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Zovio Corporate Alliance Executive I - Remote (Excludes CO residents) in United States

At Zovio, we’re doing something different, and we want you to be a part of it. To put it simply, we’re all here to meet the needs of today’s learners. Whether that’s by helping them get a college degree or by providing them specific, focused training, we’re all about making it possible for people to achieve their aspirations and dreams. We partner with higher education institutions and employers to make that happen.

With our mission to innovate and take bold steps forward in education as a leading education technology services provider, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization looking to the future—but with more than a decade of experience and resources backing us up! We have a culture of Passion , Innovation and Teamwork , and are full of ambitious people that, like you, support our commitment to putting people first. If you want to know more about us, be sure to check out Zovio.com.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Reporting to a Regional Manager, Corporate Alliances, the Corporate Alliance Executive I (CAE-I) is a full-time position within Zovio Employer Services. The CAE-I is responsible for business development to add new corporate partners and to optimize partner engagement to increase utilization of Zovio solutions. The primary objective of the CAE-I is to accurately represent Zovio, its subsidiaries, and partnering universities to the corporate community in a professional and service-oriented manner. The CAE-I must be able to increase and maintain positive awareness of Zovio within the governmental and corporate communities. The position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish business development and portfolio revenue growth goals. The CAE-I position can be a career development opportunity for qualified Education Partnership Representatives wishing to gain more skills in account management and business development. Frequent travel is required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Stay apprised of current events within markets while maintaining current and thorough knowledge of all Zovio offerings, plus applicable regulatory, operational, and compliance guidelines of the industry and Zovio clients

  • Structure, negotiate and close agreements and memorandums of understanding covering all Zovio solutions with Zovio corporate partners

  • Collaborate with Education Partnership Representatives, Operations personnel, and other CAEs to develop student recruitment and event strategies, achieving a high level of account performance

  • Schedule events independently and, as appropriate, working with Education Partnerships Representatives to guide event scheduling and execution

  • Build lasting, value-added relationships with new and existing corporate partners

  • Anticipate, research, and identify opportunities for education partnerships

  • Track and record opportunity progress in salesforce

  • Achieve high levels of partner satisfaction by providing excellent service to clients

  • Demonstrate respect for our partners' cultures, comport with their ethos and all outreach guidance, and respond to partner issues to ensure long term success in this role

  • Responsible for understanding any account sensitivities (e.g., no solicitation, limitations on employee benefits eligibility, and TPA processes), communicating these sensitivities to the rest of the account team, and ensuring compliance

  • CAE-Is work with Education Partnership Representatives, Operations personnel, and partners to define the communications cadence and format to serve partners' needs best and develop a foundation for long term account growth

  • Achieve engagement and needs assessment across partners' entire geographic business footprint, including operations divisions

  • Engage with university faculty and Zovio subsidiaries to determine opportunities for tailored academic offerings as well as provide the academic team market intelligence

  • Communicate partner benefits to potential students through mailers, company newsletters, webinars, and in-person events

  • Responsible for the student experience within their accounts, including collaboration with Enrollment Services, Student Services, and Financial Services team members as necessary

  • Gain a detailed understanding of markets, segments, and segment organizations with a focus on identifying those entities which align with Zovio and our client universities' strategic objectives

  • Anticipate, research, and identify opportunities for promoting Zovio and our university clients

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting progress against account performance targets and updating account plans to achieve objectives, including preparation of materials for internal and external account reviews

  • Provide weekly activity reports to leadership as well as real-time documentation of activities via tools such as salesforce

  • Develop and deliver compelling presentations to small and large groups

  • Respond with timely internal and external communication

  • Ensure meticulous execution of all projects and work, with data and content consistently accurate and well presented

  • Conscientious and responsible with company resources including monthly expense allowance

Preferred Experience:

  • 1-2 years' experience in account management and business development within the online, higher education industry

  • Outstanding interpersonal, presentation, project management, and analytical skills

  • Ability to manage multiple requests, assess priorities, and achieve solutions under deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize marketing and business development opportunities and to pursue them strategically

  • Quickly assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and excellent follow-through

  • Must demonstrate proven results in business development preferably with large organizations

  • Proven track record of producing measurable value to their department

  • Both a self-starter and a team-player, able to perform in a fast-paced environment

  • High degree of self-determination and motivation, with a driving sense of responsibility, accountability, preparation, responsiveness, and service

  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends

  • Salesforce, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills required


BA/BS degree required from a regionally or approved nationally accredited University. All candidates must provide proof of official transcripts upon request.

Education Requirements:

If a degree or education credit minimum is required for the position, all education must be conferred by a regionally accredited or approved nationally accredited institution. All candidates must provide proof of higher education (official transcripts) upon request.

Who you are:

  • You want to share what you know and learn what you don’t

  • You don’t settle for good , you strive for great

  • You crave change, you embrace it

  • You are bold and challenge the traditional way of thinking, bring new ideas to the table

Why Us?

  • We’re an organization changing and shaping the lives of learnings across the country. Whether directly or indirectly, you’ll be helping make a real difference in the world.

  • Our environment and culture encourages collaboration, requires communication and rewards risk-taking.

  • We try hard to provide a good work life balance. We think we’re a great place to work that also allows you to have down time with friends and family.

  • We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In fact, we offer 16 hours of paid time off for you to volunteer, in addition to your vacation days and company holidays.

  • We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and offer wellness programs, fitness centers, and onsite health clinics.

  • Zovio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity of thought, culture, identity, and experience are important for what we’re doing. If everyone here thought alike, we’d never come up with anything new, much less anything bold or innovative. We want you to be your whole self here, and appreciate the unique nature of the people around you, too.

Zovio’s purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own.