Recognitions Manager, North America, Northeast


USA - New York State, US

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management



Job Title: Recognitions Manager, North America, Northeast

Contract: Full time, permanent 

Salary: Competitive

Location: New York State 


Who we are


Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge International is the oldest (160+ years) and the largest K-12 educational curriculum and assessment provider in the world, offering programs in over 160 countries including the US and Canada. Cambridge International curriculum was first offered by Sherry Reach, our Deputy Regional Director, in Florida in the mid-1990s and has grown to over 500 schools in the US. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.


What it's about


Cambridge Assessment, Inc. is responsible for facilitating matriculation of Cambridge International students, both domestically and internationally, into US and Canadian colleges and universities. We have an excellent opportunity to join our team as a Recognitions Manager for our North Eastern US and Canadian region reporting to the North American Recognitions Manager, West. This position involves developing relationships with higher education institutions in the North Eastern US and Canada on behalf of Cambridge International, working with university admissions, registrars, enrollment managers, faculty and state higher education executive officers (SHEEOs) closely to establish credit, placement or admissions policies


This job entails learning and presenting the English system of curriculum and grading to ensure that Cambridge International students are not disadvantaged by a lack of understanding of the British grading scale on the part of US colleges and universities. Our goal is to ensure that Cambridge International students are receiving credit on par with College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations through credit and advanced placement.  In addition, this role is responsible for coordinating a North Eastern Regional Higher Education Advisory Council (RHEAC) comprised of public and private colleges and universities. Another important aspect of the position also involves assisting in the planning of our US Higher Education Advisory Council (HEAC) meetings where important members from Duke, MIT, Columbia, Yale, etc. are consulted to help guide our higher education strategy in the US.  This group typically meets twice per year, once in Cambridge, England and once in the US---US locations vary.


This position will be located virtually in the Northeast with the opportunity to report into the New York office in the future. In the long term, this role involves travel (up to 50%) to college and university campuses and SHEEOs educating colleges and universities on the benefits of developing a Cambridge policy at their University.The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge and experience of educational systems and policies in the region and be familiar with Cambridge/British based qualifications. A confident and diplomatic communicator, you will be able to develop ongoing relationships with university and SHEEOs stakeholders, discussing the educational benefits of Cambridge qualifications. Having established relationships with colleges and universities in the priority states and provinces, including, but not limited to Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont and eastern Canadian provinces including New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec is ideal.  You should be able to leverage existing relationships in these states in order to gain and maintain college and university admission and credit policies as well as system and state policies.


Working in a matrix structure, located with the Cambridge headquarters in the UK, you will be responsible for building the Cambridge brand with higher education through a variety of communication methods and your work will help ensure secondary school adoption and a smooth progression into universities in the North Eastern region of the US.   You will also need to liaise with other team members on K12 articulation where required so Cambridge credentials can be offered in a range of contexts. This role will include regular communication with the North American Regional Team and with our head office in Cambridge, UK. You will be a team player but able to work independently, working through problems to achieve results.




We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 November 2020 and interviews will be held early December 2020. 


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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