Grand Canyon Education
Account Executive - Online Division
Join us at Grand Canyon Education and begin your career helping Grand Canyon University students succeed! We are looking for a motivated Account Executive to oversee the Chicago, IL territory in this unique remote (work from home) opportunity. Starting salary is $65,000 per year with an earning potential of a six-figure income after 5 years of successful service as an Account Executive/University Development Counselor.
Who you are:
Youre a goal-getter who is passionate about the power of education. Over the past 3+ years, youve demonstrated success in outside business development, consultative sales or account management.
You know its not all about achieving (and often crushing!) your goals. While that does get you excited, what you really thrive on is using your exceptional communication and coaching skills to help non-traditional Grand Canyon University students level up in their lives through quality education.
Now is the time to bring your talent to Grand Canyon Education, where youll have the opportunity to play an integral role in providing Grand Canyon University students the roadmap for success from application through to completion of the first few classes. Heres a taste of how youll make your mark as an Account Executive with us.
As an Account Executive, a typical week might include the following:
- Strategy and execution. Youll be consistently identifying and implementing event/activity plans for your territory, building awareness of our online academic programs for education, healthcare and business and drive inquiry generation. Youll be using your unique ability to fly at 25,000 feet in shaping high impact partnerships for your territory, while diving down to 'sea level' to execute in daily work through informational presentations, calls and emails, iterating as needed to maximize value.
- Partner and influencer. Through a variety of mediums, you will use your passion for serving others to provide exceptional counseling to prospective students, their families and partners. Whether in-person, over the phone or via email, you will champion the GCE mission, promoting Grand Canyon University student success and institutional growth.
- Heart and Hustle. This is a work from home role with ambitious targets! Working independently, youll be using your out-of-the-box critical thinking skills to support prospective Grand Canyon University students through the admissions process, guiding them on the right path towards a successful online learning experience.
The role might be right for you if you have:
- A bachelors degree.
- Outstanding time management skills. In this role, youll be wearing many hats, so youll need to show that not only have you honed your time management skills, you also know how to prioritize competing priorities even while travelling.
- Clear communication skills. You can explain just about anything to anyone and youre comfortable communicating in person, in writing and on the phone. Youll also need to have well developed listening skills.
- Self-motivation and drive to succeed. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. Youre going to take ownership of the time you spend with Grand Canyon University students and truly make a difference.
- High emotional intelligence. In this role, youll be coaching a diverse range of Grand Canyon University students, each with unique circumstances. Youll also have partner relationships to develop and nurture. Ability to demonstrate empathy is key to success in this role.
- A valid driver's license, reliable transportation and a flexible schedule. Since this role requires extensive travel in your territory, youll need a clean driving record and ability to use your personal vehicle. Some events might require evening and/or weekend availability.
- Computer literacy. As part of a remote workforce, we rely on a number of digital tools to help you execute your work and keep you accountable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Bonus points if you have:
- Relevant industry related professional experience.
- Experience working with CRM tools.
What well offer in return:
- A career where your work makes a difference.
- A stable income with a good salary.
- Opportunity to own your part of the business without the risks of owning your own business.
- Ongoing professional development and growth.
- Outstanding benefits and work perks.
- Collaborative and supportive work environment. ...and more!
At Grand Canyon Education, it is our privilege to serve students and those who support academic advancement. We lead educational transformation by developing superior ways to help schools grow and prosper. We provide transparent programs, intuitive online learning technologies and well-established academic models that promote student success and institutional growth.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.
All staff candidates will be asked to review GCEs staff expectations as part of the application process.
Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizonas premier private Christian university. GCU serves traditional and online students by offering quality academic degree programs, experienced leadership and transformative learning experiences both on our growing campus and digitally.