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New Leaders

Find a Chief Partner Engagement Officer 

Taryn Waters, Chief Partner Engagement Officer, New Leaders


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Sales & Business Development






  • Need leadership for an aggressive growth strategy 
  • Complex business development process inclusive of multiple functional areas and numerous stakeholders 
  • Significant need for team management and coaching 


  • Meeting aggressive new partnership development goals 
  • Regular engagement with school, district and charter management organizations
  • Comfort with ambiguity in an ever-changing context given rapid growth 


  • Taryn Watersis a strategic leader with a proven record of creating sustained value for mission-driven organizations that accelerate social impact. Taryn has worked in the K-12 and higher education space for the past ten years. Prior to that, she spent two years working in large scale innovation at the X Prize Foundation, collaborating with some of the brightest minds in the world (e.g., James Cameron, Elon Musk, Ratan Tata, Arianna Huffington) to help problem-solve some of humanity’s greatest unsolved challenges (e.g., global literacy, sustainable food sources, ocean plastics crisis).




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