Director of Sales and Marketing
Raise5 - Chicago, IL

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Raise5 is a successful young startup endorsed by Sir Richard Branson. The company has technical founders who have developed a rich platform with a great community of active users. We are looking to bring on a partner to help bring the platform to a larger and broader audience, through shaping our sales and marketing strategy.

Job Description

As a small team of five, this position will require the new member to manage communications/marketing projects from initial design phase through to execution, working with organizations and internal teams. The position will allow for a great degree of creativity and critical thinking. The ideal candidate should be comfortable in:

Developing and implementing a sales strategy for optimizing the sales process
Developing and maintaining a sales pipeline
Conducting client meetings to demonstrate the features and values of the platform
Crafting marketing materials (documents, illustrations, videos, etc.)
Creating and maintaining reports for tracking and analyzing sales performance
Developing creative non-traditional sales and outreach strategies
Managing the future sales team members as the company grows

Skills and Qualifications

BS/BA Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field
Experience and track record in B2B sales and/or marketing (preferably in the non-profit or tech space)
Exceptional writing and presentation skills
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Goal and outcome-oriented, with the ability to self-manage and meet deadlines
Entrepreneurial, start-up attitude


222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 (AKA ‘1871’) Chicago, IL 60654

Company Overview

Founded in Jan. 2012, Raise5 is an exciting for-profit startup that is redefining non-profit fundraising. The company has been endorsed by Sir Richard Branson and covered in major publications such as The Huffington Post and Fast Company. The Raise5 founders are technical entrepreneurs who have devoted their time to developing a rich platform that will revolutionize the fundraising space. Raise5 empowers people to sell their skills and talents to the world in exchange for donation to their favorite charities. It opens new creative ways of creating real positive change through a for-profit business. The Raise5 team strongly believes in the idea of business as an engine for social progress and highly values integrity, honesty and passion.

Type of Employment

Full-time, senior level position