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Director, Partnership Development (California/Remote)

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement.  The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations.  Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues.  Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.


Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.


 Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The Director of Partnership Development builds market position for Alliant by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business, organizational and university relationships that lead to increased new student inquiries and interest in Alliant degree and certificate programs. The candidate will be responsible for building a stronger image and brand, growing program revenue streams and contributing to Alliant’s overall success. This person will also work closely with Admissions, Marketing, Alumni Relations, Faculty and the Dean’s Office to ensure strategic coordination of all efforts. Overall, this person develops and maintains strategic, long-term partnerships with corporations, educational institutions, and community organizations.


The Partnership Development team is looking for candidates for this full-time role.  They will work remotely, but to due to travel requirements must be located in California, preferrably near our Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Emeryville or Sacramento campuses. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, execute and maintain a business development portfolio and continuously develop interest and inquiries for degree and certificate programs, and conveys the Alliant University mission, program and strategic initiatives
  • Develops and executes quarterly strategic plan.
  • Develops and maintains long-term relationships, with corporations, schools and community organizations partnering with them in meeting their educational goals. 
  • Demonstrates thorough program knowledge as well as industry trends.  Able to provide solutions to meet partner’s needs.
  • Collaborates and marketing, admission’s, program directors and deans to develop strategies around lead generation.  
  • Works directly with students to educate them on the Alliant program offerings and the admission’s process.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of all activities, contacts and accounts in CRM (Salesforce).
  • Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Outlook and a CRM (Salesforce), or similar databases.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer-service skills, including sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines and maintain composure under high stress conditions.
  • Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business, communications, marketing, English, journalism or related fields required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience: Five (5) years in sales, marketing, business development or related field.  Experience working in higher education, knowledge of psychology programs (if/when working with CSPP), and prior leadership/management experience is preferred.  Background with understanding B2B relationship development.  Great writing background with the ability to create a compelling narrative.
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: valid Driver’s License and automobile insurance


Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter (in part, describing your interest in and fit for the position).
  • Applicants invited to interview should be prepared to provide three professional references.


Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification).  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.


Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy:  Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age,  marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.


The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees  and Applicants.  This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information.  We encourage you to read this notice carefully.  


Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.



Company: Alliant International University, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: Alhambra 

Postal Code: 91803 

Job ID: 166130

Date:  Sep 21, 2021

Alhambra, CA, US, 91803

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Medical, Manager, Business Development, Curriculum, Outside Sales, Healthcare, Management, Sales, Education

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