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Associate Executive Director (Chicago)

Academic Partnerships
parental leave, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan
United States, Illinois, Chicago
March 09, 2023

Associate Executive Director (Chicago)


Chicago, IL

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At Academic Partnerships, we drive change through innovation in online education using the strengths, experience, and creativity of our people. As a leader in online program management, we are focused on facilitating the goal of scalable online program success for our university partners and the students they serve-from the dream of a degree to a bold reality. Our company is built on the foundation of our mission - to expand access to top-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant degree programs that serve career pathways. Come join a company that helps make dreams into reality!

Academic Partnerships is hiring an Associate Executive Director to join our Field Marketing team. The Associate Executive Director will represent The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and recruit qualified nurses into online degree programs throughout the state. We are looking for an experienced sales or healthcare professional, who is passionate about higher education and understands the value of advanced degree programs.

***Please note that this role will need to be physically based in Illinois and will require state-wide travel subject to Covid conditions. ***

Responsibilities Include:

  • Market the online nursing degree programs offered by The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).
  • Successfully develop and manage a territory of hospitals and community colleges to increase brand awareness and interest.
  • Achieve monthly lead, application, and enrollment goals by organizing and facilitating 12-15 recruiting events (information sessions) each month.
  • Consistently introduce and leverage the roll-out of marketing campaigns and promotions to hospitals and community colleges to establish new partnerships and advance existing agreements.
  • Utilize social media tools to expand recruiting and promoting efforts.
  • Expand knowledge of regional and national nursing/healthcare trends and effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.

Attributes Include:

  • Competitive, energetic, collaborative, positive attitude, self-motivated, resourceful, and persistent with careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with potential students and administrators and be viewed as a team player.
  • Results oriented professional with consistent, strong verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2 years of sales OR industry related Healthcare experience
  • 2 years of hospital/healthcare sales preferred
  • Higher Education experience a plus
  • Successful management of a large geographic sales territory
  • Track record of highly competent organizational and time management skills; professional success and continuous career growth preferably in the education industry
  • Ability to travel within the state of Illinois.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-motivated to achieve monthly/quarterly KPIs
  • Proficient with using Microsoft applications, CRM/Salesforce, and other systems.

Academic Partnerships offers the following comprehensive benefits:

  • PTO - accumulated from day one
  • 11 designated holidays
  • Medical** - four options (including PPO and HDP)
  • Dental**
  • Vision**
  • Life* & Disability*
  • FSA & HSA**
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Maternity* / Paternity* / Parental Leave*
  • Volunteer Time Off

Supplemental Benefits:

  • Wellness program
  • Alternative medicine options
  • Pet discounts

Personal and Professional Development:

  • Continuous Professional and Leadership Development Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement for employees and their dependents

*Company Paid
**Company Contribution
Most benefits start on the first of the month following your date of hire.
Academic Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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