The Hawkes Experience

Partnering with the educational community since 1979, Hawkes Learning provides reliable course materials with exemplary service in the shared pursuit of student success. We believe everything the customer experiences is our product. The values we live by are exemplified by our five core commitments:

  • No-Wait Service - You and your students won't have to wait for service because our employees are waiting for you!
    • No phone menus – speak with a live person within 4 rings
    • Support is never outsourced
    • 24/7 live chat
    • Free and unlimited training sessions any time

  • Guaranteed Reliability - With our roots in software development, we remain a technology company today. You won't have to worry about availability because Hawkes provides an experience you can depend on!
    • We promise at least 99.9% server uptime
    • Our server utilization is only 25% capacity
    • Cloud-based backup systems

  • Student-Centered Innovation - The needs of students and educators are constantly changing, and so are we!
    • Our system has evolved from more than 30 years of incorporating user feedback
    • With our adaptive competency-based approach, students will master the content
    • We actively solicit feedback through focus groups, classroom visits, and surveys

  • Simplicity and Convenience - It won't be hard to find us because Hawkes is available anywhere, anytime, on any device!
    • Access on any tablet or computer using modern browsers
    • Intuitive, three-step learning path: Learn, Practice, and Certify
    • Easy integration with learning management systems - Blackboard, Canvas, and Brightspace (D2L) with single sign-on capability

  • Community & Collaboration - You won't go it alone—join our growing community!
    • Instructor-led webinars focus on educational happenings and implementation stories
    • Workshops and focus groups at industry events encourage communication with colleagues
    • Connect with long-time users who volunteer implementation guidance

Small Town Values – Big‐time Commitments.

Our founder, former statistics professor Dr. James Hawkes, comes from a rural southern Virginia farming community where people were held to their word, and following through was the expectation. This principle remains one of the central values of our company today.

Starting in 1979 as an application software programming company, Hawkes Learning quickly moved into the field of mathematical software and educational publishing in 1985 and has held strong as a leader in the industry. The company has since expanded into new disciplines.

Headquartered in the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, Hawkes employees provide the hospitality and friendliness associated with our charming location while maintaining the quality and diligence on which our history is built.

Hawkes Office Buliding

Best Places to Work 2016 Award

Best Places to Work 2017 Award

Best Places to Work 2018 Award

Careers at Hawkes Learning

Constant learning, creativity, and good old-fashioned hard work are what we bring to the table each and every day. Our employees are passionate individuals dedicated to helping students and educators gain confidence and success through the learning process. Constant growth is what makes this possible, so we're always looking for great minds in the software and publishing industry.

Our customers expect excellence from us, and we bring it to them through exceptional service, student-centered innovation, collaboration, and community growth.

We love it here, and you will too. If you think you've got what it takes, apply now!  

Check out our current openings on LinkedIn, Indeed, ZipRecuiter, or apply to any open role here.

For questions or to submit a resume to our Talent Team, please contact us at

Perks of Working at Hawkes

Building Community

We strive to foster a strong sense of community and wellbeing among our team with activities including:

  • Meditation classes, yoga classes, and mental health resources
  • Interest-based huddles to encourage connectivity & inclusivity
  • Slack community groups to meet like-minded teammates

Sharing and Celebrating

The best motivation is appreciation! Monthly birthday & work anniversary celebrations, virtual events like the Hawkes Olympic games, raffles, weeklong employee appreciation celebrations and contests are just a few of the ways we choose to embody our enthusiasm and recognize our employees.

Where we Work

Headquartered in beautiful Charleston, S.C. with teammates across the country, Hawkes is home to a diverse group of employees ready to welcome you with open arms! Whether you're in the office or working remotely you'll always feel connected to your team, our community, and the Hawkes mission.

Giving Back

Our belief that things get solved when you get involved reaches far beyond the walls of our office. Whether it's participating in charitable events, reaching out to the local community or improving the environment, Hawkes has a long history of giving back.

In accordance with our education-first mission, Hawkes continues to support a growing list of education-related causes benefitting schools & youth:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Angel Tree Holiday Gift Donations
  • School Supply Drive and Donations
  • Reading Partners
  • Beyond Our Walls, a local non-profit providing a Learning Center, Activity Center, and helpful resource to families in need

Our Mission

Driving Student Success Through Service and Innovation

Our Values


Focus on teamwork, collaboration, and community to drive the mission of the company forward together.


Provide a superior service experience from product creation to interactions with both customers and colleagues.


Be agile, flexible, and open-minded towards change to expand our impact through new opportunities