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Dallas, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert traditional degree programs into an accelerated online format, recruits qualified students for graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and supports the retention of enrolled students through ... Read more

Mission: AP is guided by a core belief in the power of higher education to transform lives and is devoted to making higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the United States and around the world through distance learning opportunities.

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Academic Partnerships – Why Work For Us?

AP is hiring!

If you are a dedicated and energetic team player who is a creative and data-driven problem solver, we are seeking your enthusiasm, experience and expertise. If you also have a passion for the field of higher education--even better!

AP is a young and growing organization with that promises limitless potential for the right people.

On behalf of our university partners, come join us in fostering models of online education that offer the world’s students expanded access to knowledge unbound by geography.


Check out our Careers page at or email us at

Though the founders of Academic Partnerships have devoted their efforts to increasing access to high-quality instruction and supporting the success of both educators and students for more than 20 years, they began focusing exclusively on post-secondary education in 2005.

Believing that an increase in post-secondary education is one of the most effective means of building rapid and sustainable economic development in underserved nations, they created Whitney University System (Whitney), a network which partners with and operates universities across South America. As Whitney institutions outgrew the physical capacity of their campuses, distance learning was added to accommodate the surging demand for higher education in the region.

This distance-learning model had unique features—new to U.S. online education providers—which efficiently facilitated rapid and sustainable enrollment growth while maintaining program quality. Eager to add more students, two public universities in Texas agreed to experiment with online programs structured similarly.

The results were dramatic: Within two years, both schools’ online enrollments became substantial portions of their total student body. One of the institutions has become home to the nation’s largest public university nursing program, while another became the largest online graduate education program provider. As word of these successes spread, other public universities across America also asked for assistance, and Academic Partnerships was born. Today, AP serves more than 41 universities in the U.S. and international institutions in expanding their enrollments and transforming their students’ lives through online education.

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Academic PartWe look for professionals who are skillful communicators, strategic thinkers and relationship builders, who see the career possibilities in the game-changing approach to higher education that Academic Partnership offers.

Check our current openings and fill out an application--or if you don’t find the position you have in mind, send us your resume’!



Are you a lifetime learner?   Do you have a passion for higher education?  Are you innovative professionally and in your personal life?

And just as importantly....Do you like to have fun?  

If you answered 'YES!' then Academic Partnerships may be just the place for you!


AP is a focused working environment in which everyone participates in our mission to increase access to education through online learning. But, that’s not all we do. We also have a great time balancing our more serious pursuits with some light-hearted activities!

We have fun with our colleagues and honor our shared values by:

  • celebrating birthdays (with company-wide cake!) on a monthly basis,
  • savoring our monthly catered luncheons,
  • supporting nonprofit causes with our ‘Dollar for Denim’ casual days,
  • taking selfies with our company founder at our annual holiday party,
  • contributing to area charities with planned activities through #APcares.

There’s something happening—in every season—giving us every reason for the genuine smiles you see here. Come experience our culture of service and unity at AP for yourself.




Academic Partnerships puts a heartfelt emphasis on supporting the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth community with charitable activities throughout the year via #APcares.

Together, our employees plan and participate in several community-facing projects throughout the year. In 2015, AP company-wide teams volunteered over 500 hours at the North Texas Food Bank, Austin Street Center, Genesis Women's Shelter, Esperanza 'Hope' Medrano Elementary School in Dallas, and Dallas’ Ronald McDonald House.   In 2016, we focused our efforts on the North Texas Food Bank, the Austin Street Shelter, and the Genesis Women's Shelter.

AP also regularly contributes to seasonal food drives, Christmas gift-giving and school supply drives benefiting children and families across the DFW Metroplex.



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    Develop skill sets to be effective in role and beyond. Work with team to meet organizational goals. Great people- exceptional vision. Industry coaches who help develop and strengthen employee outcomes as it relates to their roles and responsibilities. Highly committed to employee development.


    I'd say high pressure, but it is sales, so it's to be expected. Anyone can be successful at Academic Partnerships if they are self- motivated and or action- oriented.

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    Great job! Keep it up! :-)

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Academic Partnerships (Dallas, TX) in February 2017.


    HR contacted me about an interview. The HR was easy and quick. He said he would forward his notes to the hiring manager and would hear something within 48 hours to setup an interview. 3 days later I hadn't heard anything, so I sent a gentle email and within an hour I had an interview date and time. The interview was reschedule once because of a scheduling conflict, which was not a big deal. The interview itself was only schedule for 30 minutes, it lasted an hour and it was a fantastic interview. I really enjoyed speaking to the hiring manager. The hiring manager wanted to continue the conversation and wanted to setup another interview soon. I waited to hear from HR again, but I've heard nothing. So I called, and heard that someone would be in touch very soon to setup the next interview. Since then, 3 weeks later, I've heard nothing. I believe this would have been a great fit and a wonderful opportunity.

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