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Business Development Associate

at Sustainable Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
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Position Type: Non-Compensated, Volunteer Position
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week, 2-6 months
Reports to: Business Development Director

The Business Development Associate is a non-compensated volunteer position, which offers qualified candidates the opportunity to prove their capabilities in engaging with the Bay Area companies of all sizes in the field of sustainability. We are interested in meeting candidates who bring interpersonal and effective follow-through skills, and who are interested in addressing environmental and/or sustainability issues. Volunteers can work out of our Santa Clara office or work remotely.

The Associate will join our Business Development Team which is responsible for engaging with and expanding our partner network. The Associate will be responsible for outreach to specific prospective partners and current partners ,and for attending our weekly team meeting(in-person or via conference line) with our Executive Director.

In return for the volunteer hours,the benefits of the volunteer candidate include, but are not limited to the following: job reference letter from the Executive Director of SSV,new skills, a resume entry, networking opportunities, and a chance to work toward a vision of a sustainable region, a thriving economy,a healthy environment and socially equitable community.
Developing and implementing an effective strategic marketing plan
Networking and follow-through to establish new partnering and business relationships
Overseeing and improving business development processes workflow, tools and performance reporting
Managing the development of successful proposals
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of partner, staff and agency information
Minimum 3 years to 5 years' Business Development experience (ideally with at least 1 year in Cleantech)
Ability to collaborate in a team setting and contribute to team goals.
Self-directed with strong time management, planning and organization skills
Good communication skills in interaction with partners, colleagues and visitors.
Effective analytic and follow-through skills to manage processes and individuals to achieve results
Impeccable attention to detail in order to ensure accuracy of financial and other information
Flexible and able to maintain equilibrium while managing competing deadlines and priorities
Resourceful and able to find creative solutions, thinking beyond current systems and approaches toward continual improvement
Technically savvy and adept at learning new software programs
Proficient with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite
Experienced with CRM software. Experience with WordPress would be a plus
It is a non-compensated volunteer position.
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