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Strategic Partnerships Director


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  • Reporting to the Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, the Strategic Partnership Director is a key role within the FutureLearn team, with responsibility for one of our key strategic accounts, The Open University. To be successful, you will be skilled at initiating and leading strategic discussions with senior figures in the higher education industry on their organisational and people development needs and have proven business development skills and a growth mindset. Your focus will be to work closely with the partner and develop a strong industry-led, skills-focused revenue generating portfolio of short courses and Microcredentials.

  • Establish and sustain strategic relationships with the partner, advising on ways to address their challenges and meet their goals
  • Significantly grow the existing portfolio of short courses and Microcredentials
  • Contribute to the accelerated growth of FutureLearn's business, championing the brand and representing the organisation in a myriad of settings
  • Bring an innovative, flexible and intrapreneurial approach to creating business opportunities
  • Advocate on behalf of the partner, representing their needs and championing their objectives within FutureLearn and externally with FutureLearn's clients and stakeholders
  • Evangelise for FutureLearn and its pedagogical approaches to delivering high quality learning at scale to a broad range of stakeholders
  • Develop and deliver a cohesive business development strategy for the account, incorporating innovation to deliver growth plans
  • Communicate with impact at a senior level, excellent stakeholder management
  • Demonstrate operational intensity: getting stuff done and removing bottlenecks
  • Understand the education and edTech industries
  • Work closely with the Insights and Marketing teams to leverage data driven analysis and spot market trends and opportunities for further development

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