Wanted Starting January 2019
YI Advisors, the social-impact consulting arm of the non-profit Young Invincibles, is seeking a Sales Engineer. This person should have the ability to consult on mobile technology topics to support business development efforts and current project implementation across YI Advisors’ regions, with particular focus on technological projects. The Sales Engineer will be an enthusiastic professional with a strong business acumen and creative outlook. This individual will have two primary roles: 1. To act as a strategic technical consultant for the YI Advisors business development and partnerships team for both new and current projects; 2. Become an expert on YI Advisors’ technical and organizational skills in order to help market YI Advisors’ digital tools to a broad range of prospective clients across sectors and regions.
YI Advisors takes on projects than can help young people - and builds the tools to make that a success. We're looking for team members that care about the application of technology, and have a passion for making sure we're being effective as possible in connecting young adults to the resources they need most.
Interfacing with YI Advisors team, existing and prospective clients to determine technical requirements, feasibility, and expectations
Providing feedback to YI Advisors team that results in product improvements, and creative ideas for new products
Attending business development events and meetings (ideal candidate is willing to travel up to 25%)
Assisting in identifying new business opportunities and clients that align with YI Advisors’ mission and development priorities
Researching best practices and existing products in our field of work
Strong comfort with technology products
Creative, energetic, and possessing a great attitude
Entrepreneurial, able to work independently
Professional and mature in all settings
Solid communications skills
Intrigued by the application of technology
Ability to converse on technical topics
Enjoys business development and closing a technical sale
A passion for Young Invincibles’ mission
1-3 years experience in business development or sales AND/OR 1-3 years experience in technology development or related fields (i.e. data science, computer science, product management, engineering)
About YI Advisors
YI Advisors is the consulting arm of Young Invincibles (YI), a leading national youth advocacy organization. Founded in the summer of 2009 during the debate over health care reform, YI has quickly grown as the leading voice for young people on the issues of health care, higher education, and employment.
Using insight gained from young adults focused research and campaigns, YI Advisors offers a wide range of services to mobilize and engage young adults on behalf of clients in both the private and public sector.
YI Advisors has a staff-sharing agreement with Young Invincibles that allows us to draw on their unique expertise.
YI Advisors is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. Young Invincibles does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.