Account Manager, National Accounts

Portland, OR, US
Nov 20, 2020
Account Manager, National Accounts

About this role ...

As an NWEA Account Manager within National Accounts , you will be responsible for managing and growing a targeted group of existing NWEA customers (Partners) by building long-term relationships and adding value to the Partner. The responsibilities of this role will include functions currently completed by account managers and senior account managers. Y ou will have goals related to expansions, renewals and services. Y our focus is to ensure Partner retention and sat isfaction, and to drive increased use of NWEA Products and Services to improve our Partners ' ability to help all kids learn . This role will have an account load that includes made up of public charter schools in a specified geographic area. This is a remote-based position for candidates who reside anywhere in the United States , with a preference for candidates who reside in the eastern region of the country. NWEA may fill this position at the Account Manager level, or Senior Account Manager level, depending on your qualifications and years of experience . If you are interested in applying for this role, we ask that you do so by close of business on Friday, 12/11/2020.

Your n ext challenge...

In the A ccount Manager role, your key areas of work will include:

  • You will grow in your knowledge of our specialized charter school network a rea.
  • May require the sales of non-traditional MAP supported resources.
  • You will have opportunities to present and participate in national conferences/partner events/invited presentations.
  • You will have scheduled travel to our curr ent pa rtner sites as well as conferences , with up to 20% travel
  • You may have additional responsibilities that arise as part of the team effort to help all kids learn

Traits for success...

  • Ability to be effective in a growing organization and handle a large volume of customer accounts and activity
  • Meet personal and team retention goals, with a focus on renewal s , expansion and services, You will do this with regular communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure Partner loyalty and customer satisfaction for retention; establish Partner communication strategy to uncover needs and resolve issues
  • Exhib it knowledge of education marke t, school and business operations , with emphasis on charter school networks and functions with ability to have impactful conversation with senior school and district contacts and administrators
  • Demonstrated a bility to manage sales opportunities and pipeline ; sell additional products and services to existing customers
  • F lex ible, supportive and successfully work i ndependently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to e mbrace change, with a need to go above and beyond
  • Excellent relationship building, communication and presentation skills with a desire to create a positive experience
  • Commitment to NWEA's mission, values and strategic goals

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Manages complexity - M aking sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Being resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Education and experience...

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Education, Business or a related field is required
  • 2 to 4 years of account management experience or the equivalent in leadership experience with demonstrated effective communication and presentation skills
  • A ccount management experience within the K-12 education market highly preferred
  • U nderstanding of K-12 education industry and a ssessment methods preferably in the charter school sector.
  • Experience with NWEA products and services is preferred

About the Partner Accounts, National Accounts team...

NWEA's Partner Accounts group within our District division is comprised of over 1 2 0 professionals whose mission is to reach local education agencies with our products and services. Structured in strategic teams, the Partner Accounts group is comprised of the following: U.S. District Accounts; Strategic Accounts; National A ccounts, Int ernational Accounts, Sales O perations, Proposals and Program Management. This role joins the National Accounts team.

The National Accounts team is responsible for supporting NWEA partnerships with Charter schools and Charter Management networks across the country. In addition to supporting charter school entities, we support non-traditional national partnerships that have an interest in using NWEA data to drive decision making, develop data driven programs and support accountability interests. The right candidate will join a successful cohesive team of professionals with a proven track record in bringing innovative and flexible educational options to life.

About us...

[NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.

What we can offer you....

At NWEA w e not only offer a competitive base salary , we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees' base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; c areer development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees' holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization's mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.

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