Account Executive - Employer Partnerships

San Francisco
Employer Partnerships
We help people who work for themselves save time and money on things like insurance and taxes by providing simple, easy to use software, tools and services. The world’s largest work-for-yourself platforms like Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, Instacart, Postmates, Rover, TaskRabbit,, and others use Stride to help recruit, retain and motivate their communities of independent workers.

We're located in the heart of San Francisco's South Park district and we’re backed by leading investment firms including Venrock, New Enterprise Associates, and F-Prime Capital Partners.

Come help us take the work out of working for yourself!

About the role:
Stride is on a mission to create economic security for everyone who works for themselves. We’re looking for a driven and ambitious Account Executive to build and strengthen partnerships with even more companies that have large communities of independent workers. 

Your mission:
Grow the number of companies using The Stride Benefits Platform

What you’ll get to do every day:
Build partnerships that bring Stride’s products to communities of independent workers
Independently identify and prioritize new target partners and initiate new relationships. 
Manage a partner pipeline and influence cross-functional alignment around it.
Pitch Stride’s expanding suite to secure new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships
Manage negotiation & contracting process for your pipeline, and influence cross-functional support behind deals.
Influence and shape our value proposition that we present to partners
Guide partners and internal cross-functional teams through the successful implementation and technical integrations to bringing Stride’s products to their communities
Identify opportunities to expand current partnerships and improve activation by their communities by influencing marketing campaigns. 

Recipe for Success:
2-5 years experience managing strategic partnerships at a consumer internet company
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to articulate and present our value proposition to target partners
Ability to systematically prioritize target accounts
Strong research skills and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to learn about prospective partners or our industry
Ability to develop pitch decks and use data to strengthen our value proposition
Proven ability to advance discussions and close deals
Flexibility to travel frequently for relationship development 

Cherries on Top:
Experience building strategic partnerships with on-demand / gig economy platforms
Experience working with benefits products and platforms
Experience working for a startup during its growth inflection phase

At Stride we work hard, sweat the details, and enjoy life away from computer, too. We are a diverse group that celebrates and supports our differences. Our benefits include a competitive salary and equity package, health, dental, and vision plans, a kitchen stocked with healthy (and unhealthy) snacks, a stipend for wellness programs, commuter benefits, flexible vacation time, parental leave, a culture of learning and development, a dog-friendly office environment, and more!