Nearpod is an award-winning educational technology company that empowers teachers to create engaging and inspiring learning experiences for students. By combining access to digital lessons, interactive features (see our Virtual Field Trips and 3D objects initiatives) and real-time assessments. Nearpod has become a leader - and teacher favorite - in teaching and learning.
Since its launch in 2012, Nearpod has seen wide adoption in the K-12 market; currently, over 100,000 teachers and six million students use Nearpod every month. 2017 marks the second consecutive year that Nearpod has been listed on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies and we have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and local news channels across the country.
Nearpod is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is backed by notable investors that include: Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, the Knight Enterprise Fund, Arsenal Ventures, Marc Benioff (the CEO of Salesforce) and Scott Cook (founder and Chairman of Intuit) and his wife, Signe Ostby.
Location: Remotely based
Position: K12 Professional Development Sales Specialist
“Teachers don’t agree on much. Ask about curriculum, pedagogy, school culture, or discipline and you’re likely to encounter deeply held and conflicting opinions. But if there’s one belief that unites nearly all of the nation’s three million teachers, it’s this: "Professional development sucks.” -Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and the Vice President for External Affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
We're here to change that.
Nearpod recently launched Ready to Run PD (R2R), a product line offering the professional development district leaders need and teachers deserve. Our goal is to increase access to high-quality professional development (PD). We partner with educational experts to design their content into experiential workshops that address districts’ top needs. We are looking for a PD Sales Specialist who will help bring this innovative solution to districts all over the country.
The PD Sales Specialist will work with our Sales and Customer Success teams supporting the sales process from prospecting to close for Nearpod R2R products, services and solutions. The PD Sales Specialist will work with those teams to develop a comprehensive marketing and sales strategy to reach prospective accounts. The PD Sales Specialist will develop and maintain ongoing relationships with state, regional and district decision-makers to share expertise in the Nearpod R2R offerings, pedagogy and the competitive environment. Following the sales cycle, the Sales Specialist will be responsible for post-sales support with our Customer Success team and upsells to existing clients.
The R2R team is a “start-up” within the bigger Nearpod “start-up” - this position is a great opportunity to join a nimble team early on. This Sales Specialist should be knowledgeable and passionate about PD, hungry for career growth and excited to collaborate with a hands-on team.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.