Leading uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, Blackbaud provides software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empowers and connects people to advance the social good movement. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, foundation, corporations, education institutions, and the individual change agents who support them. We work with over 40,000 organizations, helping them realize their goals, fund their missions, manage their operations, and develop long-lasting supporter relationships. Our customers are passionate about making the world a better place, and we're inspired by the opportunity to help them.
About the role
We are looking for a dynamic, high-performing Client Account Executive with experience selling software solutions within the K-12 Education sector. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full sales cycle, from lead to close, and must love the thrill of the hunt. They will also help internal teams continue to innovate by sharing knowledge of client challenges as well as their understanding of Blackbaud's portfolio of our offerings to independent school prospects. We want you to work with these prospects to uncover needs and opportunities to expand the use of our products and services, helping them to achieve success with their fundraising, financial, academic, website, and organizational goals.
What you'll be doing:
Qualifying, pursuing and closing sales opportunities within our current client base
Exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual sales quotas
Using/maintaining internal sales tools (salesforce.com) for CRM and pipeline management
Engaging with technical and/or executive team members in complex sales scenarios
Developing client proposals that effectively communicate our products and offer customized solutions for each unique nonprofit organization
Ongoing, self-directed monitoring of non-profit marketplace and competitor developments
Regular engagement with product management to deliver intelligence on client needs
What we'll want you to have:
5+ years of software solution (SaaS) sales experience
Understanding of sales methodologies (i.e. value selling, target account selling, solutions selling, strategic selling)
Proven history of consistent over-quota achievement of sales goals in the Education sector
Ability to thrive in a competitive environment and to adapt to change easily
Demonstrated success in client relationship management
A bachelor's degree
Prior experience selling/implementing in independent school market a plus
Additional skills might require a combination of previous experience working/selling to the non-profit community, working in an educational or school affiliated organization, or having a background in Accounting or Finance.
Why you'll want to come work here:
Competitive salary (commission/bonus based on type of role), 4 weeks paid time off, great benefits (medical, dental, vision, FSA), 401K match
Gift matching, volunteer for vacation program, and endless community involvement opportunities
Named to Forbes' Fast Tech 25 and Fortune's Change the World List; we are growing and offer incredible opportunity for advancement
Tremendous company culture and office perks as well as a new cutting-edge new headquarters completed in 2018
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Blackbaud is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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