminders, and organizing catering, if necessary
  • Prioritize emails and calls, gather documents to prepare for meetings, and coordinate travel arrangements, if necessary
  • Assistance the Professional Development Department with tracking, managing, and summarizing data to evaluate the effectiveness of the professional development and ensure program outcomes are achieved
  • Assist with managing Online Academy/HQ Academy, including registration logistics and attendance trackingAssist the Professional Development and Finance Department with purchase orders and billing


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One to three years of experience preferred
  • Precise command of grammar, punctuation, spelling and the correct use of the English language is required
  • Flexibility to deal with interruptions and changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong management skills including attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences including staff, clients, business partners, and community leaders
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills required
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace
  • Knowledge of Zoom, WebEx, and other web-based presentation and collaboration platforms
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators and other school leaders
  • Some nights and weekends may be required during TRL events

This position description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Work is performed in a typical office environment with little or no exposure to extreme weather conditions.
The Reading League is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:
Hiring Manager
The Reading League, Inc.
103 Wyoming Street, Second Floor
Syracuse, New York 13204

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