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Improving Student Retention in Colleges

Outside Sales Representative

$80k – $90k • 0.05% – 0.1%
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About Upswing:

Currently partnered with more than 80 colleges throughout the country, Upswing helps over 600,000 students succeed throughout college. You'll get to work with a team of motivated, intelligent, and fun people at Upswing - all working towards the same mission of student success. We're located in Austin, TX and are excited to meet you!

Upswing is a student retention platform that partners with colleges and universities across the country to improve student graduation rates. Our unique approach combines student success services by 24/7 live online tutoring and advanced data analytics to understand when students are at risk, and help colleges do something about it.

About You:
• You are passionate about software sales and the education industry
* You are excited about traveling to various campuses around the country
• You want to help change the trajectory of education through software & services
• You are familiar with the "predictable revenue" sales model and work well in a team-based setting
• You want to work downtown & believe working in a great culture with people you like is just as important as the work you do

About What We Need:
• We need a passionate Outside Sales Representative that is tenacious about following up with qualified prospects to close deals
• A self-motivated, self-starter that can help us create a foundation of learning in our growing sales organization
• Team-oriented sales professional focused on achieving revenue goals
• A relationship builder who maintains customer focus throughout the sales process
• A go-getter with experience navigating a lengthy sales cycle and the ability to locate the decision makers in a complex organizational chart
* The passion to have intimate conversations with VPs, Provosts, and Directors on college campuses

The Skills you Need:
• Ability to deliver a clear, concise elevator pitch of the services you're selling
• Willingness to make phone calls, lead demos, and travel on-site often (travel up to 50% of the time)
• The desire to learn and implement sales strategies quickly
• CRM and SaaS experience


Company Benefits Include:
- Competitive salary
- Company stock options
- Health, dental, and vision coverage
- 401k program
- Flexible PTO policy
- Stocked snack pantry
- Gym membership
- Company outings
- Downtown office overlooking the hike & bike and Lady Bird Lake
- Mission-driven, passionate coworkers and office culture

On-Target Earnings of approximately $80,000 - 90,000.

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Melvin Hines

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CEO & Co-Founder of @Upswing • Studied at @Duke University Law School (2009) and @Fuqua School of Business (2011). • Aiming to kick attrition's butt.

Alex Pritchett

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COO & Co-Founder of @Upswing. Passionate about bridging the gap between education and technology.

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