Baseball Sales Development Intern
/pandō/ noun: a grove of aspen trees with a single underground root system
An individual aspen tree is vulnerable. It sways in the wind and draws nutrients only from its own roots. When aspens grow in colonies, however, their roots fuse, and form one massive living organism. The grove is resilient and better together. Human beings are no different than aspens. At our best, we rely on each other for financial and social support and help those who are vulnerable.
The nature of work is changing, and we face a new challenge. Career volatility is increasing broadly, exposing many to unpredictable earnings and an uncertain financial future. Our existing community-based support networks are not designed to protect us from this risk. When it comes to our careers, we stand alone – but we don’t have to.
Introducing income pooling. Simply, an income pool is a pando for your career earnings. Individuals choose a group and form a pool, or pando. Each person pledges a small portion of their future earnings, above a hurdle, to the pando, and any money is distributed equally among the members. Everyone joins before knowing how their career will play out, and the alignment of economic interests encourages cooperation. Those who make less benefit most, and those who make most benefit the entire group. Through income pooling – through Pando – we build a future where we’re better together.
Founded in 2017 out of Stanford, Pando has raised ~$12M from top fintech VCs. Our clients represent a star-studded cross section of the economy and include professional baseball players, entrepreneurs, and business school graduates. We are a mission-oriented team of smart, driven and humble individuals. If you feel like you would thrive in this type of inclusive, fast-paced environment, we’d love to talk to you!
We are seeking to hire a Sales Development intern to support our growing Baseball sales team this summer. In this role, you will be a core contributor in building a database of qualified leads consisting of both major and minor league baseball players. You will also be working directly with Pando’s Baseball sales team to enhance the client’s pooling experience. By the end of your internship, you will have a better understanding of how the baseball industry works, how baseball teams are managed and the day-to-day struggles baseball players face, and will have exposure to different types of roles within an emerging Series A funded start-up.
This role will require self-motivation, determination, and creative thinking to best source and drive qualified sales leads. We are looking for a person who has the tenacity and confidence to be a driving force in elevating Pando to its next phase.
Role / Responsibilities:
Develop qualified leads lists of both major and minor league baseball players
Work directly with Pando’s Baseball sales team on creative outreach strategies
Participate in creation of Pando’s marketing materials for baseball players
Utilize effective communication to understand client requirements up to client joining their Pool(s)
Experience / Skills:
Sales-minded and desire to expand business development skills
Strong interest in baseball preferred
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Quick learner who is comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
Predisposed to take action and solve problems before they appear
This is a paid position and is currently expected to be a remote internship. However, while we are currently remote, we hope to return to our office in San Francisco once we can safely do so.
We believe that the world is a better place when people come together to protect and empower each other, and that diverse communities are particularly strong. We have built our organization on these principles and are looking for those who want to affect change with us.