By Devon Higgins

Sales and Marketing Specialist


About PhotoUp

PhotoUp partners with photographers around the world to connect them with young creative leaders in the Philippines through an innovative impact-sourcing model. We focus on human flourishing in three areas: Filipino Communities, Young Leaders and Photographers.


Who You Are:

PhotoUp is looking for a marketing ninja who has a passion for working collaboratively with a purposeful company. Strong candidates will bring 2-4 years of sales and marketing experience and a deep desire to work with an international team. Furthermore, this person is a strong leader, relationship builder and communicator who thrives on delivering excellence, engaging new partners and figuring out new and creative ways to discover clients.




You Value Client Relationships

– Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with potential clients

– Follow up on client engagements via email, phone, and social media

– Establish new sales channels and partnerships

– Foster existing partnerships and relationships with clients

– Keen awareness and empathy for clients

– High self-awareness

– Highly responsive and decisive


Sales and Marketing

– Responsible for the full sales cycle, from prospecting to close

– Understand the client’s business goals and assist them in creating a pathway to success using the PhotoUp platform

– Ability to work with operations and creative departments to ensure success of client onboarding

– Establish additional partner organizations for sales funnel

– Achieve & exceed monthly sales goals

– Manage and update sales database



– A four year college degree required. Emphasis in Marketing or Business Management

– 1 year of international and cross-cultural work experience is highly desirable

– High level writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with others

– Bright, energetic individual committed to finding innovative solutions to sales and marketing

– Self starter and self disciplined

– Relationally driven, compassionate and professional

– Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities

– Flexible and creative when it comes to problem-solving and conflict resolution

– Understanding and ability to review, analyze, and make adjustments to Google Adwords and Google Analytics

– Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other emerging social media platforms


Additional characteristics we’re looking for in all roles at PhotoUp

– An understanding, commitment to and passion for PhotoUp’s mission and core values:

    1. Community
    2. Goal Setting
    3. Culture of Excellence
    4. Integrity
    5. Partnership
    6. Having Fun!

– Solid operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects independently, proactively and under pressure

– Effectively collaborates with and across teams, both local and abroad

– Seeks and provides constructive feedback to/from coworkers at all levels

– Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and strong team orientation

– Ability to thrive under pressure, remain calm and respectful during conflictive situations, and be flexible in terms of hours worked, working environments and tasks at hand

– Goal oriented when it comes to both business and personal goals

– A sense of humor (seriously)



Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hours per week: Full Time / Exempt
Start date: November 2016
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Please email cover letter and resume to



Devon came to PhotoUp with a background in digital marketing and communications. With a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University and previous experience working with both big business and non-profits, Devon brings a well-rounded perspective to the team. Outside of PhotoUp, you can find Devon coaching and playing soccer, socializing in downtown Grand Rapids, or going on adventures throughout the great state of Michigan.

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