Make A Positive Difference

Sell reading programs for a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction.

Make A Positive Difference

Sell reading programs for a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction.

Make A Positive Difference

Sell reading programs for a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction.

Become A Program Advisor

Competitive Compensation 

Meaningful Sales Experience

Professional Training & Support

As a Program Advisor, you can earn $500-$1000 per week while working a flexible schedule from home. You’ll receive a guaranteed hourly minimum and have the potential to far exceed it with competitive commissions and weekly bonuses.

Make a lasting impact on hundreds of students while developing your communication and leadership skills. Our Program Advisors sell high-quality reading programs to families across the country, serving as trusted educational advisors for parents.

Our paid training program will help you achieve a high level of performance and maximize your earnings while meeting families’ specific needs. After training, Program Advisors receive ongoing support from our experienced sales management team.

Competitive Compensation 

As a Program Advisor, you can earn $500-$1000 per week while working a flexible schedule from home. You’ll receive a guaranteed hourly minimum and have the potential to far exceed it with competitive commissions and weekly bonuses.

Meaningful Sales Experience

Make a lasting impact on hundreds of students while developing your communication and leadership skills. Our Program Advisors sell high-quality reading programs to families across the country, serving as trusted educational advisors for parents.

Professional Training & Support

Our paid training program will help you achieve a high level of performance and maximize your earnings while meeting each family’s specific needs. After training, Program Advisors receive ongoing support from our experienced sales management team.

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development is a nationwide leader in reading skills programs, dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books.

Since 1970, we have taught over 3 million students across the United States. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development is a nationwide leader in reading skills programs, dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books.

Since 1970, we have taught over 3 million students across the United States. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Our Program Advisors…

Demonstrate Leadership

Program Advisors are comfortable taking charge and leading customers through every phone call. They are warm and direct with parents, guiding them to make the very best decision for their children.

Enjoy Talking to Customers

Program Advisors take pleasure in engaging moms and dads in thoughtful conversations about their families. The friendly demeanor of Program Advisors encourages parents to discuss their child’s reading needs openly.

Are Determined to Help

Program Advisors are persistent in their desire to help parents find the right reading program. They are proud when they help students across the United States become better readers and experience greater academic success.

Demonstrate Leadership

Program Advisors are comfortable taking charge and leading customers through every phone call. They are warm and direct with parents, guiding them to make the very best decision for their children.

Enjoy Talking to Customers

Program Advisors take pleasure in engaging moms and dads in thoughtful conversations about their families. The friendly demeanor of Enrollment Coordinators encourages parents to discuss their child’s reading needs openly.

Are Determined to Help

Program Advisors are persistent in their desire to help parents find the right reading program. They are proud when they help students across the United States become better readers and experience greater academic success.

Earn a Substantial Income Working From Home

Flexible Work Schedule

As a Program Advisor, you’ll take inbound phone calls from parents who are interested in reading skills programs for their children. You’ll talk to 25-30 parents each day, discussing their children’s reading skills, explaining how our programs will help, and supporting them in overcoming obstacles to enrollment.

The Institute accepts calls from parents during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM Pacific
  • Saturday: 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific

As new Program Advisors, we ask that you work a minimum of 32 hours per week, and at least one weekend day twice a month. We offer flexible work schedules and a variety of shifts in order to cover these hours.

Excellent Training & Support

Our six-day paid training will teach you about the needs of children at each stage of reading development and how our reading programs meet those needs.  You’ll learn the principles of selling effectively, and you’ll get sales role-play practice and a chance to talk with real customers. We’ll also train you on the technology you’ll use to interact with customers.

You’ll leave training with the knowledge you need to enroll students in our programs. During the sales season, you’ll get continued training and have the support of an experienced and helpful sales supervisor to answer your questions, provide feedback, and help you reach your full potential.

Flexible Work Schedule

As a Program Advisor, you’ll take inbound phone calls from parents who are interested in reading skills programs for their children. You’ll talk to 25-30 parents each day, discussing their children’s reading skills, explaining how our programs will help, and supporting them in overcoming obstacles to enrollment.

The Institute accepts calls from parents during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM Pacific
  • Saturday: 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific

As new Program Advisors, we ask that you work a minimum of 32 hours per week, and at least one weekend day twice a month. We offer flexible work schedules and a variety of shifts in order to cover these hours.

Excellent Training & Support

Our six-day paid training will teach you about the needs of children at each stage of reading development and how our reading programs meet those needs.  You’ll learn the principles of selling effectively, and you’ll get sales role-play practice and a chance to talk with real customers. We’ll also train you on the technology you’ll use to interact with customers.

You’ll leave training with the knowledge you need to enroll students in our programs. During the sales season, you’ll get continued training and have the support of an experienced and helpful sales supervisor to answer your questions, provide feedback, and help you reach your full potential.

“I enjoyed how a portion of the training focused on childhood development and how it relates to the reading programs. That was instrumental in assisting me with speaking with parents about where their children were. The Institute was a fantastic company to work for and I will continue to recommend it to everyone.”

Chris

Former Program Advisor

“I love being able to help parents find solutions for their students’ needs.  And I absolutely love the fact that for the first time in my life I am being financially compensated in direct proportion to my work ethic.  I was very surprised when I made bonus my first week on the phones, and even more surprised that I kept getting bonuses.  This has been a great journey.”

Joanna

Former Program Advisor

“My supervisor was available, dependable, and specific in his coaching. He was clear with expectations and performance measurements. He really built an atmosphere of trust with his team which allowed us to seek coaching when needed instead of waiting for issues to compound. I’m glad to be back!”

Michele

Former Program Advisor

“I enjoyed how a portion of the training focused on childhood development and how it relates to the reading programs. That was instrumental in assisting me with speaking with parents about where their children were. The Institute was a fantastic company to work for and I will continue to recommend it to everyone.”

