Sales Development Representative

| Chicago
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The Company

Elevate K-12 is changing the way classrooms work through live, online, real-time instruction to K-12 schools. Our two main focuses are to give students the best quality instructors and get them ready for the world of the future and to give instructors, especially women, work opportunities, irrespective of zip codes. We are the new way to classroom!

The Person

The Sales Development Representative is responsible for identifying and qualifying sales opportunities for Elevate K-12’s sales organization. There is not a high degree of technical knowledge required for this position. This position lays the foundation for a successful high tech sales career. There is a path for career growth within Elevate K-12 for the right candidate that is willing to learn and work toward that goal. You are someone who enjoys taking on a challenge, interacting with people online/over the phone and have a team player mentality. Help us continue in our mission of empowering struggling students. 

The Job

  • Reach out to prospective schools and districts partners in a resourceful and engaging way, leveraging phone, email and social media
  • Help set up meetings for our Outside Sales team across the U.S.
  • Have opportunities for growth and development
  • Act as an Elevate K-12 evangelist
  • Gain sales knowledge from our team
  • Work in an engaging and dynamic environment focused on impacting education and working collaboratively 

What you will need

  • Prior experience in Sales preferred but not required
  • A hunter’s mentality and competitive spirit
  • A deep passion for professional development and desire to learn
  • Displays a high level of personal and professional integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion and drive
  • Growth mindset
  • A Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Experience in EdTech a huge plus!

This position is required to work out of our downtown Chicago office at least 1-2 days per week. 

What you can expect from Elevate K-12

A dynamic organization focused on impact and growth. We are changing the way schools incorporate one-on-one student engagement and have double-digit projected growth that will continue to open up opportunities for our team. You will also receive financial recognition for successful activities!

Your first 3-6 months

  • Learn the Elevate K-12 product and messaging
  • Learn about the people we help and how we’re able to help them
  • Learn the tools necessary to be successful: CRM, Sales Engagement, Product Info, etc.
  • Build relationships with your field sales counterparts
  • Leverage any opportunity you can to learn the market and the business
  • Consistently meet goals for setting introductory meetings between prospects and sales reps

6-18 months

  • Continue to build on your core skills and product/industry knowledge
  • Know what it takes to meet or exceed your goals and maintain the momentum to do so
  • Begin to expand your knowledge of closing-role sales duties and responsibilities
  • Work with mentors to set goals for yourself to gain consideration for promotion

We are equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, change of sex, and transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.


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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few blocks east of the Chicago brown line

An Insider's view of Elevate K-12

What are some social events your company does?

We have the typical happy hours and company outings but we also have an event committee that is made up of employees from different teams to help drive events that folks want to see!

Mary

Talent Lead

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Educational Partnerships team at ElevateK-12 is helping school district teams learn about and strategize new, innovative ways to combat the teacher shortage crisis; while providing districts with solutions when it comes to human capital challenges.

Allie

Educational Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have learned how important it is to be passionate about the mission of the company, especially at a startup. I've also had the opportunity to build an entire sales team from the ground up and work alongside very smart people.

Patrick

Inside Sales Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is fast-paced, creative, and collaborative! Across our different teams, all of our employees are extremely passionate about our mission of providing low-income students with access to high-quality education.

James

Human Resources Manager

What are Elevate K-12 Perks + Benefits

Elevate K-12 Benefits Overview

Elevate K-12 provides competitive benefits plans for employees!

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Funvengers is our intracompany culture and fun committee that manage events and programs from our holiday parties to company retreats.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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