University Partnerships Manager

Spring Theory matches companies with universities in semester-long collaborations to explore solutions to big challenges.

We engage courses from the nation’s top universities to create a company-proposed project—from design, consumer insight, digital marketing, and everything in between—leading to successful corporate university partnerships that benefit both students and companies alike. At the end of each semester, students present their ideas and recommendations to our company partners as food for thought. These ideas frequently become springboards for implementation.

Our University Partnership Manager , will be responsible for onboarding faculty and helping to ensure that their corporate collaborations are successful. From initial onboarding to project updates and success management, this role will make a significant impact on our startup and on the effect that we make on our partners.

The day-to-day and broader responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Grow our relationship with faculty and university administrators at dozens of target universities
  • Understand course project needs and translate that to industry-sponsored project opportunities
  • Create professional-quality documentation of approved opportunities and coordinate design and approval
  • Update faculty regularly on project progress, ensuring that everyone is on the same page
  • Reach out and network with other potential contacts to grow our network and strengthen our relationships with institutions
  • Proactively problem-solve and be on top of communication with lots of follow-up and follow-through on active collaborations.
  • Keep information organized and maintain a robust workflow through a suite of integrated sales apps such as Salesforce, G Suite, and others.
  • Thrive in a startup environment, which means moving fast, adapting to evolving workflow/systems and being proactive to jump on new opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

2-3 years of professional work experience

Excellent writing and communication skills

Self-motivated workflow approach

Advanced critical thinking and analytics skills