Website Nearpod Inc.

Nearpod is the most comprehensive Student Engagement Platform

Company Overview:

Nearpod, recently named EdTech Digest’s Company of the Year, is the most comprehensive Student Engagement Platform for K-12 teachers. Nearpod works with any classroom technology from tablets and smartphones to laptops and Chromebooks to help engage students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET and Desmos and with more than 7,000 ready-to-run lessons created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education and the Pulitzer Center. Beyond classroom instruction, the company revitalizes teacher development through Teacher Professional Learning content that cultivates classroom-changing strategies for educators.

Since its launch in 2012, Nearpod has become a leader (& teacher favorite) in teaching and learning with technology. Currently teachers in 3 out of 5 districts in the US use Nearpod.

Nearpod has offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and it is backed by notable investors like Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, and the Knight Enterprise Fund.

In 2019, Nearpod acquired Flocabulary, the leading video and student creativity platform that uses educational hip-hop to engage students and increase achievement. This acquisition has brought together two of the brands most loved by teacher to help engage students in all K-12 classrooms.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Position Overview:

The Sales Development Representative (SDR) will generate new business opportunities by following proven processes to prospect into public K12 Schools and Districts. You’ll learn how to identify and research lists of schools and districts to target, and how to develop campaigns to generate new business opportunities.

The SDR will conduct high-level conversations with faculty and administrators about their education and technology strategies and requirements. The successful candidate will be a strongly self-motivated and driven individual who is goal-oriented, logical and tenacious, and can effectively interact with a team. This position has advancement potential within the Sales organization, and the compensation package includes an uncapped commission and bonus structure.

Role and Responsibilities:

Solve the puzzle of identifying the right contact points to bring Nearpod to their districts.
Get to know your assigned region and generate opportunities there.
Execute creative new prospecting campaigns.
Hold discussions with admins around their needs & goals.

Required Skills and Experience:

1+ years of sales development/sales experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Driven to learn and succeed in Edtech sales
Excited to execute innovative, targeted campaigns that get decision makers interested in bringing transformative technology to classrooms
Lead Development or Sales Development experience preferred
Experience in K12 Edtech market preferred
Experience in SaaS preferred
Excellent phone, written and verbal skills
Well organized with efficient time management skills
Eager to collaborate
Likes friendly competition
Team player with a positive attitude and commitment to exceeding sales objectives

Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions

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.

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