Part Time Temporary Contract
Position: Outreach/Sales Associate (part-time; averaging 10 hours/week) Duration: April 2018 start (at least a 9-month commitment is required (through December 31 2018). Priority given to those that can commit longer.
Compensation: Paid hourly not to exceed 40 hours per month.
Location: Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado
About Us: Female economic empowerment is a catalyst for sustainable community development and reduced poverty. Founded on this belief, WPMarket accelerates female artisans and the grassroots organizations working with them in developing countries. We primarily do so by developing products, training artisans, and sourcing clients’ unique, high-quality products to a global market and then investing a portion of the sales back into our partners to continue life-changing programming. As a result, 70% of all sales go to women worldwide. Learn more about us at www.artisansthrive.com.
About the Position: WPMarket is an exciting established organization that’s looking to expand our reach and presence in Denver and surrounding areas, and we’ve gotten the energy behind us to do so! This is your chance to get involved and help build our organization.
We are looking for our next part-time Outreach Associate. This position is expected to work roughly 10 hours per week, largely running events and other sales activities (e.g., pop-ups and wholesale development) in the Denver/Boulder area.
Events are largely held on the weekends, and while he/she will not need to be available to work every event or weekend, he/she should be available at least two weekends per month.
He/she will take direction from the Co-Founders and Managing Director but will need to manage him/herself, creating and meeting his/her own goals that contribute to the business’ along the way. He/she will have a training and a 30-day trial period before managing events on his/her own.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
Events Management Setting up, managing, and taking down the WPMarket event booth. Interfacing with customers and telling the WPMarket story. Recording sales and managing money including depositing cash into bank account. Reporting on event activities, changes in inventory, etc. to team members. Overseeing the event schedule with team members. Identifying new events and assisting with application processes. Updating the events display/setup. Cultivating new relationships around town. Additional tasks as needed.
Inventory and Order Management Holding the inventory. Picking-up new inventory from partners in Denver and/or receiving (via shipment) inventory from international partners. Tagging inventory, ordering new tags when needed. Tracking inventory, alerting team to when more is need more. Facilitating payments to partners in coordination with team members. Fulfilling online orders in a timely fashion. Additional tasks as needed.
Additional Sales Responsibilities Developing relationships/opportunities for pop-up shops. Developing relationships/opportunities for wholesale opportunities. Exploring trade shows and helping prepare us. Assisting with photoshoots.
About You: Live in the Denver/Boulder area. Experience in sales, retail, and/or customer service. Interested and ideally has a background in business. Enjoys talking to and working with people. Self-starter, takes initiative. Able to manage one’s self. Able to lift at least 50 lbs. Have reliable access to a large enough car to transport materials and be able to man events around the Denver/Boulder area as needed. (Mid-sized cars will be considered, but cars with large trunks like station wagons or SUVS are preferable.) Have reliable access to your own smartphone with the savviness to post about our events on social media. Commitment to the mission and social enterprise model. Strong sense of integrity and honesty. Sense of humor.
Compensation: This position is paid hourly not to exceed 10 hours per week. The rate will be depending on experience.
Additionally, a percentage of sales sold may also be included.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
For consideration, please send your CV and a brief paragraph of why you’re interested in this position, what makes you qualified, and how long you can commitment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are encouraged to apply quickly. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.