Inspire | Event Sales Ambassador - Technical.ly

Event Sales Ambassador

Inspire |  Philadelphia, Pa | Sales / Biz Dev

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About Us

Disrupting the one-size-fits-all utility model, Inspire’s groundbreaking smart home subscription seamlessly combines personalized clean energy plans with best-in-class smart devices. Using the Inspire app, members can self-drive their smart homes from anywhere, and select automated settings to use less energy while earning rewards. Inspire strives to make every home a smart home, powered by clean energy. Inspire’s mission is to drive forward a brighter energy future by simplifying consumer adoption of clean energy and smart home technologies. Through continual innovation and scaling of connected device interoperability; clean energy supply, generation and storage; and intelligent, decentralized grid services, Inspire is building the world’s first fully-integrated clean energy company.

Launched in January 2014, Inspire homes have used the clean power production equivalent of 121 wind turbines since inception. Driven by a team of mission-driven Avengers in Philadelphia and Santa Monica, Inspire prides itself on a culture of ownership, teamwork and stalwart obsession with “crushing it!”

The Position

The Event Sales Ambassador will be the face of Inspire and is an integral part of our local, community-oriented sales experience. They will be responsible for engaging, educating, and enrolling future members at events and in tandem with our local retail partners.  An ideal future Field Avenger will thrive in a social environment, is extremely outgoing, and is passionate about the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment! You are innately optimistic, enthusiastic, and are be up for the challenge of empowering people towards a brighter energy future.

Responsibilities

  • Attend local events throughout the Philadelphia area, interact with event attendees and educate them on the benefits of using 100% clean power with Inspire
  • Embody the Inspire brand by articulating the positive impact of switching and creating a great signup experience for local residents
  • Share wins and stay connected with your team leader and fellow heroes using tablet instant messaging, video calls, and other digital applications
  • Challenge yourself to crush daily, weekly, and monthly goals

Qualifications

  • You have strong communication skills: pleasant, fluid, and persuasive
  • You have the ability to persevere through rejection and are a problem solver
  • You learn, challenge, and question the status quo
  • You thrive working independently and absolutely goal driven
  • You are proficient in Google products and tablet use [Docs, Chrome, Slides, etc.]
  • You are 18 years or older
  • You hold a BS/BA degree or working towards one (students encouraged!)
  • You have a reliable mode of transportation to get to and from events
  • You have prior sales experience or are looking to kick start your career in sales
  • You’re knowledgeable and passionate about the clean energy field

The Perks

This position is a part-time, hourly and commission based role, ideal for students or freelancers looking to get their foot in the door at a growing, fun startup! You can expect to work 2-3 days per week with a focus on weekends (when most of our events occur). Given the travel required, Inspire will provide a monthly allowance to help cover travel costs. The ideal candidate will have immediate availability and be able to consistently work events on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we invite you to submit your application here! Let’s bring clean power to the people.

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What are some examples of projects Inspire employees are working on?

Everyone is or becomes a full-stack developer. The company is very product-focused. Technologists are tasked with developing next generation consumer products that are easy to use and help members better understand their energy consumption. The team is currently working on Inspire’s consumer technology platform, which is written with a mix of Ruby and Angular 2, and using Ionic to create native mobile apps. Inspire’s tech team is constantly unlocking data that helps members optimize their energy usage, increase their home's value and decrease their carbon footprint.

How does Inspire encourage learning on the job?

Developers at Inspire love technology and are driven by their curiosity. It’s not a requirement to be an expert in the languages and tools we use, but it is a requirement to strive to get better at technology every day. At Inspire, coders get to learn and work with new technologies throughout the stack, whether it’s on the front-end, building API’s or working with our data scientists.

How does the company’s mission impact its technologists?

In the best way. Coders have opinions, and those opinions are welcomed at Inspire. While technical skills are important, Inspire is looking for technologists who want to feel a sense of purpose when they go to work everyday. Inspire’s dev team brings the company’s mission to life in everything it builds. At the end of the day, developers are asking themselves the same question their colleagues in other departments are asking: Is this going to help us achieve our mission?

What does the company do to loosen things up?

The drive to create a larger impact on this world is very real, but employees don’t take themselves too seriously. Every employee is an Avenger fighting climate change. Every employee also has his or her own story about their first “Cupcake Smash,” an internal birthday tradition that features an Avenger cape and a cupcake eating competition (could you eat a cupcake in one bite?). That is, unless you’re CEO and founder Patrick Maloney, who donned a pair of goggles and plunged his head into a bucket of water to bob for his birthday cupcake.

What is every-day company culture like?

Avengers will tell you that company culture is a big draw, and like everything else about Inspire, the company mission is a big part of it. The team is driven by the collective desire to create something new — to test, learn and solve the tough problems. Inspire’s staff is young, energized, and motivated by purpose-driven work. Avengers are encouraged to learn new skills and put them to the test. Outside of work, team members can often be found together, whether it be at a happy hour or office yoga session. Side projects are encouraged, and several employees use their free time to build something unrelated to work or engage with environmental justice organizations.

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