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Account Executive- Employer Relations

San Francisco, California, United States Program Operations - Career Services Full-time
The Company 
At Springboard, we’re on a mission to bridge the world’s skills gap, offering transformative online education experiences in data science, UI/UX design, machine learning, and more. Our courses may be tech-enabled, but we're ultimately human-centric: each student taps into a bigger community throughout their time with us, engaging with fellow students, industry-expert mentors, supportive student advisors, and — most critically — career services professionals who guide them through their job searches. Through this hybrid approach, we’ve helped thousands of learners revamp their careers and, by extension, their lives, with hundreds of top-notch job offers received every year and a near-perfect placement rate for our grads.

The Opportunity
In 2016, we rolled out Career Tracks — intensive educational programs that guarantee graduates a job in their new field — which has led to rapid growth in enrollments and record-breaking student satisfaction. To keep up with this growth, we’re ramping up our Career Services team, which plays a key role in our company’s mission and model. As a member of this growing team, you’ll have a groundbreaking opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of learners. 

The Account Executive- Employer Relations, will be responsible for using their superb relationship building and consultative selling skills to execute on our employer outreach strategy and get our students into great jobs. This role will build and grow our employer network; respond to, cultivate and manage employer relationships; present hiring managers with curated sets of students for their open roles; and streamline the overall hiring process for employers who work with Springboard.

As an Account Executive- Employer Relations, you’ll have two key sets of responsibilities: building and growing our network of employer hiring partners, and providing these hiring partners with talented Springboard candidates to fill their open positions.
Building and Growing Springboard’s Network of Employers / Hiring Managers
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with targeted employers and hiring managers (including Springboard mentors and alumni)  who currently have, or are likely to have, job opportunities that align with Springboard students
  • Participating in industry events to market Springboard students to potential employers and strengthen the Springboard brand in the targeted hiring communities (e.g., data science, UX/UI, coding). 
  • Managing employer contacts and leads through our CRM.
  • Provide recommendations on the structure, guidelines, and processes needed to build and improve upon Springboard’s employer hiring partner network; Developing marketing content that showcases Springboard programs and students to employer partners. 
  • Student Placement and Account Management
  • Acting as a recruiter for our employer hiring partners by deeply understanding their needs  and identifying Springboard graduates who will be strong candidates. 
  • Facilitating opportunities for employers to promote their companies and job opportunities, interact with students, and interview potential candidates.
  • Utilizing, or setting up, processes that will help us scale and automate our recruitment support for employer hiring partners. 
  • Ensuring a seamless, positive experience for both students and employer partners.
  • Following up with employer hiring partners, post job placement, to gain additional insights about student success on-the-job and to inform future opportunities.
  • You
  • have 2+ years experience in business development, relationship management, employer relations, or recruitment
  • have a track record of producing measurable results, meeting deadlines, and balancing multiple priorities and constituencies; you are organized and detail-oriented
  • possess strong communication skills and are able to build rapport and credibility with external customers and your colleagues across the company
  • take a genuine interest in student and career development, with experience working with candidates/students as well as hiring partners preferred
  • bring an entrepreneurial spirit — resourceful, resilient, quick on your feet, naturally agile and flexible in the face of fast-changing and undefined situation
  • are engaged in the tech community or are naturally curious about tech careers
  • are excited about helping people transform their lives through education
  • Bonus points if you have
  • A robust network of employers and hiring managers
  • Career coaching or technical recruiting experience

  • The Springboard team of 150 works out of offices in the heart of San Francisco and Bengaluru. We’re backed by top investors, including Costanoa Ventures, Reach Capital, Learn Capital, Pearson Ventures, and the founders of LinkedIn and Princeton Review.

    Working with us, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation, full health insurance coverage, a 401k plan, a generous learning budget, team lunches and snacks, and an opportunity to impact thousands of lives alongside a fun, dedicated and mission-driven team. To learn more about our team and culture, follow us on Instagram @springboardlife!

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.