Higher Education Strategist




Morrisville, NC


Position summary


Description and Requirements

Role Overview:

The Higher Education Strategist collaborates with academic institutions and our internal teams, to understand institutions goals, challenges, and technological requirements. They develop and implement strategic initiatives that enhance teaching, learning, administrative processes, and institutional success. They are an industry thought leader who key notes events and executive meetings.


  • Needs Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of higher education institutions' technology needs, considering factors such as student success, research, and administrative efficiency.

  • Strategic Planning: Develop technology roadmaps aligned with institutional objectives, emphasizing innovation, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with university leaders, faculty, and staff to identify pain points and opportunities for technology-driven improvements.

  • Solution Identification: Identify high-value technology solutions and services that address critical challenges faced by higher education institutions.

  • Thought Leadership: Educate senior leadership on emerging technologies, trends, and business models relevant to the industry. Speak as a key note during industry events.

  • Vendor Relationships: Evaluate and manage relationships with educational technology vendors, ensuring alignment with institutional goals.

  • Change Management: Facilitate the adoption of new technologies, promoting best practices and minimizing disruption.

  • Analyze clients to uncover growth opportunities, as they work closely with account managers to define goals and shape solutions.

  • Perform research relevant to the client, competition, audiences and help translate into actions.

  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional teams to get work done, drive recommendations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or related experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

  • 15+ years of experience in Higher Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of current and emerging technology trends.

  • Creative thinking and strong collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Additional Locations:

  • United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville