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Partner Relations Manager- Western Canada



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2023

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 140 countries that we support.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced and creative Partner Relations Manager (Western Canada, Remote) to join our growing 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

  • Develop new strategies to promote technology solutions to stakeholders

  • Create and deliver presentations at national and international conferences

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

  • Develop strategies and tactics to deliver on regional international student recruitment objectives, including conversion metrics and increasing seat availabilities

  • Negotiate and execute institutional partnership agreements

  • Act as an internal and external point-of-contact for partner institutions

  • Work across teams to respond to program inquiries and partner institution escalations

What you'll bring to the table:

  • 5 - 7 years’ experience in education industry, experience in recruitment or admissions is preferred

  • Strong network of existing contacts in Canadian international education sector

  • 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

  • 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 by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and with an additional operational office in Gurugram, India, ApplyBoard has helped more than 600,000 students from over 150 countries fulfill their study abroad dreams since 2015.

In 2022, Deloitte named ApplyBoard one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. ApplyBoard ranked on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups List in Canada in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and was recognized as CIX’s Innovator of the Year 2022 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Ontario Winner. In 2023, ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining ApplyBoard on our mission to Educate the World. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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