Business Development/Sales Specialist

Full-Time Position
Relocation Assistance:
Must have United States Citizenship
As an Educational Travel Specialist, generate new accounts in the student educational travel industry via telemarketing and face-to-face account selling on behalf of company. Implement the company's superior selling system to further ensure that the company's high quality programs are the only choice in educational travel for teachers, administrators, students and parents. Flourish in the company's proven system and develop your career while adhering to the company guiding principles of excellence, education, customer care, integrity and corporate stability.

This position reports to the Sales Director.

This position is home-based, with two weeks of initial on-site training. After training, employees will report to the office twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Qualified candidates will be required to complete an online assessment.
o Utilize in-house resources to research potential new customers
o Contact potential customers by telephone; field incoming inquiries - Describe WorldStrides and its services - Recommend specific tour packages - Provide clear and accurate information on tour prices and inclusions
o Maintain ongoing contact with potential customers by phone and mail
o Maintain accurate and up-to-date computer records and documentation on all customer data, telephone contact, price quotes and written correspondence
o Travel overnight to attend conventions
o Visit potential customers in person
o Participate in calling campaigns and other initiatives
o Generate spring sales
o Help to service sold accounts
o Participate in special projects as needed
o Attend and contribute to regular department meetings
o Additional responsibilities may be assigned
ONLY local candidates will be considered for this position
o High school degree or equivalent; college degree preferred
o Excellent telephone skills
o 2 years sales/customer service/retail/K-12 teaching experience
o CRM experience
o Able travel and drive an automobile
o Only local candidates or candidates willing to relocate at their own expense will be considered for this position
o Some proofreading/editing experience
o High level ability to remain focused and self-motivated for months at a time in order to persistently pursue new business
o Must be coachable, goal-oriented, and have strong management skills
o Strong organizational and time management skills
o Strong work ethic and a professional communication skills and appearance are required
o Ability to work independently, with high intensity for long periods, as well as to function within a team
o Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
o Heavy lifting required while attending conventions
o Confident and self-assured attitude
o Facilitate and/or perform training of staff members as requested
o Foster communication within the department, with other departments
o Maintain knowledge of company policies and procedures
o Support company policies and management decisions with a sense of urgency
o Seek out and participate in internal and external programs that facilitate personal and professional growth
o Track days off; write and deliver self-performance appraisal to the Director of Sales management

o Effective staff member
o Professionalism
o Identify and discuss personal and professional growth goals with the Director of Sales

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