Senior Account Executive of Higher Education Sales

Location: Remote

Position Overview:

We are seeking a Senior Account Executive, Higher Education Sales, to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will excel in navigating the complexities of selling to colleges and universities, executing strategies to target these institutions effectively, and identifying new opportunities within the higher education and adjacent sectors. This role is pivotal in ensuring the long-term success of our client engagements through strong relationship-building and strategic sales efforts. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Sales and Account Management: 

  • Develop and execute strategies to secure new sales opportunities with colleges and universities, demonstrating a deep understanding of the higher education market. 
  • Proactively prospect new accounts and generate leads through market research, targeted outreach, and networking. 
  • Identify and pursue RFPs and non-RFP opportunities. 
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with current customers. 
  • Serve as the primary external point of contact for all client-related matters. 
  • Schedule and conduct regular client visits, check-ins, and reviews. 
  • Forecast and track key account metrics to drive sales performance. 
  • Identify and execute strategies to expand business opportunities. 
  • Lead new business pitches and presentations. 
  • Maintain a collaborative environment within the client organization by fostering communication across different teams or departments. 
  • Actively cross-sell Six Red Marbles services where applicable. 
  • Prepare proposals, statements of work, master service agreements, and other contracts, ensuring adherence to Six Red Marbles’ standards and best practices. 

Project Engagement and Communication: 

  • Collaborate with the project team to assist with prioritization, issue escalation, and client communication. 
  • Lead efforts to maintain and grow business relationships with assigned clients. 
  • Promote a strong team culture and open communication within the project team. 
  • Act as a point of escalation for issues related to delivery, change orders, or client relationships that cannot be resolved at the project level. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience prospecting and selling educational services to colleges and universities, with additional experience in virtual high schools and workforce training preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success at achieving sales quotas. 
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) across all levels, internally and with clients. 
  • Strong customer relationship-building, problem-solving, and negotiation skills in a client-facing environment. 
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and teams simultaneously, with a track record of managing large, complex, or challenging clients. 
  • Ability to work effectively under significant deadline pressure. 
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams  
  • Knowledge of the education publishing industry is a must. 
  • Willingness to travel monthly for client visits and/or conferences. 

Why Six Red Marbles? 

Do you believe learning matters? Well, we do, too.   

In fact, our entire business is built around the idea that we are all always learning and therefore always students. We believe everyone deserves the most engaging and innovative learning experiences available, and our employees are the secret to our success.   

At Six Red Marbles, our mission is to create innovative learning experiences to teach, inspire, and prepare generations of lifelong learners. We are:  

  • Makers of Experiences: We are creative problem solvers. We take a learner-centric approach to designing high-quality custom learning experiences. 
  • Advocates for Empowerment: We are a team. We embrace and respect our differences, strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and look out for our teammates. 
  • Responsible Partners: We strive to do the right thing. We build trust through honest, transparent, and caring interactions that grow into meaningful and long-lasting relationships.  
  • Bold Innovators: We take calculated risks. We believe in creating a safe space where people are encouraged to be creative, try new things, think big, and take action. 
  • Learners Always: We are Always a Student. We are passionate about learning and seek to continuously improve. 
  • Experts: We are world-class. We have high standards because we know our work ends up in the hands of learners. 
  • Service-Driven: We encourage collaborative and fun interactions with each other and our clients. We aim for clients and employees to feel appreciated and proud of the work they do. 


About Six Red Marbles 

Six Red Marbles delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. We have developed thousands of interactive learning programs for schools, publishers, universities, and more with the support of our global network of subject matter experts. Six Red Marbles has offices in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Delhi, India; and Chennai, India. 


Apply for This Position 

Six Red Marbles is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

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