- Job posted on: 5th Jan 2021
- Applications close:
Over the last 12 months, we have been living through what will be the most historic global event since the Second World War. It’s scary, it’s confusing - especially for our youngest citizens - and misinformation is rife. It is more important than ever that our schools are armed with the tools, resources and training they need to guide our students. Not just to understand the facts of this pandemic, though that is of course important, but how to stop and critically evaluate those facts for themselves.
Stile creates world-class teaching and learning resources for science that are designed to engage students in real-world science and help them build the skills they’ll need to thrive. Today, almost half a million Australian students and their teachers use Stile in science.
To get a bit of a feel for what we do, check out our latest lesson on the influence of social media.
We’re expanding our Melbourne-based team to include a passionate, efficient and adaptable Sales Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Sales and Success, this new addition is designed to make Stile’s sales and marketing teams even more effective, ultimately ensuring that we’re supporting our community of schools as best as we possibly can.
This role is initially intended as four days per week, with a possibility of moving to full-time.
We’re looking for an adaptable hard-worker. Someone who is a great communicator with an exceptional eye for detail. Someone who is a team player, but happy to take ownership of individual projects too. Someone who is incredibly organised and always looking for efficiencies in their work.
Ultimately, someone who just loves getting stuff done.
It sounds like a lot, but you’ll be well-supported every step of the way – your manager and your new, friendly colleagues will teach you everything you need to know! You’ll have flexibility around your working hours and have agency over how you organise your time.
If so, please read on below to find out more about what’s in it for you, and to read about responsibilities of the role in further detail.
For more information on our hiring process, please refer to our hiring process.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
What’s in it for you:
Stile hosts many events for its teachers and for leaders in the STEM education community. The Sales Assistant will assist in the running and coordination of these events, which may include finding venues for hire, liaising with caterers, compiling gift bags etc.
Many Sales and Success team members travel domestically as part of their role. This is generally to visit schools they’re responsible for supporting or our inter-staters will return to Stile HQ for events and training. The Sales Assistant will assist with the booking of flights, accommodation and car hire where necessary.
Organising mailing tasks
We’re regularly sending out marketing, training or onboarding material to our schools in the post. Often this is en masse, and sometimes it is ad-hoc. The Sales Assistant will be responsible for coordinating these various mailing tasks, which includes mail-merging where necessary, quality checking how material is packaged, hand-writing notes and coordinating with couriers to ensure delivery.
Owning and maintaining the 'Stile Shop'
Stile has a shop where teachers can purchase training material and merchandise. The Sales Assistant will be responsible for fulfilling all orders placed through the Stile Shop, and owning the maintenance of the site. They’ll work closely with the Product team to ensure we have appropriate stock levels at all times, and to ensure the website is updated as required with new releases.
Assisting with the maintenance of reporting and records
The Sales Assistant will support the Sales and Success team with ensuring accurate records at all times. Tasks in this category will differ depending on the time of year, but it will include regular sales reports, checking that teacher details are up-to-date, and making sure that accounting records are correct.
Develop efficiencies and processes
While the Sales Assistant will be fully supported by their manager, it will be part of their core responsibility to spend time working out how the wider team can be increasingly efficient. This will include the development of processes and procedures that make their own job easier without compromising on quality.
This is a part-time, permanent role based in Melbourne, Victoria. We’re looking for four days per week initially, but may be willing to negotiate these hours, or evolve them over time.
The role will be based out of Stile’s head office in Melbourne, with some potential for working from home.
As part of the social distancing measures being put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, we’re currently working fully remote, so you’ll need to be able to work from home. In normal times, our (awesome) office is located on Exhibition Street in Melbourne CBD.