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Vice President, Business Development – Higher Education


Summary
Help us lead adoption of the Shindig teaching platform for higher education. This person will be responsible for driving awareness and demand for Shindig within various education sectors including universities, government, independent organizations and other technology entities. We are seeking an individual who can develop relationships and create partnerships with educators, institutions and thought leaders around the world.The ideal candidate is someone who has extensive knowledge of education technologies. They should have experience developing strategic relationships and building consensus with educators and institutions, as well a familiarity with pitching and selling to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The position requires someone who can quickly master our technology’s major selling points, has the credibility and persuasive powers to move both large and small organizations and has an established network of educational influencers to ignite buzz and curiosity within the industry. To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to Info@ShindigEvents.com. Please include the job title in your email's subject line.


Desired Skills and Experience
- 6-8 years experience working in Ed Tech, Ed Publishing or services, Student Affairs and/or related education field- Experience in business development, partnership marketing, sales or sales support; proven ability to cultivate relationships and partnerships within education- Experience with online technology and other online learning initiatives- Experience with business and financial planning, contracts and institutional purchasing- A hands-on leader who can take deals from pitch to contract- Management skills necessary to marshal a team and mentor staff


About
Shindig is a NYC based startup whose proprietary technology enables large scale video chat events. On Shindig a speaker can address an audience of 1000's. They can share the stage with select audience members so to take their questions face to face in front of the entire gathering. All the while audience members are also free to discuss, engage and otherwise share in their own private video chats. It’s the dynamics of physical events at internet scale. Ideal for media events, online teaching, community building and all manner of large scale online collaboration and engagement.

Early adopters who have already utilized Shindig for their own online events include The Economist, TED, Bill Gates, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Street.com,LeanIn.org, Random House, Simon & Schuster and a host of other prominent individuals and institutions.

Company founder and CEO Steve Gottlieb is a serial entrepreneur and longtime angel tech investor. His past career highlights include founding and running one of the largest independent music companies in the US with 30 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-platinum releases to its credit.

The company has already closed $12 million in financing.