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VP of Partner Relations



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. With an exceptional team from around the world and speaking more than 75 languages, our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Our core values, such as Caring About Each Other, Innovating and Improving, and Making Work Fun, propel us forward together and continuously strengthen our engaging culture. We are in growth mode and are looking to empower passionate and exceptionally talented team members.

The Role:

The VP of Partner Relations will leverage a combination of skills to develop and oversee all critical projects that support ApplyBoard’s short term and long-term vision. The VP of Partner Relations will have a successful track record in B2B sales and will be responsible for implementing KPIs, metrics, and quotas, that lead the team to success.

The ideal candidate is a quick learner, naturally curious and a self-motivated individual with a high degree of comfort working independently to identify and pursue opportunities that will directly influence the growth of one of the most innovative social impact companies.

What you'll be doing every day:

  • Overall leadership and management to the continuing professional education portfolio.

  • Lead the operations and provide the strategic direction, management and leadership of a portfolio of accounts

  • Developing partnerships with schools that ApplyBoard does not currently partner with and expand current partnerships

  • Develop and implement strategic, financial, operational, and administrative plans and tactics.

  • Lead the team that is responsible for onboarding new partner schools

  • Develop and oversee all outreach and communications strategies to market and promote the ApplyBoard’s both on the ground and digitally. This may include event coordination, activation campaigns, business development, and more.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to further our corporate goals.

  • Implement and execute successful growth strategies across the company to build out

  • ApplyBoard mentor network (employees of companies, personal networks)

  • Strategic partner network (educational institutions, government institutions, advocates, and corporations)

  • Integrate feedback from the field and various stakeholders to product development to better the ApplyBoard platform.

  • Support both internal operational special projects and external special projects with the CMO and Co-Founder’

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of work experience in B2B

  • 7 plus years in experience in an Educational environment

  • High negotiation skills with key decision-makers in the education industry.

  • Lead a team of 20+ before

  • Ability to take the initiative within a fast-paced, nimble new company

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and optimism

  • Exemplary communication and storytelling skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Curiosity, creativity and adaptability as the company grows

  • Exceptional confidence and executive presence

  • Ability to build trust across various industries, levels, and business lines

  • Able to work with all levels of individuals all the way up to the C-Suite

  • Opportunity to get in at the ground level of a transformative, high-growth tech company that is committed to doing good



Life at ApplyBoard:

By joining our team, you have the opportunity to:

  • Join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 1,500 team members based in over 25 countries, who speak more than 75 languages.

  • Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities

  • Want to learn more about ApplyBoard, read our Life at ApplyBoard Blog, and be sure to follow us on our LinkedIn page.

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,500 institutions across Canada, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 300,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015.

ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list in 2019 and #2 in 2020.

ApplyBoard was also been named to LinkedIn’s list of Top Startups in 2020 and 2021 and TechTO’s list of top Canadian Rocketship companies to accelerate your career in the Tech Industry.

In 2021, ApplyBoard announced a C$375M Series D funding on a C$4B valuation. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team around the world, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

ApplyBoard is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any accommodations or assistance during the recruitment process, please let us know.