Customer Service, Sales & Business Development
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
A Customer Success Manager at PeopleGrove is the strategic advisor to our customers, showcasing the value of PeopleGrove and how our solutions help drive institutional impact and outcomes. You will champion solution adoption, customer growth and expansion, and ensure that each of your assigned customers have the resources and support they need to experience success and a clear return on their investment in PeopleGrove.


  • Forecast and manage revenue for all assigned accounts, from proactive touchpoints through pricing proposals and contract execution to ensure timely completion of all customer renewals.
  • Build strong relationships with primary decision makers and key stakeholders, and develop a deep understanding of their needs, goals, challenges, desired institutional outcomes, and how those can be met with PeopleGrove’s solutions.
  • Provide basic tactical support for clients when needed such as: running data imports, building email campaigns, resetting formal mentorship programs.
  • Educate customers on platform features and functionality; aligning functionality to use cases appropriate and valuable to the individual customer.
  • Act as a strategic advisor with your assigned accounts by providing consulting, coaching, and reporting that demonstrate PeopleGrove’s measurable impact on customer outcomes.
  • Analyze customer adoption and engagement data to identify, communicate, and act upon both risks and opportunities.
  • Maintain a regular cadence with your accounts through a variety of channels including monthly web-based meetings, email correspondence, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
  • Serve as the voice of your customers cross-functionally, providing feedback and insights internally; while continuing to position the product as a valuable solution that demonstrates positive impact on customer objectives.
  • Contribute to customer success programs at scale, including customer workshops, webinars, PeopleGrove Community, and other customer education and engagement tactics.
  • Partner with Sales to develop and execute growth plans for accounts within your portfolio, and assist in presales activities as needed.
  • Success will be measured by your impact on gross retention, net retention, and customer adoption and engagement metrics.


  • 5+ years experience working in the higher education industry and providing services/solutions to institutions, ideally a combination of roles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with an ability to work cross-functionally with a broad range of internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to speak to solutions at a high level while also being able to get into the details and utilization of platform features.
  • Passion for supporting the mission of higher education.
  • Comfortable with taking risks, leading and working through ambiguity, and challenging assumptions to develop and deliver optimal solutions for customers.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Salesforce, and CRM systems with ability to learn new technology tools quickly.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%.
  • To be considered: Please include a cover letter that is less than 2 paragraphs explaining your passion for education, desire to work in customer success, and background highlighting the traits that allow you to excel personally and professionally in this role at PeopleGrove.
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