Sales Executive

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


We’re all about the people. We’re a design firm for relationships, helping organizations to deepen relationships with their communities to succeed in today’s connected world. Unleashing your community’s collective potential, is the surest path to increase innovation, stakeholder buy-in, brand engagement and market intelligence. Our work inspires communities across a multitude of sectors around the globe for clients such as Vulcan, California Pizza Kitchen, The Knight Foundation, The Rainforest Alliance and The Rockefeller Foundation. Teammates at Context Partners are bright, witty, and flexible - not to mention we are dog lovers. We genuinely enjoy each other’s company and we push each other to be our best selves professionally.


You are a high-performing sales professional eager to help companies remain competitive and innovative. You enjoy seeking out and engaging customer prospects, and you’re excited to open your own personal networks in search of further opportunities. Through your ability to listen and match needs with services, you’re a natural sales person. You know how to create the perfect pitch and compelling presentations, and you can sell the invisible.

You’re also results-driven. You welcome being held accountable for revenue goals and you support your fellow sales associates in reaching their goals too. As a leader, you remain calm under pressure and always act from the perspective of being in service to others.

Ultimately, you’re a relationship-builder. You have the ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds and feel at home in a corporate setting as well as the nonprofit world. You connect teams with the customers they serve and deftly manage expectations on both sides. At the same time, you challenge your sales prospects to think differently, to be bigger and bolder. You show potential clients that you not only want to help find solutions to their problems but you are passionate about long-term customer success.


  • Establish, develop and maintain positive revenue-generating customer relationships
  • Present, promote and sell services to existing and prospective customers
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your customers
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key accounts, customer stakeholders and executive sponsors, and internal team
  • Perform cost-­benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs
  • Act as a liaison between the client and internal project team by seamlessly communicating needs.
  • Forecast and track key account metrics
  • Identify and grow new business opportunities within current projects and existing networks
  • Achieve quarterly and annual sales targets and outcomes


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years proven work experience directly selling a service
  • Strong experience in the private sector - with an understanding of other sectors  as well (e.g. public, non-profit)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Experience working with internal teams to deliver client-focused solutions based on customer needs
  • Ability to ensure clients understand CP process, products and value while delivering a transformational and memorable client experience
  • Familiarity with BRM and CRM practices along with ability to build productive business professional relationships
  • Highly motivated and goal-oriented with a proven track record in sales
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the audience needs
  • Experience facilitating groups from various viewpoints
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback
  • Technology or Change Management experience a plus
  • Agency and marketing experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel ~50%
  • Good sense of humor

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume.  In your cover letter, please address the following questions in 300 words or less:

  • Why are you uniquely qualified for this position?

Candidates who seem to be a fit will be contacted. Due to the high volume of responses, we unfortunately cannot respond to everyone.

Context Partners is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, committed to diversity and consideration of all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status.

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