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Partnership Manager, Learning Enterprise

Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $60K - $75K

Job Description

Imagine a world in which no learner is denied access to high-quality education. A world where a college education is affordable, accessible, with no hoops or barriers. A world in which high school learners have access to college courses with no risk and no cost. To create this world, we need people who are passionate about creating partnerships across the country to help support access to college courses for high school learners. Our learners come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and we strive to ensure anyone feels like the path to college is accessible.

The ASU Learning Enterprise team is looking for a Partnership Manager that will focus on the development and enhancement of educational partners who utilize Universal Learner Courses to provide College in the High School opportunities and academic pathways for learners in grades 9-12. This person will become a resource to high school administrators, counselors, teachers, and community partners to create highly successful programs and provide tools that support successful outcomes. The ideal candidate for Partnership Manager will be someone who believes that every learner should have access to high quality post-secondary educational opportunities. They have a desire to be a leader in higher education innovation by creating and contributing to the delivery of academic programs and opportunities that increase equitable access to college credit offerings for high school learners.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (20%); Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%). Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts; Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Instruments used include calculator, telephone, computer (monitor, keyboard and mouse), printer, fax, and copier.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five (5) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Nine (9) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

About Learning Enterprise:
We believe that the rigid and linear design of traditional higher education is neither an effective ladder to social and economic opportunity for all learners nor is it responsive to rapidly evolving workforce needs. ASU has responded to these challenges with the creation of Learning Enterprise (LE). We are guided by the belief that everyone should have universal access to education and opportunity. At every stage of life.

LE re-imagines the role of universities in society and evolves the design of learning offerings. These products (LE’s learning offerings) are academically rigorous, tech-enabled and outcomes-driven. They are stackable, accessible, and evidence-based – designed to respond to the needs of students, employers with the resources and values of the university.

LE ‘s initial focus is on the following areas: Foundational skills and mindsets, Professional and technical career skills and Personal development, cultural and civic learning

At LE, we share a common set of values that guide our work and collaboration:

Scrappy. We are undaunted by challenges. We remain undeterred by anything that stands in the way of moving our vision forward. If we fall, we get up, over and over again. If it doesn’t exist, we create it. If something doesn’t work, we try something else.

Driven. We always push to be better for ourselves, for each other and for our students. We are not defeated or guided by the status quo. We see what could be and relentlessly pursue it.

Intentional Architects. We know our attitude towards what we are doing will determine our success. We see the big picture and take deep pride in building every block that makes up our long-term vision. We are motivated by the potential of a transformed future while remaining firmly focused on tending to the tasks in front of us today.

Leading from the heart. We deeply care about people and their well-being. Everyone is unconditionally supported. We believe in human potential and invest in continuous growth.

Candid collaborators. We share ideas and feedback at all levels. We have strong opinions loosely held and intentionally engage in debate. We strive for clarity through direct and honest communication. We know our work is better for it.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience managing high school partnerships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of College in the High School or Dual/Concurrent enrollment programs and academic pathways.
  • Experience in an institution supporting programs of study for a diverse student population.
  • Experience in analyzing and utilizing data to guide recommendations and decision making.
  • Evidence of effective communication style that is persuasive, motivating and supportive.
  • Experience in being able to self-direct once projects are identified and perform as a high-functioning team member in a position that requires flexibility and resiliency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Salesforce or other pipeline management systems and Microsoft Office applications including email, spreadsheets, presentations, and documents.
  • Experience managing quickly changing priorities which may include resolution of conflicts.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • Partnership Management: Working with the Senior Director, the Partnership Manager will:
    • Expand access to college in the high school programs with high schools and community organizations.
    • Support partners in equity mindset shifts to create inclusive approaches to College in the High School programing.
    • Build a network of support for high school and community partners by driving the creation and enhancement of college and high school programs and connection points while providing resources and tools that will aid in the strengthening and refinement of outcomes.
    • Create a targeted outreach plan to current partners that will drive success outcomes.
    • Work collaboratively and dynamically with various teams within ASU’s Learning Enterprise division and act as liaison with the community, students, faculty, and staff in facilitating programs.
  • Program/Department Operations:
    • Create sustainable operational processes to support partners at scale
    • As the Hybrid/Bridge team and partnerships grows, the partnership manager will ensure the effective day-to-day management of partner operational processes in a fast-paced and changing environment that demands creativity, flexibility, and quick thinking.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.