Strategic Engagement Manager, Duolingo English Test, Canada

3 weeks agoRemote

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC, English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and even Math.

We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

The Duolingo English Test is an alternative to traditional high-stakes testing — through a Duolingo-style experience: convenient, fast, and affordable. Students interested in studying abroad can certify their English with the Duolingo English Test in place of other standardized tests like the TOEFL and IELTS. We are now accepted by 4,000+ higher education institutions worldwide. Using AI and remote proctoring, we enable students to take the test online, on-demand, anywhere in the world. If you love making a difference in education through technology, this is the place for you.

We’re looking for a Strategic Engagement Manager to strengthen and continue developing Duolingo’s relationships with universities in Canada!

You will be promoting the use of our English proficiency test as a full parity alternative to the IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL for international applicants. You will build new relationships as well as sustain and grow those already established.

We are also interested in bringing onto our team an individual with experience in Canadian higher ed, visibility among peers and an outstanding track record for producing results.


  • Drive adoption of the Duolingo English Test in the admissions process at Canadian universities and colleges.
  • Find, contact, and develop opportunities to turn them into accepting institutions.
  • Assess institutions’ needs, and provide assistance and information on product features.
  • Build trust relationships with higher ed partners.
  • Collaborate with our marketing team to implement a Canadian higher ed marketing strategy.
  • Represent the Duolingo English Test at high-profile speaking engagements.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8+ years of experience and deep familiarity with Canadian higher eduction
  • Strong network within the Canadian higher ed and international admissions environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • This position is based in Canada, thus candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada.

Preferred requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD
  • Experience with Canadian higher education policy setting
  • Experience in partnership development
  • Experience with English language testing or learning

We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Because Duolingo requires all employees to return to work from an office, all employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to remain employed unless they have an exemption to vaccination pursuant to a required reasonable accommodation. This is so that our employees feel safe in the office.

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Job ID: 6651030002

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • Short-Term Disability
    • On-Site Gym
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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