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Business Development Intern - ExamFX
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Ascend Learning | Leawood, KS
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Ascend Learning; LLC (http://www.ascendlearning.com) is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for high-growth careers in a range of industries, including healthcare, fitness and wellness, and insurance and financial services. We provide outcomes-based solutions aimed at helping people enter, sustain and succeed in their chosen fields. Ascend employs more than 1,000 employees, with headquarters in Burlington, Mass., and offices in Kansas City metro, Phoenix metro, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Walnut Creek, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the U.K.

ExamFX, a division of Ascend Learning, helps insurance and financial services companies license their employees. They are the industry leader in online training and assessment for Professional Pre-Licensing in Insurance and Securities exams.

We are currently seeking a fall intern to help provide Sales, Marketing and Operational support to our ExamFX team in Leawood, KS. Training will be provided. This is a full time position for this fall and winter.


* Customer database support - maintain client information in Salesforce CRM
* Identify opportunities - find key contacts and companies in LinkedIn Sales Navigator
* Lead generation - support Sales Ops and Marketing Manager efforts
* Client outreach - notify clients of their web portal or other important information
* Support sales reps with administrative tasks

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree (or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program)
* Strong interest in a career in sales/marketing
* Computer literate

Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

About Ascend Learning

Ascend's humanities program is developed in partnership with the city's top private schools. By the time Ascend students reach the fifth grade and enter middle school, they have acquired the requisite academic skills, mental stamina, and engagement in schooling to participate in an uncommonly ambitious course of study. The SABIS program remains at the core, with two full periods each day of studies in English language arts and mathematics. Students study science and social studies every day; continue their daily instruction in Spanish; and study art, music, physical education, and dance each week. In addition, beginning in grade 5, students will participate in Ascend's humanities, writing, and arts program for two periods a day. Excellent critical reading, writing, arts appreciation, and public speaking skills are the primary goals of the program. Modeled on the practices of the city's finest private schools, the program will develop the individual voice and reading sensibility of each Ascend student by supplementing the SABIS reading materials with a customized syllabus that includes a cross-cultural selection of classic literature. Many selected works will connect thematically to museum-quality reproductions of great works of art that will hang in hallways and specially designed "gallery" spaces throughout the middle school facility. These gallery spaces will be designed for Ascend students to gather outside the classroom to discuss a work of art relevant to a literary work they are studying or a writing assignment they are developing. For example, Jacob Lawrence's "Brownstones, 1958" painting of street life in Harlem would supplement a unit on the poetry of Langston Hughes. Local visiting writers, whose work will be anticipated throughout the year, will both guest-teach classes and give a public reading open to the school community in the spring. Open-form discussion of literature and the emphasis on developing individual written voices and interpretive skills will be a new experience for Ascend students entering the middle school. The emphasis on developing as attentive readers, listeners, and scholars with distinct written styles and unique perspectives will deepen their abilities to empathize and communicate with others. The program will encourage students to take risks, and inspire creative leaps in interpretation and self-expression.