Business Development Associate - WBC

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10.18.2022

Business Development Associate

About the job: Business Development Associate

World Business Chicago (WBC) is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.

Position Summary

The Business Development Associate is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Foreign Direct Investment (BDFDI). The responsibility of the Business Development Associate – Ecosystems will be to support the Business Development team’s operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all the Business Development team’s responses to requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for information (RFI)
  • Support the Directors of Business Development by conducting industry research and identifying companies that are expanding along with maintaining other database sets
  • Manage and maintain Salesforce database of project activity putting together the agenda for meetings like the WBC-Mayor’s Office Bi-Weekly
  • Support Directors of Business Development during site visits, roundtables and virtual programming
  • Draft initial Talking Point documents for leadership
  • Work with marketing team on the preparation of presentations and promotional materials in connection with business development events and meetings
  • Conduct other related tasks and assignments not specified above

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Client-focused
  • Proactive and highly responsive
  • Results and goal-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Familiarity with Salesforce software a plus

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 0-2 years of experience in economic development, strategic partnerships, business development, public administration, marketing, or a related field preferred.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required by the first day of work unless there is an exemption due to medical or religious reasons

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, urban planning, public policy, or related field

If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@worldbusinesschicago.com

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Pay range in Chicago, IL

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Base salary

$40,000/yr – $55,000/yr

Featured benefits

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