Join Our Team! Academic or Industry Partners - Biz Dev

Riipen is growing in every way! Right now, we're looking for biz dev rockstars to join the Academic or Industry Partners team.

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Weeks left

Mar 8th - Apr 20th 2017


Hour Estimate

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Riipen Rating and Review

You will receive a Riipen rating and review from Riipen for your work on Join Our Team! Academic or Industry Partners - Biz Dev .


Interview with Co-Founders

All stand out submissions will be invited to meet the team in our down-town Vancouver office and learn more about all upcoming opportunities.


Rating & Recommendation

All submissions will receive a Riipen skill rating and recommendation for their virtual porfolio!


What is Riipen?

Riipen is the experience platform that enables meaningful project-­based experiential learning at scale. Riipen supports professors bringing more experiential learning into their classrooms by matching their course assignments to industry partners. Students gain real-world experience and an opportunity to showcase their value to relevant employers, while organizations leverage amazing insights and get access to qualified talent pools that meet their recruitment needs.

Where are we today?

Riipen just turned 3 years old and we're growing, fast! We're currently in over 70 post-secondary schools and 150+ classrooms across North America. Adding new academic partners every week, our team is growing, fast!

Our team is currently at 18 full-time (amazing) people, and we're looking to add new people to the family as soon as possible!

The Role

We’re hiring sharp, enthusiastic, and driven Connectiing Associates who want to attract prospective customers, develop their career in sales/customer success and eliminate graduate underemployment for millions of students across North America.We’re looking for people with inherent leadership qualities, polished business acumen, a love for technology, and a fun sense of humor.

You will be working in Riipen’s downtown Vancouver office with the project outreach team following up on warm inbound leads from industry partners and educators interested in connecting students to real world projects. Essentially you will be responsible for answering questions and setting up phone calls with interested contacts with the goal of signing them up. You will work directly with Riipen’s Co­Founders and be learning the most modern growth­hacking sales tools and processes.

Our most successful Connectiing Associates are highly organized and exude infectious positive attitudes. They know how to hustle, value social entrepreneurship and want to win while making a difference in one our generation's most pressing social issues.

The Challenge:

So just get right down to it. Pitch us why we just can't live without you and why you will an awesome member of our growing team!


Open to interpretation, but make it make sense.

We don't want to see a resume and cover letter (that's a fail), we want to get to know you and why you want to be a part of this movement.

Submit something that will help you stand out from the crowd. A few ideas (but certainly aren't limited to) are:

  • video of yourself,
  • infographics
  • something awesome you have done
  • something really creative that clearly we can't evev think of


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  • sales & marketing
  • business services


  • teamwork
  • written communication
  • verbal communication