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Reselling education surplus makes good sense.

InterSchola helps manage the sale of education surplus to a global audience and returns cash to schools and public agencies from otherwise idle assets.
Awards

InterSchola Voted One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Top 5 (#2) Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs of 2012
July 25, 2012

InterSchola CEO Melissa Rich Honored by San Francisco at Annual “Women Making History” Awards
March 6, 2012

InterSchola certified as B Corporation
January 19, 2012

Women's Initiative for Self Employment honors InterSchola Founder, Melissa Rich with a Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011
October 27, 2011

Green certification caps off year of milestones for San Francisco social enterprise
January 12, 2011

InterSchola named one of SF Business Times 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area
October 22, 2010

Jobs

Help schools and promote a meaningful sustainable initiative with measurable social impact!

InterSchola helps school districts, and other public agencies, sell their surplus assets in an online auction environment. Through our efforts, we have returned over $15M to these agencies as a broker for the sale of their no longer needed durable goods asset categories.

We offer exciting opportunities for mission driven individuals with strong entrepreneurial spirits and can-do attitudes to join our high growth, angel funded, socially and sustainability conscious company with office space in heart of San Francisco (in the beautiful Presidio).

Named one of the Top 100 fastest growing private companies in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times, and the recipient of several local and national entrepreneurship awards and certifications, InterSchola is a market leader in providing asset management services to our public agency clients. To date, InterSchola has returned almost $15M to the School districts with which we partner.

Join our team & be a part of the solution!

Field Auction Specialists - Independent Contractors (Various Locations)


Inside Sales and Marketing Associate (San Francisco)

This role is on the frontline of our company’s sales and marketing efforts and has a direct impact on the overall success of the business. The key role of the Internal Sales and Marketing Associate is to support sales initiatives in the territories where InterSchola does business, to develop qualified leads, to schedule appointments for our field organization, and where possible, to bring contracts to signature and generate auction/revenue opportunities within our markets. The Internal Sales and Marketing Associate will work directly with all sales and customer service personnel and will report to the Senior Manager of Client Services.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Provide critical support for sales functions by facilitating the development of sales and client management activity within a region or territory;
    • Research and profile targeted prospects and key contacts
    • Proactively call decision makers to identify opportunities;
    • Develop interest in InterSchola solutions and services and identify key influencers and communicate solution, value proposition and ideas succinctly at a high level;
    • Identify and document prospect's needs, expectations; objections and priorities in order to determine appropriate sales action real-time;
    • Uncover opportunities and set meetings for the appropriate outside sales staff to help drive business;
    • Organize, plan and execute regional and national tradeshows and events, working with appropriate sales personnel and Senior Manager of Client Services so as to maximize sales and marketing opportunities;
    • Develop and execute marketing campaigns (email/ direct mail etc);
    • Work closely with field sales teams to refine marketing and sales collateral;
    • Coordinate marketing research programs and utilize findings to support efforts;
    • Use company CRM System to document status and drive activity as well as inform data mining activities; and,
    • Prepare activity and forecast reports as required.
    Required Experience
    • 3+ Years or equivalent experience in previous sales/marketing role, ideally within education, public agency, government, sectors preferably selling services;
    • Successful track record in identifying leads, and building & developing a pipeline of qualified prospects;
    • Successful track record communicating concepts & value propositions within all levels of an organization; and,
    • Experience finding current opportunities and mining future opportunities
    • Marketing and/or market research or analysis background a plus.
    • Hands on experience with CRM systems such as salesforce.com highly desirable.
    • Adept at using MS Office programs.
    Education Requirement
    • BA/BS ideally in Education, Business, Marketing, Communications or related field
    Knowledge/Skills/Characteristics
    • Skilled outbound calling with a proven track record achieving sales and business goals.
    • Determined and steadfast sales personality with relationship selling background.
    • Self-motivated and able to appropriately set and pursue own goals.
    • Organized and able to manage multiple opportunities simultaneously.
    • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and energetically to solve problems to complete assignments.
    • Intelligent, energized, and interested in supporting the organization's goals.
    • Strong English verbal, written communication skills and presentation skills.
    • Positive enthusiastic work style

This is a part-position of 15-20 hours per week. Compensation is in the $20-$23/ hr plus possible performance based bonuses. We are a fast paced, growing company. This role may grow into a full time position and/or develop into more responsibility over time.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@interschola.com. Please include the job title, Inside Sales and Marketing Associate, and your name in the subject line.

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Customer Sales and Service Representative

Are you that one-of-a-kind person with the skill and confidence to see opportunity where others see a dead end? Do you have that inexhaustible gift to develop relationships on the spot and create a path forward that benefits everyone? If you are, this opportunity is for you!