Chris

Former Program Advisor

“I love being able to help parents find solutions for their students’ needs.  And I absolutely love the fact that for the first time in my life I am being financially compensated in direct proportion to my work ethic.  I was very surprised when I made bonus my first week on the phones, and even more surprised that I kept getting bonuses.  This has been a great journey.”

Joanna

Former Program Advisor

“My supervisor was available, dependable, and specific in his coaching. He was clear with expectations and performance measurements. He really built an atmosphere of trust with his team which allowed us to seek coaching when needed instead of waiting for issues to compound. I’m glad to be back!”

Michele

Former Program Advisor

What You Would Be Selling: 
Reading Programs for Students of All Ages

Our reading programs teach students valuable skills that make reading easier and more enjoyable and set them up for academic success.

For each program, we select age-appropriate books with the power to engage the imagination and the heart and make a lasting impact on students. By providing great experiences with these great books, we help students grow into lifelong readers.

What You Would Be Selling: 
Reading Programs for Students of All Ages

Our reading programs teach students valuable skills that make reading easier and more enjoyable and set them up for academic success.

For each program, we select age-appropriate books with the power to engage the imagination and the heart and make a lasting impact on students. By providing great experiences with these great books, we help students grow into lifelong readers.

Our programs help students from 4 years old through adulthood grow as readers

4-Year-Olds & Entering Kindergartners

In this fun program, children learn to read. They learn letter recognition, beginning phonics, and easy sight words.

Entering 1st Graders

In this program, students learn to read independently. Children learn phonics and sight words, build comprehension, and gain the skills and confidence needed for success in first grade.

Entering 2nd Graders

Students in this program become fluent independent readers. Children make significant gains in phonics and word-attack skills, fluency, and comprehension, and develop confidence and a love of reading.

Entering 3rd Graders

In this program, students become strong independent readers. Children develop the comprehension, fluency, and long-word decoding skills needed to read longer books with ease, building their confidence.

Entering 4th Graders

In this program, students make substantial gains in comprehension, long-word decoding skills, writing, fluency, and reading speed. Children become stronger, more enthusiastic readers and are set up to succeed in fourth grade.

Entering 5th Graders

Students in this program improve their reading skills in both fiction and nonfiction. Children make noticeable gains in comprehension, writing, fluency, and reading speed and become strong, enthusiastic readers who are ready for fifth grade.

Entering 6th-8th Graders

Students in these programs make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling reading speed. They also improve their writing skills, and learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

Entering 9th-11th Graders

Students double reading speed, make substantial gains in comprehension, improve their writing ability, and learn valuable study skills. These programs are excellent preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college.

Entering 12th Graders, College Students & Adults

These programs transform adults’ reading skills. Program participants double their reading speed in difficult material and triple their reading speed in easier material, while improving comprehension, concentration, and retention. As a result, they save time and get more out of everything they read.

Our programs help students from 4 years old through adulthood grow as readers

4-Year-Olds & Entering Kindergartners

In this fun program, children learn to read. They learn letter recognition, beginning phonics, and easy sight words.

Entering 1st Graders

In this program, students learn to read independently. Children learn phonics and sight words, build comprehension, and gain the skills and confidence needed for success in first grade.

Entering 2nd Graders

Students in this program become fluent independent readers. Children make significant gains in phonics and word-attack skills, fluency, and comprehension, and develop confidence and a love of reading.

Entering 3rd Graders

In this program, students become strong independent readers. Children develop the comprehension, fluency, and long-word decoding skills needed to read longer books with ease, building their confidence.

Entering 4th Graders

In this program, students make substantial gains in comprehension, long-word decoding skills, writing, fluency, and reading speed. Children become stronger, more enthusiastic readers and are set up to succeed in fourth grade.

Entering 5th Graders

Students in this program improve their reading skills in both fiction and nonfiction. Children make noticeable gains in comprehension, writing, fluency, and reading speed and become strong, enthusiastic readers who are ready for fifth grade.

Entering 6th-8th Graders

Students in these programs make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling reading speed. They also improve their writing skills, and learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

Entering 9th-11th Graders

Students double reading speed, make substantial gains in comprehension, improve their writing ability, and learn valuable study skills. These programs are excellent preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college.

Entering 12th Graders, College Students & Adults

These programs transform adults’ reading skills. Program participants double their reading speed in difficult material and triple their reading speed in easier material, while improving comprehension, concentration, and retention. As a result, they save time and get more out of everything they read.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our sales team.

We are not accepting applications for new Program Advisors at this time.

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Partnerships

We partner with educational organizations nationwide to offer reading programs in their local communities, including:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Institute of Reading Development?
The Institute of Reading Development is a nationwide leader in reading skills programs. Since 1970, we’ve been dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student. You can learn more about our story here.
Do I need prior sales experience?

Prior sales experience is preferred, but even if you have no prior sales experience, we can train you to sell, if you have the following characteristics:

  • Smart and confident, with a strong work ethic
  • The type of person who sets goals and then works hard to achieve them
  • A good listener, who is naturally curious
  • Persistent, and able to think on your feet
  • On some level, you feel a connection to what we do

We provide some of the best sales training experience you’ll ever get.  If you possess the attributes listed above, and make the most of your training, you will set yourself up for success.

What is a typical work schedule?

For new Program Advisors, we ask that you work a minimum of 32 hours per week, and at least one weekend day twice a month.  This is shift work; you’d be part of a contact center, and expected to be available to take calls during your scheduled shifts.  Examples of common shifts are:

  • Shifts that begin early in the morning (starting between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. PST)
  • Shifts that end late in the afternoon/evening (ending between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. PST)
  • Split shifts (work part of your shift early in the day, and part late in the day)

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