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Education Partner Development Specialist in Seattle, WA

City University of Seattle
Base Salary Yes (amount not posted)
Qualifications Years In Sales
Industry: Education
Benefits: yes
Customer Size: all
Car Allowance: no
Sales Cycle: Short
Travel: none
Years Selling in Industry:
They Sell Colleges & Universities
To Whom Education
Location: Seattle, WA
Partner Development Specialist



External Relations

Seattle, WA

Feb 16, 2023

Open Until Filled


Position ID:

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle (CityU) is a distinguished and comprehensive private nonprofit university and an affiliate of the National University System. We are dedicated to providing accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. As a pioneer in digital learning, we have been delivering online education for over 40 years. CityU is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top for online bachelor's degree programs, and among the top online programs for veterans in the U.S. CityU prides itself on having a completion rate of twice the national average according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

CityU has over 20 locations in the Northwest and worldwide. Many of our degree, certificate and endorsement programs are offered online, in-person, mixed-mode, and performance-based formats. Aside from its flagship campus and headquarters in Seattle, CityU offers programs in Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam.

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Partner Development Specialist will lead outreach efforts to establish new corporate partnerships utilizing their existing network, and other relationship-building methods such as cold calling, digital methods, face-to-face, networking, etc. Working with the Director of External Affairs, the Specialist plans, coordinates, and implements outreach strategies and activities, aiming at generating partnerships and enrolling students. The Specialist will represent City University of Seattle to external constituents, including businesses of technology and other industries, military organizations, healthcare organizations, trade organizations, non-profit organizations, and professional organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for corporate outreach and business development. Work with the Director of External Relations and other university departments in identifying potential partnership opportunities.
  • Conduct information sessions for potential corporate partners. Participate in client-sponsored events and activities.
  • Attend networking events to develop industry contacts.
  • Generate Request for Information forms (RFIs) from partner members during outreach activities. Work closely with designated enrollment advisors on the enrollment process of prospective students generated.
  • Provide routine updates to leadership on outreach and partnership activities. Follow procedures to document files and record data properly.
  • Drive corporate outreach and business development activities to strengthen CityU's professional presence. Ensure successful lead generation and outreach and partnership goals are met.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields, or equivalent combination of education and experiences.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in business or partner development, preferably in the technology industry.
  • Possesses established business/industry contacts and networks. Knowledge of Puget Sound area business environment.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong presentation and networking skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Must feel comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work environment.
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management software systems.
  • A valid driver's license. Able to travel locally.
  • Knowledge/experiences of higher education are a plus. Knowledge of CityU and its programs is a plus.
  • Encourage and welcome military veterans and their spouses.

Additional Information:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, grasp or handle, stoop or bend, and reach.
  • The employee must occasionally push, pull, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds, such as brochures and other recruiting material.

Working Conditions:

The working conditions described here represent those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Work is generally performed indoors in an open office setting.
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required in this position.
  • A certain amount of travel is required.

Salary information:

$60,000 - $70,000/year DOE

Benefits information:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and paid time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts (HSA/FSA); many types of voluntary insurance; retirement benefits with employer matching; tuition benefits; and other workplace perks such as flexible work schedules, anniversary rewards program, employee recognition program, etc.

Application Instructions:

CityU of Seattle only accepts application materials through this online application process. Please submit a complete application to be considered for this position. A complete application includes:

  • Completed Electronic Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter

Once you have created a profile, please remember to record your password. If you use the 'Help Desk' feature, responses will be sent to your Interview Exchange account. Candidates with qualifications and experience most aligned with current needs will be contacted by a hiring manager. Once the position is filled, you will see a status update in your account profile.

If you encounter technical problems while applying for a position, please use the 'Help Desk' feature in your Interview Exchange account to submit the issue to technical support. For non-technical issues or questions, please email [please apply online].

City University of Seattle is an equal opportunity employer and is continuously working to build a diverse faculty and staff. City University strongly encourages inquiries from all qualified individuals interested in becoming part of the CityU team, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

City University of Seattle
Company Size
201 to 500 Employees
They Sell
Colleges & Universities
To Whom
$25 to $100 million (USD)

City University of Seattle is currently hiring for 1 sales position
City University of Seattle has openings in: WA
The average salary at City University of Seattle is:

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City University of Seattle is currently hiring for 1 sales position
City University of Seattle has openings in: WA
The average salary at City University of Seattle is:

1 Yes (amount not posted)