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Riipen Networks Inc.

Connecting Associate

Connecting Associates – Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Connecting Associates
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $36,000 + commission

Who are we?

The Riipen team is as diverse as the communities we support. We come from different backgrounds, with a fantastic variety of skills, and a passion for solving the very real social issue of graduate underemployment.

Empowering emerging talent to gain relevant skills and find jobs they love.

We are a high-performing team that is driven, has fun at work in a flexible and supportive environment, and lives and breathes our core values of Empowerment, Inclusivity, Purpose, Community and Learning. We are rapidly growing and always looking for talented people with the right skills and attitude to join our team.

Company Highlights:

  • 10X growth from 2016 to 2017

  • Active on 150 Campuses across North America

  • 10,000+ Industry Partners in Riipen Network

  • 15,000+ Students got a a real-world experience through the platform since inception.

  • Awarded Top 5 Canadian Technology Company at Metabridge 2017

  • Awarded Coolest Technology at 48 Hours in The Hub in Boston 2017

  • Awarded “Ready to Rocket” 2018

Riipen is looking for a Sales Development Representative (internally know as a Connecting Associate) to join our Industry Team!

We are adding to our team! Riipen is looking for a Connecting Associate to join our Sales Team.  The successful candidate will have a passion for sales, technology and education discovery - how to not only meet client expectations but exceed them.

You will be involved in working with a highly effective, remote and local teams in Vancouver and Toronto, working on the Riipen platform and on the frontlines with our industry clients.

This is a full-time position and will be located in Vancouver.


  • Sourcing and selling industry licenses

  • Schedule and execute professional phone conversations and/or meetings with stakeholders in order to close accounts;

  • To become familiar with Riipen developed sales tools

  • Innovative, self-directed lead generation (eg., through personal networking, outreach, web-based searches)

  • Be aware of and track individual metrics (as defined by the Team Lead)

  • Qualifying leads for Account Executives

  • Recording and keeping up-to-date contact information in HubSpot (CRM)

  • Execute sales strategies and target setting as developed by your team

  • Participate in one-on-one and team training as offered.

  • Educate clients on the benefits of experiential learning;

As a Riipen Team Member you will:

  • Become familiarized with and comply with all the policies and procedures of the Company;

  • Dream, innovate and help Riipen become the de facto technology leader in the education/recruitment technology space;

  • Develop customer relationships that promote retention and loyalty;

  • Be a part of the Riipen community and represent Riipen’s values outside of work; and

  • Make your best effort to meet the objectives established by the Company;

  • Engage with Riipen staff to advance the company in strategic areas;

  • Continue to grow, learn, and develop as a person, separate from Riipen;

  • Complete and collaborate in other responsibilities as the Executive Team sees fit.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous sales experience, preferably within a SaaS environment

  • Well-organized and detail oriented

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with desire to work in fast-paced, start-up environment, with the ability to consistently deliver exceptional results on demanding timelines

  • You are friendly, smart, and easy to work with;

What we offer:

  • Great work environment - great people, great social impact

  • Great central location in Vancouver and/or Toronto

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Employee Stock Option Plan

  • Remote working opportunities

To Apply:

Please create a project to showcase yourself - get creative! https://riipen.io/projects/331/details

and contact Andrea Russell, Director of People & Culture at andrea.russell@riipen.com

Riipen is an inclusive employer, we welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.

We thank everyone for their application, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Connecting Associates
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $36,000 + commission
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