Careers & Culture
What we do at Academic Partnerships is powerful and life-changing. We focus on a vital mission: helping universities succeed in launching, growing and sustaining high-quality, affordable and workforce relevant degree programs online so students can advance their lives and careers.
Why Academic Partnerships?
Working at Academic Partnerships is more than just a wise career move—it’s also a pathway to participate in shaping the future. Our company’s core values frame our successes with Integrity, Initiative, Teamwork, Results, Kindness, and Diversity & Inclusion.
At AP, we go from strength to strength to help deliver education that transforms not only students’ lives but changes the trajectory of our society for the better. Join us and discover your opportunity to make a genuine impact.
Our mission, exemplified
Hear why being a member of the Academic Partnerships team is both challenging and rewarding. (Although AP employees are currently working remotely due to the impact of COVID-19, our spirit of collaboration, our effort-equals-results ethos and our talent for achievement continue to flourish from our virtual workspaces.)
“Here at AP, we inspire others to build the tomorrow they want.”
We’re Better Together
At Academic Partnerships, we’re dedicated to building an employee community that reflects our diversity and intention to create an environment in which everyone is empowered by shared encouragement, acceptance and authenticity. Our values are more than just abstract ideas—we learn to live them every day as we take charge of our successes and continue to evolve. Together, we share a mission to improve the world through affordable, accessible higher education for working adults.
Life at Academic Partnerships isn’t all work—we balance our efforts with abundant opportunities for all employees to learn, to care for our greater community, to stay healthy and to celebrate what makes each of us unique. Working with AP’s Human Resources department, employees can support local and national nonprofits, follow their passion for fitness, lead company-wide initiatives to enrich cultural understanding and develop the whole person. Our initiatives include:
Discover our best-in-class benefits
At Academic Partnerships, we reward your dedication to top performance with benefits and perks carefully chosen to help you stay productive and happy at work—and outside of it, too. Our employee benefits package includes: Employer Contribution Annually towards Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending & Dependent Care FSA, 100% Company Paid Basic Life & AD&D Insurance, 100% Company Paid Short Term & Long-Term Disability, Paid Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave, APfit Wellness Program, Supplemental Insurance Benefits
Academic Partnerships focuses on training and development by providing tools and resources for each employee through AP Academy, our internal learning hub. AP Academy emphasizes personal, career and professional development for employees through individual and organizational learning.
AP Academy leverages technology through partnerships with Bridge and LinkedIn Learning to offer personalized development pathways to meet team members where they are and promote preparation for current and future roles. Starting from your first day as an AP employee, you’ll have access to more than 15,000 off-the-shelf courses from LinkedIn Learning as well as custom courses focused on AP’s products and services.
Return on Investment (ROI) Conversation with Chancellor of Arkansas State & Academic Partnerships’ CEO, Fernando Bleichmar
September 26, 2023
Chancellor Shields and Fernando Bleichmar discuss the results of the ROI survey and the impact online programs are having in rural America and surrounding communities.Read more
Ipsos Study Finds Strong ROI for Graduates of Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships
September 25, 2023
DALLAS, TX – September 25, 2023 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today shared new survey results from Ipsos that show a strong return on investment (ROI)…Read more
The University of New Orleans Enlists Academic Partnerships to Launch New Online Graduate Degree Programs Focused on Working Adults
August 14, 2023
NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 14, 2023 – The University of New Orleans has announced a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP) to support the expansion…Read more
ETSU and AP Lead Session at AASCU Summer Conference
August 7, 2023
East Tennessee State University and Academic Partnerships educational leaders shared the spotlight during their July 20th session at the American Association of State Colleges and…Read more
Jacksonville State University to Offer Online Degree Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships
July 6, 2023
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., July 6, 2023 – Jacksonville State University (JSU) today announced its plan to partner with Academic Partnerships (AP) to grow its online graduate programs. Beginning…Read more
Millersville University & Academic Partnerships to Launch Online Graduate Degree Programs
June 8, 2023
MILLERSVILLE, PA – June 8, 2023 – Millersville University today announced the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degree programs, proudly supported by Academic…Read more
Academic Partnerships Secures Business Alliance Membership With AACSB
May 15, 2023
DALLAS, TX – May 15, 2023 – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading online facilitator helping regional universities expand access to high-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education, …Read more
AP and Carleton University Partnership Featured in AACSB Insights
April 27, 2023
An article written by Academic Partnerships, Reaching the Evolving MBA Audience, is featured in the April 24, 2023, issue of Insights, the monthly e-newsletter of…Read more
Fierce Education’s Article on the Value of Online Program Managers Spotlights Academic Partnerships
April 10, 2023
Academic Partnerships is highlighted in an article on recent discussions about the role of OPMs as important and ethical partners in supporting the growth of…Read more
Fierce Education Leader Spotlight With Dr. Amanda Smith
February 21, 2023
Fierce Education Head of Content Elliot Markowitz recently spoke with Dr. Amanda Smith, Chief Academic Officer at Academic Partnerships, regarding the changes in course design…Read more