InterSchola (www.interschola.com) seeks a Customer Service Representative with strong sales, marketing and customer service skills. This position also requires some office, bookkeeping and administrative support. You will work directly with the President and management team of InterSchola.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Providing superior customer service to our online auction buyers via email and phone support.
    • Managing the item sale process from start to finish including: invoicing, payment collection, set up of inspection appointments and scheduling items for pick up or shipping.
    • Marketing unsold items to customer database to ensure highest possible sell-though rate for our clients.
    • Promoting and sustaining a customer service focused team environment.
    • Experience with CRM systems, inventory systems and/or financial systems (ie QuickBooks) a plus!
    About You
    • You have excellent customer service skills (both internal and external) – You WANT repeat customers!
    • You have excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • You love a challenge and can keep your cool when such challenge arises
    • You excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
    • You are self motivated and thrive on hard work
    • You are inspired by talented, smart co-workers
    • You believe in what we are doing; and,
    • You are entrepreneurial and anxious to develop & grow with a visionary company.

We offer an informal, supportive, team oriented work environment. The successful candidate will work from our Presidio, SF offices at least 6 hours per day; 4-5 days per week; 28-32 hrs. per week, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours. It is expected that this role may be increased to 36-40 hours per week as our business grows. There is ample room for professional development and growth including management responsibility for the right candidate.

Initial Compensation is based on experience ($15-18/hr).

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to custservicejobs@interschola.com. Please include the job title, Customer Sales and Service Representative, and your name in the subject line.

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Office Manager

Do you wake up in the morning excited about what you can accomplish? Do you have that priceless gift of seeing all the details and the whole picture, too? If this is you, our team is for you!

Our Office Manager is key to helping us grow our business and implementing our vision!

    Job Responsibilities
    • Customer Support: Answering incoming phone calls and providing superior first-level customer support to our customers and clients directing calls as needed or providing important information to callers.
    • Accounting: Using Quickbooks and internal records information management systems for bookkeeping and reporting (*).
    • Human Resources: Helping ensure set up of new hires.
    • Administration: Providing executive-level administrative support to the President and management team, as needed.
    • General office management: maintaining a neat and tidy office space, purchasing supplies, and other tasks as requested.

(*) Our company works with a certified CPA to perform high-level accounting activities. The successful Office Manager candidate will be involved in the preparation of client invoices and collection of customer payments as well as general bookkeeping activities, including preparation of reports for the President and/or CPA.

    About You
    • You thrive on helping people
    • You are in relentless pursuit of finer attention to detail
    • You love to work with people AND numbers
    • You excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
    • You are self motivated and thrive on hard work
    • You are inspired by talented, smart co-workers
    • You believe in what we are doing; and,
    • You are entrepreneurial and anxious to develop & grow with a visionary company.

Success factors include an exceptionally high standard for quality, productivity, and meeting deadlines. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude, excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills, and a desire to take the lead in managing the office. Prior Office Manager or Executive Assistant experience is required. Candidate must be proficient in Quickbooks (Online version) and Microsoft Office applications.

We offer an informal, supportive, team oriented work environment. The successful candidate will work from our offices approximately 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours. This position may increase in terms of hours and responsibility as our company grows.

Initial compensation is based upon experience and is in the $17-$18/hour range.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to custservicejobs@interschola.com. Please include the job title, Office Manager, and your name in the subject line.

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Area Account Manager – (various locations)

Are you the kind of person who likes hunting for treasure? Are you that one-of-a kind person who takes responsibility and thrives in taking a project from beginning to end? If so, this position is for you! Our company provides services to help resource and cash strapped school districts and public agencies leverage an untapped revenue stream through the sale of surplus assets & obsolete equipment to the public via eBay style online auctions. You will be a valuable member of our team working closely with both our clients (school districts and public agencies) and customers (buyers) of surplus equipment.

    WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
    • Managing clients that have surplus assets and obsolete equipment to sell
    • Working creatively with clients to identify and stage their surplus assets for sale through online auction
    • Preparing eBay style online auction listings
    • Working with clients to prepare for auctions and maximize return
    • Cultivating and maintaining superior client and customer relations
    • Attending to details and deadlines.

    WHO YOU ARE
    • You are mission driven
    • You are a motivated self-starter
    • You take pride in creating and maintaining relationships through sales and account management activities
    • You love a challenge
    • You thrive on "making it happen"
    • You love details & excel at meeting deadlines
    • You are creative, innovative & inspired
    • You are anxious to develop & grow with a visionary company

As an employee you will have a fluctuating weekday schedule with significant flexibility determined by you and the company. You must have reliable transportation, a computer and a digital camera. Photography and computer skills are required. An individual with business and/or industrial retail experience and a strong customer service background a plus.

Compensation: compensation: Hourly Wage + Advance Against Commissions.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to fieldjobs@interschola.com Please include "Area Account Manager" and your name and home city in the subject line.

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