09.05.2017 — by Reetta Heiskanen

We are looking for an education business developer!

In Categories: Educator In English



Do you desire to change the way youth learn about technology? Do you think more youngsters should have the opportunity to try programming and robotics already in school? If yes, this might be something for you!

The ideal candidate will possess both a business background that enables them to drive an engagement and interact with education officials and educators, as well as a background that enables them to easily interact with software developers.

Introduction

Joining Mehackit now is a really unique opportunity to build something new while learning from professionals who are passionate about education. Our vision is to equip the next generation with creative technology skills in a democratic way and wider reach than ever before in history.

Mehackit organizes programming and robotics courses in schools in the Nordics and provides professional development for educators. We have built a network of 100 schools, 500 teachers and several partners. So far we have impacted more than 6000 youngsters through school courses and events.

Our pedagogy is grounded in interactive learning model that builds self-confidence, technology skills and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in a more technical world than ever before.

Position: Education Business Developer

Job description:

  • You will work closely with product leadership: executing on new and existing Mehackit products.

  • You will engage in business development activities: meetings with partners, schools and other clients, preparing sales materials, conducting market research and focus group interviews.

  • You will engage prospective customers, educate them about Mehackit products and discuss the benefits of the products.

  • You will work tightly with our teacher-network and conduct research on their professional development needs.

  • The position is half-time/full-time, depending on your life situation.



A little bit about you:

  • Passion, skills, values

    • Interest in pedagogy and working with 15-18 year olds and teachers.

    • Exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with a proven track record in relationship building.

  • Business experience

    • You have drive to build an international business in the field of education and technology.

    • You have experience from scaling products to new markets.

    • You have experience from working with schools or education field. You also understand the not-for-profit market and social enterprises.

  • Entrepreneurial attitude

    • Flexible and adaptable driver for change

  • Education background

    • University degree in economics/engineering/social sciences

Apply by sending an application and CV to Heini Karppinen, CEO at Mehackit. You can also ask for more information: heini@mehackit.org