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Affiliates and Partnerships Manager

Vancouver, BC

Thinkific is a software platform that gives anyone the ability to easily create and sell online courses, build vibrant communities, and monetize memberships. We believe in impactful and innovative work: our team of 260+ Thinkers is building and expanding an incredible product that empowers Creator Educators and businesses around the globe while working collaboratively to learn, grow, and succeed together. Join us to see how we’re building one of the best workplaces in Canadian tech!

We believe every candidate should have a fair, inclusive, and overall great experience when exploring a new role with Thinkific. That starts with outlining our hiring process so you know what to expect every step of the way—click here to learn more:

Are you excited to lead an affiliate program and have a direct impact on company growth? We’re looking for an Affiliates and Partnerships Manager to join us at Thinkific. 

As an Affiliates and Partnerships Manager, you will be the go-to partnerships expert! You will flex your technical knowledge and directly oversee Thinkific’s affiliate and agency partnership programs. Reporting to the Director of Performance Advertising, you’ll bring new ideas to the table and test innovative ways to scale our partnerships program.

This includes, but is not limited to: conducting audits, identifying process improvements, reviewing landing pages (conversion rate optimization), negotiating partner contracts, fraud detection, and improving Thinkific’s ranking on organic affiliate-owned pages.

Your goal will be to explore new opportunities, increase participation in current partnerships, enable partners to achieve their first sale, and grow the affiliates program. Here’s how you’ll accomplish this: 

  • Own the strategy, growth, execution, and efficiency of the affiliate and partner program
  • Stay current with industry trends and competitor activities to identify areas of market opportunity and procedural improvement 
  • Build and maintain valuable relationships with our top-performing partners and work with them to improve performance through custom campaigns and initiatives
  • Monitor and analyze relevant data to evaluate channel effectiveness and return on investment 
  • Optimize our program infrastructure and tools (ie: PartnerStack, Looker, Mixpanel, Stripe), providing basic technical support and investigating inquiries from partners and internal team members
  • Outline annual and quarterly targets, and build detailed work plans to achieve consistent program growth
  • Work with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Platform, Customer Support, and Customer Education) to ensure partners have everything they need to be successful
  • Engage select agencies to advance our partnership program through monthly campaigns, affiliate recruitment, and program enhancements (pay-to-play or upfront media buys)

The person we have in mind likely:

  • Has 5+ years of affiliates or partnership marketing experience for an established SaaS brand 
  • Possesses deep knowledge and understanding of the SaaS marketing industry and the nuances that go into building a compelling and successful partnerships program
  • Has previous experience nurturing relationships with new and existing partners with the purpose of activating, engaging, and growing program participation 
  • Demonstrates a love for data and embraces a growth mindset—they are metrics driven and can draw insights through analysis of program data to build a strategy for growth
  • Has used Partnerstack, ShareASale, Impact or similar platforms
  • Loves to learn and grow. They’ve found (and keep looking for) ways to level up their skills in this field, whether that’s through formal education, gaining professional experience, or maybe even building their own business 

These things would also be nice, but we think you could learn them on the job: 

  • Has an established network of affiliate partners that could promote Thinkific
  • Holds a track record of experience running influencer marketing, referral marketing (referral loops), or strategic technology partnership initiatives
  • Has an understanding of APIs, integrations for tracking sales, and partner attribution.

The recruitment compensation range for this position is $107,000- $133,000 CAD

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging & Accessibility

This is just our initial idea of who we’re looking for! At Thinkific, we know that people have unique career journeys. If your experience is close to what we’ve described but you feel that you might be missing a few of the requirements, please still apply! We believe in equal opportunity and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every facet of our business.

We’re also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview experience for every candidate. If there are any accommodations our team can make throughout our hiring process (big or small), please let us know.       

What you can expect if you join Thinkific:

  • 👏 An amazing team of talented, passionate, and kind Thinkers. Together, we’ve built an amazing, award-winning culture—we’re a Certified Great Place to Work and one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers!
  • 🚀 The chance to build, improve, and innovate on a platform that’s driving positive impact for thousands of businesses and millions of students around the world.
  • 💸 A competitive compensation package including base salary, equity, team-wide bonuses, and an Employee Share Purchase Plan.
  • 🌴Flexible Paid Time Off to maintain mental and physical health. Our team is encouraged to take a minimum 4 weeks of vacation, plus Thinker Holidays (extended long weekends in the summer) and time off for the December holiday season.
  • 🩺 Health Benefits and Wellness: Comprehensive benefits starting on Day 1 include health, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family, $3,000 for mental health care, a short-term health plan, and an additional health or personal spending account. Plus, family friendly benefits include generous parental leave top-ups for up to 32 weeks, as well as fertility coverage and personalized return to work options. 
  • 💻 Flexible Work. Choose to work from home from anywhere in Canada, at our Vancouver HQ, a co-working space, or anywhere there’s wifi for a change of scenery.
  • ⬆️ Learning & Growth. An annual $1500 USD Learn and Grow fund for conferences, seminars, or courses, plus training, mentorship, coaching, and internal promotion opportunities.
  • 🏡 A home office setup so you’re ready to succeed with a company-owned Macbook Pro and a budget to order a desk, chair, or any accessories to help you work comfortably and productively. 
  • 🍦Eats and Treats. $50 CAD per month to treat yourself with snacks, lunch, or groceries to cook at home.
  • 💙 A place where you can bring your whole self to work. We know that different perspectives lead to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can't wait to meet you!

The Thinkific Vancouver office operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations of the Coast Salish People. We encourage everyone to learn moreabout the original caretakers of the land that you currently occupy. 

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