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Title High School Study Abroad Sales Representative
Business Unit High School Summer Abroad Programs
Location New York, NY

Are you looking for a tangible way to make a difference in the lives of High School students? Do you have a passion for creating opportunities for students?  Do you believe that studying abroad gives kids a sense of the common threads that connect us all, the things that make us, no matter our skin color or culture, human? If you enjoy building relationships with High School principals, teachers, counselors, and other school staff, as well as with students and parents then we encourage you to apply for this job. You will be the lead contact to build and keep excitement at schools as students prepare to travel. We are looking for a New York City representative or in surrounding area. Educational industry sales experience preferred.  Solid customer service focus a must.

CIEE is a not-for-profit international exchange organization that was established in 1947. CIEE’s High School Abroad team provides international experiences in the form of short-term summer programs, Gap programs, and semester or year-abroad for US high school students. Programs are designed to enable students to experience another country and culture first-hand. CIEE is seeking a qualified professional with excellent time management skills, confidence, and flexibility to serve as the High School Study Abroad Sales Representative. The High School Study Abroad Sales Representative is responsible for selling High School Abroad experiences in a way that aligns with CIEE’s mission and values.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sell CIEE’s High School Summer Abroad programs to prospective schools and families
  • Manage relationships with secondary educational institutions
  • Foster ongoing relationships with principals, teachers, counselors, and district administrators to keep CIEE top-of-mind
  • Approach schools within region to make visits and presentations
  • Prospect and cold call to collect relevant information about student and institutions educational needs
  • Establish new relationships that encourage study abroad to be a standard part of secondary curriculum
  • Educate institutions about High School study abroad opportunities
  • Coordinate presentations and events for local stakeholders
  • Presenting and answering questions for groups of students and parents
  • Promote CIEE at regional and national educational conferences and tradeshows
  • Create strategic territory and account management plans
  • Create and follow through on call plans
  • Provide consultation to students and their families on study abroad goals
  • Obtain commitments from students and parents by presenting a tailored study abroad solution to meet each student’s unique need
  • Work with an assigned Sales Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition for students from application to departure
  • Be the lead contact to build and keep excitement at schools as students prepare to travel
  • Maintain an accurate and complete sales database
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2 – 4 years of sales experience required, educational sales preferred
  • New York City or surrounding area resident preferred
  • Sales experience in Education preferred or related Higher Ed and Secondary Education a plus.
  • International travel and/or work experience preferred
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Salesforce
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to present to large groups
  • Energetic, personable, goal and team oriented
  • Tolerance for ambiguity in a fast-moving market
  • A passion for creating opportunities for our students


This role involves extensive travel within territory and has the potential for limited international travel.


Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands
  • Lifting: 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequency of lifting: infrequent
  • Typical business day: 9am-5pm
  • Additional Physical Demands
  • Ability to speak and listen on a telephone
  • Ability to type, and view a computer screen
  • Ability to bend and sort paperwork in a filing cabinet
  • Visual, Hearing, Dexterity & Mental Demands
  • Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as using a telephone, answering emails, filing paperwork, viewing a computer screen, and operating office equipment


Due to federal regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.

  • CIEE strives to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service, and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge. We foster excellence through tapping the skills of a diverse workforce and promoting a dynamic environment where talented individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds work together to advance our mission. CIEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications by ethnically diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
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