Nov 13, 2019

Business Development Specialist

  • Premier Early Childhood Education Partners
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time Education Business Development

Job Description

Business Development Specialist:

Premier Early Childhood Education Partners is a private equity backed early childhood organization focused on improving the lives of children, parents, and staff by providing safe, fun, curriculum-focused early education in a collaborative and child-focused environment. Premier Early Childhood Education Partners acquires or partners with owners of independent early childcare centers and preschools who are looking to grow their business with a trusted partner or transition into the next phase of their life. By joining the Premier Early Childhood Education Partners groups of centers, owners are able to offer scale resources to their staff yet maintain their community look, feel and curriculum that local families prefer. Premier Early Childhood Education Partners provides support functions such as recruiting & human resources, marketing & community outreach, procurement, payables management, accounting & finance, and information technology. Premier Early Childhood Education Partners' group of centers are able leverage best practices across the network and incorporate concepts from other locations that will benefit their students.

Our management team and board of directors consists of education and real estate executives with over 100 years of collective experience growing education businesses, including experience owning and acquiring centers and real estate, operating centers across multiple states, and managing both small and large education businesses. We are seeking a business development specialist who will play a critical role in generating leads and building a pipeline of potential partnership opportunities. The candidate will also play a critical role in assisting with the marketing efforts of Premier Early Childhood Education Partners. The candidate will join a highly collaborative and motivated team in a high growth environment with substantial opportunity to create value for all involved. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a strong desire and passion for sales and business development, a great goal oriented attitude, and marketing experience.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate leads for the company through cold calling efforts
  • Outbound prospect qualification and account research
  • Manage and maintain prospect database ensuring accuracy and integrity
  • Build deep pipeline of future acquisition opportunities
  • Work closely with business development team to generate and qualify new leads as well as closing transactions
  • Assist in marketing campaigns for Premier Early Childhood Education Partners
  • Manage outbound mailing program and track response rates
  • Assist in additional administrative tasks as needed
  • Be a team player in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment


  • Experience cold calling small business owners
  • Experience in an inside sales role, or strong desire to move into sales
  • Prior experience at an education organization is a plus
  • Ability to communicate, both written and orally, with a leadership approach
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to diligently follow up and meet deadlines in a timely manner

Job Type: Full-Time

Compensation: Hourly with attractive incentive-based bonuses

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