Drones, robots, automated vehicles and more: Be part of the technology revolution in one of the hottest industries today!
We are seeking a high-energy, fast learner and experienced self-starter to join a growing sales team. This position will be challenged to uncover opportunities within an established sales territory and hunt for new prospects in a fast-paced, cross-departmental environment.
You will be responsible for building relationships, filling your pipeline and closing deals to exceed budgets for a variety of products ranging from advertising, tradeshow exhibits, sponsorships, membership and more. You’ll have the opportunity to customize every opportunity to meet your clients’ needs.
You will see how an industry is built from the ground up, and will add valuable new dimensions to your capabilities.
Confidence selling over the phone and in-person from entry-level to C-Suite.
Expert listener that can hear the customers’ needs and connect with solutions.
Ability to paint with words, both written and spoken, a vision that earns clients’ confidence and buy-in.
Experience with writing proposals that sell the client and their team on a vision.
Strong written and verbal skills, including a firm grasp of tone, audience, and clarity.
Strong experience with business basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience with or willing to learn new applications such as event management and email distribution applications such as a2z, Salesforce and netFORUM.
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3 - 5 years of sales experience (exhibit space, sponsorship or advertising sales is helpful).
Motivated to exceed budget while meeting the clients’ needs.
Reliable, dependable and accountable. You don’t just put in your time, you have a strong work ethic, strong sense of accountability and are highly productive.
You are able to work within a team and across teams. You are deeply invested in contributing to not just your own success but the success of your teammates and organization.
You have a hunger for learning, and aren’t satisfied unless you’re growing as a professional.
You are an energetic and a self-starting professional ready to take on the next challenge.
You have amazing organizational skills, able to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks at a time. Deadlines don’t catch you by surprise.
Your flexibility allows you to adjust to changing priorities and operate effectively in a fluid environment.
An excellent communicator. You have excellent oral, written, and editing skills and an impeccable eye for detail.
Tech Savvy. Comfortable with technology as a subject matter as well as in learning new skills.
Ready for leadership. You have great problem solving skills, can help pull people and resources together for a common goal and ready to work toward the next level of project ownership and accountability.
An association who has the stability and history of leading this industry for 45 years but the heart and passion to bring this emerging technology to market.
Invested in your success! We are not successful unless you are successful and growing—professionally and personally. We take the time to share our vision, provide mentorship and guide you on a path forward. We encourage and foster professional development which may include covering the cost of courses or conferences.
A team who works in a fast-moving, highly collaborative environment, offering great opportunities to work on and learn from across several departments and projects ranging from events to content to recruitment.
People who take our work seriously without taking ourselves too seriously; we are excited about shaping the world to come!
We are conveniently located in the Village at Shirlington—home to fantastic restaurants and eateries, Harris Teeter and other shops.
Benefits include health plan, 401K, fitness center membership and free garage parking.
About Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the global unmanned systems and robotics community. With members from industry, government, and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and related technologies.