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Business Development Consultant

North America | Philadelphia, PA | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Role –  Business Development Consultant – Higher Education

Location – North America – Any location

Duration – 1 year initial contract with a possibility to extend


Is this you? 

Do you enjoy engaging with higher education institutions, selling best in class international student recruitment solutions, and building long term strategic partnerships? Do you understand the higher education landscape, and international recruitment in a constantly changing global environment? Do you have a proven track record of success in new business development, ideally in the higher education industry? 

The Challenge 

The US has seen significant growth in demand, and we are seeking high performing, experienced, dynamic business development professionals to expand our strong base of partner institutions in the US. In this role you will work with the US client relations team to secure new partnerships with a particular focus on student placement agreements.  As a trusted advisor, you will navigate your way through our clients’ team structures to ensure that you are always in contact with the relevant people at the right institutions, solving the right problems.  

What you’ll need 

For this role we need someone who has extensive experience in sales and business development in the US higher ed sector, and ideally in international student recruitment. You will also bring extensive experience covering multiple territories within the US. 

What’s Next?

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About us 

IDP Connect is a division of IDP Education, global leaders in student marketing and recruitment.

Working with institutions as true partners, IDP Connect understands and enhances our clients’ capabilities with the transformative power of data, insights and engaged student communities.

With an entrepreneurial mindset and focus on innovation, IDP Connect creates digital products in collaboration with students that connect them with the right institutions. It also offers a one-stop-shop of services for institutions – including in-country promotion, student placement, and onshore arrival services – enabling them to reach their global recruitment ambitions.

Currently undergoing an exciting period of growth and product development, IDP Connect is truly embedded in our key markets. We provide access to in-country knowledge and insight from 30+ international student recruitment markets, as well as an annual student audience of 98 million across our digital platforms. Our exclusive real-time data provides institutions with actionable insights to inform their marketing and recruitment strategies.

Together with its partners, IDP Connect plays a vital role in global higher education, building on the trust and connections it has with students throughout the world.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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