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Open positions currently include:

Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Administrative Assistant I, Division
CA Division Program Manager
Collections & Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Front-End Architect
Senior Interaction Designer

The AVID Center offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403b retirement contribution, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability and tuition reimbursement. Our environment is centered on team work and collaboration in a fast paced, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Important Note: Offers of employment made by the AVID Center are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a background check performed by an independent, accredited firm.

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

San Diego, CA
Full-Time

Position Description: Performs a variety of routine Accounts Receivable tasks of average difficulty involving the processing, verification, certification of merchandise, inventories, and accounts receivable transactions, data and activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Reviews, verifies, and processes accounts receivable quotes, sales orders and invoices, reviews supporting documentation including purchase orders for accuracy, completeness and required approvals and enters data into accounting system.
  • Interacts with Internal and External Clients including the Contracts Department to resolve errors and discrepancies.
  • Verifies accuracy of billing data; keeps electronic records of invoices and supporting documentation.
  • Maintains order database by updating pricing and new products; monitors inventory status and coding.
  • Participates and performs cycle counts and physical inventory with procurement staff.
  • Computes and updates discount rates, shipping charges and sales tax rates for goods and services.
  • Generates reports, posting journals, trial balances, spreadsheets, payroll and other reports as needed.
  • Enters and retrieves information from the accounting and other systems including ProLog.
  • Provides excellent customer service and support to internal and external clients with respect to various accounting, E-store products, inventory and purchasing inquiries.
  • General clerical duties and provides administrative support to Accounting Manager, Controller and Vice President of Business Services.
  • Provides backup for other department staff.
  • As requested by the Company, may be required to work at Summer Institute during the summer season.
  • Performs other similar duties assigned by the Company.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be organized, personable, analytical, capable problem-solver and work independently.
  • Must be courteous and professional when dealing with clients, and may need to be assertive on occasion. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains or similar accounting system

Ability To:

  • Exercise sound judgment, interpret and communicate policies and procedures, maintain accurate financial record, meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to compute mathematical problems such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals, calculate percentages.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and business software.
  • Operate other standard office equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Choose the right math methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
  • General office equipment

Experience and Education:

  • High School or equivalent education, with a minimum of 2 years related field experiences. College degree in Accounting preferred and may be substituted for required experience.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, policies and procedures and financial tables and projections. 
  • Ability to write routine reports, and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively with clients and employees.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1455631 by April 23, 2014.

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Administrative Assistant I, Division

Dallas, TX
Full-Time

Position Description: Performs a wide variety of administrative support functions for the Divisional office.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares and provides correspondence, reports, presentations, instructional materials/information, and other documents as needed.
  • Processes demonstration sites files; tracks validation and re-validation visits, and other school visits.
  • Supports and assists with compiling data collection and site certification results.  Arranges and confirms travel activities for Division Team; prepares and submits travel forms and other related documents; compiles and prepares reimbursement requests.
  • Plans or assists in planning trainings and other events; secures locations and makes meals, refreshment, equipment, materials and other arrangements.
  • Provides administrative support for Division’s fall and spring trainings.
  • Provides onsite logistical support at assigned events; acts as liaison between hotel, staff, and attendees; event staging, room and conference set up, registration, hotel hosting and final day breakdown.
  • As requested by the Company, may be required to work at Summer Institute.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of office administrative and management practice and procedures.
  • Advanced use of word processing, spreadsheet, power point and other standard software to create complex documents and materials.
  • Techniques of recordkeeping, tracking and creating/maintaining time lines.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage large amounts of diverse information.

Ability To:

  • Work under pressure and maintain a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction while managing multiple priorities
  • Manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities calmly and efficiently.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with staff members and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Travel to Summer Institute if required.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • CRM System
  • Web-EX
  • Cliqbook/Concur
  • General office equipment

Experience and Education:

  • High School or equivalent education, with minimum of 2 years of office administrative or relevant experience required. College degree in business or related field is desirable and may be substituted for required experience.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, policies and procedures and financial tables and projections. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively with clients and employees.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8813931 by April 11, 2014.

