Business Development Manager

NEWSELA - New York, NY - Full time

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Newsela is a technology company that helps students build their literacy skills using daily news. More than three years since our launch, Newsela is already in 75% of schools in across all 50 U.S. states, and has also been penetrating into over 180 other countries. We are setting a new standard for what students and educators can expect of their software: well-designed, intuitive, personalized, captivating and addictive.

As the lead in Business Development, you will be responsible for defining the strategy and bringing new partnerships on board to Newsela. You will uncover high potential prospective providers based on their alignment to Newsela mission and commitment to support the growth of the company. As a member of the Sales team, you'll be a part of an innovative group that is challenging the traditional education sales model.

Responsibilities

  • Research and produce top of funnel prospective partner targets
  • Develop an overall vision, strategy, and execution plan for partnerships and alliances
  • Represent Newsela in establishing contact with prospective partners
  • Modify and review partnership agreements
  • Collaborate with internal teams to maximize value of partnerships
  • Support the contract negotiations process, and strengthen relationships with current partners.
  • Use tools and data to to drive decisions to grow opportunities

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of experience working in partnerships or business development
  • 1+ years experience in edtech
  • Demonstrated project management experience

Some Plusses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated passion for improving K-12 education
  • Track record of flexing your business mindset
  • A general love of education and learning
  • Experience working in education technology

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Role

Sales

Experience Level

Mid Level

NEWSELA

Newsela is a technology company that helps students build their literacy skills using daily news. More than three years since our launch, Newsela is already in 75% of schools in across all 50 U.S. states, and has also been penetrating into over 180 other countries. We are setting a new standard for what students and educators can expect of their software: well-designed, intuitive, personalized, captivating and addictive.

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