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Partner Relations Manager



Sales & Business Development
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 150 countries that we support.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced and creative Partner Relations Manager - Canada to join our Canada Partner Relations Team and take our company and platform to the next level!

What you'll be doing everyday:

  • Collaborate closely with Sales and Marketing to meet enrollment objectives for institution partners

  • Develop and nurture relationships with decision-makers at partner institutions

  • Prospect for new partner institutions through outreach, networking, presentations

  • Work internally with cross-functional teams and partner institutions on new initiatives and processes improvement focused on growth and diversity recruitment

  • Develop strategies and tactics to deliver on regional and institutional objectives

  • Negotiate and execute school partnership agreements

  • Act as an internal point-of-contact for partner institutions within a provided portfolio

  • Work across teams to respond to program and school inquiries as well as requests

What you'll bring to the table:

  • 5+ years’ experience in education industry, especially in recruitment or admissions

  • Strong network of existing contacts in Canadian international education sector

  • Knowledge of the K-12 international recruitment sector as an asset

  • Passion for excellence, a sense of accountability, strong work-ethic, taking pride in a job well-done, and attention to detail are all must-have traits

  • Project management experience and/or training

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to handle objections and work independently to meet KPIs in a timely manner

  • Successful track-record in prospecting, qualifying, and cold calling, as required

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, quick-changing environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Ability to properly prioritizing tasks and take initiative

  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating contracts

  • Working knowledge of Google and Microsoft productivity software

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. With more than 800,000 students from over 150 countries helped with their journey in less than a decade, we are just getting started.

ApplyBoard’s 1,350 global team members in 30 countries assist students and our 1,500 partner institutions by empowering the international student sector with innovative technology and insights. As a four-time consecutive Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 ranked company, ApplyBoard is growing and scaling like few other companies. On top of our strong growth, our people are growing personally and professionally. ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the ApplyBoard Team and being part of our mission to Educate the World. While we are lucky to attract a high level of interest in each of our roles, only qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for an interview.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the hiring and selection process.