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Senior Account Executive, Coursera for Government

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Transform lives through education as an Enterprise Account Executive at Coursera, a leading online learning platform

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£115000 - £142000

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United States

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Coursera, a pioneer in online learning since 2012, partners with top universities and organizations to offer a vast array of educational programs. As a B Corp, we're dedicated to our mission of making high-quality education accessible to everyone, globally. We foster a diverse team and prioritize seamless collaboration, even as a remote-first company.

  • Organization summary: Join a company revolutionizing education for millions worldwide.
  • Role Summary: Drive growth in Coursera's Enterprise business by securing new government partnerships.
  • Role Requirements: Leverage your 8+ years of experience in Enterprise SaaS sales to government agencies to exceed sales targets.
  • Application Process Details: Engage in our virtual interview and onboarding process.

As an Enterprise Account Executive, you will be instrumental in expanding Coursera's global reach by:

  • Prospecting and closing new sales opportunities within the government sector.
  • Developing strategic territory plans to meet and exceed sales quotas.
  • Utilizing industry knowledge to consult with clients and integrate Coursera's solutions.

Required qualifications include:

  • Proven track record in enterprise-level SaaS sales.
  • Ability to travel 25% for customer engagement.
  • Preferred experience with US Federal Government sales and a consistent record of exceeding $1M+ quotas.

Coursera offers a competitive salary range of $115,000-$142,000, with variable pay, equity, and benefits.

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 148 million registered learners as of March 31, 2024.

Coursera partners with over 325 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

Join us in our mission to create a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to education. We're seeking talented individuals who share our passion and drive to revolutionize the way the world learns.

We at Coursera are committed to building a globally diverse team and are thrilled to extend employment opportunities to individuals in any country where we have a legal entity. We require candidates to possess eligible working rights and have a compatible timezone overlap with their team to facilitate seamless collaboration. As a remote-first company, our interviews and onboarding are entirely virtual, providing a smooth and efficient experience for our candidates.

Job Overview: 

The Enterprise Solutions team serves global organizations, including leading companies, governments, and nonprofits, who seek to upskill or retrain their workforce with the world’s best education. This team is made up of three sub-teams: Sales, Customer Success, and Revenue Strategy & Operations. The teams operate globally.

As part of Coursera’s Enterprise team, you will play a key role in increasing global access to a world-class education. You will help build Coursera’s Enterprise business and partnerships and work across the organization in service of Coursera’s growth and long-term success.

As an Enterprise Account Executive at Coursera, your mission is to consistently surpass quarterly and annual sales quotas by leveraging your expertise in prospecting, developing, and closing new government sales opportunities. Crafting strategic territory plans, you will proactively drive revenue growth within your designated area, focusing on acquiring net new logos to expand Coursera's market presence. Drawing on your in-depth knowledge of industry trends, you will consult and support prospective customers, ensuring Coursera's solutions align seamlessly with their needs. Together, we are redefining how individuals acquire knowledge and skills, and we invite you to be a driving force as we transform lives through learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively prospect, develop, and close new government  sales opportunities; create strategic territory plan and drive revenue within that territory
  • Drive new business with net new logos
  • Meet and exceed all quarterly and annual sales quotas
  • Accurately forecast quarterly and monthly sales
  • Use in-depth knowledge of industry trends to consult and support prospective customers 
  • Be the voice of Coursera’s partners, sharing customer-driven insights across Coursera, including product, engineering, business development, and legal

Basic Qualifications:

  •  8+ years experience selling Enterprise SaaS solutions to government agencies
  • Demonstrated experience selling enterprise solutions into large/complex accounts and over-achieving quarterly and annual sales targets
  • Business development and revenue closing sales experience
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time to customer meetings, trade shows, and events as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enterprise sales experience at a SaaS company selling to public sector customers across the US Federal Government
  • Experience consistently exceeding quota of $1 Million+, with proven success in accurately forecasting targets, and achieving sales commits
  • Ability to hold your own in meetings with senior executives from prospective partners and speak as a thought leader and visionary in the learning space
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and creative problem solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational, and operational skills
  • Entrepreneurial drive and ability to work autonomously in fast moving, quickly-changing environments

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Compensation:

Coursera offers competitive pay and equitable compensation practices. Our job titles may span more than one career level. The targeted hiring base salary range for this role is between $115,000-$142,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to: prior work experiences, training/education, transferable skills, business needs, and geographical location. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for variable pay, equity, and benefits. 

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