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CA Division Program Manager

Home Office, Los Angeles preferred but not required
Full-Time

Position Description: Under the direction of the Divisional Director, this individual will provide oversight of the program quality, support consultants and serve as a liaison between clients and the Company while maintaining a high level of responsiveness to the specific needs of the districts/sites. This individual will provide consultative services to districts/sites in the area of coaching, classroom visits, and use of data, team structure, and professional development.

Essential Duties:

  • Leads and plans divisional trainings and events by developing an events calendar based on needs and services necessary for continued support of the districts/sites.
  • Plans and implements various training sessions, or other programs that would be beneficial to the division and clients.
  • Monitors and validates districts/sites quantitative and qualitative effectiveness in program implementation and institutionalization.
  • Assists cross-functional division and headquarter teams to develop division site visit plans.
  • Performs quality control review and monitors the effectiveness of the program including information sessions, data collection, and certification.
  • Works with divisional and state offices to monitor consultants and/or team progress and completion of goals.
  • Serves as a liaison and provides technical support to districts/sites, Division liaisons and district directors.
  • Participates in trainings to update program and professional knowledge.
  • Participates in Division site growth and supports continued program quality.
  • Plans and facilitates state meetings that effectively implement objectives and strategies as determined by the Division and Company.
  • Provides effective coaching, development, and motivation and monitors team performance.
  • Provides outreach and marketing support by delivering public awareness of the AVID College Readiness System (ACRS).
  • Provides other technical support and trainings to staff and clients.
  • Interfaces with Summer Institute planning, coordination, and implementation.
  • As needed, assists with preparations of strand, syllabi, site team material and/or other educational materials; serves as strand observer and coach; facilitates site teams and strands.
  • Performs other similar duties assigned by the Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in developing and supervising programs and curriculum.
  • Proven ability to motivate individuals, to lead and work effectively in collaborative teams, and to possess unquestioned integrity and respect for others.
  • Strong leadership, organizational skills and professional development experience.
  • Willingness to travel (1/3 to ½ of total work days).

Ability To:

  • Work independently and in a collaborative team environment with minimal oversight and maintain a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction while managing multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Implement goals, initiate projects and programs.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • General office equipment
  • WebEx
  • Cliqbook/Concur

Experience and Education:

  • An undergraduate degree, teaching credential, a minimum of 5 years or more of AVID knowledge or related experience in education is required.
  • A post-graduate degree is preferred, but not required.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, policies and procedures and data information. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively with clients and employees.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8189361 by April 11, 2014.

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Collections & Accounts Receivable Coordinator

San Diego, CA
Full-Time

Position Description: Performs a variety of routine collections, and accounts receivable tasks of average difficulty level involving the processing, verification, certification, communication of accounts receivable, data and activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Monitors and follows up with the aging status transactions and proactively solicits payment on accounts that are in the 60+ time period.
  • Initiates collection calls or other communication and confers with clients to determine reasons for overdue payments and to review the term of sales/services and workout payment timelines.
  • Records client responses, commitments and follows up to verify that corrections and/or payments were made.
  • Researches disputed account balances and corrects any errors including misapplied payments or credits and under the supervision of the Accounting Manager issues credit memos when necessary.
  • Reviews, verifies, and processes accounts receivable quotes, sales orders and invoices, reviews supporting documentation for accuracy, completeness and required approvals and enters data into accounting system.
  • Interacts with Internal and External Clients including the Contracts Department to resolve errors and discrepancies.
  • Gathers purchase orders and records relevant information to ensure proper invoicing of all items.
  • Properly codes financial entries and enters and retrieves information to/from the accounting system and other systems as necessary.
  • Provides excellent customer service and support to internal and external clients with respect to various collections, invoicing, payroll and general accounting inquiries.
  • Generates reports, posting journals, trial balances, spreadsheets, payroll and other reports as needed.
  • General clerical duties and provides administrative support to Accounting Manager, , and Controller.
  • Provides backup for other department staff as needed.
  • As requested by the Company, may be required to work at Summer Institute.
  • Performs all other similar duties assigned by the Company.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be organized, personable, analytical, capable problem-solver and work independently.
  • Must be courteous and professional when dealing with clients, and may need to be assertive on occasion. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting system

