Technical Account Manager

SilkStart Technology Inc.

July 07, 2014

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Job Category: 
Sales and Marketing
Job Specialization: 
Marketing and Communications
Company Overview: 

About SilkStart: SilkStart ( is a small, growing start-up based in Victoria, BC providing an all-in-one platform to help member-based associations manage their online presence, events, and members. SilkStart offers a flexible work environment and provides competitive salaries and employee equity (stock) in the company, meaning you own a piece of the business you will help to build. 

What we’re looking for? Are you a smart, passionate, self-directed, results-oriented individual who thrives in a customer focused start-up environment? Do you want to work somewhere that appreciates your hard work, values your contribution, and allows you to learn, develop and grow? Do you want to get in early and grow your career as we grow? If so, SilkStart has the job you’ve been looking for.

Job Summary: 

The Role: In this start-up role you will have a broad set of responsibilities and directly contribute to the overall success of the company. You will own everything from Account Management, to onboarding new Clients, to updating our social media channels, to creating Help & Newsletter content, and much more.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Inbound and outbound communication with current and potential customers.
  • Onboard new customers, and help them become proficient in using SilkStart.
  • Develop and implement Help tools for customers including but not limited to Help documentation, FAQ’s, ‘How-to’ tutorials, webinars, and more.
  • Maintaining our social media channels. 

Must Have’s:

  • Smart. You don’t need a degree but you do need to be smart. We’re going to expect you to quickly learn a lot of new stuff. We’re also going to give you autonomy on several important areas of our business and expect great work.
  • Good Attitude. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done. This is not a ‘that’s not my job’ or ‘I don’t know how to do that’ environment.
  • Great Communicator. You’re a people person. You have a personality coupled with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You need to like writing as you’re going to write a lot of stuff.
  • Customer Obsessed. You’re gifted at making customers feel important and you truly want to help them. 
  • Lots of Hustle. You like a fast paced, results oriented environment. You possess a strong desire to just get things done. You understand that persistence and hard work are essential ingredients to developing your career.
  • Self-Directed. We expect you to independently manage your time efficiently and effectively.
  • Technical Aptitude. You like new technology and use it in your personal life. You already understand the basics of SaaS, or are willing to learn quickly. Ideally you have some experience working with customers in a technical environment.
  • Proficient Computer Skills. You can type, find stuff online, become proficient in how our product works, learn new technologies and tools, plus whatever else we throw at you.

Bonus Skills:

  • Basic working knowledge of any of the following: HMTL, CSS, Javascript.
  • Experience with Support and Sales CRM’s (e.g. Base or Salesforce).
  • Experience with Excel, specifically working with various file formats (e.g. CSV), mapping and importing data. 
  • Experience working with associations and other member based groups.
How To Apply: 

Does this sound like you? If yes, please send a resume and cover letter to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thanks for your interest in SilkStart!