Business Development Coordinator

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 May 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 22 August 2018
  • Current

Job Description


We are seeking a D.C.-based Business Development Coordinator to support new business systems and overall process. This position has four primary areas of responsibility and support within the Business Development Group (BDG): 1) Data Management, 2) Process Management, 3) Production and Editing and 4) Administrative Support. This position reports to the Senior Director for Capture and Proposal Development.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: serve as co-administrator of the CRM system by coordinating with staff to ensure data is accurate, making changes to opportunity statuses, granting access and managing roles, running regular and ad hoc reports, and troubleshooting; maintain BDG SharePoint active and completed proposal site; set-up initial team capture and proposal SharePoint sites; in coordination with senior BDG staff, track and circulate opportunities identified from donor sites and develop and maintain relevant data analysis and dashboards; demonstrate to staff, as needed, how to access the proposal database and resource sites; conduct desk research on donor trends or new initiatives that will inform proposal activities; and track, summarize, circulate and maintain CPARS records and coordinate ACDI/VOCA response.

In addition, this person will support capture and proposal processes by working with staff across the organization to ensure appropriate business development activities are completed. This person will also coordinate responses to RFIs as well as other donor submissions, as required, including providing dates for key milestones to capture/proposal teams to ensure on time delivery to donor. The Business Development Coordinator will assist capture and proposal teams in maintaining their coordination calendar to ensure timely completion of business development activities. This position will support the team on final preparation and production activities for proposal submission, and conduct copy editing on submissions to donors, as needed. The Business Development Coordinator will prepare the meeting agenda for regular BDG team meetings, in addition to preparing internal, post-submission debrief materials.


Minimum Qualifications include a Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, Finance, Economics or a related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three years of related work experience, including one year of experience and/or knowledge of USAID/USDA. Proven organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed, results-oriented environment at a fast pace. Ability to work effectively in a team and across departments. Skills in CRM, SharePoint, Adobe Professional and associated products strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and reading comprehension abilities. Strong writing skills, including knowledge of grammar rules and Chicago Manual of Style. Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries. Fluency in English required. Additional French and/or Spanish skills are highly desired.

About the Organization

ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems. Driven by the goal of adding value to local enterprise, which underlies prosperity and stability, ACDI/VOCA works in five main practice areas: * Agribusiness * Enterprise Development * Financial Services * Community Development * Food Security The ACDI/VOCA Difference ACDI/VOCA has a proven record of development success dating back more than 45 years. This experience coupled with operational integrity, technical expertise and the ability to operate at scale means that clients and partners can always expect positive results from ACDI/VOCA. ACDI/VOCA is also distinguished by its: * identity as a nonprofit that means business * proficiency at grassroots, self-help organizing * private sector and market orientation * dedication to beneficiary gains in income, jobs and savings * leadership in value chain approaches to enterprise development * legacy of lasting institutions and organizations * vast talent bank * experience working on a regional/global scale * network of U.S. and international partners * systems approach to technical solutions and operations * grants-management capacity * cutting-edge approaches to fragile/failing states, trade capacity building, public-private partnership, information and communications technology and integrated HIV/AIDS programming * experience with large indefinite quantity contracts (IQCs)

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