Business Development Associate

Zinc Learning Labs - New York or Remote - Full time

What if all students loved to read? And what if they had the skills to do so successfully? We at Zinc are on a mission to make this vision a reality!

If you're as passionate about literacy as we are, read on about this excellent opportunity to join our growth team and further this mission.


Here's your chance to develop sales and marketing skills while having an impact on middle and high school students’ literacy. You'll work with the Director of Business Development to generate leads and convert them into customers. The successful Business Development Associate won’t just close sales, but will also develop lasting relationships with educators and support them to achieve impressive literacy gains.



  • Lead sales webinars and presentations
  • Stay up to date on education and literacy trends; revise presentation/sales pitch accordingly
  • Support RFP and application writing

Account Management:

  • Develop and monitor usage metrics
  • Maintain renewal rate of 95%+
  • Support schools/districts with low usage
  • Support Zinc Implementation Director in developing and delivering trainings and PD sessions
  • Visit classrooms using Zinc to offer support and learn about successful implementation


  • Attend and present at conferences
  • Execute light social media marketing
  • Run email marketing campaigns


The ideal candidate:

  • Has been a middle or high school teacher
  • Has 6+ years of professional experience
  • Is an excellent writer
  • Is comfortable communicating with people over phone and through video
  • Is comfortable presenting to groups of people
  • Is excited to travel as needed


  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive team of former educators
  • Great opportunity to learn what it takes to get a startup off the ground 
  • Ability to work remotely

TO APPLY Email with your resume and complete the short form at

Read more about Zinc in:

  • The Hechinger Report, op-ed by founder Matt Bardin at
  • EdSurge, on our integration with The College Board’s SpringBoard Digital at
  • EdSurge, on our work with the New York City’s innovation branch, the iZone at

Try a Zinc close reading exercise at

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Experience Level

Mid Level

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Zinc is the one-stop-shop for engaging middle and high school students while addressing their literacy needs.

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