Paragon One

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Business Development Manager (Large Enterprise)

New York City / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Paragon One ( connects large numbers of students to employers through industry relevant projects called Remote Externships. We make 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 Cargill time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Paragon One has served thousands of students with externships. Paragon One was founded by a team out of MIT and backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, University Ventures, and Learn Capital.

We are looking for a strategic and entrepreneurially-minded Business Development Manager who brings a product-mindset to business development and relationship building.

Ideal candidates will enjoy building relationships, networking, leveraging Linkedin, and breaking into new professional circles. They will also be strong at building presentations and guiding our marketing collateral. We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.

Competitive startup salary with equity.


Prospect target enterprise customers and build relationships with key stakeholders and leaders.

Build out a pipeline of targets.

Hold consultative calls with leaders to introduce Paragon One externships.

Build and maintain presentations and BD collateral.

Build out a process for targeting and engaging enterprise leaders.

#####Skills and Experience

Grit and perseverance to tackle the hardest problems

3+ years of business development, BDR, or sales experience.

Strong relationship development skills.

Strong networking skills.

Collaborative teamwork and multitasking skills.

Strong presentation building skills.


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Why you should join Paragon One

Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. In 2021, Paragon One is reaching thousands of students and hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy.

Paragon One is backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.

Paragon One
Team Size:30
Location:New York
Byron Hsu
Byron Hsu
President, CTO
Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson