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Business Development Specialist, CEP

Discovery Education,Inc.
New York, NY 10022
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Who We Are:

What makes Discovery Education a GREAT fit for you? When you join Discovery Education, you'll be part of a fast-growing global team that empowers K-12 teachers with best-in-class digital curriculum that connects learning to the real-world so that every student can achieve to their highest potential. This role sits within our Corporate Education Partnerships (CEP) team which fosters the organizations public/private partnerships, collaborating across all sectors with like-minded organizations to drive youth achievement.

We believe that access to dynamic learning experiences should not be dependent upon a students zip code and are committed to the transformation of teaching and learning in order to drive student achievement. In this role, you will identify opportunities to engage new partners in initiatives that achieve their social impact goals in the world of education. You will work with some of the worlds most iconic brands to help them connect to our global network of schools and influencers, bringing the real world to the classroom through unique content, events, and innovative educational experiences.

CEP is one of the three primary businesses of Discovery Education, which include K12 Education and International. For candidates interested in taking their next career step in the educational technology space, Discovery Education offers the fast pace and excitement of working for a startup, the support of an established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in an industry that is always growing and transforming.

Team members enjoy a high-energy, purpose-driven work environment as well as tremendous opportunities to grow, learn and make a difference. If you like working with a curious, collaborative, high-performing team, Discovery Education is the place for you.

Living Our Values:

Discovery Education is an company that lives and breathes its Values. By doing so, we position our organization to continue leading the education technology world.

Our Values:

INNOVATION: We drive a culture of innovation within our organization and with our partners to prepare leaders of tomorrow.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: We commit to continuous improvement by anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our partners and the educational landscape.

EMPOWERMENT: We empower all learners by providing highly engaging, relevant experiences our partners trust.

INTEGRITY: We hold ourselves to the highest-standards and conduct ourselves with integrity in all that we do.

COMMUNITY: We connect and support our global community of learners.

INCLUSIVITY: We strive to build a company with people from diverse backgrounds, so we can better enable all learners to reach their highest potential regardless of race, gender, socio-economic standing, sexual orientation, language, ability, location, or technology.

What Youll Do:

We are looking for a high-energy, driven Business Development Specialist with sound business acumen, strong technical aptitude and natural sales instincts to support the growth of long-term partnerships with like-minded organizations that engage students, parents and teachers around critical topic areas.

Specifically, as our Business Development Specialist, you will support the proactive cultivation of strategic relationships with Foundations, Non-Profits, Fortune 500 Companies, and Associations that share Discovery Educations mission to advance youth achievement. Youll work on our CEP Business Development Team and support building our partner pipeline by owning proactive research to generate quantifiable leads and connections among like-minded organizations looking to develop or scale education initiatives.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate for this role has a sales mindset and is eager to collaborate with colleagues to engage in building highly successful and prominent digital curricular resources sponsored by corporate and non-profit partners. You have proven development skills and are ready to work with a keen sense of urgency to be successful. You are excited by strategic philanthropy and get how to activate communications strategies that cultivate, nurture and develop relationships with potential partner organizations, identifying individuals within organization with decision-making responsibility. You have a knack for spotting potential areas of collaboration and the ability to understand industry trends, current events, and make relevant connections that may impact our business.

If youre our ideal candidate, you have strong written communication skills, are able to deliver concise, engaging messaging and, most importantly, thrive in a high-energy, purpose-driven sales environment and are eager to advance in our organization by demonstrating your ability to be a tenacious self-starter every day.


  • Mission-Driven: Passionate about Discovery Education's vision to transform teaching and learning, experience in education or ed-tech industry a plus
  • Professional Experience:Minimum 1 - 2 years professional experience, ideally in a business development, sales, marketing,fundraising or partnerships role. A cool, calm and collected approach to problem solving
  • Education: Bachelors Degree required in business, marketing, communications, or another related field
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with many employees, an effective listener to understand the many variables associated with project management and communicate priorities with a positive, solution-oriented mindset
  • Collaborative: Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Team builder, not turf builder
  • Hustle: The courage and confidence to work hard and with passion; committed to getting the job done; sustain effort in the face of adversity. Maintain consistency and focus over time with a positive never give up attitude
  • Self-Motivation and Self-Starter: The ability to do what needs to be done without being micromanaged; ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks, proactively manage numerous projects, and prioritize competing timelines; demonstrate a problem solving/ solution-oriented approach
  • Learning Orientation: Always willing to learn something new, not rigid in beliefs or expectations
  • Sense of Humor: Because we all need to laugh sometimes
  • Legal right to work in the United States.

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.



Posted: 2020-09-21 Expires: 2020-10-22

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