Credo seeks a curious, high energy, well-spoken higher education professional to join a business development and project management team. This position is part of a firm-wide business development team responsible for the implementation of the sales engine at Credo, with targeted support responsibilities for one of two Senior Vice Presidents, Dr. Joretta Nelson. While the position is built with a majority focus on business development and sales, this individual will carry a portfolio of high-level project management responsibilities as well. This individual will work primarily with Dr. Nelson in developing the sales strategies related to targeted clients, assist in the client interactions leading to a sale, and manage all proposal development, sales follow up, and next-step strategies. In addition, this individual will manage a portfolio of comprehensive projects as needed, primarily in direct assistance to the Senior Vice President but across the firm as capacity will allow. While the position reports to Dr. Nelson, it includes a dotted line of reporting to the Chief Brand Officer who carries overarching sales engine responsibilities.
Responsibilities demand experience in and an inclination toward exceptional customer service, including outstanding communication abilities (written and verbal), managing support and interaction with a range of clients, from administrative assistants and faculty to presidents and external experts in the field. The ideal candidate will enjoy and demonstrate skills in investigative research related to clients: their potential, their realities, and their inclinations. At the same time, the position demands an ability to manage comprehensive often very complex consulting projects with multiple clients, simultaneously. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in delivering results on time, working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
The position requires monthly travel – both a willingness to do so and a readiness to manage work-load along with travel responsibilities. Preference will be given to the candidates with a good sense of humor, a joy for learning, and a deep passion for the difference higher education makes in the world.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability to perform this job successfully:
- Proven success in higher education staff or faculty position (public or independent)
- Proven success in project or event management
- Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ability to quickly understand and learn new software programs
- Familiarity with SalesForce preferred
- Excellent organizational and multitasking skills as well as impeccable attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
- Willingness to travel on a regular basis to regional and national clients
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to successfully manage situations under pressure, new environments and people, and work under quick deadlines
- Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Candidates should send cover letter and resume for consideration to Joretta Nelson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, at
Credo is a comprehensive higher education consulting firm that specializes in working with private colleges and universities to move them forward on the continuum from surviving to thriving. We count among our partner schools more than 300 institutions. With knowledge leaders in enrollment, retention, strategic planning, presidential coaching, student success, branding and marketing, campus planning and architecture, and research, Credo offers data-based recommendations, proven processes and practical tools to help institutions thrive. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to learn more.
Location/Region: Whitsett, NC