Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – February 14, 2018
ASCD is a nice place to work. It's a small non-profit company with professional and dedicated people. Nice to know there are flexible work hours, and you are able to work from home if sick, need to take care of a sick family member, or have an unforeseeable occurrence. They are also very family oriented.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – December 6, 2018
ASCD used to have an excellent culture full of smart and hard working individuals. Through lots of budget cuts and layoffs, the organization is struggling to find it's niche and figure out what it really wants to be known for. Initiatives are unclear and staff has a hard time knowing what the priorities and big goals are day to day.
Manager (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – September 23, 2018
ASCD is in a continuous cycle of reinventing itself - over 75 years old now, the company has seen a lot of changes in the last 10 years with declining revenues brought on by internal and external factors. Leadership is not in touch with the people and doesn't know how to run a non-profit.
Flexible and remote work hours
Culture, too many meetings, no real direction or strategy
Customer Service Consultant (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – July 21, 2014
Answer product and service questions; suggest information about other products and services.
Open customer accounts by recording account information.
Maintain customer records by updating account information.
Resolve product or service problems by clarifying the customer's complaint; determining the cause of the problem; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction or adjustment; following up to ensure resolution.
Maintain financial accounts by processing customer adjustments.
Recommend potential products or services to management by collecting customer information and analyzing customer needs.
Flexible hours, great benefits, telecommuting options for most postions
Employee (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 25, 2018
The company is in dire financial trouble and can't pull out of it. This is the fault of the board of directors who for some reason hired a CEO with no association management experience to lead a dying company. When your business model is based on selling products to teachers (who have no money) and school districts (who also have no money), what do you expect? Layoffs have been happening regularly for several years. And then they turn around and hire just as many folks as they layoff. It makes no sense. That's the gist of ASCD...nothing makes sense.
Salaries aren't bad for association work.
You never know what you'll be doing from one day to the next or what the company's goals are.
Program Development Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – June 7, 2013
I have been working at ASCD for 10 months. I really appreciate all the professional development opportunities as well as the great benefits and resources for work/life balance.I also appreciate all the work to reduce waste and the environmentally friendly culture that taking shape.
A typical day at work:
- Scheduling meetings to discuss program and service improvement - Creating, processing and managing consultants, clients and members' contracts - Supporting the Regional Program Managers and Program Director with their needs
My time with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has given me a strong background in managing and supporting business creativity and marketing efforts in a non-profit organization. I learned how to take initiative and leadership on various organizational projects. I also learn how to think outside the box.
Since my supervisor is based in another state, I have to manage the department by myself without any direction or supervision for the most part.
I have learned a lot from my co-workers. I find my co-workers are all considerate, professional and hardworking.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of a clear vision, direction and communication.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the freedom to be innovative and be involved in various challenging projects.
Casual, yet professional working environment.
As with any large organization there are time consuming procedures and protocols to follow
An organization that was turned upside down due to the economy
Service Center Consultant (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – May 18, 2014
A wonderful place to work in the beginning of my 14 years of service. We were known as the organization that cared about the success of all learners. When 9/11 took place we lost a majority of our grants, and was forced to act as a for profit organization. With this happening we lost the drive to stay focus on the mission, it became more of just trying to stay afloat. I learned many job skills in 14 years. I entered the doors as a phone consultant and left as an event planner, a knowledge base manager, a coordinator, a project assistant and manager. I learned how to develop the skills of determination and not giving up on the task or dream at hand. My management was always supportive during this hard time, and was always able to give wonderful feedback. My co-workers became like family. The hardest part of the job was coping with the changes of becoming a for profit organization. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help others across the world.
Being able to help others, healthcare
Having to spend more time up selling and cross selling products
Director (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – April 4, 2017
ASCD has been the victim of years of poor leadership and bad business decisions which have culminated into the present state of the organization. Once a great place to work, it is now only great in name recognition only. Great people and colleagues, but continuous change in leadership causes strained business relations
Associate Producer (Current Employee) – Alexandria, VA – April 1, 2014
I have enjoyed my time at ASCD and have learned how to work in a fast paced environment. I have worked with a great team and will always appreciate the experiences I have earned by working with the Integrated Media department within the company.