Pretzel Kids is a one-stop shop for kids yoga. Our business is fueled by our subscription-based, branded platform empowering members to teach our licensed yoga and mindfulness classes in their communities and online.
Since launching our web platform in late fall 2019, we've added teachers nationwide and are growing a brand centered around the success of our instructors. When our Pretzel Kids teachers succeed, so do the kids, schools and families they serve.
About the position
We’re looking for a Business Development/Sales and Partnership intern to help execute our vision for our partnership and sales strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to shape our strategic vision by solidifying deals and creating a model for future partnerships. The ideal person will identify a pipeline of potential partnership opportunities, build relationships, and help orchestrate agreements. Partners could include yoga studios, gyms, educational institutions, wellness apps, and more.
You will also help develop and execute upon a strategy to attract and bring in new teachers nationwide. In most cases, you will take charge of these efforts and be the first point of contact for potential teachers.
We're an early-stage startup, which means you'll be our first business development, sales and partnerships team member. You'll work directly with our founder, yet this role is designed for a self-starter with big ideas and the ability to jump in and get things done without a lot of hand-holding. You'll also have the unique opportunity to help us build a top-notch brand in the children’s yoga space.
What you'll do
Report to our founder directly
Shadow calls and be part of strategy and marketing meetings.
Build and grow a pipeline of high-potential partners. Assist with outreach to potential partners and then own those relationships from initial discovery to negotiations to launch. These partnerships could include early ed centers, after-school programs, gyms, online sites, corporations, meditation apps, etc.
Develop innovative teacher recruitment strategies, working directly with our founder to execute and be the first point of contact with potential new teachers. This will entail prospecting activities, including cold calls and emails.
Our ideal candidate
A desire to work with an early-stage startup and you don’t mind being thrown into new tasks at a moment’s notice.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to think and communicate creatively and thoughtfully.
Highly entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to thrive under minimal guidance.
Strategic thinker and executor able to shift from big picture to detailed operations on a dime.
You’re excited about developing new strategies for continuous growth and exploring possible new growth channels.
You’ll help drive supply and demand of both teachers and classes (based on new partner organizations) in key geographic areas.
You May be Challenged with…...
Working with our founder on identifying potential edtech and health/wellness investors
Helping develop an affiliate program
Helping create an ambassador program
Does this sound like you?
You have experience with sales outreach and operations
You’re tech-savvy (familiarity with WordPress, Trello, WooCommerce, Google My Business, Google docs, LinkedIn, Facebook, other social media sites, Canva, ConvertKit are a plus)
You’re highly motivated with the confidence to work independently while supporting growth goals and business objectives
You want to work with an early-stage startup and don’t mind being thrown into new tasks at a moment’s notice
You love yoga
You’re interested in children’s health in wellness
You’re a fast learner with the potential to grow with us and the ability to deliver.
How You’ll Be Paid
Compensation for this role is a weekly stipend for an agreed-upon set of hours/project per week