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Inside Salesperson (Remote)

*Do you believe that a sincere desire to help is at the heart of great selling?

*Do you want to help more students and parents benefit from a service that truly makes a difference?

*Are you looking for resources, support, and training to do the very best selling of your career?

Collegewise is looking for an inside salesperson to become the next great addition to our sales team.

First, a quick introduction

Collegewise believes that the college admissions process has spun out of control for high school students and their parents. Too much anxiety and confusion. Too much obsession with prestigious colleges. Too little appreciation for the wonderful educations and experiences waiting at so many schools beyond just the famous ones. And we’re out to change all of that. Together, we’ve built the nation’s largest college counseling organization with over 50 highly trained counselors injecting guidance, perspective, and occasional cheerleading into the admissions process for the families who join our programs. Since 1999, we’ve helped over 10,000 A-students, C-students, and everyone in between find, apply to, and attend the right colleges for them.

What’s the job?

Your mission will be to drive revenue that allows Collegewise to continue to grow, scale, and change lives. In this role, you will be both an executer of our sales process and a helpful guide to those families who enter into it.

As an executer of our sales process, you’ll join a team that handles all the activity from the moment a prospect reaches out to us until they enroll with a counselor. You’ll follow up with contacts. You’ll engage meaningfully and efficiently by telephone, website chat, and email with parents of college-bound students. You’ll pair them with appropriate counselors and follow up to make sure that hand-off has gone smoothly. And you’ll need to do all of this while efficiently managing a high volume of incoming leads.

As a helpful guide, your job will be to make great impressions that demonstrate with every point of contact exactly how a family can expect to be treated if they were to become a Collegewise customer. You’ll ask good questions that show a genuine desire to understand their problem. You’ll clearly describe our programs and give them the information they need to decide for themselves whether or not Collegewise is the right solution for them. You’ll create interactions that leave each family thankful for your assistance and eager to experience more of the same from a Collegewise counselor.

Responsibilities

  • Make outbound phone calls to families that expressed interest in hearing from Collegewise (no cold-calling here!)
  • Learn about a student’s needs by asking the right questions and taking time to listen—fthis is a consultative sales position
  • Educate families about Collegewise program options and follow-up with them to close the sale
  • Track and update a family’s sales cycle in our CRM

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated record of sales results
  • Consultative selling experience a plus

Salary, start date, and location

This position starts at a 40K base plus commission with uncapped earnings. A successful Program Advisor might earn an additional 80% of their salary during their first year. We’d like our new inside salesperson to start as soon as possible, but we can adjust the start date to accommodate the right person. We’re comfortable with the person in this role working remotely, but the ideal candidate will also be close enough to one of our Collegewise offices (Austin, Boston, DC, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, or others), to regularly interact and even occasionally work out of a local office.

How to Apply

If your interest is piqued, please start by writing us a cover letter. Like a great college essay, a great cover letter helps us get to know who you really are. You’re more interesting than a generic, “insert-name-of-company-here” letter. So please be yourself—smart, thoughtful (maybe even funny). You might also consider checking out our five tips for job-seekers.

Then submit your information at the right. When you paste your cover letter into the text box, your formatting will hold up when we see it (but if it doesn’t, we’ll blame the text box, not you).

Questions?

Feel free to email us at jobs@collegewise.com (please no phone calls). We promise to respond to you quickly.

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