Ability To:

  • Exercise sound judgment, interpret and communicate policies and procedures, maintain accurate records, meeting deadlines.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheets and business software.
  • Operate other standard office equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Choose the right math methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft CRM System
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
  • General office equipment

Experience and Education:

  • High School or equivalent education, with minimum of 2 years related field experience. College degree in accounting or related field preferred and may be substituted for required experience.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume (in ONE document please) by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8953531 by April 22, 2014.

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Front-End Architect

San Diego Headquarters
Full-Time

Did your love of video games and multi-player online experiences inspire you to become a developer? Do you believe innovative, lightning-fast, user-centric game-based educational experiences can make a difference in students’ lives today?

As a member of our team, you will be involved with developing, testing, launching, and iterating on great interactive products that bring gameplay to public education.

Position Description: The Front-End Developer will support the development of interactive online and digital content for AVID Center’s Interaction Design (IxD) Team. In this role, you specialize in building responsive and elegant web UIs. You live and breathe the fundamentals of CSS and HTML. You command an impressive portfolio of web technologies new and old—all in order to launch innovative features to a diverse audience whether on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

You think creatively about how to use technology to streamline and drive processes and can take your ideas from concept through to impeccable execution. You are the code master—with strong analytical troubleshooting skills and the ability to interact with end-users to build real world solutions that exceed their expectations. Oh, and you thrive when working on multiple, diverse projects at the same time and can balance them effectively.

You are passionate about learning and games, and can readily adapt in a fast-paced environment. You have mastered the skill of maintaining a fun, collaborative work environment, actively listening to and building solutions with a team of interactivity/game designers, media artists, and producers.

Essential Duties:

  • Work closely with interactivity/game designers, producers, and back-end developers to implement versatile solutions to tricky web and mobile development issues
  • Lead development efforts on large scale web-based and mobile products, ensuring robust and lasting solutions
  • Work closely with interactivity/game designers on screen functionality and UI from concept to final product to create visually appealing interface for web and mobile applications
  • Program without needing to rely on libraries to accomplish innovative interactions; independently design and code to deliver on complex product requirements
  • Quickly generate a prototype from UI concepts for testing and team/end-user feedback
  • Aware of the interplay between JavaScript, HTML & CSS; dynamically create, modify, and style DOM elements with ease
  • Embrace emerging standards, while promoting best practices to push the limits of what browsers can do
  • Creates best practices for methods to ensure browser and device compatibility; degrading gracefully for older browsers and displays; file compression
  • Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser and cross-platform issues
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly technical issues with non-technical folks – verbally and in writing
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, XHTML, and DHTML skills
  • Extensive knowledge of DOM scripting with native JavaScript and JS frameworks such as jQuery
  • In-depth knowledge of jQuery and Bootstrap, or other similar frameworks
  • Strong facility with responsive web, UX interaction design principles, and usability best practices
  • Experience with mobile app and web development, including adaptive and responsive techniques
  • Experience creating cross-browser, mobile, and localization-ready front-end sites
  • Use web standards to build solutions using semantic markup and CSS
  • Understanding of all major browsers and the special considerations required for all various quirks
  • Fluency with version control software (Git, SVN, CVS)
  • Proven track record of successful product deliveries

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Significant experience developing user-facing software
  • Knowledge of UI frameworks such as XUL, Flex, and XAML
  • Object-oriented JavaScript skills
  • Experience conducting observational user testing to review prototypes against usability heuristics
  • Passion for innovative games, interactive experiences, and education – you play games and make them!
  • Active listening and awesome communication skills—see bullet point above about being a straightforward communicator who can summarize technical concepts without relying on lots of jargon
  • Dedicated to ensuring quality and consistency across interactive product design and development
  • Able to manage your time and work well both independently and as part of a dynamic, collaborative team to meet deadlines and product expectations
  • Team player with (quirky, off the wall, dark—you tell us) sense of humor coupled with a knack to persevere a huge plus!

