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Education Development Executive

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Other
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Recruiting/Enrollment

Job Title: Education Development Executive

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director of Partnership Development & Operations

Unit: National & Global

Department: N&G Innovation & Partnerships

Campus Location: Other - Must live within the state of Texas and surrounding region near either Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio

Summary of Position:    The Education Development Executive engages in partnership attraction, development, and retention activities that align educational partner needs with university offerings The activities should lead to new and developing enrollment pipelines for teacher training and education programs. The position entails collaboration with internal teams, engagement with external entities, and routine travel within the State of Texas and surrounding region. The position collaborates with the VP for Student Experience & External Relations to develop and nurture key relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partnership Strategy. Participates in the development and execution of partnership strategies and related lifecycles to include market research, programming/product mix, pricing policies, communication and development plans, and account engagement and retention techniques 
  • Development. Uses the IWU-prescribed sales/development methodology as the framework to deliver university-to-organization (education) solution sales results for teacher training and education programs. Work towards achieving a quota of 20 new partners and 300 new student enrollments annually 
  • Market Awareness. In concert with the current priorities, identifies prospective partners within the assigned geographic region. Strategically engages in organization and community awareness activities (e.g., education meetings, conferences, industry focused associations, etc.). Identifies and executes lead generation events, experiences, or products to support market awareness 
  • Partnership Development. Creates and executes direct university-to-organization (i.e., business-to-business) contact and development strategies to engage prospective partners, nurture key relationships, present IWU N&G offerings, and guide the prospective partner through the development funnel, and increase enrollment. Administers legal agreement for new partners, utilizing existing templates. Executes these strategies with the goal to meet performance targets, including number of partnerships and students enrolled in degrees
  • Data Management. Tracks lead and contact data to support reporting, trend analysis, and relationship management. Develops and tracks weekly, monthly, and annual benchmarks that support development goals. Maintains an accurate accounting of all partners in the various tracking systems 
  • Onboarding & Engagement. Supports onboarding of a new partner. Provides ongoing communication with partners to ensure engagement, optimize the relationship, and ensure long-term success and retention
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Required. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required
  • Preferred. A master’s degree in business, leadership, marketing, communications, or a related field


  • Five (5) to Seven (7) years of experience in sales, account management, marketing, and/or business-to-business development is preferred
  • Successful delivery of sales results in a business-to-business modality
  • Experience in lead generation and experiential (i.e., events) marketing is preferred
  • Experience or awareness of education systems is preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required for sales, negotiation, account management, and interpersonal relationships
  • Solid grasp of key business sectors, including at least one of the following: manufacturing, retail, service, healthcare, and food services
  • Ability to align industry business needs with training and education strategies
  • Ability to consult with the various business sectors and promote wins for partners and individuals
  • Ability to analyze business opportunities, create strategies, and analyze risk and potential
  • Ability to manage contractual negotiations within established terms and conditions
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas
  • Excellent planning and execution capabilities
  • Strong self-motivation and time management skills to ensure personal performance


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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