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Job Opening at Rethinking Schools


Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We have a job opening at Rethinking Schools. I've pasted the information from our business manager, Mike Trokan, below. Ideally, the person would live and work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where we have our offices. But we are open to hiring someone in another locale, especially either Portland or the SF bay area, where our other staff live. Please send this around to anyone you know who may be a good match for this position.

Thanks a lot.

Bill Bigelow
Curriculum Editor
Rethinking Schools

Dear Friend of Rethinking Schools,

Rethinking Schools is looking for someone to work part-time on marketing/outreach. We have grant money to support the position for one year, in the obvious hope that with increased sales we can continue the position and even grow it into a full-time position. I'm sharing  this with you  in the hopes that if you know someone in education or progressive politics who also has marketing experience that you will share this with them.

I've pasted the description in below.


Michael Trokan, Business Manager
414-964-9646 / mike@rethinkingschools.org



Rethinking Schools, Ltd. is a non-profit educational publisher advocating the reform of public schools. Our emphasis is on social justice, with a particular focus on race and urban schools. We publish the progressive, quarterly magazine Rethinking Schools and other publications on curriculum and schools. We stress a grassroots, activist perspective that combines theory and practice and links classroom issues to broader social concerns.


We have a part-time position (20 hrs/week) for marketing/outreach. Marketer will work with the Business Manager to develop and implement promotional campaigns for new books and our magazine Rethinking School, to increase web traffic and online presence, and increase sales. Responsibilities may include coordinating design and production of promotional materials, direct mail campaigns, sales at conferences, use of social media and web promotions, and outreach to teacher activist organizations and other educational networks.


o Knowledge of education market and teacher education market.

o Previous marketing experience, preferably in the publishing industry.

o Excellent speaking and writing skills.

o Familiarity with Word, Excel, Facebook, social media, and web-based communication.

o Political experience with progressive/activist causes.

o Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin area preferable, but not required.


Salary range negotiable, commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits. State salary expectations when applying.


Email cover letter, resume, and sample materials or links to Michael Trokan, Business Manager, Rethinking Schools at MarketSearch@rethinkingschools.org.

For more information about Rethinking Schools check out www.rethinkingschools.org.

For more information or questions, contact Michael Trokan at MarketSearch@rethinkingschools.org or 414-964-9646.

Rethinking Schools Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.