Account Executive, Coursera for Government - Middle East


Abu Dhabi, AE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 381 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94041

About Coursera

Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 190 of the world's top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 43 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals.

Job Description

Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 77 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. Thousands of companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.
At Coursera, the Enterprise Team has the ambitious vision of building of transforming talent at the world’s leading companies, universities, and global governments through upskilling and reskilling their workforces. Through innovative engagements with enterprise partners, we empower learners around the world to land their next job or promotion, and more broadly reduce unemployment, provide pathways to jobs, and improve economies.
As a critical early member of our Governments team, you will be responsible for developing and closing partnerships with some of the largest government organizations in the world. Drawing on your superior strategic thinking and communication abilities, and creative deal-making skills, you will be critical in shaping Coursera’s international government work, as well as more broadly impact the way that governments train their employees and citizens.


    • Prospect, develop, and close national-level strategic opportunities in alignment with Coursera’s high-level strategic priorities and mission  
    • Use in-depth knowledge of industry trends and data-driven insights to consult and support prospective governments to upskill their workforces; this may include identifying opportunities for collaboration and improvement in potential customers’ training/L&D strategies
    • Be the voice of Coursera’s public sector partners, sharing customer-driven insights across Coursera, including product, engineering, business development, and legal
    • Provide quantitative/qualitative analysis to inform team decision making, product and content

Basic Qualifications:

    • 5+ years public sector experience in the government, non-profit, foundation, consulting, international development, or workforce development space
    • A record of past achievement, including the ability to spearhead new strategic initiatives, tackle large, complex projects, and manage senior-level external stakeholders
    • Fluency in Arabic

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Superior written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and creative-problem solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational, and operational skills
    • Ability to listen well, hold your own in meetings with senior executive representatives from prospective partners, and speak as a thought-leader in this space
    • Entrepreneurial drive and comfort working in ambiguous, quickly-changing environments
    • Strong network in the Middle East region
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