Paragon One

Turning real company work into flexible online classrooms for students

Enterprise Partnerships Manager at Paragon One

Location
New York / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Byron Hsu
Byron Hsu
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About the role

Paragon One connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships, thereby making it easier for students to build professional experiences while also engaging with company employees. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies like Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, and Cloudflare time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students while growing 200% year over year. We were founded by a team out of MIT and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, Learn Capital, and Jason Calacanis.

Learn more from a recent Yahoo! Finance TV clip: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6797983228197257216/

We are looking for a strategic and entrepreneurially-minded Partnerships Manager with a passion for managing corporate partnerships and engagements to join our fast-paced team. This role will focus on onboarding company projects, project managing our corporate accounts, building deep relationships, and expanding partnerships within large enterprises.

Ideal candidates will have worked in professional services (i.e. consulting or banking), product management, business development, and/or a startup while bringing attention to detail, strong client management skills, and ability to work with companies across different industries.

We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.

Responsibilities

Build relationships with stakeholders at Fortune 500 companies

Guide corporate partners through project onboarding

Provide guidance on how extern projects should be structured

Project manage externships with company point-of-contact including webinar planning, work quality review, and making sure company client needs are met

Manage and support corporate client relationships throughout externship lifecycle with goal of expanding client contract scope across organization

Skills and Experience

Grit and perseverance to tackle the hardest problems

4+ years of professional services (i.e. consulting or banking), product management, business development, and/or a startup experience.

Strong relationship development skills with senior leadership and stakeholders

Strong sense for how to navigate complex corporate environments in order to close deals

Ability to connect and effectively communicate with people of all levels

Exceptional teamwork and multi-tasking skills

Strong sense of ownership and roll-up-your-sleeves attitude

High attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

Experience with recruiting technology tools

Experience thriving and prioritizing in a constantly changing environment

Articles

https://education-reimagined.org/paragon-one/

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/matt-wilkerson%3A-remote-externships-provide-opportunities-for-new-grads-to-gain-experience

https://news.mit.edu/2021/paragon-one-internships-0127

https://www.paragonone.com/blog/facebook-partnered-with-a-startup-to-give-scores-of-diverse-students-remote-externships-this-summer-we-were-that-startup

Why you should join Paragon One

Paragon One connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships, thereby making it easier for students to build professional experiences while also engaging with company employees. For enterprise customers who need to scale and engage their early talent pipeline, Paragon One’s platform saves companies including Facebook, PwC, Hewlett-Packard, National Geographic, Snapchat, and Cloudflare time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students while growing 200% year over year. Paragon One also powers experiential learning for educational institutions and organizations such as Purdue University, Case Western Reserve, Colorado College, Thrive Scholars, Junior Achievement Worldwide, The Opportunity Network, and ACS International.

Our platform is designed to onboard companies quickly while providing access to numerous project workflows in areas such as product, strategy, marketing, business development, finance, and data analytics. Students learn from companies while receiving support from teaching assistants and collaborating with other students on solutions to problems. We save companies 7 figures and thousands of manager hours per year compared to running similar student programs in-house by limited the time companies invest to one manager hour per week and limiting the need for HR time.

Paragon One was founded by MIT alums and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, Learn Capital, and Jason Calacanis.