Executive-in-Residence, Higher Education Partnerships

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 10, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
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The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching is seeking an Executive-in-Residence for Higher Education Partnerships. This position provides leadership, creates outreach opportunities, and facilitates development activities for higher education partnerships. 

NIET is a national nonprofit with a newly expanded partnership development team structure that includes this position. It is a remote, contractor role that reports to executive leadership.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Identify potential university, state higher education agencies, and higher education organizational partners in targeted states and work with development team and higher education team members on strategy for outreach

• Work with policy team to generate background information to inform strategy and preparation for meetings

• Craft communications to potential partners, including quarterly newsletter

• Develop relationships with potential partners and gain an understanding of their needs

• Schedule meetings and provide logistical and preparation support for development team members

• Strategically plan, track and provide team support for next steps in development opportunities

• Provide and support business development training for development team members

• Conduct follow-up to reach signed contracts • Track RFPs for grants and proposals for federal, state, and regional opportunities

• Provide writing and thought support for applications for higher education RFPs

• Use Salesforce to track contacts, meetings, and outcomes

• Support higher education team on developing content

• Deliver higher education services (i.e. thought partnership; leadership training; customized requests)

• Provide feedback to development team members on a monthly basis

• Provide regular reporting on analysis on development work


• At least 5 years proven, successful experience in higher education leadership or development; college of education leadership experience preferred

• Experience with a national or multi-state approach to higher education outreach

• Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time

• Exhibit NIET’s core values: excellence, teamwork, student-outcomes focused and enthusiasm

• Become a subject matter expert on NIET’s services and products, processes and operations

• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and be a “closer”

• Strong communicator and listener

• Strong organizational skills and strategic thinker

• Outcomes driven—motivated by achieving set metrics and growth

• Experience collaborating with others to establish and recruit partnerships

• Experience using customer relationship management software; Salesforce experience preferred

• Doctoral degree preferred


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