InStride
InStride is a tech-enabled services company that delivers workforce education solutions.
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SMB Account Executive

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At InStride, it’s simple. 

We believe the more you invest in your people, the more skilled they become, and the better your organization performs. 

Our mission to bring career-aligned, debt-free education to employers and their workforce has created pathways for 52,000+ Learners to accelerate their careers with 3,100+ learning options. 

Our teams are tied together by a recognition of how impactful education can be for one’s career, livelihood and community. Our commitment to the success of our Learners is what defines us. To get a better feel for our culture, watch more here.

Candidates must be located in one of the following states to be considered eligible for employment: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA, WI. 

What we're looking for:

As a SMB Account Executive you will play a pivotal role in driving our organization’s growth by expanding adoption of programs within our Franchise client segment. You will lead the prospecting, engagement and enlistment of franchisees who’s parent companies offer the InStride workforce education programs. This will include territory planning, prospecting outreach, opportunity execution and successful delivery against quota. The role requires strong communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills to effectively promote our offering to potential clients. It is a fast paced, high volume environment.

Who you are:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in business-to-business sales for software, educational services, franchise benefits or related solutions.
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales targets.
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry, market trends, and a keen understanding of client needs and pain points. 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to present complex ideas and solutions in a clear and persuasive manner. 
  • Analytical mindset, proficient in using data to drive decision-making and inform strategy. 
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking, and the ability to align business objectives with sales and marketing initiatives. 
  • Self-motivated, driven, and adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • A passion for professional growth, continuous learning, and a commitment to staying up-to-date with industry best practices. 
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only a high return on investments but also has meaningful impact on society
  • High EQ, comfortable with ambiguity and has a “no job too small” startup mentality.

How you will create impact:

  • Proactively identify and target potential franchise business owners to expand our program adoption among InStride’s strategic Franchisor partners. Use your in-depth knowledge of our products and services to successfully align them with the evolving needs of their workforce.
  • Partner closely with Corporate Partner Success and Engagement Managers to align on goals, define the acquisition strategy, and provide regular updates to the Corporate Franchise stakeholders.
  • Leverage outreach strategies including warm and cold calls, promotional campaigns, incentives, and PR to set meetings with prospective franchise business owners and operators.
  • Conduct compelling product presentations and demonstrations to showcase the benefits of the InStride program offering, using insight into the prospect’s specific needs to tailor appropriately. 
  • Develop and implement effective sales plans to meet or exceed quotas and revenue targets. Collaborate effectively with sales and marketing teams to align strategies and messaging.
  • Effectively communicate and align prospects with the terms and pricing of the InStride offering. Close sales opportunities and ensure successful contract signings.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, competing offerings and market conditions to support informed and tailored sales execution.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activities, prospect interactions and opportunity forecasts. Support regular opportunity and pipeline reviews.
  • Continuously update knowledge of InStride’s products and services to effectively communicate their value to potential clients.
  • Gather and relay customer feedback and insights to relevant InStride teams and management, contributing to the refinement and development of our offerings.
  • Travel as necessary and participate in industry events, conferences, and thought leadership initiatives to strengthen our brand’s presence and network with potential clients and partners. 

Target base compensation amount for this role outlined below. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts shown below.

$65,000$80,000 USD

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At InStride we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this role!

Benefits @ InStride 

As an organization that champions investing in people, it’s critical we walk the talk. That’s why every InStride employee is eligible to enroll in 3,100+ online certificate and degree programs through our Step Forward program. Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, InStride covers your tuition upfront, regardless of your course of study, degree type, or school - eligible to all employees starting Day 1. 

This role is also eligible for the following benefits:

  • 401(k) plan with company match 
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid family leave
  • Best-in-class health care benefits
  • And more!

InStride Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At InStride, we foster a culture of belonging, we support authenticity and intersectionality, and we embrace and appreciate our differences. We do this by building a diverse pipeline of talent and ensuring equitable access to opportunities, information and leadership. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. 

Policies & Disclosure 

Effective November 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the People & Talent team in writing.

 For questions on how we use personal information of job applicants, please refer to InStride's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

Beware of recruiting scams. InStride does not require a financial transaction or any financial account information to be eligible for employment. If you receive a message purporting to be from InStride asking you for a financial transaction, your financial account information, or any other sensitive information, please do not respond and let us know immediately at [email protected].

About InStride

InStride is a tech-enabled services company that is pioneering new approaches to workforce education solutions with a mission of driving meaningful social and business outcomes by unlocking access to life-changing education. In collaboration with quality academic institutions, we enable employers to provide career-aligned, debt-free education through a personalized, digital platform and a consultative service model. To learn more, visit: https://www.instride.com/

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What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Below are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team. We are most proud of our Step Forward program, in which InStriders can enroll in any of the 2,300+ course and program offerings available through our academic network., and InStride pays 100% of their tuition upfront.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Since InStriders are spread out across the U.S., InStriders volunteer with non-profit organizations in communities nationwide.
Partners with nonprofits
InStride partners with OneTen Coalition as an endorsed talent developer to provide education opportunities and career advancement for Black talent.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Once a year, InStriders gather in person to learn about the company and each other through work and informal sessions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Currently, all InStride employees work remotely.
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our leadership team represents a wide variety of backgrounds, and our hiring practices encourage bringing in many unique and different perspectives to our work and our organization.
Mandated unconscious bias training
InStriders have access to Arizona State University's "To Be Welcoming" curriculum, which is intended to help individuals participate in open and honest conversations with those in our community.
Diversity manifesto
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We start by using Text.io to write job descriptions and job postings that attract as wide an array of candidates as possible. We look for ways candidates whose values match our own.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
InStride offers flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care costs.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
InStride has a number of programs to support wellness, from mental health services to a work-from-home stipend to set up an ergonomic home office.
Mental health benefits
Through InStride's health insurance benefits, InStriders have access to Brightline, Cleo, Headspace and Spring Health for emotional and psychological support.
Wellness days
InStride schedules regular Wellness Days, when the entire company shuts down, to promote a better work-life balance.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
In addition to a dependent care FSA option, InStride offers caregiver subsidies through Helpr to help InStriders who serve as caregivers for loved ones.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Family expansion benefits available through our health insurance benefit plans.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
In addition to unlimited PTO, InStride has Wellness Days throughout the year when the office closes. This ensures that InStriders can enjoy time off without worrying about falling behind.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
InStride closes our offices between Christmas and New Year's Day to allow our team members time to spend with their families.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
InStride provides all the necessary equipment to successfully work from home.
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
InStride covers 100% tuition upfront when you enroll in any of the 2300+ online courses offered by the institutions in our academic network. Learn new skills, earn a credential, or even a degree!
Lunch and learns
InStriders periodically host events to share information with their colleagues.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
InStride covers 100% tuition upfront when you enroll in any of the 2300+ online courses offered by the institutions in our academic network. Learn new skills, earn a credential, or even a degree!
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage upfront for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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