Sales Development Representative, For Profit

About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We’re looking for a fearless new business prospector to connect with for-profit and career colleges.  Your role will be to seek new business opportunities by reaching out to potential clients via phone and email.  

Prospecting and lead generation activities are primarily focused on making warm and cold telephone calls, as well as sending emails to leads in our database.  You will use your communication skills to cultivate strong relationships with customers.

If you are motivated and results-driven, and enjoy working in a team environment, we'd like to meet you.  If you want to work for a fast paced company that is on the rise, you will want to meet us!

Responsibilities

  • Set up meetings/calls between prospective career colleges and for-profits clients and Account Executives
  • Contact potential clients through phone calls and emails with Sales Enablement Platform
  • Be the voice of our company by introducing potential clients to our brand
  • Find the best contact for each account
  • Report to the SDR Manager weekly with sales results
  • Stay up-to-date with new products/services and new pricing/payment plans
  • Be thorough and organized in your documentation in our CRM
  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Attend onboarding sessions to better understand our internal processes and learn about the company
  • Dive into our sales training and quickly start to develop an understanding of our customers and enrollment marketing solutions
  • Role play, role play, role play until you’re confident and comfortable with verbiage
  • Learn the sales process and understand key performance indicators
  • Jump into the day-to-day duties of an SDR.  You will call and email your assigned prospects while navigating Salesforce and learn the platform, Outreach
  • Use investigative skills to identify the correct contact for each account

Within 3 Months:

  • Own your numbers -- hit your qualified customer appointments number 
  • Work closely with Account Executives to establish a process and strategy to achieve goals and progressively seek new business
  • Become an expert to confidently speak to product features 
  • Work with other team members to determine what messaging is resonating with your segment and continue to build out based on that data

Within 6 Months:

  • Effortlessly fold in cold outreach to your routine where you can jump into a phone conversation with anyone, while consistently meeting your numbers
  • Tap into the knowledge you’ve been building to discover totally new sources of leads where we will be able to reach out to them
  • Step up as a leader to the new team members

Within 12 Months:

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market 
  • Become a senior member of the team where you will help onboard, train, and mentor your peers
  • Be prepared to take on additional responsibilities

What We Are Looking For

  • Previous experience working in for-profit/ career college admissions or a history of selling services to those segments a must
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Useful Experience

  • Track record of achieving sales quotas
  • Experience cold calling
  • Experience with CRM software or Sales Enablement platform (eg., Salesforce)
  • Understanding of sales performance metrics

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k) with company match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please.  All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

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Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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