Associate Account Executive

Top Hat, Toronto, Ontario

The all-in-one teaching platform for higher education

Imagine someone gave you these three things: the opportunity to change the future of education, the autonomy to grow your own business, and all the necessary tools to be successful. If a job that combines all three of those things interests you, you may be a fit for our Associate Account Executive (AAE) role here at Top Hat.

As an AAE, you will be assigned an exclusive territory of colleges and universities where you’ll have the autonomy to reach out and develop your own relationships with professors, demonstrate the value of our platform and products, and convert them into clients. To do this, you will show how our products help both students and professors engage in the classroom experience, and how they enable better learning outcomes. In essence, you will be making education better for students: one professor, one classroom, one school at a time.

You will be responsible for prospecting and cold calling new professors, and you will help grow and diversify Top Hat’s presence in universities and colleges across North America. You will be adding value by working with professors to change how they teach and by bringing the education experience into the future.

What you’ll do:

  • Own the full sales cycle, selling into Universities and Colleges across North America with a focus on schools that we haven’t worked with yet.
  • Book meetings, run virtual demonstrations, and follow-up to close new business.
  • Grow the campus user base through lead generation, referrals, and the relationships you’ve developed with professors.
  • Demonstrate the value of using our platform and how we are disrupting the traditional classroom model.
  • Other duties as required.

Who you are:

  • You are a motivated, energetic person with a passion for positive change.
  • You are ambitious and driven to succeed.
  • You have 1 to 3 years of sales and/or retail experience.
  • You have experience working in a metrics-driven environment and remain positive when facing common objections.
  • You are a creative problem-solver, able to brainstorm unique solutions to interesting challenges.
  • You have completed a bachelor's degree or have demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Experience usingSalesforce.com or another CRM would be considered an asset.
  • You are achievement-oriented and excited to join a team that is driving change in higher education.

Some of the reasons we attract great people:

  • You will be making teaching more fun and effective by changing the way students learn and teachers teach.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow as a salesperson through regular 1:1 coaching with your sales managers and team leads.
  • You will have a customized learning and development plan to ensure that you are able to grow to where you’d like to be in your career, whether that’s an account executive, an account manager, or an enterprise sales executive.
  • You will attend Sales University, our four-week training program that will build on your existing skills, help you develop new ones, and educate you on our SaaS platform so that you become a rockstar salesperson.
  • We have a great culture and a team-based environment, where everyone motivates each other to be their best selves, day in and day out.
About Top Hat: 

Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities. Millions of students at 700 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat teaching platform. Headquartered in Toronto, Top Hat has been operating since 2009.

We have a vibrant culture of brilliant people who are innovators, thinkers, and creative geniuses.  We believe in defying the status quo and we want smart people like you to join us. 

The life of a Top Hatter also comes with other sweet perks too:
• Outstanding company culture, with a team that is super smart and motivated to be a part of a company that is changing the face of education.
• We offer breakfast and catered lunch every day!
• Conveniently located at Bloor and Avenue, near 3 TTC stations.
• We are one of the top education technology companies in North America (named Fastest 50 Growing Companies by Deloitte Consulting!)
• Our dress code is casual.

Top Hat welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Top Hat

Our Mission We treat instructors like heroes, elevating their work inside and outside the classroom with compelling content and activities to engage their students. We believe collaboration with our coworkers and with frontline educators is the key to our success. We work hard, we work smart and we work without ego. And we know our aggressive growth will revolutionize the university experience.

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