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Riipen Networks Inc.

Bilingual Academic Relationship Manager

Relationship Management - Academic – Toronto, Ontario
Department Relationship Management - Academic
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50,000 + benefits

Who are we?

The Riipen team is as diverse as the communities we support. We come from different backgrounds, with a fantastic variety of skills, and a passion for solving the very real social issue of graduate underemployment.

Empowering emerging talent to gain relevant skills and find jobs they love.

We are a high-performing team that is driven, has fun at work in a flexible and supportive environment, and lives and breathes our core values of Empowerment, Inclusivity, Purpose, Community and Learning. We are rapidly growing and always looking for talented people with the right skills and attitude to join our team.

Company Highlights:

  • 10X growth from 2016 to 2017

  • Active on 150 Campuses across North America

  • 10,000+ Industry Partners in Riipen Network

  • 15,000+ Students got a a real-world experience through the platform since inception.

  • Awarded Top 5 Canadian Technology Company at Metabridge 2017

  • Awarded Coolest Technology at 48 Hours in The Hub in Boston 2017

  • Awarded “Ready to Rocket” 2018

Riipen is looking for a Bilingual Academic Relationship Manager!

We are adding to our team! Riipen is looking for an Academic Relationship Manager (Account Manager) to join our Relationship Management Team.  With experience and a passion for providing clients with exceptional experiences you will work with our Enterprise Sales Team and Customer Success Team to ensure the objectives of our Francophone clients are not only being met but exceeded!

This is a full-time position ideally in Toronto or Ottawa -  or pitch us your ideal, our ears are open for consideration.


  • Pre-sales activities; including platform demos, assisting with the procurement process and response to RFPs and technical reviews

  • Coordinate with our Customer Success Team (CSC) to support academic users and ensure the health of accounts at the individual user level

  • Conduct and assist in the creation of training sessions and onboarding for new users within the academic institutions, including career services personnel, department chairs and individual professors

  • Consult on experiential learning assignment design and development

  • Coordinate with stakeholders at academic institutions to develop rollout and adoption plans customized for the academic partners’ goals

  • Proactively track renewal dates and coordinate with Riipen Account Executives on contract renewals; ensure on-time renewal and retention

  • Encourage expansion within existing accounts; coordinate with account executive to increase usage within partner institutions

  • Coordinate with Product Team (Tech) to relay academic clients’ priorities and inform the product roadmap

  • Coordinate with Riipen Account Executives to communicate up-to-date sales strategy and pricing structure for academic clients.

  • Occasional travel to partner institutions to conduct presentations, demos or training sessions.

  • Reporting & updating success of experiences by defined KPI’s/metrics to the leadership of the enterprise client (AE/AM)

  • Growing Accounts (expanding to new departments within the academic institutions) 

As a Riipen Team Member you will:

  • Become familiarized with and comply with all the policies and procedures of the Company;

  • Dream, innovate and help Riipen become the de facto technology leader in the education/recruitment technology space;

  • Develop customer relationships that promote retention and loyalty;

  • Be a part of the Riipen community and represent Riipen’s values outside of work; and

  • Make your best effort to meet the objectives established by the Company;

  • Engage with Riipen staff to advance the company in strategic areas;

  • Continue to grow, learn, and develop as a person, separate from Riipen;

  • Complete and collaborate in other responsibilities as the Executive Team sees fit.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bilingual French/English

  • Previous Account Executive experience (1-3 years), preferably within a SaaS environment

  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program

  • Self-motivated, innovative and passionate about our mission

  • Well-organized and detail oriented

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with desire to work in fast-paced, start-up environment, with the ability to consistently deliver exceptional results on demanding timelines

  • You are friendly, smart, and easy to work with;

Plus, if:

  • You have experience or connections to the world of academia

  • Experience working in or closely with a SaaS business

  • Have experience and success working with remote teams

What we offer:

  • Great work environment - great people, great social impact

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Employee Stock Option Plan

  • Remote working opportunities

To Apply:

Please create a project to showcase yourself - get creative! https://riipen.io/projects/331/details

and contact Andrea Russell, Director of People & Culture at andrea.russell@riipen.com

Riipen is an inclusive employer, we welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.

We thank everyone for their application, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Relationship Management - Academic
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $50,000 + benefits
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