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Sales and Marketing Representative

Sales & Marketing Representative

Full-Time, Immediate Hire

What We're About

The Columbia School of English is a growing Portland-based company operating in the education industry. Currently, we are looking for an outgoing, self-motivated, and hardworking individual to take on the full-time role of being a sales and marketing representative for our company. We value entrepreneurial thought, creativity, initiative, and delivered results.

The Position

The sales and marketing representative will work closely with a manager to promote our services to customers and partner organizations. The focus of this position will be to expand our clientele and market presence by using various media and in-person channels to sell and retain our services to prospective customers, current customers, and partner organizations.

The sales and marketing representative will also conduct general research, process necessary day-to-day documentation, and support the manager on special projects, among other administrative responsibilities. Additionally, they will take part in special events, activities, and opportunities for travel, pending sales performance.


As a sales and marketing representative, you'll receive several benefits upon joining us, such as:

  • The opportunity to serve a key role in a dynamic, growing company
  • Priority access to management and top decision-makers
  • Job training in marketing, sales, negotiation, and customer service best practices
  • A community of friendly and supportive colleagues and customers
  • Heavily discounted services for family and friends
  • Accumulating paid time off (PTO) after initial training and assessment
  • Week-long breaks/vacations (Unpaid) every 3 months
  • Opportunities to develop highly translatable sales, marketing, and presentation skills for personal career growth
  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with people from around the world and interact with different cultures
  • Commission on sales, pending sales performance
  • Opportunities for promotion in management and leadership, pending job performance
  • Opportunities for travel, pending sales performance


Compensation: Starting at $13.00/hour + Commission Bonuses

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday (8:30am-5:00pm)



As a sales and marketing representative, your responsibilities will include:

  • Sales and direct marketing to customers and partner organizations
  • Overseeing customer acquisition and retention efforts in various target markets
  • Increasing overall awareness of the company brand and presence both online and in person
  • Meeting sales and direct marketing goals
  • Conducting and analyzing demographics research
  • Developing and executing strategic initiatives
  • Contributing feedback for product development
  • Assisting a manager with special projects
  • Processing day-to-day documentation for prospective and current customers
  • Canvassing and developing contacts as necessary
  • Answering calls and correspondence, directing inquiries
  • Welcoming and providing general assistance to visitors
  • Travelling and representing the company at special events, pending sales performance
  • Providing general assistance to the team with administrative duties as needed

Requirements & Qualifications

In seeking a sales and marketing representative to fill this key role on our team, we seek the following qualifications and qualities in a person:


  • Background in sales, direct marketing/advertising, recruitment/customer acquisition, media, or related fields
  • Personal transportation compatible with work schedule
  • Extroverted, positive, and outgoing attitude
  • Timeliness, responsiveness, and dedication to excellent service
  • Professionalism, cleanliness, and proper etiquette in person and in written communications
  • Very high focus on deliverables
  • High attention to details
  • Comfort using Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook Email Client
  • Initiative, independent thought with minimal handholding
  • Ability to be a quick learner
  • Adaptability and comfort with multitasking
  • High attention to personal organization and time management
  • Familiarity with project management
  • Creativity, resourcefulness, and determination to get the job done
  • Comfort sitting at a desk most work hours
  • Comfort answering correspondence, directing inquiries, and welcoming visitors
  • Ability to lift 40-50lbs on occasion

Highly Beneficial

  • 2-3 years of sales, direct marketing/advertising, or recruitment/customer acquisition work experience
  • Background in demographics research, market intelligence
  • Background in statistical analysis
  • Experience or familiarity expanding online presence and SEO
  • Experience networking or developing contacts


  • Web development/applications development experience
  • Graphic design or skill with multimedia artwork
  • Fluency in other languages

How to Apply

  1. If you believe you are a good fit for this role and genuinely desire to join our growing team, please send us your resume with a description of why you are a good candidate for the role. Your resume should be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Do not include a link to an online file or resume.
  2. Work references and job experience are viewed very positively. Please include these on your application where applicable.
  3. Please also include your earliest dates available to interview, along with your earliest start date.
  4. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will be contacted shortly afterward by phone or email to schedule an interview. Note: this position is for immediate hire, so applications will be reviewed within 12 hours of submission with priority to immediately available candidates.
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