Director of Partnerships

OpenTree Education

OpenTree Education

Sales & Business Development
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023


The Director of Partnerships works directly with the CEO to develop effective relationships with new and existing industry partners, for both Canada and the US.

The role specifically focuses on securing key objectives including engineering talent and internship placements, philanthropy opportunities, industry technology partnerships and corporate learning and development collaboration engagements. The Director is responsible for the cultivation and growth of a portfolio of company and institutional relationships in North America.

In addition, they contribute to guiding OpenTree Education's career development strategy and career placement targets for program graduates. To meet these responsibilities, the Director actively collaborates with the OpenTree Education leadership and mentor/student teams.

The Director of Partnerships

… has 5+ years work experience in private sector or higher education. Existing relationships with employers are considered assets; experience in supporting students to secure career placement is preferred.

... has a proven track record in business development, fundraising, strategic relationship management and/or strategic planning.

… has an appreciation of, and insight into, industry growth trends and workforce development needs, and is motivated to make education options more accessible and inclusive.

… is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and innovative with exceptional communication skills.

… is a creative thinker, action-oriented, and versatile, with the ability to adapt to a quickly growing and dynamic environment.

… has a proven ability to lead and manage negotiations and to implement productive initiatives that would drive value for OpenTree Education.

OpenTree Education

... is an equitable education company that facilitates entry and growth in the tech industry. We champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by developing diverse talent and training candidates to be product-minded professionals at no cost. Through community collaboration and personalized mentorship, we instill diverse values, facilitate professional self-awareness and establish mastery of problem-solving. We welcome anybody looking to actualize their potential in the Tech Industry, regardless of their background.

... is an early stage startup building its founding team through a pre-seed fundraising round.

OpenTree Leaders

... are compassionate and wise. They enable others through listening and inspiring. They are committed to investing their time into the growth and development of others.

... are leaders and champions for strong, diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures.

… are skilled in their craft with experience managing projects and teams. They are strong motivators with an ability to understand knowledge gaps and move others through steep learning curves. They are able to use their own wisdom to create effective learning opportunities.

... are valued, and see the value in working with a team.

... have the ability to independently commit full-time work contributions in a remote setting, being available during core work business hours while maintaining strong time management skills.

... are highly communicative.