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24 May 2022

Full-Time Business Development Assistant, Social Impact, Remote

Social Impact – Posted by social impact Anywhere

Job Description

Business Development Assistant, Social Impact, Remote

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over one hundred countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Social Impact strives to be a great place to work. We are proud of our diversity and actively seek to expand it as a way of improving our employees’ experience, our collective professional breadth and the quality of the work we do. We seek to promote equity and inclusion through our policies and practices and build a culture of belonging for everyone where differences and authenticity are honored and embraced. We work hard to create opportunities for growth and ensure that our staff are fulfilled and engaged. We believe we are better when we collaborate, learn from one another and have fun while working hard.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a Business Development Assistant to the Business Development Unit (BDU or BD). The Assistant will support new business development efforts, including assisting proposal managers and proposal coordinators on live bids, providing research support during capture, supporting special initiatives, monitoring donor forecast and tracking new business opportunities. The Assistant will work under the supervision and direction of the Director of Business Development and under the direction of proposal managers for specific proposal related tasks.

Responsibilities:

Proposal Development: 

  • Assist in the preparation of bid overview sheets, tracking the pursuit-decision process, and communicating bid results to technical and programmatic teams.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to proposal teams.
  • Support proposal development processes as assigned.
  • Support internal proposal team meetings by managing calendar invites, preparing accompanying documents, taking meeting notes, and following up on action items.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings/calls with external stakeholders or partners.
  • Provide support to assigned bids by conducting research, supporting proposal schedule, checking compliance, editing and formatting, and other proposal specific tasks.
  • Coordinate with other service areas involved in the proposal development as needed.
  • Provide logistical support related to consulting agreements and manage invoicing and payment of consultants.

Capture Planning: 

  • Conduct research for capture, including analyzing competition and potential partners, background information on the client and current implementation efforts, country context, and other on-the-ground knowledge as assigned by the Proposal Manager .
  • Writing and contributing to capture plans as assigned by the Proposal Manager.
  • Support logistics for capture efforts by mobilizing travel (when relevant), submitting advance requests, processing expense reports, booking lodging, creating capture binders, identifying and setting up meetings with potential partners and consultants, etc.

Marketing: 

  • Attend and coordinate BD opportunities such as partnering meetings, conferences, webinars, and other activities.
  • Draft capacity statements, coordinate revisions of past performance references and other documents.

Information Management, Logistics, and General Administration:

  • Coordinate BDU team meeting calendar and agenda.
  • Monitor donor forecasts and solicitation announcements and share the information with BDU colleagues.
  • Maintain BDU SharePoint page by updating it with new information and relevant documents.
  • Assist with regular maintenance of internal knowledge and data management systems on SharePoint.
  • Support BDU special projects and initiatives as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, including international relations, political science, communications, or another related field.
  • Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong oral & written communications skills.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to Apply

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=4095

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 50 days.

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