Hiring: Retreat Center Liaison & Sales
Retreat Guru is hiring! Do you thrive in flexible, creative and mindful environments? Do you have a personal drive to collaborate authentically with a fun team that is making a difference in the world? Join our team, grow and engage your passion for sales in our start-up software company that’s transforming the retreat/wellness community worldwide, ok well maybe not transforming… but we are making a wee difference with our software.
A little bit about us
Our mission at Retreat Guru is to help retreat centers thrive with state of the art digital tools that allow them to work as effortlessly as possible. In turn, they can provide more retreats with less effort. We want more people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.
Why you’d like us
To develop a unique booking software product designed specifically for retreat leaders you need a seriously awesome team, and that’s what we are. Our international Nelson office is home to friendly and mindful individuals that are all super passionate about nourishing an authentic and professional culture – just like our product. We balance laser-focused work with having a lot of fun too – including yoga and meditation in the workplace.
Are you looking for more work-life balance? Love nature and wilderness, locally grown and locally made products? You can explore it all in lively Nelson- including a diverse local arts and music scene with authentic fun-lovin’ people. Check this out.
We are looking for a talented sales and marketing people to join our innovative and evolving team. You will be focused on building relationships with retreat facilitators and retreat center founders to close and onboard them into our retreat management software: Booking Guru. We are growing steadily and solidly and we are magnetizing amazing people to help achieve our goals.
What would my role involve?
- Managing and prioritizing a sales pipeline
- Assessing and qualifying leads
- Introducing people to the software during online demos
- Outbound sales & content development – interview potential clients for our online magazine
- Selling our retreat management software tools (SaaS) to qualified prospects who will benefit from increased organization and effectiveness in running their retreats
- Training clients on using the software to manage all aspects of running their retreats
- Managing client relationships over time
- Closing software contracts and hitting sales targets
- Grounded and authentic – ability to connect with people around their personal vision and passion
- Excellent technical know-how: photoshop, wordpress, basic html, and CSS is handy.
- Excellent communication skills and very personable (bordering on adorable)
- Need to be able to do website integrations
- 2 to 5 years of SaaS/software selling experience
- Ability to work in a fast changing (at times groundless) environment
- Familiarity with the global retreat community is nice to have
- Running small marketing campaigns sending out email newsletters, copywriting and blog posts
Think we might be the team for you? Run through the scoring sheet and follow the directions below.
Score +3 if you’ve been lead sales/customer development manager for over two years
Score +2 if you have developed and executed a strategic marketing or business plan
Score +2 if you have more than 3 years experience in IT sales and building customer relationships
Score +1 if you have an Undergraduate degree in either business, project management or organizational behaviour
Score +2 if you have an MBA
Score +2 if you are a Growth Hacker, score -1 if you had to google that just now
Score +3 if you have managed your own sales cycle within a CRM system
Score +2 if you have more than 2 years experience working within a collaborative team
Score +2 if you have lead teams in both operations and marketing in a start-up phase
Score -5 if you manage daily tasks with your email inbox
Score +4 if you are familiar with wordpress architecture (themes, plugins, widgets,etc)
Score +2 if you know basic CSS and HTML
Score +2 if you love connecting with new people
Score +2 if you get a high out of selling things that you believe in
Score +1 if you have a favorite font this month
Score +2 if you have gone on retreat yourself
Score +2 if your technical and business writing reads like poetry
Score +2 if you have created a social media strategy, +1 bonus if you have implemented it
Score +3 if you meditate or practice yoga
Score +3 if you live in Nelson, BC or can move here. If you can’t relocate to Nelson BC -50
Score +1 if you have started your own business
Score +1 if you volunteer
Score +1 if you speak another language
Score +1 if you hike
Score +1 if you like dogs
Score +1 if you like downhill mountain biking
Score +1 if you smile a lot, even on public transit.
Score +1 if you enjoy teaching
Your TOTAL Score:
If you scored over 25 points You may be a good fit. Send an email to email@example.com with a copy of your itemized score. We will have a look at how you did and if it is a right fit, we will get back to you via email for an interview.
If you scored over 35 points, You sound like a senior customer development / marketing team leader. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your itemized score and your myers briggs score, so we can see where you shine. We will connect up with you for tea at our office.
If you scored over 40 points, we’ve already pencilled you in for an interview. Send your total score to email@example.com or stop by our office in Nelson, BC, we would love to buy you lunch and see how you would like to fit into our growing company.
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