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Mac with two monitors
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • General office equipment
  • Development software as appropriate to project

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional software development experience with front-end web and mobile app development (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX)

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to keyboard and handle objects; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7896241.

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Senior Interaction Designer

Interactivity/Game Designer
Full-Time

Games can change the world. You whole-heartedly believe this statement.

You are a gamer, an interactivity designer, with an intense desire to turn human experiences with technology products into positive, fruitful interactions.

You design serious games—games that challenge, make you reconsider the possibilities, and test the way we typically look at education.

You want to join a small, dynamic team with big ideas and the drive to produce compelling and creative educational experiences for students.

Position Description: The Interactivity/Game Designer will support the development of interactive online and digital content for AVID Center’s Interaction Design (IxD) Team. Success in this role requires a combination of strong creativity and analytical aptitude. A broad set of design skills will be required in this role, including creative direction. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in online human-centric interaction design, mobile and social games.

As an interactivity/game designer, you are a unique combination of a creative thinker who can develop and foster breakthrough ideas and isn’t afraid to dig into the numbers and analyze the data. You are organized, flexible, and quite capable of wearing many hats throughout the life of a project. You enjoy a hands-on role and can see the big picture and connect the dots. You thrive when working on multiple, diverse projects at the same time and can balance them effectively.

You are enthusiastic and passionate about learning and games, and can readily adapt in a fast-paced environment. You have mastered the skill of maintaining a fun, collaborative work environment, actively listening to and building solutions with a team of interactive developers, media artists, and producers.

Essential Duties:

  • Excel at taking a high-level concept, fleshing it out, and implementing well thought-out designs and design documents
  • Talent for finding creative ways to translate educational concepts into fun game experiences
  • Able to create user interface flows
  • Willing to get in the trenches to make the best possible interactive educational game experience
  • Able to organize and balance game mechanics with educational outcomes in fun and interesting ways
  • Work closely with developers to script levels and gameplay, using a variety of scripting languages
  • Define specific rules and needs so developers can build simple tools for implementation
  • Develop and maintain design documentation, including but not limited to mechanics, guidelines, and mission outlines
  • Provide scripting for interactive educational experiences and game missions, including revisions and bug fixing
  • Invested in maintaining a highly visible workflow so design does not happen in a vacuum
  • Able to handle content pipeline
  • Analyze user feedback and metrics to adjust design of interactivity / gameplay
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A master-level designer who iterates on designs quickly
  • Passion for innovative games, interactive experiences, and education – you play games and make them!
  • Active listening. Your communication, be it in person, over the phone, or by email is impeccable
  • Excellent understanding of web / mobile development, from concept through key project milestones to release
  • Dedicated to ensuring quality and consistency across interactive product design
  • Comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines, able to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with established objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of successful product deliveries
  • Experience with post-launch tweaking of gameplay or interactivity, based on user feedback and analytics
  • Experience with design thinking and agile methodologies
  • Team player with (quirky, off the wall, dark—you tell us) sense of humor coupled with a knack to persevere a huge plus!

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with MAYA, Adobe Creative Suite, and Unity are not required, but much appreciated
  • General office equipment

Experience and Education:

  • Four-year college degree or advanced degree preferred with a minimum of 4+ years of experience in designing human-centered interactive experiences, mobile and social games
  • Education may be substituted for required experience
  • A Background in education is preferred

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to keyboard and handle objects; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

 Work Environment:

  • Typical office conditions; low to moderate noise, generally quiet.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

AVID Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender expression, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by following the online instructions here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7896301.

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